Company: Lengers Yachts, Schaap ShipCARE
Business Type: Boat Builder
The site will allow Lengers to cater for larger scale projects and will be used to build its forthcoming new yacht brand, Stratos.
Lengers Marine Center has access to a ground floor plan of approximately 18,000 square metres, four service and storage buildings that total around 8,000 square metres and a 70-tonne crane.
Lengers Yachts, based in Muiden in The Netherlands, offers a complete yachts service, from yachts and moorings brokerage, to finance, charter and maintenance. Established by Hans Lengers, Sr. in 1970, the business is now led by Bas Lengers with support from his siblings.
Mr Lengers, Owner of Lengers Yachts, explained that the acquisition is in response to market growth. He said:
“The demand is increasing, and we must anticipate this trend in order to continue our growth. We are very excited to be taking a new path by launching our own yacht brand Stratos.
“With the access to the facility in Lelystad, we unlock the possibility to create more capacity and to have the construction of these ships in our own hands, which I think is very important in these unprecedented times.
“We have extensive and pleasant cooperation with Leen Schaap and our relationship is built on mutual trust. I know what he is capable of and that he is outstanding at doing his job. We are also very enthusiastic about our new, dedicated employees.”
From its base in Lelystad, Schaap ShipCARE is famous for constructing fast ocean-going yachts, two of which were winners of the Ocean Race (formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race). Schaap ShipCARE also provides yacht refit and renovation services, and the team will remain working at the site and become part of the Lengers Group.
Leen Schaap, Owner and Director of Schaap ShipCARE, commented:
“More than twenty years ago I started working with Bas Lengers and the Lengers company. I have always been fascinated by the way Bas and his team are operating. Selling and doing business is in their blood, they breathe it.
“I am really happy about this next step and am convinced this will contribute even more to the bright future of Lengers Yachts. We are very excited to be working with this international company under the same flag.”
Lengers Yachts will continue to function as the showroom for new and used yachts of Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Prestige, Sacs and Stratos.
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