Yacht service company acquired by Vaan Yachts
Yacht builder Vaan Yachts has acquired Dutch yacht service company Yagra. Vaan will take over the site, buildings, marina, equipment and employees, with Yagra’s activities incorporated into a dedicated entity, Vaan Services.
Vaan Yachts builds sustainable luxury sailing yachts from recycled aluminium and this acquisition offers Vaan the opportunity to realise its growth ambitions for the construction of sustainable aluminium sailing yachts in Hellevoetsluis, the Netherlands.
For Yagra owners Caio de Graaf and Krista Voorham, the acquisition offers opportunities to develop new activities. They will continue to be active in the watersports sector elsewhere in the Veerhaven of Hellevoetsluis. de Graff will also remain involved with Vaan Services.
de Graaf, Director of Yagra, said:
“After starting 30 years ago with a 100sqm workshop at the Veerhaven, we are proud that we have been able to expand Yagra at this location into one of the largest yards in the south west of the Netherlands.
“By handing over the yard to Vaan Yachts, there is room for us to take new steps with Yagra.”
Igor Kluin, Director of Vaan Yachts, sees the acquisition as a time for further growth in the sustainable yachting arena.
“This acquisition is a unique opportunity for Vaan. It is a beautiful location, equipped with all facilities, with beautiful sailing water right in front.
“Hellevoetsluis has a rich history of yacht building over centuries, and it is nice to continue that tradition in a modern, sustainable form.”
Vaan Yachts also offers maintenance, updates and refits, assistance with yacht registration and transport services to its customers, as well as winter storage.
The yacht service company yard in Hellevoetsluis consists of 8,750sqm of land, 4,000sqm of water and two buildings with a combined area of about 3,000sqm.