Along Coastlines and Shallow Water: Rederij Waterweg 1970-2006

by Hans | January 19th, 2010

A delightful book about a fascinating maritime company. This is also a really good case study of a successful family business.

Established in 1970 by the then 22 year old Hank de Haas, Rederij Waterweg grew steadily to become a very substantial organisation that owned and operated a significant fleet of inshore workboats and tugs. Soon joined by his even younger wife Lida, the family atmosphere flourished and undoubtedly contributed to the success of the company.

With operations becoming global and involving many adventures, the company history became particularly interesting. Rederij Waterweg remained in family hands until the retirement of the founders in 2006. It, and its impressive fleet was then sold to the Merwe Oord Group, another family company. The tradition continues. A charming and educational history.

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Author: Paul Schaap Publisher: Pas Publications Anna Paulowna, The Netherlands Web:

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