Alumax Boats welcomes King Willem-Alexander during working visit to Port of Zwolle

On Wednesday afternoon, January 17, 2024, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to Meppel. A special honor for Alumax Boats, as a builder of aluminum (work) boats and water cabs, a circular product. The royal working visit started at our shipyard, where the King took a look at our hull hall and experienced the art of building aluminum boats. Our employees had the honor to speak with His Majesty and inform him about the various applications of our work boats, ranging from water cabs to electric tour boats and sloops. Read more below the photos or watch the Blue Blood film here, starting at 14:30 min.
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A royal tour

During the visit, King Willem-Alexander spoke with our employees and showed interest in the various applications of our workboats. For example, he spoke to Daan about his work-and-learn course in our hull hall and climbed the stairs next to the Mokum Tug to ask Aron some questions as well. Our yard in the Meppel harbor is the birthplace of water cabs, electric tour boats and sloops, all of which meet the highest standards of design and functionality.

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Cooperation with Port of Zwolle

The working visit was part of a broader initiative in which the King spoke about cooperation in the areas of circularity, changing transport flows, economic development and administrative cooperation. Port of Zwolle, the joint port authority of the Zwolle, Kampen and Meppel municipalities, acted as host for this special occasion.

A crown to our work

Jeroen van de Ende, CEO of Port of Zwolle, considered the King’s visit a “crown on our work.” The growth of Port of Zwolle in recent years, made possible in part by the cooperation between entrepreneurs, government and knowledge institutions, was given extra emphasis on this day. Van den Ende emphasized that cooperation is the DNA of Port of Zwolle and the region.

Future-oriented cooperation

Mayor Richard Korteland emphasized Port of Zwolle’s efforts within the Region Deal Regio Zwolle. The strategic location and strengthening the investment climate are spearheads that Port of Zwolle is working on, with support from the state and Europe. These efforts form the basis for future-oriented cooperation.

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Alumax Boats: innovation in aluminum workboats

As Alumax Boats, we are proud of the recognition brought by the royal visit. Our aluminum workboats are an essential part of maritime infrastructure, ranging from passenger transport and enforcement to fire fighting, harbor service, ferries and tour boats.

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