HABBEKÉ SHIPYARD has been building ships for almost 50 years; and has been using aluminium since 1969 when they produced a 15.4 meter aluminium hull for a motorboat. Designed for an American owner by John Alder, this was one of the first of its kind and led to the wharf concentrating upon using this metal. Today, HABBEKÉ SHIPYARD builds exclusively from this material.
The Dutch Aluminium Centre offers their prestigious, and highly sought after, “Annual Aluminium Award” to an industrial player who has demonstrated excellent workmanship and application. HABBEKÉ SHIPYARD won this prize in 1994 when the Beach Launched VALENTIJN Lifeboat was selected as the winning entry. The boat was judged first in both the initial and final jury rounds and named as an “example to the industrial sector”.