Discussion in 'Jongert Yacht' started by YachtForums, May 15, 2009.
This just in...
This is unfortunate news indeed especially for the workers and their families.
I have worked on 2 Jongerts years ago, they built a pretty fine sailboat. I was also lucky enough to go aboard one of the two motor yachts they had built when I was in San Diego in 1999. It was a proper little ship.
Rumours as to their stability (the company not the boats) have been doing the rounds for a while now, I guess there was some substance to these whispers.
This is sad, some builders are dissapearing. The tally increases for unemployment and the stability of this industry. I heard that Royal Denship filed bankruptcy?
I am pretty sure that Jongert will be back soon. Royal Denship is a marketing operation building at different Danish shipyards. I think some builders just need a hibernation period until the economy is back.
What a shame...but some when some doors close, others open. Does anyone know if they have started with a motoryacht yet?...If so, I'm sure that another yard will not say no to finishing it off.....Moonen, Hakvoort, HJB?
Nobody knows that a.t.m., 2 motoryachts ( 1 half finished, and 1 started) and 1 unsold sailyacht are inside the building. The refit project s/y Passe Partout is allmost finished, and is gonna be launched next week.
Would you happen to know anything about these motor yachts that are part done?
Please send me info by PM if you don't want to put it online here, confidentiality assured.
hopefully like many other companies they will reorganize and survive...
as i was reading this thread, I saw this beauty motoring by, and pick up a nearby mooring here in Newport: Jongert 40 Islandia
Jongert acquired by VeKa Group
VEKA will finish the projects with 30 old-Jongert employees.
And the yard will be named: Jongert Shipbuilding
Official press release from the Jongert website:
The fact that the company that now controls Jongert seems to have gained so much of it's wealth from Real Estate not ship building makes me think that some sort of deal has been done to appease the unions/government that will in the not too distant future see some buildings on the waterfront sites not related to the construction and delivery of luxury yachts.
Your right K1W1. From my information the yard will have a focus on refit and repair for yachts but also for inland ships. The 41 metres motoryacht Freule is a project for the owner of one of the new investors.
The Jongert building doesn't in a good shape. Looks like a ghost city
Jongert has launched a new website
Seems to be a new logo (with red sign behind the letters)
Rene' you got to it before me, I was just about to post that they have a new website. You should also check the new 52-meter Ketch-rigged design.
The 5200M looks great
I'm thinking about a visit to look what's going on there, when I am in Groningen at the next weekend or next monday
I have visited the yard last week and there's plenty of activity with two yachts nearing completion. A third hull is also under construction so all is looking well in Wieringerwerf.
The quality level of the yachts is as high as it has always been.
How fast they are working? In August '09 there was nothing. Now the first yachts in build...Respect
There's a 39M motoryacht and the new 2400M which will both be launched before the summer. The hull of a 41M custom motoryacht is under construction.
Thanks for that info. Did you spoke with the people of Jongert or is there a chance to visit the boats as a visitor?