• Union Topaz
All Cargo Ships
• M.N.O. Zeezand
• UKD Orca
All Dredging Ships
• Prins Johan Willerm Friso
• Happy Eagle
All Pilotage Ships
• Smit Japan/Smit Siberië
All Special Ships
Always on the move since 1850
The vision of Barkmeijer Shipyards is to build ships that excel in terms of efficiency and safety. From the very first sketches and general arrangements to the finishing touches during construction, we mastermind the development of the ship that you picture.
For Barkmeijer Shipyards, flexibility is the standard. In order to achieve this flexibility we work with expert teams that use state-of-the-art production technologies while maintaining tight deadlines. Barkmeijer shipyard is known for their broad spectrum of specialisms.
We are supported by a specialist network of suppliers, and we apply quality assurance throughout the design process and construction, but most importantly: we have over 165 years of experience to turn our client’s vision into a success.
Barkmeijer is at the heart of a vast network of suppliers and affiliate shipyards. At their shipyard based in Stroobos, Barkmeijer can build ships with a length up to 140 meter, but when required this can easily scale up using our extended shipyard concept. Barkmeijer Shipyard is a well-established yard with modern facilities such as a design office, quay-side, and many more that allow the shipyard to provide and maintain its products.
Barkmeijer has built ships for over 165 years and is one of the oldest existing shipyards in the Netherlands, probably even worldwide. Key to this long history is the ability to reinvent ourselves, again and again. We have adapted to technology changes, disruptive trends, cyclic markets and globalization. In 1850 we were building wooden ships with hammer and chisel, know we run an extended shipyard building ships with a length of more than 135m, from steel and aluminum. Privately held and with a secure base we feel confident we can pass on our legacy to many future shipbuilding generations.
The best Barkmeijer ships are built in collaboration with clients, our own experts and local and global suppliers. This dense network of partners has been a productive environment for over 165 years. The people at Barkmeijer love ships, and this passion is shared throughout our value chain. This dedication to build the best ships is why customers return to our shipyard, and Barkmeijer has proudly delivered ships to three generations; father, son and grandson. Barkmeijer doesn’t just build a ship, we build a companionship.
Mr. Jos de Groot was appointed CEO of Barkmeijer Shipyard in December 2003, after being project manager at Barkmeijer for 6 years. Before Barkmeijer, from 1987 to 1997, he was a maritime officer at P&O Nedlloyd. Mr. de Groot has a Bachelor of Science at the Technical and Nautical Institute in Utrecht and graduated as navigation officer at the Nautical Institute Michiel de Ruyter.
Mr. Hans Veraart was appointed Commercial Director in September 1993, holding this position for over 23 years. Prior to this, he was project manager at Conoship International and worked at the renowned Dutch automotive company DAF. Mr. Veraart has a Bachelor of Science at the Technical and Nautical Institute in Utrecht as well as a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Economics at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.