Heinen & Hopman to make a splash on the Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel has launched a new series following the Dutch luxury yachting industry, its leading characters and the technology behind this exclusive sector.  Heinen & Hopman Engineering, a specialist global supplier of maritime climate technology, features in four episodes of the programme called ‘SuperYachts’.

The Dutch luxury yachting industry has always been at the forefront of innovation, technology and design.  A century of shipbuilding, traditional values of craftsmanship, the latest technologies and the finest equipment are all ingredients for a spectacular and exclusive series about the industry and its pursuit of perfection in luxury yachts.  

Farouk Nefzi, director of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group said, “The unrivalled longstanding quality of the Dutch yachting industry has not gone unnoticed and we are honoured that Discovery Channel is broadcasting a series of documentaries about how we exceed expectations.”  

The new ‘SuperYachts’ series takes an unprecedented look behind the scenes at prominent yards such as Vitters, Hakvoort, ICON and Balk.  Companies that underpin the industry such as Vripack and Heinen & Hopman also feature strongly.

Jessica van Montfoort, Communications Manager at Heinen & Hopman commented, “When SNP media and the HISWA Holland Yachting Group asked us to participate in the making of ‘SuperYachts’ we instantly agreed.

“Discovery Channel is renowned for the integrity of its programmes and this series offers an excellent opportunity for us to showcase to a global audience the intricate world of heating, air conditioning and ventilation.  At Heinen & Hopman we have been serving both the leading Dutch yards and other top superyacht builders around the world for decades.  A television documentary like this captures the high skill levels involved.”

The fact that Heinen & Hopman works with so many different yacht builders has meant that the company will be featured in no less than four episodes.  Jessica added, “It was both a pleasure and a privilege for our personnel to be involved in a project like this.  The systems we install on board superyachts are obviously concealed behind the panels so to speak, and are designed not to be noticed.  Our highly talented craftsmen and engineers are also rarely in the spotlight, so we are pleased that they have been recognised in this way.”

‘SuperYachts’ will be broadcast internationally in six 30-minute episodes, premiering in the UK shortly.

For details of the Discovery Channel’s schedule, visit dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/tv-schedule.

For information about Heinen & Hopman, visit www.heinenhopman.com/maritime.

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