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Welcome to HISWA Holland Marine Industry!

With 900 members HISWA Holland Marine Industry unites the best companies of the watersports industry in the Netherlands. For consumers the HISWA logo is a sign of quality and guarantee. For the government, media and other organisations HISWA is the spokesman representing the Holland marine industry.

Companies in the whole business chain of the Dutch watersports industry are members of HISWA; from yacht builders, brokers, marinas and charter companies to retailers and export. In all HISWA represents thirteen business trade sectors (including yards, marinas, charter companies, sailing schools, naval architects, yacht brokers, retailers, repair & refit services, marine equipment suppliers) taking care of 65% of the turnover in the industry.

Collective interests in the industry are strengthened by HISWA. HISWA participates in many committees and supports the promotion of the watersports industry towards consumers. The association also offers many products and practical support to its members. By doing this HISWA ensures that these members are recognisable as especially safe, environmental friendly and presenting the highest quality.

HISWA was established in 1932 as a boat show organiser. Nowadays HISWA Holland Marine Industry gives its name to two well respected boat shows: HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show (Amsterdam RAI) and Amsterdam in-water Boat Show (Amsterdam Marina).

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HISWA General Terms

The HISWA General Terms and Conditions of Contracting Work, Sales and Deliveries give you security and confidence when doing business with one of the HISWA companies.

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Key figures watersports industry Netherlands

· 2.000 companies main activity in marine (4.100 sum total)

· 30% market share super- and megayachts

· 30.000 employees (24.000 fte)

· € 2.55 billion revenu pleisure crafts, whereof € 1,1 billion export

· 1.100 marinas: 50% commercial

· 10.000 km of inland waterways (100% more than motorways)

· 500.000 boats

· 1,3 million active boaters

More information

HISWA Holland Marine Industry

P.O. Box 37111

1030 AC Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Telephone +31 20 705 14 02