Jongert is located on a site of 44,000 square metres in the district of Wieringermeer, The Netherlands. The facility includes three state-of-the-art 60-metre construction sheds that can be extended to 100 metres. The three halls are equipped with two 10-ton cranes. Jongert specialises in semi-custom and custom luxury sailing and motoryachts, mainly built in steel or aluminium. The global Jongert fleet is over 325 launches.
Founded in 1953, Jongert began by building small motorboats, and in 1960 launched its first luxury motoryacht. This was followed with two classes of sailing yachts – the Zwalkers and the Trewes –through a partnership with marine engineering firm Van der Meer and yacht architect Willem de Vries Lentsch.
Jongert offers Performance, Cruising and Special lines of luxury yachts. The Performance Line comprises 39-, 42- and 50-metre versions. For example, the 500LE was developed in cooperation with Azure Naval Architects and Guido de Groot, and has a gross tonnage of slightly less than 500 GT. The Cruising Line in 40- and 46-metre versions offers comfort and on-board luxury. Interior volume and distinctive layouts enhance the experience, while these stalwart vessels are built to circle the globe with a solid steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Specials include the 1800 Tommy and 3000 Explorer.
In the first decade of the 21st century the Jongert yard became part of the multinational maritime company, the VeKa Group. This provides the yard and clients future assurance of quality and sustainability.