Why choose a Dutch built yacht?

Built to last for eternity

For decades, Dutch shipyards are praised not only for their world-class build quality, high tech yards and innovation, but they are also renowned for reliability in finishing large and complex projects on time and on budget.

Some of the leading names of the yachting world have emerged from The Netherlands, with the great heritage yards Amels, Moonen, Hakvoort, Royal Huisman, De Vries and Royal Van Lent, more recently joined by other outstanding shipyards such as Heesen, Vitters and Oceanco.

Part of the reason for the dominance by Dutch yacht builders in the superyacht industry stems from its prestigious history of boat building.

This history stretches back several centuries and was perfectly poised to shift from building commercial- and fishing vessels to constructing superyachts during the 20th century.

With Dutch shipyards producing scores of full-custom ‘one-off’ yachts, many of these yachts have raised the bar and set new industry standards.

Dutch shipyards and designers therefore often win international design awards and receive global recognition.

Building unparalleled luxury

Dutch Shipyards

In this case, there indeed are lots of good reasons for going Dutch!

With several acclaimed and highly respected names such as Amels, Icon, Jongert, Royal Van Lent, Oceanco, Vitters and Heesen, Dutch shipyards have always been considered some of the best in the world.

Masters of style and beauty

Dutch Yacht Designers

Think yacht design, think The Netherlands. This country has all it takes to design superyachts beyond your wildest imagination. Many of the world’s most prominent yachts are designed in The Netherlands. These designs can be elegant, sturdy, classic or contemporary but always inspire. No matter what style they apply, Dutch studios put their hearts and souls into each project and therefore have dictated industry standards for decades.

For example, in 2020, ten Dutch yacht builders, naval architects and designers took home a third of the nineteen awards of the BOAT International Design & Innovation contest.

Craftsmanship at sea

Dutch Built Yachts

With an uncompromising focus on quality and design, Dutch shipyards have crafted hundreds of the world’s very best yachts up until today. In the past five years alone, 67 superyachts with a length over 50 meters have been built in The Netherlands. Also known as pedigree yachts, these highly sought after yachts are very recognizable and demand respect.

A willingness to innovate and meet demanding customer requirements has been central to establishing their position in the global market.