SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Like superyachts themselves, the Dutch share of the superyacht building industry keeps getting bigger. The Holland Yachting Group says the Dutch saw their market share in the total value of global superyacht deliveries rise by 7.6% to almost 30% in 2017.
With 23 new orders on the books, there is much more to come in the years ahead, the group said. ‘In essence, the Dutch are selling more superyachts at a higher total value, while also steadily increasing their market share over the past five years’.
The Dutch yachtbuilding industry defines a superyacht as being over 30 metres in length. The 21 deliveries of boats over 30 metres made in 2017 were made by 10 different yards.
The superyachts concerned had a total value of €1.19bn, which translates into an average price of €57m per superyacht, an increase of almost 10%.
It is also the highest total value recorded to date, Holland Yachting Group said. Germany, Italy and the Netherlands – in no particular order – are the world’s leading superyacht builders.
Germany specialises in larger yachts, Italy in series production, while the Netherlands specialises in custom-built yachts in the 24 to 70 metre sector. (DutchNews)