Family-owned Hakvoort Shipyard builds custom and semi-custom luxury motor yachts in aluminium and steel up to 63 metres in length.
In 1919, Albert Kizn Hakvoort purchased a shipyard on the shore of Ijsselmeer Lake in Monnickendam, The Netherlands, that dated back to 1780. Hakvoort Shipyard started out building fishing boats and then moved on to luxury sailing yachts as demand for them grew. With the rise in popularity of aluminium-and-steel superyachts, Hakvoort successfully transitioned into that market segment as well.
Still operated by the Hakvoort family, the shipyard works with owners and noted designers to produce wholly custom superyacht projects. In addition, Hakvoort Shipyard has collaborated with brokerage firm Moran Yacht & Ship to launch the Hakvoort Semi-Custom Range 55M, designed with a fast displacement hull capable of reaching speeds up to 30 knots.
In 2005, Hakvoort Shipyard launched JeMaSa, a 49.99-metre superyacht that was the largest yacht built by the yard to date. She features a “split-level” sundeck designed to accommodate both a Jacuzzi tub and a helipad, and interior styling by Espen Øino, Michela Reverberi and Barbara Barry.
The 38-metre luxury Perle Bleue, launched in 2007, was heralded as the epitome of a displacement megayacht below the 50-metre mark. Her naval architecture is by Diana Yacht Designs and Donald Starkey designed her classic interior.
Hakvoort Shipyard encompasses two climate-controlled halls, a metal shop and a separate joinery facility, Unlimited Interiors, that produces the custom interior furnishings for its new yacht builds. In addition to new superyacht projects, Hakvoort also offers luxury yacht refits and service.