Materia Xpert Series on innovative Yachts – Leisure & Hospitality

Please note, change of address:

There has been a change of address. This event will now take place at Delta Light in Amsterdam. This is the address:

Delta Light, Burgemeester Stramanweg 104, 1101 AA Amsterdam Zuidoost

The programme remains as follows.

Innovation on the seas

Luxury yachts are generally seen as the ultimate toys of the rich. In ongoing competition, the league of the very wealthy celebrate the largest, longest, tallest and especially the most expensive examples, of which many can be found on display in the ports of Italy and southern France.

So with all that money being spent, what’s going on in yacht development and innovation? De Voogt Naval, part of Feadship and one of the leading international designers and builders of superyachts, show their latest yachting development, including the famous aluminium yacht “Venus”.

In addition, designer Huibert Groenendijk unveils the development of Rotterdam’s wayward water taxis, and of course the development of Qrooz, a living & working sailing vessel for the adventurer who combines living and working with relaxation and discovery on the water.


12:30 Welcome

13:00 Introduction by Els Zijlstra, Materia creative director

13:15 Ruud Bakker and Tanno Weeda of De Voogt Naval on the design and innovation of (super) yachts.

14:00 Coffee break

14:40 Huibert Groenendijk on the water taxi and Qrooz NXT.

15:30  Ton van Namen of Monteflor on the IJburg water villas

17:00 Informal drinks and networking session

You can register here.

As a participant, you are invited take part in the Xpert Series, but free entrance is not the same as a cost-free event! Organising an event costs money. There is a no-show fee of € 45,- (excl. VAT) per reserved spot. Once you sign up, we will reserve a place for you. If you then don’t show up, we may have had to disappoint someone else who could have taken your spot. Moreover, this means that unnecessary costs are incurred.

You can cancel free of charge up to 2 days before the event by sending an email ( Of course you can always send a colleague in your place. We do not charge a fee for this. We do, however, kindly request that you notify us in advance.