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


Chris Gongriep, Rainbow Owner & Holland Jachtbouw Founder, Dies

Chris Gongriep, whose love of sailing led to not just owning, but building superyachts, died today in his native Netherlands. He was 70 years old. Gongriep was perhaps best-known in business as the founder of G&S Vastgoed, a successful real-estate firm in Amsterdam. It develops commercial and residential buildings, plus office space. It developed much Continue reading


Megayacht News Leadership Series: Tilli Antonelli, Wider Yachts

America’s Cup skipper-turned-entrepreneur Attilio “Tilli” Antonelli created the Pershing brand of yachts in 1985, now part of the Ferretti Group. Six years ago he created Wider Yachts. With it, he is well on the way to creating an equally famous and valuable brand. It’s known for expanding (literally) usable space aboard yachts and megayachts, plus Continue reading