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Reading our last blogs about Mastership’s adventure in China, one might get the impression that we have forgotten about our home market altogether. Nothing is farther from the truth. Among the various projects we are currently conducting, one stands out for several reasons: the complete design cycle for a 17 meter, spacious motor yacht, commissioned by Van den Hoven Jachtbouw.   

Improving sailing characteristics 

First of all, this is our first assignment with the Dutch yacht builder which is located in the south of the Netherlands. Therefore, we are all the more pleased that Mastership is allowed to do not only the detailed and production design but the basic design as well. The initial design is by the renowned Dutch architect Arnold de Ruyter who basically gave us the top and side view as a starting point. Being asked to do the naval architecture as well, including adjustments to the hull to improve the sailing characteristics and reduce water resistance, is both exciting and challenging. 

Short lead time 

In bringing about the desired improvements, an existing yacht serves as an example. With a probability bordering on certainty, the tight schedule of three months was another reason for Van den Hoven to enter into collaboration with Mastership. It is now up to us to transform the conceptual ideas into a detailed, digital construction kit and take the quality and sailing characteristics to the next level. Needless to say we will handle the assignment like ‘china in our hands’.

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