About Scheepswerf Slob
Shipyard Slob is our specialist for impressive steel hulls and aluminum deckhouses. Every Feadship is unique. So is every hull!
Since 1999 Shipyard Slob is part of the Groep Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw. There are two locations: Papendrecht and Ridderkerk. Here steel hulls and aluminum deckhouses are made, which are used to continue the shipyards in Aalsmeer and Makkum, among others.
Shipyard Slob was founded in 1947. It used to build working vessels. Since the yard has become part of Groep Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw, the company fully focuses on superyachts - with the high standard that comes with it.
Craftsmanship and experience
The modern shipyard has a covered slipway for hulls and yachts up to 130 meters, pre-assembly and section halls, and a bench shop. Various departments such as the drawing office prepare the work. Building hulls and deckhouses for a superyacht requires a lot of craftsmanship and experience. For example, the steel hull must be mirror-smooth. Disciplines include steel and aluminum work, welding and construction work, prefabrication and outfitting, mechanical engineering and piping.
Piping, cableways, engines and foundations are immediately built into the hull: precision work in sometimes small spaces! Engineers and "the shop floor" together, are always looking to find ways to innovate. For example, the shipyard is researching what robots can do in helping this development.