Home » YachtTalk episode 5: the future of yacht building

Will 3D printing change the way we build superyachts forever?
Can robotics replace human craftsmanship and dramatically safe time and costs?
And will we ever be able to produce superyachts in a completely sustainable way?

Get the lowdown on all of this and more in a brand new episode of #YachtTalk by Heesen, the world’s first-ever talk show on #yachting.

Episode five takes a long hard look at the most complex build processes in the world. The combination of advanced engineering and pure hands-on craftsmanship makes it difficult to cut corners. Yet, shipyards and suppliers are continually challenged to increase efficiency, reduce their footprint and find the best artisans for the job. So, how is it done?

Erik Veurink, director of Brainport Industries Campus, shares his insights on the manufacturing industry of the future. Vincent Wegener, managing director of RAMLAB, introduces additive manufacturing to the world of shipbuilding. And Rick van de Wetering, COO at Heesen Yachts, shows the Dutch shipyard’s advanced build process, and how innovative manufacturing technologies are already being applied today.

00:00 Introduction
01:01 First 3D printed fibreglass boat
02:16 The Heesen Cosmos LEGO contest
03:20 The future of Yacht building
06:55 Challenges in the high tech manufacturing industry
10:04 Exclusive look behind the scenes at Heesen
11:28 Rick van de Wetering
15:11 Did the pandemic change manufacturing
16:32 Pieter van Beurden: New technology in shipbuilding
19:25 RAMLAB introduction
24:20 3D printing in yacht building
29:47 Logbook: Which company do you most admire?
33:30 #Iamonaboat

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A Dutch shipyard dedicated to pushing the boundaries in design, engineering and construction, Heesen is a company that continues to evolve. Since the time its founding father Frans Heesen acquired the business in 1978, it has been building superyachts in aluminium and steel that offer speed, style and fuel-efficient cruising. Its award-winning vessels continue to match the owner’s exacting demands, and its unrelenting focus on quality, craftsmanship and innovation has created one of the world’s most impressive shipbuilding legacies.

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