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Volharding Staveren Shipyard
Family van der Werff starts first shipyard near Drachten.
Buying the shipyard in Staveren
Auke van der Werff (1 of 5 brothers, born in Warga) bought the old yard in Staveren, where wooden ships where build and made the shipyard suitable for building steel ships.
First new build ships are delivered
The electric slipway is ready and first new build ships are delivered.
Building of bigger ships like the 39 meters Motorspits for a company in Antwerp.
After the war
First new fishing boats delivered after the second World War.
The shipyard is doing more and more repair work.
Start of the recreational market
First Stavokruiser is built; the start of the recreational market.
Anton van der Werff
The second generation, Anton van der Werff, takes over shipyard Volharding Staveren.
Steel built Staverse Jol
More emphasis on the recreation market with the new steel built Staverse Jol.
The first Staverse Kotter at the Recreana
The first Staverse Kotter is being built and exhibited at boat fairs for the first time.
A Staverse Kotter under sail.
Hull number 50
Staverse Kotter build number 50 is built.
Building a new shipyard
Starting the build of the new shipyard outside Staveren to be able to build more yachts.
End of an era
The slipway of the shipyard in Stavoren closes.
Build number 120!
Staverse Kotter build number 120 is delivered.
Sturiër 400 OC
The new Sturiër range is introduced and the Sturiër 400 OC is being built.
Auke van der Werff, the third generation
The third generation, Auke van der Werff, takes over shipyard Volharding Staveren.
Last fishing vessel
The last fishing boat is built by Shipyard Volharding Staveren.
The new Sturiër 520 OC: mark of a new era
A strong rising growth of the production and the first Sturiër 520 OC is being build. This beautiful yacht marks the beginning of a new era for the shipyard.
Sturiër 675 OC
The first 21 meters Sturiër 675 CS is being built.
Second production hall
A new and bigger production hall near the shipyard is being built to increase the production of Sturiër Yachts.
Full production of Sturiërs, but the global recession is noticeable.
The new Dutchman Range
The new Dutchman range is introduced and the first Dutchman 52 is being built.
Boat of the year 2015
The new Dutchman 52 appointed as motor yacht of the year.
Celebration of our hundred year jubilee
Volharding Staveren shipyard celebrates her hundred year jubilee! Introduction of the new Dutchman DME range.