Fourth Feadship yard build in progress
The first concrete has been poured into the dry dock of Feadship’s fourth shipyard in Amsterdam.
When completed, the yard will feature a hall for building and refitting superyachts up to 160 metres. It is set to be completed at the end of 2018.
The facility will be the second operated by Feadship’s Royal Van Lent shipyard, alongside its Kaag Island yard at full capacity. Both shipyards will be shared by the same management team, with 450 employees.
“This major investment illustrates our determination to be fully future-proof,” explains Feadship director and CEO of Royal Van Lent, Jan-Bart Verkuyl. “The average length of the superyachts we are building continues to grow: the majority of projects currently underway are above 80m and there is a clear trend to go ever larger.
“The size limitations imposed by the location of the two original Feadship yards in Aalsmeer and Kaag were partly solved by the third yard opened in Makkum in 2005, and this fourth facility in the Port of Amsterdam will complete this expansion.”