Royal Huisman to Occupy Holland Jachtbouw Site

Located just outside Amsterdam, the Holland Jachtbouw facilities may soon have new occupants. Royal Huisman intends to have exclusive use, following what it says is “the anticipated termination of business by HJB.” Royal Huisman attributes that termination to the recent death of Chris Gongriep, the founder of Holland Jachtbouw (HJB for short). Gongriep died in 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


Palmer Johnson Taking Over Holland Jachtbouw

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015: A spokesperson for Holland Jachtbouw tells us that Palmer Johnson did not acquire the yard. We have asked what the business arrangement between the two companies is, but have not received a reply. Read on for the original article.   Following its announcement earlier this month that it is moving all Continue reading