Expensive things need care, just ask anyone owning a good car, a big house or a Stradivari. Yachts are no exemption to this rule and it is at Balk Shipyard in Urk, the Netherlands, where ship-owners from all over the world come for care, as well as radical changes to their form of transportation. This special shipyard has been run by the Balk family for seven generations with Daan Balk at the helm since 1998. With a core business of refitting and rebuilding yachts, the Balk Shipyard at Urk has seen its fair share of vessels. With refitting, Balk works on repairs and maintenance for there are many ships that have been a bit neglected right before a sale and thus need something more than just a lick of paint.

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