Battle of the year
Every year, representatives of the Dutch maritime industry gather for the Maritime Awards Gala. With a jam-packed Studio 21 in Hilversum it quickly became clear that the maritime sector is indispensable for the Dutch economy.
Innovation was widely highlighted during this gala, in five different categories. The winner of the Ship of the Year Award was fishing vessel MDV 1 Immanuel. Almost everything about this fishing cutter has been freshly designed. The vessel’s shape, arrangement, materials and construction, propulsion installation and fish processing are all innovations in comparison to the traditional North Sea cutters.