In memoriam: Albert Hakvoort of Royal Hakvoort Shipyard

Written by Kayla Dowling

Albert Hakvoort, of Royal Hakvoort Shipyard, has passed away at the age of 80. Mr. Hakvoort started working for the family-owned business in 1955 and helped to expand the shipyard throughout his 60 years of service.Klaas, Albert, and Albert HakvoortPhoto: HakvoortAfter retiring in 2014, the fourth generation of Hakvoorts, Klaas and Albert Jr., took Mr. Hakvoort’s place and continued his legacy, though throughout his retired years he often visited the yard.Scout yacht at Hakvoort shipyard Photo: Aurélien Herman / SuperYacht TimesIn 2020, Royal Hakvoort Shipyards was granted with the Royal designation, a testament to Mr. Hakvoort’s legacy at the shipyard.

Described as, “a humble man who took the same warm and kind-hearted approach to billionaire clients and first-year apprentices alike,” Albert Hakvoort’s effect on the Royal Hakvoort Shipyard, and the superyacht industry in general, is far-reaching. 



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