In-Water show reflects NL yachtbuilding depth
AMSTERDAM _ The annual HISWA in-Water Boat Show has never been modest about its own ambitions. Organizers call it “the most comprehensive show of its kind in Northern Europe.” The event’s 2015 edition (Sept 1-6) will flaunt around 300 boats from Dutch and international yards at the docks of Amsterdam Marina, just north of the canal-laced heart of the Dutch capital.
Organizers promise at least 50 premieres of sail and motor yachts at the outdoor show’s 32nd edition. There will also be new hands-on events, including a docking clinic for women and radio-steered model boats. Last year, 25,500 visitors trekked to Amsterdam Marina.
True to tradition, the in-Water show will present the Netherlands as a premier maker of steel yachts. Displaying new vessels will be such well-known Dutch yards as Linssen Yachts (introducing the Classic Sturdy 42 Sedan Deckbridge), Van den Hoven Jachtbouw (Executive 1500), Aquanaut (Andante 438 AC), Super Lauwersmeer (Discovery 45 OC), Boarnstream (Boarncruiser 1200 and 1300 Elegance) Vedette Jachtbouw (Vedette 10.30) and Jetten Yachting (Jetten 50MPC-FLY). On the canvas side, new Dutch-made premieres include the C-Yachts-1250i, the Atlantic Yachts-40 and the D-Sailer-23 from Damarin Jachtbouw. The latter yard marks its 20th anniversary. While it has long focused on motoryachts and tenders, its brand-new Damarin-23 extends the yard’s lineup of classically lined daysailers.
Just over 30% of display at the 2015 HISWA in-Water Boat Show _ the event’s 32nd annual edition _ will be sailboats, most them ranging from 9 to 12 meters. That is also the most popular range for motorboats on show. The largest sailboat on display will be Najad Yachting’s Najad 570 (17.5m). The largest powerboat will be the 30m Mulder Flybridge from Mulder Shipyards of the Netherlands.
http://www.hiswatewater.nl (Photos: OTTI Fotogrsafie)