History and future

One hundred years of excellence

Excellence through perseverance: that has defined our shipyard for one hundred years. For a century now, Volharding Staveren Shipyard has succeeded in passing on its best from generation to generation, embracing new techniques once they have proved themselves. This provides the best results in ship and yacht building.

Perseverance also requires thinking ahead. Auke van der Werff demonstrated this in 1918, when he started using steel construction for wooden ships at the shipyard, and again in the ’50s, when he attracted new customers by building pleasure yachts. His grandson, Auke van der Werff continued the art, making Valharding Staveren Shipyard an internationally renowned shipyard.

The history of Volharding
Staveren Shipyard

Delve into our history and learn about important events from 1795 to the present.


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The current shipyard

Discover the Sturiër Yachts: luxury motor yachts built in our modern shipyard.


See our range of Sturiërs

Builder of Sturiër Yachts