De Vries Group De Vries Scheepsbouw Makkum

On a location used for shipbuilding since the early twentieth century, the ‘De Vries Scheepsbouw Makkum’ yard was opened in 2005. Capitalising on the family experience and passion, and firmly embedded within Feadship, the Makkum yard provides the infrastructure for large yachts.

Due to its excellent access to deep water, it is possible to build yachts of more than 120 metres here. The giant 170-metre construction shed includes a massive dry dock. In addition, the highly skilled, experienced craftsmen work simultaneously on the refit and maintenance of one or two Feadships on the shop floor and complete restorations of classic Feadship Yachts.

De Vries Scheepsbouw Makkum is just a one hour’s drive from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or a 20-minute helicopter ride.

Facts & figures

Established 2005
Type of company Yacht builders, refits and repairs
Number of employees 400
In-house disciplines Steel, aluminium, mechanical, piping, interior and exterior joinery, stainless steel and paintwork departments
Annual production One new yacht and up to three refits
Facilities Seven hectares in total, including a 182 x 37 metres building facilities with 122 x 19 metres dry dock


De Vries Scheepsbouw Makkum
Strânwei 6, 8754 HA Makkum
P.O. Box 2, 8754 ZN Makkum
The Netherlands

+31 515 445 700