Larendael reveals Dutch superyacht tech campus
Updated: Nov 25, 2021
3rd November 2021
(Article originally published by marineindustrynews.co.uk)
Following its acquisition of the historic 53 hectare shipyard located in the western port area of Amsterdam in August 2021, Larendael has revealed plans to develop a groundbreaking superyacht tech campus that will be able to accommodate large numbers of superyachts up to 200 metres in length.
The campus will be designed to handle design, production, maintenance, and refits. Unique to the superyacht campus will be its ability to provide the space required for the manifold stages of superyacht production from design to completion, the quantity of superyachts that can be accommodated, and arenas for training and education.
The Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus will be accessible for superyachts via the North Sea Canal. A total of seven covered docks will be constructed, four large docks with lengths up to 200 metres and three large docks with lengths up to 155 metres. In addition, these dry docks will also be used for refits and maintenance of existing superyachts. A lift is available for yachts up to 80 metres, while th expansive harbour has water depths up to 13 metres, and an area for mooring 40 superyachts with lengths up to 200 metres each.
In its statement, Larendeal says: ‘Our campus will provide a leading edge, open environment where students, professionals, and visitors alike can view and participate in the creation of these exquisite yachts. Additionally, we are committed to seeking opportunities to benefit from alternative fuels for a more sustainable process of manufacturing and shipbuilding materials, preserving our campus as a leader now and into the future for superyacht production.’
Wim Beelen, creative founder of Larendael says: “With the development of the Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus, we are investing in the future of shipping in a place with a rich history; the location where the former leading shipyard, the Amsterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (ADM), was active in the 18th and 19th century.”