Skat Being Refitted by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit and Strametco

The famed, militaristic-looking megayacht Skat is no stranger to Royal Huisman’s Huisfit service. So it only makes senses that Skat is a customer once again. Royal Huisman is collaborating with fellow Netherlands-based Strametco for the project. Founded in 2012, Strametco is located in Harlingen. It’s accessible via the North Sea without bridges or locks. Blasting […]

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Shipyard Spotlight: Royal Huisman


Family-run shipyards hold special appeal with some megayacht buyers. Royal Huisman’s admirers certainly respect how current operations are under the fourth generation of Huismans. Of course, there’s more to a yacht builder than family bonds. There’s reliability, and a desire to continuously achieve. Royal Huisman was established in 1884 by Jan Jans Huisman. Wooden fishing […]

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Echo Yachts, New Builder Down Under


Australia has a new megayacht builder, Echo Yachts, which plans to build the country’s largest-ever project. Located in Henderson in Western Australia, Echo Yachts was established by a Singaporean family. The family will own both a megayacht and a shadow boat, with the latter already under construction. Mark Stothard, Echo Yachts’ director, says the general […]

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Choosing a Shipyard to Build Your Yacht


Custom-megayacht orders are increasing, and new buyers are entering the market. All the more reason, then, to advise owners and their team how best to select a shipyard. That’s the idea behind “Choosing a Shipyard to Build Your Yacht.” It’s a downloadable guide created by Nick Boksa of Boksa Marine Design. It may sound silly, […]

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Kha Shing Shipyard Fire: Yacht Lost, No Injuries

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Kha Shing Shipyard, where Hargrave Custom Yachts and Monte Fino yachts are constructed, suffered a fire last Thursday. While no one was reportedly injured, the fire broke out aboard a megayacht under construction. Howard Gung, the president of Kha Shing, says that the fire started around 8 p.m. local time in Taiwan. It was during the second shift […]

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