Highly trained workers, all of whom have years of education and experience in the Dutch Metal Industry, staff the company; in fact most of the staff have been with the company for 40 or more years. At the same time, everyone at Habbeké has a direct affinity with boats, large and small, and this combination produces one of the best teams of its size in Europe – building vessels of varied shapes and sizes.
Together these attributes have produced a dedicated team of ship builders and Habbeké has a rich experience in building ships from aluminium, steel and even wood. Today, the yard concentrates upon using aluminium. There are several qualified ship builders on the staff and each works closely with the designers of new vessels, often at the start of a project where the aspirations of the designer and new owner need to be married to the practicalities of the building process. The result must also be a user-friendly vessel and a member of the team is also active after delivery, making sure the boat performs to these previous expectations.