Orion Enksail 49

In Makkum, hard work is being done on the construction of the Orion Enksail 49. The cockpit and superstructure are largely ready and hard work is being done on the hull, which is already assembled in large parts. The Canadian client made a nice reproduction of the preliminary phase. Look at the Youtube film.



Orion Enksail 49

The construction of the Orion Enksail 49 has started at ‘De Gebroeders van Enkhuizen’. The customers are well-known Canadian vloggers and you can follow the latest developments in design choices, hardware choices, construction, etc. on their facebook page. Because we had so many small adjustments in terms of interior, installation and the keel, we developed a completely new cutting package.

Hiswa Boatshow, 4-8 september 2019

A complete day out in the Batavia Haven Lelystad.
The Batavia Haven in Lelystad is the nautical backdrop for the HISWA in-water boat show, for the second year running. With more than 320 boats – from dinghy to super yacht – at the pontoons and about 100 stands with everything for on and around the water, the water sports show is the Mecca for water sports enthusiasts. With the many new models, show offers, sailing clinics and festivities in and around the marina, the whole family can enjoy themselves here all day long. The “HISWA in the water” starts on Wednesday 4 and lasts until Sunday 8 September.

Saffier Yachts will show the Saffier Se37 on stand number C04 and ‘De Gebroeders van Enkhuizen’ will show the Orion 49 on stand number B36.


Orion / Gebroeders van Enkhuizen

From 1 April the ‘Gebroeders van Enkhuizen’ are the exclusive builders of the Orion yachts. At the moment, there are three versions of the Orion. The original Orion 54 was later reduced to the Orion 49 and it was built in two versions. A deck saloon (cruiser) version was delivered in 2017 and a version with a smaller structure (explorer) will be launched this month. The ‘Gebroeders van Enkhuizen’ is a renowned family business and is best known for the ‘Noordkaper’. Website Gebroeders van Enkhuizen


Orion 49 maiden trip

After her maiden trip, the Orion 49 sailed this summer along the Dutch coast. The first miles were succesfully, as well the living on board.

Orion 49 launched

The Orion 49 has been launched and will be rigged by “Masten en Zo” in Sneek.

Aluminium Casco Orion 49 / Explorer ready

The boatyard Alubouw in Franeker has finished the second aluminium casco of the Orion 49. The hull, keel and sailplan are the same as the first Orion 49 / Cruiser (design 169). The deck, cabin, deckhouse, cockpit, transom and interior are different form the 1st Orion 49.

Aluminium casco Orion 49/Explorer (design 173) almost ready, August 2016

The boatyard Alubouw in Franeker is finishing the second aluminium casco of the Orion 49/II. The hull, keel and sailplan are the same as the first Orion. The deck, cabin, deckhouse, cockpit, transom and interior are different form the 1st Orion 49. Medio september will the yacht transported to Jurjen Mulder Jacht en Scheepsbetimmering, where the boat will be finished.

Orion 49 / Cruiser (design 169) on transport

At the end of May, the hull of the Orion 49 / Cruiser was transported to the carpentry shop. Alubouw Franeker is now working on the second hull, which will be ready mid July.

Update, April 2016

A long time we didn’t post any news on the website. And there was so much news, that we didn’t have time to make some articles. In the first months of 2016 we finished the designs of the two orion’s, which are built in Franeker. We also started the design of a 19 meter aluminium sailing yacht and also finished the design of a 6.20 m composite daysailer for the Chineese lakes. At least we have to design a composite 36ft and 38ft sailing yacht for a dutch client.

Project 169-Orion49 / The first aluminium casco is almost fininshed. At the moment the daggerboard and rudders are placed and the yard is finishing the last details in the hull and deck.

Project 170-DF20 / In China are the moulds for a 20ft daysailer almost finished. This summer the prototype will be launched.

Project 173-Orion 49 / The hull of the second Orion will be built at the moment. The differences between the Orion’s are the transom, cockpit, deck, deckhouse and interior. Hull, keel, rudders and rigging are the same for the two boats.

Project 172-RS1900 / We’re designing a 19.00m aluminium sailing yacht for a dutch client. The client delivered the sketches of the exterior in a 2d Rhino-file and designed the interior in 3d himself. We designed and calculated the exterior, construction, keel, rudder and rigging.

Project 175 and 176 / At the moment we’re making the first sketches for the 36ft and 38ft composite daysailers.