Luxury yacht builder Holland Jachtbouw (HJB) is based in Zaandam, on the outskirts of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The shipyard builds custom sailing yachts, motor yachts and superyachts.
History of Holland Jachtbouw
Luxury yacht builder Holland Jachtbouw began constructing Dutch lemsteraken (flat-bottom boats) in the early 1990s utilising traditional building methods. One of the earliest launches leaning towards the luxury yacht market was the 16.5m Vliegent Heart, a Lemsteraak created by superyacht design firm Hoek Design. She is a racing Lemsteraak optimised by wind tunnel testing designed using VPP software. This was a big step forward in the design of these traditionally built craft which originally were used as fishing boats and to transport fish quickly from the fishing grounds to market. Superyacht builder Holland Jachtbouw now constructs large luxury yachts from traditional J Class sailing yachts to contemporary motor yacht designs.
Notable Holland Jachtbouw Yachts
A partner of the J Class Association, luxury yacht builder Holland Jachtbouw has exclusive rights to J Class sailing yacht designs. The shipyard launched the 40m luxury sailing yacht Rainbow, an award-winning J Class design, in 2012. Based on William Starling Burgess’ lines of the original 1934 America’s Cup winner, Rainbow features a classic 1930s interior and modern hybrid propulsion. Motor yacht deliveries by superyacht builder Holland Jachtbouw include 43m Calliope, a tri-deck semi-displacement motor yacht designed by Langan Design Associates with an interior by design studio Rhoades Young.
Specialisations of Holland Jachtbouw
Luxury yacht builder Holland Jachtbouw specialises in constructing custom luxury sailing and motor yachts as well as in developing technological innovations, including hybrid power and lifting keels.