Dutch Yards Enjoy Strong Fiscal Year - Yachts International
Latest numbers released by the Holland Yachting Group indicate stability, momentum for new-builds in the superyacht sector.

According to Netherlands-based HISWA, the Dutch superyacht consortium, Dutch yards delivered 18 superyachts with a total value of €927 million in 2016. Holland claims a global market share of 21.6% in terms of value for yachts above 30 meters in length, with another 18 orders being placed in this size bracket during the course of 2016.

The Dutch superyacht cluster enjoyed a record breaking year in 2015, launching 22 luxury yachts worth approximately €1.18 billion.

Amels' 272-foot (83-meter) HERE COMES THE SUN launched in 2016. 

Amels' 272-foot (83-meter) HERE COMES THE SUN launched in 2016. 

The HISWA Holland Yachting Group Export Director, Jeroen Sirag explains, the latest set of results must be read within the context of the long-term trend.

“To simply compare a single year with its immediate predecessor does not give a clear reflection of the market, as the cycle of custom superyacht orders and deliveries do not run in a linear pattern. The record figures for 2015, when a phenomenal 22 superyachts were launched in Holland, also reflected the fact that the market for orders had picked up several years previously. When you compare the most recent figures to those of two years ago – such as the value increase from €662 million in 2014 to €927 million in 2016, for instance – it is clear that the majority of the leading Dutch yards are continuing their steady growth and consolidating their position as the undisputed first port of call for owners who expect the best,” says Sirag.

Be sure to visit yachtsinternational.com May 29 - June 2 as our executive editor, Andrew Parkinson, travels to Holland and reports daily from top Dutch shipyards including Feadship, Oceanco, Heesen, Amels, Royal Huisman, Vitters, Claasen, Moonen and more. 

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