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.