engage many principles in creating yachts. Hakvoort specializes in custom-built yachts of superyacht size in the town of Monnickendam, outside of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The shipyard is able to build yachts up to 180 feet in length. Albert Klzn Hakvoort purchased a shipyard in 1919, which dated way back to 1780. It was mostly due to the Hakvoort business that put the ancient town of Monnickendam back on the world maritime map. The shipyard has remained in the family down through the decades. Hakvoort has a strong focus on the customer, with employees adapting from to satisfy the customer’s design needs. Employees are well versed in the yacht building process, material by material. Hakvoort yachts are primarily built with steel and aluminum, with designs mindful of weight to speed ratio. Free-flowing creativity defines the yacht designs and construction at Hakvoort, and has helped make them one of the world’s leading yards.