YARD UPDATE '07: Hakvoort Shipyard

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Six projects through until early 2011… June 2007 For the most recent Hakvoort Update, check out the January/February 2009 issue of Yachtbuilder International, the page-turning e-magazine just one click away from the right side of your screen.

Hakvoort Shipyard boasts a very strong order book currently with no fewer than six major displacement motoryacht projects are at various stages of completion.
The first to finish should be yard number 239, the 38m (125ft) steel/aluminium trideck motoryacht Perle Bleue. She is being built for the same owner that commissioned Hakvoort’s 2002-launch Campbell Bay. Diana Yacht Design handled her naval architecture and Donald Starkey Designs has been responsible for her traditionally panelled interior. Built to Lloyd’s and MCA rules, she will have a top speed of 13 knots, a useful range of 3,500 nautical miles, and will be used for charter when she hands over in autumn ‘07.
And delivering around the same time is yard number 241, the 45m (148ft) steel/aluminium trideck motoryacht Trust. Cor de Rover designed this one and Diana Yacht Design looked after the naval architecture. Felix Buytendijk came up with her interior scheme. Interestingly, she will be the first yacht to be built for chartering under the new Dutch government rules for Commercial Cruising Vessels (CCV). Designed for long-range ocean cruising with a top speed of 13 knots and a useful range of 3,500 nautical miles, she has been built to Lloyd’s and MCA rules. Delivery is also scheduled for the back end of ’07.
Next away is likely to be yard number 245, the 39m (128ft) steel/aluminium trideck motoryacht Pretty Woman. Azure Naval Architects are handling the technical aspects and Cor de Rover the styling. The interior will be a Michela Reverberri creation. Capable of 13.5-knot top speed and a useful range of 3,500 nautical miles, she is scheduled to depart the yard around May/June ’09.

  Yard capacity runs to around 52m... 

Then comes yard number 243, the 48.77m (160ft) steel/aluminium quad-deck displacement motoryacht Atlantis. Designed by Diana Yacht Design and featuring a Glade Johnson interior scheme, the decks of which will be connected by a glass elevator, she will have a maximum speed of 13.5 knots and a useful range of around 3,800 nautical miles. Delivery is expected sometime in 2009.
Also on order is yard number 246, a 44.90m (147ft) traditional-style steel/aluminium trideck motoryacht for world cruising. Her naval architecture and exterior are the work of Diana Yacht Design and her interior is down to Peter Marino. She will have a top speed of 14 knots and a very long range of 5,000 nautical miles at an economical 10-knot cruise. January 2011 is her delivery slot.
The most recent Hakvoort delivery was yard number 236, the Espen Oeino-designed 49.99m (164ft) steel/aluminium motoryacht JeMaSa, which delivered in May last year. She was equal in size to the biggest-ever Hakvoort, the Diana/Starkey-designed steel/aluminium Lady M (ex-Lady Marina) that delivered in ’94. The creative inputs came from Diana Yacht Design, which handled the naval architecture and engineering aspects, Espen Oeino, who did the exterior styling, and Michela Reverberi and Barbara Barry, who co-operated on the interior.
A family business since 1919, Hakvoort employs around 85 or so people directly — 50 at the Monnickendam yard plus another 30 or so at its 2,500 square-metre (27,000 square-feet) Unlimited Interiors joinery shop in Pumerend. It is currently managed by fifth-generation brothers Albert Jnr and Klaas Hakvoort, following their father Albert Snr’s semi-retirement last year. Yard capacity runs to around 52m (171ft).

© Phil Draper