The new collaboration between Holland Jachtbouw and Multiplast will now offer custom performance carbon composite yachts from 60-foot to 100-foot plus
To say that it makes sense would be underestimating the strong new collaboration between two companies who are already respected as world leaders in their respective fields. Holland Jachtbouw, one of the top European luxury superyacht builders and Multiplast, world leaders in the arena of composite construction, together bring a new player to carbon composite construction in the superyacht industry (Multiplast now also has an enviable reputation in the area of aerospace and defence composites).
Working together, the combination of the two companies is in a position to deliver performance carbon monohull and multihulls yachts from 60-100+ft. With the strong financial foundation of both companies, and the established reputation of Multiplast in composite construction, it is now possible for the new partnership to offer superyacht clients financial security along with optimal structures delivered to the highest levels of finish – even at the largest sizes of vessel. In addition, North Technology's sophisticated TPT laminate system can be incorporated within the build process of the combined operation for many component parts.
Meanwhile, Multiplast’s unquestionable pedigree in long distance multihull racing allows another option for potential superyacht owners... with five Jules Verne Trophy successes, six transatlantic records and building the first sailboats to crack the 24-hour record at 500, 600, 700 and 800 nautical miles. Groupama 4, winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12, also came from the Multiplast stable.
Multiplast’s expertise in multihulls now makes it possible to create platforms for flat, fast yet safe sailing, at the same time delivering the luxurious onboard comforts for which Holland Jachtbouw are renowned.
With the newly extended build halls at HJB’s headquarters in Zaandam, just to the north of Amsterdam, both companies will benefit from extensive state of the art facilities in creating large composite sailing vessels. A combined approach and commitment to lightweight, modern superyachts along with HJB’s pioneering use of hybrid power and propulsion means that there is a strong innovative offering in all areas of any large new build.
About Holland Jachtbouw
Holland Jachtbouw’s reputation for top quality builds of innovative custom superyachts has been established over more than 20 years of operation, building in aluminium, steel and wood... and now with top-level composite construction joining the range of builds on offer. Whether building sailing yachts or motor yachts, Holland Jachtbouw’s skilled teams take pride in their work, delivering a world class product using efficient modern techniques and cutting edge technology... and all with an eye on achieving a realistic level of price.
Multiplast has been designing and manufacturing multihulls and monohulls in the latest composite materials since 1981. The Vannes-based company has forged a hugely successful reputation primarily in the field of ultra-high performance race boats. In 2009, Multiplast owner Dominique Dubois began to diversify outside the marine industry, applying his company's technical know-how to other markets including the development and fabrication of component parts for aerospace companies such as Airbus, Thales and Zodiac. In 2013, Multiplast also joined forces with Bertrand Cardis's famous Swiss composites' company, Decision SA, to form the Carboman group. Collectively these two organisations built the deck, inner structure and interior for each of the new VO65s that are currently racing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15.
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