Acico Yachts is based in the pretty Dutch town of Enkhuizen, a town where ship and yacht building is a centuries-old tradition. The shipyard was founded upon an existing company, Dutch Yacht Builders, with one of their clients purchasing the yard. Swiss Naval Architect Christian Bolinger was installed as Managing Director and in May 2010, the companies were consolidated and rebranded, thus commencing the start of Acico Yachts and incorporating Dutch excellence, heritage and tradition.
Still a relatively new name amongst the pantheon of superyacht shipyards, the vast know-how of the workforce at Acico Yachts and the highly experienced management team has enabled the yard to quickly garner an impressive reputation. Acico Yachts’ modern facility comprises two large build halls, with the engineering and administration offices between them. A team in excess of 60 craftsmen transforms aluminum and steel into exceptional superyachts of both sailing and motor configuration. Acico Yachts has an in-house Casco construction and mechanical department, in-house naval architects and engineering and project management personnel.
This advanced setup and depth of expertise provides the reliability and the required flexibility to create exquisite semi and full custom superyachts, in both classic and modern designs, of up to 213 feet (65m) in length. For electronics and electro technical systems, Acico Yachts partner with a third party to ensure they can offer clients the most advanced systems and highest levels of service.
Acico Yachts was established in May 2010, when Dutch Yacht Builders was purchased by Acico Industries, and the two companies were combined to form the Acico Yachts shipyard. When Acico Industries took over, Dutch Yacht Builders had a 74-foot motor yacht half completed and Acico Yachts finished the build.
In 2015, Acico Yachts announced their acquisition of the Jongert shipyard in Wieringerwerf. This acquisition was pivotal in securing a sustainable future for Jongert, a brand founded in 1953 and which continues to operate under its own brand name today, as well as for significantly enhancing Acico Yachts’ facilities, portfolio of abilities and product offering.
Northrop & Johnson is pleased to advise clients on the various yacht sale and charter opportunities from Acico Yachts, and our knowledgeable team can discuss design attributes and the skills of the shipyard in detail.
Acico Yachts seek to continuously improve their standards with industry-leading training provided to their staff, and continuous investment into their build facilities. Specialising in custom vessels, Acico Yachts also hold the rights to build van der Meer’s ‘Zaca’ range of traditionally styled sailing yachts.
Acico Yachts’ corporate ethos champions transparency, honesty and a good working environment.
Notable superyacht builds from the Acico Yachts shipyard include the 161-foot (49m) NASSIMA – a tri-deck aluminum motor yacht launched in 2012. This vessel was designed by Olivier van der Meer and has an interior by Maja von Dewitz of VDP Studio. NASSIMA is a fast displacement motor yacht with a shallow draft and highlights onboard include a large aquarium, a Jacuzzi and custom-designed gym.
Another successful launch from this Dutch yard was the 154-foot (47m) LADY DEE. Naval architecture was again by Olivier van der Meer, but this time the exterior styling was executed by Cor D. Rover. LADY DEE has a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure and has a comfortable cruising speed of 15 knots.
For more information on building a new Acico yacht, buying an Acico yacht for sale, or Acico yachts for charter, contact your preferred Northrop & Johnson broker.
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