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MSAR buys Jetten Jachtbouw shipyard

The Jetten yard has built about 350 boats since 1997.

The Jetten yard has built about 350 boats since 1997.

The Malta-based group of companies MSAR, which is owned by Jack Wijnants has purchased Jetten Jachtbouw, which was established in 1977 in the Netherlands.

MSAR builds 49- to 138-foot patrol, rescue and multi-purpose boats and owns luxury catamaran builder AmaSea Yachts.

“The plan for Jetten Jachtbouw is to step away from the traditional Dutch building in steel and aluminum,” Wijnants said in a statement. “We are moving towards vacuum-infused, carbon-reinforced GRP, which is unique for a Dutch shipyard. We have maintained five key Jetten employees for the restart. We already have a new strategy for the brand, which is going to building luxurious, stylish yachts up to 100 feet with spacious interiors, top-level finishing and low fuel consumption and maintenance costs.”

The first new model from Jetten Jachtbouw will feature an interior by Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, who has worked with Royal Huisman, Sirena, Zeelander and more.



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