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A new slipway means the Dutch superycaht builder can build up to 58m.


January saw work completed on Hakvoort’s new slipway within its main fit-out hall, part of the yard’s on-going strategy to build bigger. Having raised the roof of its main construction shed in ’09 by some two metres, which allows it to tender for four-deck projects, this latest facility upgrade means the Monnickendam, Holland-based yard can now build yachts up to 1,000 tonnes with LOA and beam limits of 58m (190ft) and 10.60m (34ft 8in) respectively.
“This most recent work means we are now in a position to bid for new 50m-plus projects for delivery in early 2014,” says Klaas Hakvoort. “Our yard is highly competitive in this size bracket due to our lean overheads...”

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