Just in time to celebrate Halloween, Just J’s slipped into the water at Hakvoort Shipyard. The 200-footer (61-meter), known as YN248 in build, also just marked the biggest megayacht launched by the Dutch builder. She’s so big, in fact, that while in the build shed, she occupied nearly every inch of available space. While the
The 200-foot (61-meter) megayacht in build at Hakvoort Shipyard known as YN 248 is a beehive of activity. With new owners having stepped in to acquire her earlier this year, the Dutch builder is striving to have her ready for launch by the end of July. During a shipyard visit earlier this month, we saw
Closing in on its 100th anniversary, Hakvoort Shipyard remains a family affair. Based in Monnickendam, a traditional Dutch seafaring town, the yard is currently operated by the fourth generation of Hakvoorts. Hakvoort’s director, Klaas Hakvoort, carefully observed as his father, Albert, steered the company into bigger megayacht territory. Klaas himself has overseen a physical expansion
Hakvoort Shipyard’s location in Monnickendam, The Netherlands may surprise some of you. Monnickendam is a charming small city dating to the 14th century, with narrow cobblestone streets. However, the city was a significant port in the country’s history. In fact, Hakvoort Shipyard occupies a ship-building site that saw its first launch in 1780. Hakvoort Shipyard
UPDATE, JULY 10, 2013: Apostrophe was recently delivered to her owner, who plans to cruise Norway for the remainder of the summer. The megayacht will then make her boat-show debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Read on to learn more about her launch. Three years after her keel-laying ceremony, Apostrophe emerged from
UPDATE, JUNE 2, 2015: The buyer for Project Zeus bowed out of the contract a few months ago, so she is for sale. The hull has been completed and is anticipated to arrive at Hakvoort in August. No further work will be finished until a new buyer steps in. Read on for the original article.