AZ Scheepstechniek
  • AZ Scheepstechniek

AZ Scheepstechniek is a yacht consultancy offering specialist experience and knowledge in all shipbuilding disciplines. From design specification to interior design, AZ Scheepstechniek steers, guides and supervises the entire construction process for yacht buyers and owners.

Arjan Zutphen is the man behind AZ Scheepstechniek.

A fully qualified naval architect, he started working at Shipyard Hakvoort in 1980. In those days fishing ships were built of up to 40 meters. The first yacht was built in 1982, and initially Arjan was the single technical staff member out on the yard responsible for the entire project. Until 2011 he has been involved in the building of all Hakvoort yachts, and for 25 of them Arjan has been the technical project manager and purchaser.

Disciplines AZ Scheepstechniek deals with include:

Design, specification, Class, LY2, Hull and Superstructure construction, Engines and Systems, Electrical systems, interior and exterior carpentry, soundproofing, deck equipment, painting, upholstery, marble, plumbing, windows, propellers and shaft, lighting, insulation, fire detection, alarm system, AZ Scheepstechniek has worked with a range of designers, including Felix Buijtendijk, Espen Oeino, DIANA yachtdesign, Vripack, Pieter Beeldsnijder, Ken Freivokh, Don Starkey, Willem de Vries Lentsch, and Azure.

What we do:

  • - assisting in building a yacht as an owner representative , consultant or supervisor.
  • - assist in organizing or supervising refitting , repair and maintenance work.
  • - trouble shooting.
  • - assisting in yard selection or evaluating bids.
  • - sourcing of equipment, subcontractors or spare parts.

Reference project
The owner of a 33.5m motor yacht hired AZ Scheepstechniek for project management, specification development and yard selection. The yacht has been designed by DIANA yachtdesign. For more details, go to and look under Current Projects for code name Jericho. The interior design is by Ferri Weber.

  • Contact information
  • Arjan Zutphen
  • Nieuwe Zijds Burgwal 57
  • 1141 TJ Monnickendam
  • Holland
  • +31647091250