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The Cytra shipyard was founded by the brothers Richard and Ernst Heim. At the end of the 1950s, they started building boats with their knowledge of wood. The first boat was 4.2 meters long and made of plywood. The second boat was 5.5 meters long and the third construction was already 7 meters long, with a cabin and intended for the sea.

In 1963 they started serial production. Ever since the first boats made of wood, great importance was attached to the optimal construction of the hull, because fuel saving was the main condition set by the Heim brothers. Later, using glass fiber reinforced plastics and years of experimentation, the hull and superstructure could be refined to such an extent that all Cytra yachts are among the most fuel-friendly boats till today.

To be relatively independent, the yard produced many accessories according to ideas of Heim himself. From metal cleats to interior elements made of wood or plastic, everything was manufactured in the workshops at the Cytra yard and then built in into the Cytra yachts.

More than 900 boats of the more than 10 Cytra models were sold to water board and rescue services and to boating enthusiasts. Due to his age, Richard Heim wanted to sell the yard, but the French Rocca shipyard withdrew for political reasons.

In 1998 the Cytra shipyard was closed.

Doeve Brokers is the yacht broker for boats built by Cytra. For further information about the sale of your Cytra or if you wish to purchase a Cytra, please contact us.


  • Doeve Brokers and Valuers
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  • Tel. int. +31 (0)10 – 248 98 30
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