- Albert Keizer, general manager of the new shipyard “NG Shipyards” has realized a pretty good flying start. A first contract has been signed for the building of a fast sailing seagoing motor vessel. Various companies have subcontracted the maintenance and service of their crewtenders, survey vessels and other working ships to the yard. NG Shipyards is also engaged in the advice and mediation of selling and buying good quality ships of other parties. These activities are showing a significant increase.
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- LAUWERSOOG - LAUWERSOOG - Albert Keizer, general manager of the new shipyard “NG Shipyards” has realized a pretty good flying start. A first contract has been signed for the building of a fast sailing seagoing motor vessel. Various companies have subcontracted the maintenance and service of their crewtenders, survey vessels and other working ships to the yard. NG Shipyards is also engaged in the advice and mediation of selling and buying good quality ships of other parties. These activities are showing a significant increase.
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The number of contracts is growing so fast that Keizer, apart from increasing building premises, also needs three new shipbuilders to increase his present team of five employees. ‘The interest in our shipyard is really great. We have at present two building halls with a total floor area of 700 m2 and the workspace is fully used. Possibilities for further expansion are available in the port.Making use of these possibilities was, not so long ago a dream for the distant future, but now it has become a real fact. It has to be expected that we shall have to increase our production facilities by the end of this year.
Strong, solid and sturdy ships
NG Shipyards is focusing on building, repairing and maintaining ships of both the professional and the luxury end of the market as well as mediating/advising in the buying and selling for third parties of quality wise good ships. ‘All strong, solid and sturdy seaworthy vessels’, explains Keizer, ‘like crewtenders, survey vessels, hydrographical research vessels, firefighting vessels, dive support vessels, taxi boats, lifeboats for Search and Rescue purposes and vessels for supporting wind farms.’
In the short period of time that the shipyard exists, a unique line of working vessels for the professional market has been developed. ‘NG vessels are available for all purposes and all areas of operation’, says Keizer. ‘We also build vessels according to drawings of other designers. We try to cover the market in the broadest sense of the word and build vessels according to any requested design. It does not matter whether it is only a hull, the completion of such a hull or a complete vessel. We want to be a reliable partner for everyone.’
Many customers use these vessels also for private purposes. ‘Sometimes they want more luxury and comfort and since we design, develop and build ourselves, we are able to meet all their wishes in these respects. One good example of this is the NG 1550 Comfort which is now being built on the shipyard. The origin is a sturdy working vessel but the finish can be compared with that of a luxury yacht, hence the addition “comfort”.’
The shipyard is located directly at the quay of the seagoing harbour, a perfect place for a shipyard. Offshore is the Wadden Sea. The cooperation with the other companies in the area is excellent. ‘We can for instance make use of a ship lift enabling us to lift ships up to 35 tons on a daily basis. Moreover the construction of a ship lift is planned in the outer harbour .The port authorities will realize a quay extension of 250 meters to further increase the possibilitiesand the activities of the Port of Lauwersoog .’
Next Generation Shipyards may be a new name in the shipbuilding industry, but that surely does not apply to the team of the yard. Managing director Albert Keizer has been managing director and shareholder of No Limit Ships for the past fifteen years. Herman Boonstra,who at that time was in charge of the production of No Limit Ships, is now head of production of NG Shipyards. Dirk Keizer is responsible for NG Shipyards’ ship repair department. In the past he was amongst other things in charge of finishing five pilot boats built by Barkmeijer Shipyards for the Dutch Pilot Service. He also was project manager at Ecolutions Ltd, the company that built the ship of Wubbo Ockels. ‘We have a great team’, says Keizer. ‘I am very happy that all members of our team have chosen to firmly support a future with Next Generation Shipyards.’
Specifications NG1550 Comfort
Naval architect Fred Dorresteijn
Overall length 15,42 meter
Overall width 5,00 meter
Draught 0,95 meter
Weight 17,5 ton
Displacement approx. 30 tons
Fuel 3.000 litres
Drinking water supply 1.000 litres
Wastewater tank 500 litres
Engines 2 x Volvo D6 435 hp 3.500 rpm
Maximum speed 26 knots
Cruising speed 24 knots
Accommodation Master cabin for 2 persons and a double guest cabin
Classification CE-A Ocean going
E.J. Bruinekool Photography & Text sends you this press release on behalf of Next Generatiionns Shipyards.