Zeelander Yachts has completed the first phase of its Dutch shipyard expansion. “The space is now enough to assemble at least five boats at the same time,” said founder and chairman Sieste Koopmans in a statement. Currently, Zeelander builds three models from 44 to 72 feet. Koopmans said the added space will allow them to explore new idea to expand the range.
National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada president Sara Anghel was elected as the new president of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations. “It is an honor and privilege to become ICOMIA president. I commit to the global recreational boating industry that I shall work tirelessly to steer us through this most difficult time while charting the future growth of the industry and ICOMIA,” said Anghel in a statement.
Students at The Landing School in Maine are graduating in a new way during the pandemic. Students with the Yacht Design Program had a virtual graduation, while the Wooden Boat Building Program will host an onsite, socially distanced “model review” on Friday, according to the school.