So many of the world’s best shipyards are in Holland, it’s actually pretty hard to choose a top ten. Luckily for us, we were able to draw on the substantial experience of Dutch Yachting founder Hanco Bol who kindly provided his suggestions. To be honest, we couldn’t have come up with a better selection…
#10 BEIJA FLOR
Length: 34.74m/ 114’0”
Why: Unmistakable Van der Voogt design with a beautiful flared bow and canoe stern. It is like going back to the 60s from the moment you step on board.
Shipyard: IHC Holland/ Icon Yachts
Length: 77.40m/ 253’1”
Why: A cool exploration yacht able to sail anywhere in the world. No sea is too high for this beauty, which has been created thanks to the tireless efforts of Jan Verkerk and his team in cooperation with Diana Yacht Design.
Length: 72.80m/ 238’1″
Why: PREDATOR was the first Feadship with an axe-bow. We love this aggressive looking yacht able to reach a speed of 28 knots thanks to her four-engine system delivering over 23,000 bhp.
#5 MADAME GU
Length: 99.00m/ 324’1″
Why: Designed by Winch Design, her head-spinning blue hull and long elegant bow make MADAME GU one of the most well-known yachts in the World today.
Shipyard: Royal Huisman
Length: 90.00m/ 295’3”
Why: One of Royal Huisman’s showpieces with her exterior designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder and the interior by Rebecca Bradley Interior. This schooner is not just a yacht, it is a masterpiece both inside and out.
#1: BLACK PEARL
Length: 106m/ 347′1″
Why: This elegant lady with her stunning lines is our #1 favourite. Launched one year ago with a hefty list of points of attention, this DynaRig sailing yacht is probably one of the most complex yachts ever built.
All images have been provided to us by Dutch Yachting