Dutch superyacht builder, Acico Yachts has recently announced the acquisition of the Jongert shipyard in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. According to the brand, the acquisition guarantees the company a sustainable future, while strengthening Acico Yachts so it can continue to expand its activities related to building and refitting large superyachts.
Both brands will soon be located and fully operational at the shipyard in Wieringerwerf. These facilities cover a site that spans 44,000 m2, with direct waterfront access, three large production halls and three workshops devoted to metal work, carpentry, paint work and varnishing.
Christian Bolinger, managing director of Acicio Yachts commented, “This takeover strengthens our position and allows us to be one of the few Dutch shipyards that offer its clients the full expertise of yacht building under one roof.
“We can now facilitate total in-house production of superyachts that span up to 60 metres in length, to the highest quality standard in modern facilities. The Jongert heritage is already in our veins as many of our 50+ craftsmen have a long history as former employees at Jongert. By merging the two companies, a wealth of experience and know-how is reunited and readily available in our service to our clients.”
The new organisation will continue to serve the two different markets of both sailing and motor yachts, using the Jongert brand. It will serve the many existing sailing yacht owners and will bring the brand value to new sailing and motor yachts to be built.
Acico Yachts will further continue to build for other industries, yards and brands, in the way that it currently does for Drettmann Yachts, with its 24m Diesel-Electric Explorer Yacht soon to be launched.