The next stage in the history of Holland Jachtbouw began with the laying of foundations for its new site, which will comprise three halls and offices, and was marked ceremonially by the Lord Mayor of Zaandam.

The first phase, which is due for completion at the end of 2014, will see the completion of a 60m x 26m x 18m shed and extension of the main construction hall to 55m.

This first stage of the project will allow for the arrival of two upcoming projects for Holland Jachtbouw, a 46m sailing yacht and the 51m Rainbow II.

Geke Feber, Lord Mayor of Zaandam, marks the beginning of construction work.

Commenting on the project, Holland Jachtbouw’s MD, Roeland Franssens said: “This new construction in the shipyard is in part due to our new build projects coming into the shipyard later this year. We need more space to accommodate further refits and additional new build projects in 2015 and this also provides a ‘bird’s eye view’ for the managing project teams.”

What the completed site will look like.

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