At Boot Düsseldorf Jongert Shipyard introduces the design of a new 5200M superyacht. This modern lined yacht is the most recent innovation of the shipyard that made a successful restart in 2009.
“This 5200M is a typical Jongert”, says naval architect René van der Velden. “In the past you recognized a Jongert sailing yacht from a great distance. In this design we have reintroduced that recognizability and it’s our vision on the well-known classic Jongert yachts.” Apart from the own range of yachts Jongert also builds fully custom built yachts. “The own range of yachts can be seen as semi custom built”, explains Van der Velden. “Accepting that everyone has his own priorities and ideas of how to use this yacht, we work closely with each and everyone of our clients to identify the characteristics that are important to them and incorporate these into the yacht’s design. “
More than ever the emphasis of the 5200M is on privacy, luxury and comfort. “A good example is the beach club zone”, says Van der Velden. “This zone includes a large sunbathing platform, a wet bar, a shower and a toilet. This area is accessible directly from the four VIP guest cabins. Another example is the fact that we have made a special passageway alongside the wheelhouse connecting the different sitting areas and thus preventing the use of the gangways. Via the passageway you can, for instance go directly from the wheelhouse on the after deck to the sunbathing area on the front deck.”
The aft deck can be used for placing two jet skis on one side and a RIB on the other side. The front deck has enough space for installing a swimming pool or placing a big RIB alongside the spacious sunbathing area. The master cabin (for two persons) is placed in such a way that the beam of the yacht (10.35 m) is fully used.
“Traditionally the emphasis of the shipyard is on the development and construction of sailing yachts and this will be its main activity”, says Folkert Brongers, general manager of Jongert Shipyard.
Brongers continues, “Jongert is one of the only Dutch sailing yacht builders with its own range of yachts and has always been top of the line as far as sailing yachts are concerned. We will continue to do so. The motor yacht line is available and will be extended in addition to the existing line of sailing yachts and refitting of yachts will also be one of the activities.”
A syndicate consisting of the VeKa Group (specialized in the development, construction and completion of inland craft and ocean-going vessels), Werkina Werkendam (leading in the field of maritime electro-technical engineering), DHG (investment company in real estate and developer of high-quality real estate projects) and Rabo Private Equity (a company that also participates in IHC) took over Jongert Shipyard BV in 2009.
“Each of these shareholders has a very solid financial foundation”, says Brongers. “Thanks to this construction Jongert is stronger than ever. This creates confidence with our employees, suppliers, existing clients and new clients. This is shown by the fact that we have orders for two motor yachts and one sailing yacht (total sales value exceeding € 40 million) and many quotations already made to/and new enquiries received from potential customers for new yachts and refits."
Jongert can be visted at Boot Düsseldorf from 23 – 31 January and the opening hours are from 10 am until 6 pm. The stand of Jongert Shipyard can be found in Hall 7 (Superyacht Show) at number 7a-B08.