2018

Oxbridge SE as investor on board

Privately held family office Oxbridge SE acquires controlling share in Jetten Jachtbouw

Beleaguered Dutch shipyard Jetten Jachtbouw today announced that it is ‘business as usual’, thanks to financial support from global investment firm Oxbridge SE. According to a company statement, Oxbridge has acquired a significant controlling share in Jetten Jachtbouw, as well as all the tooling, branding and Intellectual Property to certain product lines under a closed bidding.

Jetten’s key management team will remain in place.

Oxbridge SE is an important partner for Jetten, having made funding available for further development of the yard’s current range of yachts from 38ft-58ft. Meanwhile, Jetten says it has a strong order book with work until mid-2020. The focus remains on luxury yachts up to 30m, and fully custom designs.

Oxbridge SE is a privately held financial holding with investments and participations in the UK, Malta, Monaco and Belgium. The group holds multiple interests in the luxury sector.

Jetten Jachtbouw has been building yachts in steel and aluminium since 1997, with more than 250 units supplied to the market.

    2017

    MBO at Jetten Yachting

    New ownership for Jetten Shipyard

    The brothers Marcel and Sander Jetten, have sold their yard, Jetten Shipyard in Sneek, to director Jeannot Grim. With this they want to give the Sneker wharf the space for further international growth, in addition Marcel and Sander are now sailing a different course …

    Sneek – The brothers Marcel and Sander Jetten, have sold their yard, Jetten Shipyard in Sneek, to director Jeannot Grim. They want to give the Sneker wharf the space for further international growth.

    The brothers do not say goodbye to “their baby” because they remain closely involved with the Sneker wharf, which is currently experiencing an international growth spurt. The yard has gained a place on the international market with a very active policy of innovation in building steel and aluminum ships. Thanks in part to this policy, which culminated in the title European Power Boat of the Year Award in 2015 and 2017, the international name and fame of the shipyard is increasing.

     Marcel Jetten: “My brother Sander and I founded the yard 20 years ago after we both had years of experience with other employers. We both have a clear preference for building and developing ships, but the growth and hand in hand with the intensifying management tasks meant that we were moving further and further away from the shop floor. With the sale of our company we can concentrate again on what we are best at. “

    2011

    New construction & paint sheds added

    Jetten starts in-house hull construction & paint works

    To become a shipyard who can do every craft in-house, Jetten has build 3 more production sheds: for hull building, paint works & wood works. Supplementary they added 5 boat house for the delivery of the yachts to their customers. The yard takes the commercial name Jetten Shipyard.

      2010

      Jetten Yachting relocates to new premises

      Hendrik Bulthuisweg 23 – 25

      The second relocation brings them to a plod of land of 8.000 m² with possibilities for expansion in the future. Business starts booming after the financial crisis of 2008.

      2004

      Jetten moves to bigger premises

      Hendrik Bulthuisweg n° 6

      Jetten Scheepsinstallaties BV installs themselves in an industrial building and invests in boat crane as well as a Roodberg boat trailer

      1997

      The start

      Jetten Scheepsinstallaties

      In this small shed, Marcel and Sander Jetten started their business of yacht builders under the brand “Jetten Scheepsinstallaties”