River cruising has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the passenger shipping industry in Europe over the past five years. The specialist fleet of river-going cruise ships has increased accordingly.
A number of leading operators have found that Bolideck Future Teak, a light weight and environmentally-sustainable synthetic alternative to real teak, gives their vessels the high quality look and feel that sets them apart. One of these is Rostock-based A-Rosa Cruises, which operates a fleet of 15 ships on the Rivers Danube, Rhône, Saône, Rhine, Maine and Mosel, and which has achieved considerable success in the premium, high-end river cruise segment.
Dirk Sobotka, A-Rosa Director, Strategic Development, says: “Bolideck Future Teak is an important feature of our ships, both for our guests and for us as an operator. Bolidt is an extremely innovative, customer focused company with a superior product range.”
The latest addition to the Holland American Line is MS Koningsdam, built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The 99,500 tonne vessel accommodates 2,650 guests. Bolidt added to the glamour of this ship by providing its innovative Bolideck Future Teak for the exterior decking. A part of the decking is in the traditional colour, another in a stately grey as requested by the design agency Yran & Storbraaten.
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Watch this video and hear the hospitality designer describe the travel inspirations behind the new ship.
After having installed its innovative marine decking systems on the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas, Bolidt was also contracted to supply the decking for the Harmony of the Seas. With its length of 362 metres, 16 guest decks and a gross tonnage of 226.000, the Harmony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world and the third in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class. The ship was built at STX France’s Saint-Nazaire shipyard in western France.
The state-of-the-art new building for the Faculty of Applied Sciences (TNW) on the Delft University of Technology campus has been provided with Bolidtop® flooring systems. Designed by Ector Hoogstad Architects, the teaching and research building has 30,000 square metres of floor surface and besides lecture rooms, mainly consists of laboratories for the Bionanotechnology, Chemical Technology and Biotechnology departments. These departments enjoy an excellent reputation and engage in high-quality research in the fields of Bionanoscience, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Imaging Physics, Quantum Nanoscience and Radiation Science & Technology.
The MY Maryah was delivered in 2015 and is a self-supporting super yacht suitable for 54 passengers to comfortably sail around the world on. A significant contribution to the MY Maryah was made by Steve Gresham of Gresham Yacht Design. Steve was asked by H2 Yacht Design to provide the exterior design. As part of his assignment, he sought the collaboration of Bolidt.
An important element in the interior of the new school is its flooring: it must be able to stand up to rough treatment and be easy to clean. Also at the Krimpenerwaard College in Krimpen a/d IJssel.
Rutger van den Bosch, facilities manager at Krimpenerwaard College: “It is a great floor. Even with thousands of feet walking across it every day it is as good as maintenance free and easy to keep clean. Our new flooring will not need major maintenance for some time. We are also seeing an improvement in terms of hygiene in our new building".
Meyer Werft is very well-known for applying the latest technology for cruise ships in general and therefore they like working with like-minded partners. Over the years Bolidt and Meyer Werft's relationship evolved from a supplier relationship to a complete synergy. Meyer Werft's Thomas Weigend and Tim Krug explain...
After nearly a hundred years Schmidt Zeevis has moved. The new building, with the outline of the bow of a ship and surrounded by water, truly catches the eye. Schmidt Zeevis has chosen for Bolidt because of the positive experiences of the past. In 1992, Bolidt applied the floor in the building at the Rotterdam Mainland. These floors still meet all requirements, and Schmidt Zeevis is very pleased about them. Marcel van Breda: "Those floors simply do not wear out".
Dutch offshore specialists Damen have launch their latest and largest vessel in the Yacht Support range, the 69 metre Sea Axe named Intrepid. The vessel is an evolution of the 67 metre range, of which two hulls have been built, Garcon, and 6711.
Intrepid is covered with Bolideck systems.
Click here for the article about Intrepid on superyachttimes.com.
Flooring that is walked on by thousands of pupils each day needs to be wear resistant and easy to maintain. A high standard of hygiene must also be ensured. The Bolidtop® 700 College has it all. The flooring system was specifically developed for the educational sector. This is why Krimpenerwaard College in Krimpen aan den IJssel decided to engage Bolidt for its new building.