Alewijnse Marine Systems, the top system integrator, is looking forward to 2013 with a strong superyacht order book that represents a demonstration of the significant strength of the best yards in the superyacht industry.
As a system integrator Alewijnse works with yards around the world, supplying specialist electrical engineering services up to and including the installation and integration of entire electrical systems for the largest megayachts. The business flows that Alewijnse is currently experiencing bears out the general perception that the long-standing, high quality yards continue to win orders, and that orders for new yachts elsewhere are slowly increasing.
Evidence for this comes from the fact that Alewijnse is currently working on seven superyachts at the engineering (design) stage and on a further seven superyacht projects in build across four yards in the Netherlands and Turkey. Refit work also continues to be strong. Recent new launches include superyachts like motor yacht Nirvana and two yachts by Amels, plus the distinctive 36m explorer yacht Lola by Peer Gynt Yachts.
Kees van Doorn, Business Development Manager Yachts, commented, “We have been fortunate to have received a strong inflow of orders over 2012. This reflects a return to the superyacht market of mostly experienced owners who were waiting for greater stability in the global economy before placing their orders for new yachts. The majority of the yachts on which we are working are in the 60 to 110m range, making them very significant projects.”
The demand that Alewijnse is experiencing is also reflected in the continuing expansion of its network of subsidiaries, with Alewijnse Turkey and Alewijnse Qatar the latest additions to the Group. The increased workload has also sharpened demand for experienced engineers. Alewijnse is actively recruiting across a range of disciplines both in the Netherlands and overseas.