North-Line Yachts buys Consonant Yachts
HARLINGEN _ North-Line Yachts has acquired Consonant Yachts adding a range of sturdy, seaworthy steel motor yachts to its stable of fast polyester yachts that ooze something of a work boat DNA.
Consonant makes the Kuster (photo left) and Noaber yachts that range from 31 to 47ft. After running into financial hardship in 2014, Consonant began looking for a suitable buyer. Consonant’s Herman van der Most: “There were discussions with several parties. We had a good feeling in our exchanges with North-Line Yachts.”
That fit is evident. Like Consonant, North-Line has much experience in high-quality, no-nonsense motor yachts and boasts excellent facilities in the coastal town of Harlingen. The acquisition is also a perfect steel-polyester fit. North-Line’s Sipko van Sluis says Consonant has an “excellent market position” and a solid reputation in steel yacht building. “For our part, we make fast, seaworthy yachts in polyester. The addition of Consonant Yachts lets us broaden our range by offering seaworthy displacement yachts.”
North-Line has been active in yacht building for about 40 years. Its lineup of yachts includes the 42ft North-Line Wheelhouse (right) with its high continuous railing and a broad gangway. Inside is a roomy owner’s cabin, an electric toilet, shower and wash basin, a galley that seats 8 and a 3-person guest cabin in the rear.