New dock facilities ready

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The new slipway allows us to build superyachts of 63 x 11.60 metres.

Having raised the roof of our main construction hall by two metres in 2009 to build four-deck vessels, the yard’s new slipway opened in January 2012.

Offering a maximum lift of 1000 tonnes, the slipway allows Hakvoort to build superyachts of 63 x 11.60 metres. This is part of our strategy to steadily grow in order to build larger yachts. “We are now in a position to bid for new 50-metre-plus projects, ” says Klaas Hakvoort. “Our yard is highly competitive in this size bracket due to our lean overheads and very high quality levels”.”

In addition, the newly laid out facilities include flat surface concrete walkways and dock flooring. The cleverly designed heat spreading system will create an even temperature in all sections of the hall,  further enchancing the already very high standard of exterior paint and finishing. To support the construction of larger yachts we are also in the process of upgrading our main power supply and infrastructure, tripling its current capacity.

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