Dutch superyacht manufacturer, Acico Yachts, has proudly announced the acquisition of Jongert shipyard in Wieringerwerf, a brand renowned for its world-class sailing yachts and established in 1953. This acquisition guarantees a sustainable future for Jongert, and also strengthens Acico Yachts, so it can continue to expand its activities related to building and refitting of large superyachts.
Both brands will soon be based and fully operational at the shipyard in Wieringerwerf. These facilities cover a site that spans 44,000 m2, with direct waterfront access, three large production halls, as well as three dedicated workshops devoted to metal work, carpentry, paint work and varnishing.
“This takeover strengthens our position and allows us to be one of the few Dutch shipyards that offer its clients the full expertise of yacht building under one roof,” comments Christian Bolinger, Managing Director. “We can now facilitate total in-house production of superyachts that span up to 60 meters in length, to the highest quality standard in modern facilities. The Jongert heritage is already in our veins as many of our 50+ craftsmen have a long history as former employees at Jongert. By merging the two companies, a wealth of experience and knowhow is reunited and readily available in our service to our clients.”
The new organization mixes up the expertise of two world-renowned yacht manufacturers and will continue to serve the two different markets: sailing and motor yachts. With the heritage of Jongert and the knowhow of the two combined, the shipyard will perform in both markets using the Jongert brand. It will serve the many existing sailing yacht owners and will bring the brand value to new sailing and motor yachts to be constructed.
Acico Yachts will further continue to build for other industries, yards and brands, in the way that it presently does for Drettmann Yachts, with its 24-metre Diesel-Electric Explorer Yacht soon to hit the water.
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