Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has announced the completion of its takeover by shareholder Royal Doeksen.
With Royal Doeksen having now bought out the final shares from the Huisman family, having first purchased its initial stake back in 2014, former managing director Alice Huisman will now stand down from all responsibilities at Royal Huisman, ending 133 years of family ownership.
Jan Willem Doeksen, managing director at Royal Doeksen said of Alice Huisman, “Alice has become an icon in the superyacht industry and is a great representation of everything that makes family businesses special.
“It is a great privilege for all of us on the Doeksen team to have worked with Alice and we are fully committed to the culture, values and quality standards of the Royal Huisman brand and its focus on innovation and sustainability.”
Alice Huisman also commented, “Every Huisman generation since 1884 has always sought to act in the best interests of the yard. Those interests have to be reflected in giving the yard access to new capital.
“So it is time for us, as a family, to stand aside. In doing so, we naturally take pleasure in leaving the yard with a healthy order book and hard fought reputation.”
News of Royal Huisman’s completed take over follows its plans to expand in both Germany and Amsterdam.
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