Expansion also means diversification
Mulder Shipyard has opened a second facility in Zoeterwoude Rijndijk, near its home yard of Voorschoten, close to Amsterdam. Charming, with its canal frontage and resident ducks, the original yard (which Dirk Mulder Sr. opened in 1938) had become too small. Dirk Mulder Jr., who took over the family business when his father retired in 1984, had planned an expansion for some time. For the past few years, Mulder’s aluminum or steel midsize yachts have attracted an international clientele, and the builder was working at capacity.
Encompassing a 75,347-square-foot (7,000-square-meter) construction hall, two 180-by-43-foot (55-by-13-meter) dry docks, a 148-foot (45-meter) commissioning seawall and a 110-ton (100-metric ton) boatlift, the new yard will enable Mulder to expand into larger yacht construction and refit. In final stages of construction, there are the Mulder 98 Flybridge and a Mulder 75 Wheelhouse, both scheduled to launch in mid-2013. The new facility will be able to handle yachts to 131 feet in length.
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