Larendael to Build 53-Hectare Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus
Dutch investment firm Larendael has announced plans to build a ‘Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus’ on its recently acquired 53-hectare shipyard in the western port area of Amsterdam. The Campus will host 40 superyachts up to 200m / 656ft in length for design, production, maintenance and refits.
Lauded for its ability to provide the optimum space required for the various stages of superyacht build, the Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus will be built on the site of the former ADM shipyard - a leading Dutch shipyard active in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Campus is built around an ‘energy neutral’ goal, incorporating all construction facilities on site and all campus transportation done on bicycles and electric buggies. Boasting high-tech facilities such as a ‘multidisciplinary Experience Center’, which offers visitors the superyacht lifestyle experience and introduces them to current industry trends, crew will also be catered to with relaxation facilities and luxury accommodation. The Campus will also be equipped with ‘R&D units and innovation labs’ in the aim of providing an environment for tech companies and think tanks to ‘come up with groundbreaking innovations for the yacht building industry’.
Ideally located for superyachts accessing via the North Sea, the Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus will be built in phases; the first phase, involving preparation of the ground for construction, will begin in December 2021. Construction of quays and piers will begin in April 2022, with the final phase, construction of the Campus structures, commencing in December 2022.
"With the development of the Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus, we are investing in the future of shipping in a place with a rich history."