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In an appointment that has the industry buzzing with speculation about the direction of the company’s future endeavours, Balk Shipyard has recently welcomed a new Chief Operations Manager. We at Superyachts.com had the opportunity to speak with new COO Melvin Van Campenhout, as well as long standing CEO Daan Balk, about the vision of a shipyard responding to the shifting sands of an industry that is forever getting bigger and bolder.
Balk Shipyards is one of the world’s leading refit specialists, with over 200 years of experience upgrading and maintaining the most remarkable superyachts in the world. Case in point: M/Y Dancing Hare.
Exciting news from Feadship: The shipyard is embarking on a rebuild of the iconic 1954 motoryacht Istros. This ambitious project will give the 42m build a brand new aluminium superstructure which retaining the vintage elegance of her original hull.
Internationally acclaimed brokerage house Burgess will project manage the refit of Top 100 behemoth Jubilee, it has been announced. The 110m, which was delivered in 2017 and sold at the end of last year, will undergo a 12 month renovation at Northern European yard Lurssen.
Offering unrivalled advice in the most niche of subject areas, John McCormack is the Managing Director of industry-renowned MaxTech Coatings Consultancy Ltd. With almost four decades experience in the field, we spoke with the man leading some of the world’s largest superyacht painting projects; from 30m catamaran, Quintessential to the 85m Lurssen, Valerie; to learn more about this intriguing art form.
Tommaso Spadolini has announced details of four upcoming projects. The renowned Italian designer is commencing work on four exciting refits ranging from fast powerboats to classic sailing yachts, all to be carried out by Cantieri C.A.R.M. in Lavagna.