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Vitters And Claasen Join Forces In New Acquisition

Vitters Shipyard and the management of Claasen Shipyards have today announced the acquisition of Claasen Shipyards and will now form the new owners and management team of the yard.

This combination creates significant added value for Vitters and Claasen as they leverage on their individual strengths to operate in tandem while continuing their yachtbuilding activities in the manner that has earned both yards an excellent reputation.

“Claasen Shipyards has a fine team of people with considerable skills and experience, and we are delighted to welcome them as colleagues,” comments Louis Hamming, CEO of Vitters Shipyard. “The yard has built an impressive fleet over the years and the exceptional expertise of the Claasen craftsmen is completely in line with the identity of Vitters. Moreover, their rich knowledge and experience of building and engineering a J-Class yacht will be a major asset to Vitters.”

Green Marine, builder of many famous composite yachts, residing in Southampton in the UK is member of the group. Green Marine will still build hulls for third parties and will have the opportunity to be fitted out at both Claasen and Vitters. This is another opportunity for Vitters, Green and Claasen to benefit from each other’s markets and expertise.

“Joining forces with Vitters Shipyard is a great chance for Claasen to grow further in the niche market in which we operate,” adds Joachim Kieft, CEO of Claasen Shipyards. “This development will make it possible for us to achieve our ambitious goals for the coming years.”

The individual business formulas and working methods of the companies will remain the same within the new set-up. Both yards will retain their distinctive brand identity and serve specific areas of the superyacht market. At a management level, Claasen and Vitters will make and share agreements with each other in regular meetings.

There will also be closer ties in the project management, with the two yards working with the same suppliers/contractors in the first-class maritime infrastructure in the Netherlands. Vitters & Claasen

On board data network, ready for the future?

Operating on seas and oceans means influences of sea water and salt crystals on electronic and digital components. The amount of data on ship networks is increasing because our need for information is growing. Traditionally ships and yachts are cabled with copper cabling and connectors for electricity supply and data transport. Bright Optical Connectivity BV believes in the advantages the maritime industry will gain when adopting optic fiber technology.

With more and more smart devices there is an urge for broadband networks with higher
speeds. With our optic fiber technology and hybrid network architecture we bring your
connectivity to a higher level. The one network for everything solution. A network
for audio, video and data access needs a stable connection. Our broadband network is a modular concept based on polymer optical fiber (POF).

1Gbps POF Switch WLAN Access Point 1Gbps Duplex Plastic Optic Fiber Cable

According to your requirements, different devices like SMART TV’s, PC’s, or digital recorders, can be integrated as well as different transmission standards (e.g. USB, WLAN, Ethernet, 1394, etc.). This will offer you always a state of the art network technology. The active modules for different transmission standards can be plugged into the optical wall socket according to your technical requirements.

The complete broadband network system enables you to implement wireless modules, Ethernet, 1394 or USB interfaces simply into your private- or office network. Advantages of this broadband network are the easy installation, 100% secure lines, stable signal transmission and no electromagnetic interference possible.