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Amsterdamsche Scheepwerf G. de Vries Lentsch Jr. Yachts

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In 1917, Gerard de Vries Lentsch separated from his brother Willem and established his own shipyard, the Amsterdamsche Scheepswerf G. de Vries Lentsch, on the northern bank of the IJ. For decades, this yard crafted exquisite ships on the waterfront. Gerard's son, also named Gerard, later took over, adding "Jr." to the name. From 1917 until its closure in 1970, the yard produced over 2800 ships of remarkable diversity.

The fleet built by the yard showcased a wide range of materials, including wood, steel, aluminum, and reinforced polyester. The slipway saw the launch of various vessels, from sailing yachts and motorboats to passenger ships, tugs, patrol boats, sloops, pleasure boats, and even navy vessels. The yard excelled at both designing its own boats and constructing ships based on other architects' designs, always upholding the value of craftsmanship.

In 1954, a large shipbuilding hall was constructed, enabling indoor shipbuilding of vessels up to 70 meters without weather and moisture constraints. The Amsterdamsche Scheepswerf G. de Vries Lentsch remains a testament to the legacy of fine shipbuilding that left a lasting mark on the maritime industry.

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