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Balk Shipyard welcomes Alumercia
Every year it is a challenge to make sure that refit projects find their way to the Dutch refit specialists at Balk Shipyard. As business is already blossoming at Balk Shipyard with refit projects such as DANCING HARE, COPIHUE and VALERIA, the yard is proud to announce that ALUMERCIA is the yard’s newest arrival.
Balk Shipyard welcomes Dancing Hare
Business is blossoming at Balk Shipyard, KK Superyachts decided to engage Balk for the refit of the 57-metre MY DANCING HARE (ex. MY Lady Mona K, ex. MY Lady Ghislaine) for an extensive work this Winter period.
Launch MV Astra
As a result of the cooperation between DMS Holland and Balk Shipyard – with Balk Shipyard being DMS’s first official installation facility in Europe – we are proud to announce that MV Astra is the first vessel that has been launched after installing the MagnusMaster stabilizers at the Balk Shipyard premises.
Welcome back Copihue!
We are proud to announce that SY Copihue is back again for her second refit. After being refitted last year she now returns – after crossing the Atlantic from the Caribbean – for the entire Winter period.
Captain Story: Sam Watts of SY Surama
When we asked Sam Watts — captain of the 41-metre SY Surama — if he would like to cooperate on the first edition of the Balk Shipyard captain’s story, we immediately got a big yes. It is something different than the usual talk about yachts, it is a talk with crew on yachts!
Launch MY Explora
In November 2016 MY Charisma came to the premises in Urk after her Owner granted Balk Shipyard the refit. As soon as she was in the refit facility her new Owner decided to change her name into MY Explora. Very applicable as her Owners plan to explore the seas with her.
This unique project cannot be framed as a refit or as a new build but is the perfect example of a rebuild. In 2015 Sandalphon (also known as Project Gisele) came to the premises in Urk after her Owner granted Balk Shipyard the project due to its good reputation as a refit and rebuild specialist and its heritage. Now Sandalphon is ready to be launched and to discover the world.
Balk Shipyard and Werf 't Kromhout join forces
Balk Shipyard and Werf ‘t Kromhout are going to join forces. Both yards see the opportunity to strengthen and expand their network within the business. A cooperation between these two extraordinary companies with both such extraordinary history within the Dutch boating and yachting industry can be called unprecedented.
First AntiRoll installation facility
A tradition of shipbuilding that spans more than two centuries, the 7th generation now at the helm and Purveyor to the Court of the Netherlands. There are few shipyards that are able to present such a record. Balk Shipyard can. And this is testimony to their tradition in innovation and respect for their roots. A heritage which has driven them to continuously anticipate the requirements of the times and develop effective and agile business strategies.