A century of shipbuilding experience, traditional values of craftsmanship, the latest technologies and the finest equipment and fittings… These are the ingredients that make a Hakvoort yacht so special. Having mastered the entire building process in steel, aluminium and wood, we are able to guarantee best in class quality.
Placing luxury and comfort to the fore, Hakvoort builds motoryachts and sailing yachts up to 63 meters in length. We also have purpose-built facilities for major refits.
Passing down skills and expertise from generation to generation is at the heart of everything we do at this yard. Sharing your commitment to perfection, we would welcome the opportunity to work together on your yacht.
Hakvoort is situated in the historic and beautiful village of Monnickendam. Located on the shores of the IJsselmeer lake about 8 miles north of Amsterdam, we are a mere 15 miles away from Schiphol International Airport.
Our facilities include two enclosed and temperature-controlled docking and construction halls. There is also a metal workshop, a dedicated office complex and a large quayside operation. Around ninety highly experienced staff work at Hakvoort, supporting the building of your yacht from design conception to launch.
Unlimited Interiors, Hakvoort’s own joinery workshops, with a total area of 2500 m², is located in the town of Purmerend, just a few minutes north of Monnickendam. Here, some 30 dedicated carpenters use their unique eye for detail to create perfect megayacht interiors.
Monnickendam, the home of Hakvoort Shipyard, owes its name to the monks who built a dam there back in the 12th century. Granted city rights in 1355 and a prominent port in the 1600s, winding cobblestone streets keep the maritime memories alive.
Entrepreneurs such as Albert Klzn Hakvoort have played their role too. In 1919, he purchased a shipyard that had launched its first vessel way back in 1780. Albert then went on to lay down the firm foundations of a thriving business that would eventually put the name of Monnickendam back on the world maritime map.
Hakvoort Shipyard starting out building fishing boats, moving into the yacht building niche as the demand for pleasure sailing grew. The yard has remained in family hands throughout the decades, passing down from father to son several times. Moreover, entire families of craftsmen have also worked at Hakvoort for generations, helping create an atmosphere of personal involvement in company and community alike.
The inherent quality of yachts such as Lady Duvera and Lady Marina have helped make Hakvoort one of the world’s leading yards. For many satisfied owners, however, the personal approach they encountered when building their yacht in tiny Monnickendam also remains an abiding memory.
As our reputation has grown worldwide, so have the aesthetic and technical qualities of our yachts. This has resulted from our spirited teamwork with clients, designers, and naval architects, and from our close cooperation with classification societies and the MCA in meeting or exceeding all structural and safety requirements.
Surely, one added value of all this dedication is the recognition Hakvoort has received from the International Super Yacht Society, ShowBoats International and Boat International.
Since 1994 the yachts Lady Marina (1994), Freesia (1998), Spada (1999), Solaia (2000), Campbell Bay (2002), Saga, (2002), Perle Bleue (2007), My Trust (2008), MY SnowbirD (2011) and Pamela V (2011) have been nominated as finalist for a reward and seven of them won in their class.