In addition to the fireworks that traditionally herald the New Year here in Holland, 2007 started with a bang for Jongert in other ways. The yard signed contracts for three new projects in the first week: A 2400M, a 36m motor yacht and another power boat with a length of around 40m. This excellent news means that the major part of our capacity for the coming period is accounted for. Nonetheless, Jongert still has room for several other projects and is already in serious discussions for another major new build project.
Meanwhile, the yard is currently busy with the production of two 2700M yachts for delivery later this year. The yard is also carrying out major refits on the Jongert 3000M Azzura and the lovely Vitters yacht Dardanella.
In June of last year, we enjoyed the Jongert regatta in beautiful Porto Venere with 18 yachts attending this unique yachting event. In addition the contract for project 425 was signed. This 2700M will be stunning to look at and features innovations as a large sliding roof. The second half of 2006 several refit projects were booked, and the yard looks forward to further developments in the refit field.
From the 7th to the 10th of June we are organizing the Jongert Regatta 2007, which will be held in Tarragona, Spain. All our owners are invited to participate in this great event.
Powering into the motor yacht market
In direct response to market demands and our earlier successes in this sector, Jongert recently decided to launch a new selection of semi-custom and fully customised motor yachts. The aim is to build vessels within the 27 to 40m range, although we can technically build up to 60m inside our purpose-built facilities. Regardless of size, owners can expect the same high quality interior finish that has graced Jongert’s sailing yachts for decades.
Two distinctive lines of semi-custom yachts have been introduced. The first is a roomy 35m, three-deck displacement yacht in a traditional style, with a 30m version also on the drawing board. The Jongert 35MY features all the conveniences of a much larger superyacht in a smaller package. Our well-developed modular system will speed up the building time while at the same time offering a very complete yacht with a certain degree of customisation.
The second line of semi-custom designs are fast and modern, currently available in 29m and 36m versions. Dutch stylist Guido de Groot has given the 2900MY a distinctive Jongert look. The interior includes no less than four double guest cabins (two of which are VIP suites).
Service & Refit
Jongert’s service and refit facilities are busy with two major new projects due for completion by the summer of 2007. The first is the refit of the Jongert 3000M Azzura, built in 1998. She came to the yard from her home base in the US to receive a complete new paint job, new teak decks, a new navigation and communication equipment package and LED-lighting throughout the yacht. In addition, various interior modifications will be made and Azzura will be given a complete technical check-up plus several system upgrades.
Work is also underway on the 36-metre Vitters motor yacht Dardanella, including a complete refit of all technical installations and systems. A new hydraulic gangway, two new generators and other equipment are on the agenda, as is updating the communication and navigation equipment. The yacht’s hull will also receive a new paint job and several areas of the interior will also be repainted and partly changed. The primary reason for this extensive refit is the owner’s intention to take Dardanella around the world.