Jacht- en Scheepswerf Kempers was a renowned yacht and shipyard located in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. The yard was founded in 1900 and was known for the barges that were built there and the high quality of their yachts. The first known name of the yard is; TH. Kempers & Son Shipbuilding and Repair Yard. In 1979 the company name was changed to Scheeps en Jachtwerf Kempers B.V.
One of the most remarkable types of yachts built by Kempers was the Kempala 12.50 GSAK. This was a stylish and seaworthy yacht designed for cruising the open sea. The Kempers yachts are very popular with water sports enthusiasts because of their robust construction, excellent sailing characteristics and luxurious finish.
Unfortunately, Jacht- en Scheepswerf Kempers is no longer active from Alphen aan den Rijn. In 1994 the yard was taken over by Van der Valk, which also owns Avifauna and the Van der Valk Hotel in Alphen aan den Rijn. The new name of the shipyard has been since then “Scheepswerf Falcon” and is active in building hulls for Vedette Jachtbouw, does maintenance on yachts in the shed and still owns 2 long slipways on which small commercial vessels but also former professional vessels can be lifted out of the water for maintenance and repair.
The yachts built by Jacht- en Scheepswerf Kempers still have an excellent reputation when it comes to quality and sailing characteristics. The name Kempers therefore remains a household name in Dutch shipbuilding and yacht building in particular. With their rich history and excellent craftsmanship, they have made many yacht owners happy with their beautiful ships.
DOEVE Brokers and Valuers is your dedicated yacht broker for boats built by Kempers. For further information about the sale of your Kempers Kempala or if you wish to purchase a Kempers Kempala, please contact us.