THE FUTURE OF YACHT BUILDING

7 DECEMBER 2020

It’s no secret that building a superyacht is one of the most complex manufacturing processes in the world. The combination of advanced engineering and pure hands-on craftsmanship makes it difficult to cut corners, and yet shipyards and suppliers are continually challenged to increase efficiency, reduce their footprint and find the best artisans for the job. In episode five of YachtTalk, we take a long hard look at the future of yacht building in a bid to understand how to retain craftsmanship while increasing efficiency.

Guests

EPISODE 5

Erik Veurink

Director of Brainport Industries Campus

Erik Veurink heads up the recently opened Brainport Industries Campus (BIC). This international campus development in the heart of Eindhoven’s Brainport region facilitates the development of innovative production technologies..

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Vincent Wegener

Managing Director at RAMLAB

Vincent Wegener firmly believes in the advantages of 3D printing. His mission at RAMLAB is to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing and to create a world where large metal parts are manufactured on demand using Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM)..

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Rick van de Wetering

COO of Heesen Yachts

Rick van de Wetering overseas the complete production process at Heesen Yachts, which involves a mind-boggling combination of engineering, aluminium and steel construction, not to mention fine craftsmanship..

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NEXT EPISODE:

WELCOME TO TOYLAND

Just in time for Santa’s arrival, we’re busy preparing our wish list for the greatest superyacht toys for next season! We’ll be looking at the coolest new gadgets to get your adrenaline pumping. We’ll discuss sustainability, customisation and crew challenges in ‘toyland’. And we’ll discover what it’s like to own a private submarine.

GUESTS

Alexander Hawkins / Captain
Erik Hasselman
/ Commercial director of U-Boat Worx
Thomas Rijnbeek
/ Sales manager at Holland Sport Boat Centre