Yachts now built in shifts at Heesen due to corona measures

Dutch yacht builder Heesen Yachts is also taking measures due to the corona crisis. While office staff now works from home as much as possible, the number of employees working in the shipyard has been halved by working in two shifts, so as not to lose productivity and to increase flexibility.

The company stresses the main priority remains to protect the health and welfare of its team and contractors. By working in shifts, the company hopes disruption will be minimal allowing Heesen to continue business as usual while following the (local) government guidelines.

The yacht builder has further implemented a continuous thorough clean cycle of its offices, sheds and yachts under construction to help minimise the spread of the virus.

‘At times such as these, it is vitally important that collectively, we work together to flatten the curve of Covid-19 and to enable social and economic recovery as soon as possible. We all need to find new ways of doing business and adapt to this new situation. At Heesen, we are ready to play our part,’ says the company in a statement.

Picture by Heesen.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.