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Lengers Yachts acquires Schaap ShipCARE

Written by Alexander Griffiths

Lengers Yachts has acquired Schaap ShipCARE in Lelystad, the Netherlands, which will now operate as Lengers Marine Center from today. The site will allow Lengers to cater for larger scale projects and will be used to build its next new brand of yachts, Stratos.Photo: Lengers YachtsThe Lengers Marine Center has a ground floor of around 18,000 m², four service and storage buildings totaling around 8,000 m² and a 70-tonne crane.

Bas Lengers, owner of Lengers Yachts, cites strong growth as the driving force behind this acquisition. “The demand is increasing and we have to anticipate this trend in order to continue our growth,” explained Lengers. “We are very happy to take a new path by launching our own brand of yachts.”Photo of the company Lengers Yachts“With access to the Lelystad facility, we unlock the ability to create more capacity and have the construction of these vessels in our hands, which I believe is very important in these unprecedented times. We have an extensive and pleasant cooperation with Leen Schaap and our relationship is based on mutual trust. I know what he is capable of and that he excels at his job. We are also very excited about our dedicated new employees.

Schaap ShipCARE is famous for building fast ocean-going yachts, two of which have won the Ocean Race (formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race). Schaap ShipCARE also provides yacht refit and refurbishment services, and the team will continue to work on site and become part of the Lengers Group. Photo of the company Lengers YachtsPhoto: Lengers YachtsLeen Schaap, owner and director of Schaap Ship CARE, said: “Over twenty years ago I started working with Bas Lengers and the Lengers company. I have always been fascinated by the way Bas and his team operate. Selling and doing business is in their blood, they breathe it. I am really happy about this next step and I am convinced that it will contribute even more to the bright future of Lengers Yachts. We are very happy to work with this international company under the same flag.Lengers Yachts - Knokke-HeistPhoto: Lengers YachtsThe Lengers Yachts headquarters in Muiden, the Netherlands, will continue to serve as the brand’s showroom for new and pre-owned yachts from Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Prestige, Sacs and Stratos.