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Yard deliveries in 2016: € 927 million

Yard deliveries in 2016: € 927 million

Dutch superyacht builders delivered 18 yachts in 2016, valued at €927 million in 2016, grabbing a global market share of 21.6% for vessels of 30m and up, says the annual Superyacht IQ report of the Amsterdam-based Superyacht Company.

Written by DutchYachtbuilding.com on 06 June 2017. 

Dutch superyacht builders delivered 18 yachts in 2016, valued at €927 million in 2016, grabbing a global market share of 21.6% for vessels of 30m and up, says the annual Superyacht IQ report of the Amsterdam-based Superyacht Company.

The 2016 deliveries were down 4 from 2015, a peak year when sales totaled an amazing €1.18 billion. Last year, Dutch builders won 18 orders for yachts of 30m and up. The Netherlands Maritime Technology trade association reported separately that Dutch superyacht yards ended 2016 with a total of 66 orders worth €4.6 billion.

HISWA Holland Yachting Group, the 32-member Dutch superyacht lobby, said despite the deliveries drop in 2016, the Netherlands remains “the undisputed first port of call” for clients looking for very high-end, custom yachts. HHYG Export Director Jeroen Sirag says recent years saw a steady rise in the value of Dutch-built superyachts, from 662m in 2014 to €927m in 2016.

The 2016 Superyacht IQ report said the Dutch sector’s global market share rose from 17.7% in 2014 to 21.6% in 2016 with the 30.7% share of 2015 being a clear outlier.

NMT says while 2016 was “a challenging year” for superyacht builders worldwide, Dutch builders managed to keep well-filled orderbooks and were improving their competitiveness by scaling up production.

 

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