NL superyacht makers have 70 orders
ROTTERDAM _ In 2014, Dutch superyacht builders signed contracts for 22 vessels, a drop of 14 compared to 2013. But Netherlands Maritime Technology, a grouping of Dutch shipyards and their suppliers, said despite that decline, the value of superyacht orders recorded last year was €1.5 billion compared to €1.4 billion in 2013.
In 2014, Western Europe’s relations with Russia worsened and economic growth in China and other emerging economies slowed. On the other hand, the NMT said a weaker euro offered some relief.
Its report paints a rosy outlook for Dutch superyacht makers. At the end of 2014, Dutch superyacht builders had 70 yachts on order representing a total value of more than €4 billion. Deliveries from Dutch yards slipped in 2014: 16 superyachts worth €649 billion, were sold, down from 23 in 2013 when orders were value €807 billion.
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