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The Dutch yard has recently signed two new-build displacement motoryacht contracts – one is a presently secret all-aluminium 43m and the other a Dubois-drawn steel/aluminium 44m.

OCTOBER 2011

The Netherlands’ Jongert Shipyard, which is located on reclaimed land at Wieringerwerf on the Ijsselmeer, has recently won two new displacement motoryacht orders ‒ a presently secret 43m (141ft) and a 44m (144ft). Both will be delivered in ’14.
Few details are being released regarding the 43m (141ft) project, except that she is all-aluminium and will have a beam of 9.6m (31ft 6in) and be good for a maximum 14.5 knots.
The 44m (144ft) project came via yacht broker Alex Krykanyuk and is destined for a Ukrainian owner. Designed by Ed Dubois’s team, she is steel/aluminium, has a maximum beam of 8.8m (28ft 9in) and a top speed of 16.5 knots.
Besides its latest contracts, the shipyard has two other motoryachts under construction: a 50m (164ft) Jongert LE500, which is being built ‘on spec’, and the 41m (134ft), both of which started last year. Both of those should be delivered in ‘13.
Following financial problems a few years ago that saw the yard close for almost a year, Jongert is now part of the VeKa Group, which owns commercial shipyards in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, the Ukraine and China. Using group assets, it claims its capacity is probably around 135m (443ft). It is managed by ex-Oceanco managing director Eel Kant.

For more, www.jongert.nl

© Phil Draper