Erik has been employed by De Vries Makkum as manager of the refit team. This team managed the entire refit of MY Sultana. This project came to the yard in Makkum in a half-finished condition, together with the masters and students of the in-house craftsman school we have turned this Yacht into a full worthy member of the Feadship heritage fleet.
Erik has been employed by De Vries Makkum as manager of the refit team. This team managed the entire refit of MY Serena. This special project was executed with great care by a unique team of professional master shipbuilders and their students. Serena was originally built in 1964 as one of a series specially designed by mr. Carlo Riva! The vessel was entirely rebuilt, with nothing to remain untouched. Since the refit the yacht is more extensively used then lots of mega yachts will be in their entire life…
During the employment by De Vries Makkum Erik has coordinated the outfitting works for MY Ocean Victory during her last two weeks of completion.
MY Musahi and sistership Fountainhead had several innovation projects like the Bow- and stern thruster RIM-Drives by Voith propulsion systems, LED lighting systems and very innovative double curved windows. Besides managing these innovations Erik coordinated the production outfitting of MY Musashi during his employment by De Vries Makkum.
Together with the Feadship Sales team, Erik (as manager New Projects for De Vries Makkum) has developed the specification and budget of Motoryacht Madame Gu and managed the pre-design process together with Feadship’s De Voogt Naval Architects. The yacht is one of the most innovative yachts in the world. Important developments are: the outside RGB lighting systems, the 4-engine-in-2-shafts propulsion giving the 99 meter yachts a comfortable speed of well over 20 knots, the helicopter platform lift, etc.
Erik has been employed by De Vries Makkum as manager of the refit team. This team managed the entire refit of MY Odyssey, which was lengthened over all decks, had a full interior refit, a new fairing- & paintjob and a technical update. This 9 months extensive refit took place in The Netherlands with the talented team of Feadship’s De Vries Scheepsbouw Makkum.
For Marieholm we developed their 49 model and managed the production for a period of one year.