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Feadship | Jan-Bart Verkuyl

AuthorsHelen Hill (maritime journalist)
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 129
DateMay 14, 2020
Reading time3 minutes
Based in the Netherlands and with roots dating back to 1849, Feadship is recognised as the world leader in the field of pure custom superyachts.

Jan- Bart Verkuyl is CEO at Feadship’s Royal Van Lent yard.In this interview Jan-Bart Verkuyl gives his view on the role of luxury yachting  in the energy transition and decarbonisation of the maritime sector, and he talks about clients taking responsibility in reducing their footprint.

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Jan-Bart Verkuyl: “A client of us once said a Feadship is like a floating business card. As a result, we see that our clients have a strong growing awareness that if they are building a yacht for themselves they should do this in a responsible manner. At the same time, we believe as builders we can help innovation by putting decarbonisation on the agenda and providing tools which decrease the footprint of our yachts. In line with this we are implementing quite a few solutions."

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