Jongert still open but future uncertain

8 July 2015By Laura Nineham

A spokesperson from Jongert has denied the doors of the shipyard are closed, stating "the shipard is open". An insider told Boat International yesterday that employees had been sent home. However, a spokesperson today told us that isn't true, stating "the phone is being picked up every day and there are people working here".

"We acknowledge that the future of Jongert is somewhat uncertain at this moment, but the shipyard is still open," they said.

We now understand service jobs are continuing to be carried out for the Jongert fleet and two patrol vessels that were recently launched are being finished. The team is also actively working with new enquiries, according to the statement.

Jongert shipyard

The Jongert facility was advertised for sale on a Dutch property website for €6M, recently lowered to €5M. The buyer would acquire the 44,000 square metre site and three state-of-the-art 60-metre construction sheds that can be extended to 100 metres.

We have also been told that the Jongert trade name is also for sale.

Located in the Netherlands, Jongert specialises in custom and semi-custom luxury sailing and motor yachts. Founded in 1953, the global Jongert fleet is over 325 launches.

Previously a family owned business, the majority stake in Jongert was sold in 2008. The yard was then acquired by VeKa group a year later, in 2009.