IIMS LYSCWG set to visit the Royal Huisman superyacht yard in Holland

The recently formed IIMS Large Yacht & Small Craft Working Group is pleased to announce another training event and has been fortunate to secure an opportunity to visit the Dutch superyacht builder, Royal Huisman’s yard at Vollenhove in the Netherlands.

Royal Huisman has built some of the most iconic, striking and stylish craft to set to sea in recent years. They boast a facility of 30,000 square metres, which houses the modern equipment and infrastructure required for large custom yacht building and refitting. This state-of-the-art facility, set in Holland’s internationally renowned concentration of specialist maritime businesses, includes many advanced design and engineering software programmes for rapid communication with clients and the design team on systems design, engineering and construction processes. Naval architects and designers have access to the people with the experience, expertise and specialist skills that will enable them to realise their vision in the most intricate detail. IIMS has been granted permission to bring a group to the facility and this is a unique opportunity to have a look into their exciting and dynamic world at close quarters.

The training event will commence at 14.00 on Thursday 6 April. The centrepiece of the afternoon will be a tour of the facility, preceded by an introduction to the company and three technical presentations by Royal Huisman personnel (topics to be confirmed), followed by a short reception and dinner at a nearby restaurant. The group will stay overnight and meet on 7 April at a local hotel for a further round of four presentations before departure at 14.00.

Royal Huisman Training Event – Programme and timings
Day One – 6 April
14.00 Welcome with tea and coffee
14.15 General yard presentation about Royal Huisman
14.45 Electronics and bridge systems
15.15 Hull, materials and stability
15.45 Role of the surveyor in project managing a new build from the yard’s perspective
16.15 Royal Huisman Yard tour
17.30 Day closure, drinks and fingerfood
18.00 Transfer to restaurant

Day Two – 7 April
09.00 Business management skills by Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO
09.30 To be confirmed
10.30 Coffee
10.45 Surveying and inspecting superyacht coatings by Ron Kleveranen (RMCI)
11.45 The re-use of end-of-life thermoset composites in yacht building by Prof. dr. Albert ten Busschen
12.45 Lunch
14.00 Close

Who should attend?
• Any surveyor who is currently engaged in surveying superyachts and large yachts
• Any surveyor who is looking to expand his/her knowledge with a view to extending into this area of surveying operation
• Any surveyor who is simply curious to see inside a state-of-the-art superyacht manufacturing facility

The cost of attending this event is 325 euros (350 euros for non IIMS members) and includes the yard visit, both days training, reception and drinks on the first evening and lunch on day two before departure at 14.00 on 7 April. Attendance at this event is worth 5 CPD points.

To reserve your place please call Tania Bernice on +44 (0) 23 9238 5223 or email your reservation to her.

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