AZ Scheepstechniek


About 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.

About Arjan

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.

- Troubleshooting.
- Assist in organizing or supervising refitting, repair and maintenance work.

- Assisting in yard selection or evaluating bids

- Sourcing of equipment, subcontractors or spare parts.

What we did

We invite you to have a look at the section PROJECTS of this website to find out more about the ships AZscheepstechniek was involved with since 2011.

See our latest projects below

A recommendation about Arjan:

"Arjan Zutphen was the Hakvoort Shipyard project manager for the 40 m MY Solaia, built in 2000 at the Hakvoort Shipyard, Monnickendam, Holland. During the 2 year planning and construction of Solaia, Arjan went beyond the call of duty to ensure that Solaia was built to the highest standards and to our design specifications. He constantly provided sensible and sound alternatives to the numerous problems normally encountered during the build process.

While on a professional level Arjan was the most competent manager I have met, he also was a pleasure to work with and in the end became a close personal friend. I would have no hesitation in recommending Arjan as a most skilled surveyor and build manager."

Nick Brettingham-Moore MCA Master Yachts
AZ Scheepstechniek
AZ Scheepstechniek

Arjan Zutphen
Nieuwe Zijds Burgwal 57
1141 TJ Monnickendam


+31 6 47 09 12 50