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Lightweight composite colossus from the Netherlands!

VABO Composites, based in the Netherlands, is your ideal partner in the field of marine focussed composites. Putting the utmost importance on quality and driven by passion, knowledge and innovation, the entire team is prepared for the increasingly complex customer questions typical to the industry. In the night of 8 to 9 October an  enormous…
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MEET THE VABO PEOPLE – Jeroen van Deutekom

For as long as I can remember, open water has left me in awe: sailing is my lifeblood. I am among the lucky few who can say that they turned their hobby into work. Working within the yachting industry for over 15 years already and having worked for several suppliers, I can say that I…
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Expanding the VABO Machinery

State of the art products are made with a state of the art machine park. That is why VABO has commissioned a new CNC milling machine. The Morbidelli X200 from SCM will mainly be used in the production of our ship doors and hatches. With this new addition, the production quality and capacity are brought…
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Meet the VABO people – Dennis Bezema

I was asked recently by our sales manager Jeroen van Deutekom to give myself a short intro in our next newsletter. My name is Dennis Bezema and I’m a full time engineer at VABO composites. Currently my function revolves mainly around the Accedoo product family. I graduated from the Hogeschool Windesheim in Zwolle with a…
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Product news

You may already be familiar with the Accedoo range of hatches: a versatile, lightweight, no-nonsense solution for on-board lockers and waterproof openings. For the purpose of an upcoming project, VABO Composites is leveraging this experience to deliver the Accedoo Flush Concealed Hinge (FCH) deck hatch. Soon at testing stage, this design answers all the requirements…
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Project under the microscope

After having delivered the first part of the superstructure, and the rest in an advanced stage in its moulds we can safely say we’re far past halfway with the project. After a FAT involving the customer yard and Lloyds the forward part of the Bridge Deck was succesfully transported over land from Emmeloord to Urk.…
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Dodger turned over

For a prestigious project currently in built at one of the renowned shipyards in the Netherlands, VABO Composites is supplying the superstructure canopy and dodger. VABO’s composite structure has secured key benefits for the client, providing significant weight savings over the metallic equivalent, as well as optimal strength and stiffness. Last week, the next step…
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Serial products – “plug and play”

We are proud to announce our knowledge and skills are now not only being applied to custom projects, but also for serial built vessels. Wajer Yachts, of Heeg in Friesland are using our products on their successful Wajer 55 and 55S series. As development partners, we supplied the anchor hatches, furniture hatches and the hardtop…
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Big superyacht contract for VABO Composites

  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (101)
  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (101)
  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (102)
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  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (104)
  • Ceremony first layer 2019 (105)

We are looking back at a successful start of the production of one of the largest composite structures ever built in for a superyacht. The moulds are ready for production and we celebrated this moment with a ceremony of applying the first layer with the presence of the representatives of Royal van Lent and the owners team. By pressing the button they activated the robot! After the first layer we had a nice party together, we can’t wait to release the first parts from the moulds.