The agreement gives Huisfit access to over 300,000sq m of outstanding facilities for its superyacht refit projects in Emden, just over the Dutch border in northern Germany.

Emden Dockyard

Emden Dockyard is located just over the Dutch border in northern Germany. Aereal photo by Emden Dockyard

Huisfit, the dedicated refit department of Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman, has secured access to  deep-water facilities at Emden Dockyard in Germany. The site is about 100km from its Vollenhove base in the Netherlands.

The company has been providing superyacht refits, repairs and renewal through a range of options, including the choice of having the work undertaken at the shipyard in Vollenhove or at alternative deep-water locations to suit the owner’s or captain’s preferences and the requirements of the project.

Huisfit recognises that access to temporarily-rented deep-water locations can occasionally be restricting so the company decided it was time to establish a new strategic deep-water facility, on a permanent basis, within range of the Dutch maritime services cluster. The company was also looking for a site with non-tidal access and the facility at Emden Dockyard meets all these requirements.

Exclusive access

The agreement gives Huisfit access to over 300,000sq m of outstanding facilities for its superyacht refit projects in Emden, just over the Dutch border in northern Germany.

There are dry docks for superyachts of almost unlimited size, as well as state-of-the-art covered refit halls, advanced technologies and equipment, well-equipped offices, canteen facilities and comprehensive support services.

One of these halls alone measures 118 x 22m with a height of 22m, providing 2,596sq m of clean, modern workspace with workshops on both sides and on two levels, which is ideal for superyachts demanding controlled conditions and privacy.

Deep-water approaches and lock facilities ensure round-the-clock access for yachts of any size. There are also excellent connections by air, road and rail.

Huisfit signs agreement with Edem Dockyard

Roemer Boogaard, managing director Royal Huisman signs agreement with Dr. Christian Eckel, managing director Emden Dockyard

Huisfit has been refit service of choice for yachts such as Eos, Skat, Samurai and Adèle as well as for numerous Royal Huisman-built yachts including Hyperion, Antares and Arcadia.

The Ducht firm says the addition of this exclusive new facility, alongside Vollenhove and other flexible locations, will further consolidate Huisfit’s position among global leaders in superyacht refits.