Building Bigger, Van der Valk Expands Yard

Approaching its 50th anniversary, the family-run Van der Valk Continental Yachts is bigger than ever. Literally. It’s completing a larger construction shed dedicated to motoryachts upwards of 131 feet (40 meters). Furthermore, come completion in springtime, the new hall will handle megayachts rising three decks high. The Dutch builder hasn’t been able to offer tridecks Continue reading


Alice Huisman Formally Departs Royal Huisman

For the first time in its 133-year history, Royal Huisman no longer has a Huisman family member involved in operations. Following nearly four decades at the shipyard, Alice Huisman (pictured) has ceded all responsibilities to the majority shareholder, Royal Doeksen. Royal Doeksen now owns all shares as well. For the past two years, Alice Huisman Continue reading


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Lürssen & MB92 to Jointly Operate La Ciotat Refit Site

Following its acquisition of Blohm+Voss last fall, Lürssen will now use the “Great Dry Dock” at refit specialist La Ciotat Shipyards with a partner. That partner is MB92. This, according to the management company for the French refit site. The roots of this story go back to last spring. That’s when SEMIDEP, which manages La Continue reading