Boatbuilder acquires building partner
Netherlands-based Wajer Yachts has acquired its building partner Zaadnoordijk Yachtbuilders.
The acquisition by the boatbuilder gives both parties the opportunity to provide continuity and for Wajer to continue with the growth it has been experiencing.
Wajer Yachts began in 1992 when founder Dorus Wajer started building his own launches on the lakes near Amsterdam, with the Captain’s Launch 7m Classic the first to come off the production line.
Located in the northern Dutch province of Friesland, the facility has 180 craftsmen working on three current models – the 77 (produced at the yard in Lemmer), 55 (built at its yard in Heeg) and 38 (constructed at Zaadnoordijk). The company also produced the heritage models 37, 34 and Captain’s Launch.
Dries Wajer, Director of Wajer Yachts, said:
“Jan Muller and his team have always been a great partner to us. The history we share creates a lot of confidence, we are happy that we can join forces and continue in this way.”
Zaadnoordijk Yachtbuilders, in Heerenveen, has been building custom-built yachts for 70 years in its 5,000 m2 production facility, creating its C-Yacht and Centaur brands from materials including vinylester, using vacuum techniques. Everything is made in house, from the moulds to the carefully finished teak wood interior.
Over the last 20 years, the company has worked with Wajer on the hull construction of the Captain’s Launch, and collaborating on the Wajer 37, 38, 38S and 55.
Jan Muller, Owner and Director of Zaadnoordijk Yachtbuilders, commented:
“Twenty years ago, I started working with Dorus Wajer. It is great that both companies have undergone a wonderful development and are now continuing under one flag.”
All 60 employees of boatbuilder Zaadnoordijk will be kept on.