Who are we

Hab­beké Shi­py­ard, esta­blis­hed in 1966, has more than fif­ty years expe­rien­ce of qua­li­ty ship­buil­ding. The wharf builds exclu­si­ve­ly in alu­mi­ni­um, and enjoys an excel­lent reputa­ti­on for inno­va­ti­on, qua­li­ty and ser­vi­ce. The­se charac­te­ris­tics were recog­ni­sed and honou­red when Hab­beké was awar­ded the Dut­ch Alu­mi­ni­um Pri­ze in 1994.

One of the key fac­tors in the yard’s suc­cess is its com­mit­ment to wor­king with the client and the desig­ner. This has resul­ted in many long-term rela­ti­ons­hips with indi­vi­du­al and insti­tu­ti­o­nal cus­to­mers. Some indi­vi­du­als have orde­red three ves­sels from the yard but the lon­gest asso­ci­a­ti­on is with KNRM (The Roy­al Dut­ch Life­boat Association).

Hab­beké has built some 18 Valen­tijn RIB life boats for the KNRM; and is now acti­ve­ly expan­ding the ran­ge in coo­p­e­ra­ti­on seve­r­al archi­tects inclu­ding De Vries Lentsch and DSMG. A series of “Valen­tijn-like” ves­sels have been built such as the Crew­ten­der (links).

As befits ves­sels which have to per­form in sea con­di­ti­ons whe­re other boats pre­fer to be in har­bour, our boats are built to the hig­hest qua­li­ty and are the­re­fo­re sub­ject to the qua­li­ty gui­de­li­nes of class.

In fact all Hab­beké pro­ducts are built to strin­gent qua­li­ty con­trols and the yard recom­mends that their pro­ducts be regis­tered with nati­o­nal and inter­na­ti­o­nal safe­ty orga­ni­sa­ti­ons such as the Ame­ri­can Bureau of Ship­ping (ABS) or Lloyds.

The ves­sls are built at the company’s Volen­dam yard, as are, and have been, many other ves­sels. The deli­ve­ry list inclu­des boats from a lar­ge num­ber of inter­na­ti­o­nal desig­ners inclu­ding Spark­man Ste­vens, Phi­lip Rho­des, Bru­ce Farr, De Vries Lentsch, Alan Pape, and Dick Koopmans.

Hab­beké also builds sec­ti­ons of lar­ger pro­jects, e.g. a bare hull, a dod­ger, or fly­ing brid­ge, as well as smal­ler com­ple­te pro­ducts such insho­re fis­hing boats or fun ribs (link to buil­ding portfolio).

Final­ly, the wharf has sepa­ra­te repair and com­ple­ti­on fac­to­ry in the near­by town of Hoorn with water fron­ta­ge and lif­ting faci­li­ties in con­tact with the Ijs­sel­meer and from the­re to the North Sea via Ijmui­den and Amster­dam or Den Oever.