Newthex delivers Double Flush Hatches for OceanXplorer

After a two-year rebuild at Damen Shipyards the 87 metres long deep-sea research vessel OceanXplorer was launched. For this high-tech vessel Newthex delivered two large Double Flush Hatches.


To create high quality films and documentaries while at sea OceanXplorer uses a helicopter, submarines and ROVs. To fuel the helicopter and other equipment OceanXplorer has 4 large removable fuel tanks which are stored beneath the deck.



Each Newthex hatch is more than 4 metres wide and grants access to the fuel storage compartment. The hatches sit flush in the upper deck to benefit the loading process of the large shipping containers which can be stored on the same deck. More info about Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam and OceanXplorer can be found here.


More about the launch of OceanXplorer


A look back at Newthex’s doors on board the Tranquility

In this #throwback video we look back at large doors Newthex delivered for the 90 meter long Tranquility by Oceanco (formerly named Equanimity).


Newthex delivered multiple large doors. Two MOB Bulwark Doors on each side of the vessel and one of the ships highlights is Newthex’s 5 meter wide Transom Door with folding platform. For some onboard footage check the video.


Double opportunity to meet Newthex

Do you prefer Amsterdam or Bangkok? Newthex exhibited at two large events in November. One for our Navy products the other for our Super Yachts Products.


DEFENSE & SECURITY in Bangkok, Thailand from 18-21 November 2019 where Jan de Rover was available for all your questions regarding Newthex Navy products.



METSTRADE in Amsterdam from 17-19 November 2019 Newthex’s team was available for all your questions at the SuperYacht Pavilion. Metstrade is the world’s biggest and most visited B2B leisure marine equipment show, which has been bringing the marine industry together for decades.


Newthex doors proudly shown in book ‘Turquoise Reflections’

Recently we received a unique book from our client Turquoise Yachts. A book about what makes Turquoise unique and gives us a visual glimpse into the world of perfection and customized details.

At Newthex we are proud and grateful to have been involved with the extraordinary technologically advanced 77-meter M/Y GO and are always trilled to see our products being the stars of the show.

With more than 260 pages the book shows a lot of Newthex products from freshly being installed in Turquoise’s facility in Kocaeli and the Pendik Yards to the launch of the GO after only 12 months build time.  A record time build.

Photo’s of Newthex doors and hatches on M/Y GO

A first look at the fresh installed hull door for the beach club.

For GO’s main deck Newthex created a special flush pop-up sliding hatch and 2 large flush MOB hatches.

GO’s mooring doors on starboard and port side are even sleek and stylish when opened.

The beach club offers 3 opening doors -the transom one being a hidden one- for the utmost access to the sea.

GO’s large garage door let’s the tender and toys play outside.

For more information about Turquoise Yachts please visit:

Would you like to know more about the doors onboard M/Y GO, please contact Newthex.

Next doors for Tankoa S501 super yacht

This week Tankoa Yachts launched their latest 50-metre superyacht Binta D’Or at their shipyard in Genoa Italy. For this all aluminum superyacht Newthex delivered a complete range of Watertight Next Doors to protect the potentially vulnerable interior spaces and critical systems.


With Tankoa Yachts Newthex has a successful long record of delivering watertight doors and hatches which they implement in their designs. All Newthex Next Doors and Watertight hatches are pressure tested prior to dispatch and can be certified by all major classification societies.


Why Next watertight doors for superyachts?

Interesting to know is that instead of the typical handwheel driven watertight yacht doors, Newthex Next watertight doors are fit with a single handle. In combination with our patented NEXT closing system the Newthex Next watertight hinged door can be operated with one hand instead of two. This benefits the user and saves time in most situations.

  • Next Doors are equipped with pirate- and thief-proof hinges. When the doors are closed the door can not be lifted off or disconnected from the hinges.
  • As an option Next Doors can be equipped with door handles which light up in the dark.
  • The smooth Next Door design reduces the risk to be hooked or to get hurt while passing the door.


Examples of Newthex Watertight Next Doors onboard a superyacht


World debut at Monaco Yacht Show

The Binta D’Or, also known as Tankoa S501 Hybrid is now undergoing dock and sea trials so she can successfully be delivered to her European owner to debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.


For more information about Tankoa Yachts please visit:
Main photo by: Tankoa Yachts

8 large ro-ro ramps for the Indian Navy

Newthex delivered 8 Ro-Ro ramps to several Landing Craft Vessels for the Indian Navy. The 5th vessel was commissioned on the 19th of December 2018. The ramp is capable of supporting heavy vehicles like tanks.




The vessel can be deployed for maritime roles that require amphibious capabilities. The LCU MK IV class can carry up to 216 personnel and 145 tonnes of cargo. Multiple crews have been trained by Newthex these past years, how to operate the ramps safe and correct in case of an emergency.

Newthex at CNR Eurasia Boat Show

The CNR Eurasia Boat Show, is one of the most prestigious and colourful events in its region.

Last year the exhibition had a record-breaking number of visitors and sales volume, receiving orders worth USD 230 million and leading to a trade volume of USD 600 million. In 2019, an increase of 20 percent more trade is expected from the exhibition.

You can visit Newthex at the CNR Eurasia Boat Show. Newthex’s mr. Jan de Rover is available for all your questions from February 23 – March 3 2019 at stand 7-C04.

Benetti launches world’s largest hybrid yacht

On February 5th, the world’s largest hybrid yacht was launched. Newthex is proud to have delivered several products for FB272.


Newthex’s manager operations Johan Troelstra and the service engineers are looking forward to the commissioning of the products which will take place in first half of March 2019.


Less than two months since Benetti launched the giga yacht FB277 also with products from Newthex, the Shipyard celebrates the successful launch of FB272.


Photos by: Benetti Yachts

Newthex expands engineering capacity

The ongoing increase of projects at Newthex created the need for more engineering talent. The answer came from abroad which led to a collaboration with an engineering company from Ukraine.


“By teaming up we can reduce the lead time and shorten the delivery time of projects by having more engineering capacity .” says head of engineering department Martin Luth. This allows Newthex to serve it’s clients better and faster if needed.


Viktor and Anton at Newthex Sappemeer


To keep the overall quality high, Newthex is now training two Ukraine engineers at the Newthex office in Sappemeer. The engineers, Viktor and Anton are currently staying in Holland for 5 weeks to get familiarized with Newthex, the products but mostly Newthex’s way of working.


This first traineeship will enable the naval engineers to pass on the knowledge to their fellow engineers in Ukraine which also will be working on future Newthex projects together with the Dutch engineers based in Sappemeer. To further enhance and share knowledge more traineeships will take place.

Benetti launches biggest ever with mega doors by Newthex

Last Tuesday Benetti has successfully launched the FB277. This 107-metre-long motor yacht is the biggest ever built by a private shipyard in Italy. For this giga yacht Newthex delivered quite an epic double sliding door on the stern of the vessel which grants access to the spacious beach club.


What makes this door epic is the staggering size of the clear opening which is a whopping 2,3 by 5 metres and despite this size the double watertight sliding door is fully classified as hull door by Lloyd’s. This keeps the ship safe and secure and when opened it creates a unique space which delivers new levels of utility and pleasure for the ship owners and guests.


Photos by Benetti


If you would like to know more about our sliding hull doors or other watertight solutions. Please contact our sales department for any request.