Looking back at Hiswa 2019
It’s been just over one week since the Hiswa 2019 boat show in Holland took place. For Vaan it was the first opportunity to interact with potential buyers and we are very happy and reassured by the responses we received.
This year’s Hiswa drew a record 30.000 visitors to Lelystad, despite a few days of typically Dutch weather. With the first R4 in pre-production phase, we used a scale model, several displays and a large video screen to present the R4. And even though we did not have a full scale yacht, we decided to still have a booth on the docks, to be closer to the other cats.
We are very happy to see that many of the people interested in the Vaan R4 are actually monohull sailors currently owning an X, a J or similar. At the same time our sustainability message seems to strike a chord with sailors too; visitors appreciated the use of recycled aluminium, samples of cork decking, recycled fabrics and our plant-based leather substitute. On the subject of sustainable yacht building and circular material use, Igor also held a presentation in the Hiswa Theater.
MARINA’S CREATING SPACE FOR CATS
It is obvious that even in the Netherlands, the cat market is gaining momentum. More and more people are starting to see the advantages of the comfort and space of a cat. At the same time, marina’s re creating more catamaran spaces to accommodate the growing market, even in more northern regions.
We are currently planning next years boat shows and will keep you up to date via this newsletter and our blog. If you have any questions in the mean time, please let is know via firstname.lastname@example.org
The first cut of the Vaan R4-01 occurred this week at www.snijtechniek-brabant.nl. The first post consumer scrap recycled aluminium sheet by www.hydro.com is cut using a CNC milling machine.
I hope other boat builders will take a close look at their products and business and start rejecting the stuff that is harmful. For every logical choice of the past, there is a new alternative that is in line with the future. Our common future that is. Let’s do this together. This isn’t rocket science. Let’s Sail the Planet.
We are happy to announce the Vaan R4 has been awarded the A’Design Award in the category Yacht Design! The R4 was voted on by a professional jury as one of only seven winners in this category of this prestigious global design award.