Hydromar started out as a machining company in 1928 in the centre of the city of Haarlem with a progressive founder who was always looking for innovative approaches. In 1961 the company moved to an industrial area outside of Haarlem. As the former owners were always seeking for new products they developed hydraulic steering cylinders and hydraulic thrusters for their own inland boats as a hobby. Slowly the business changes from industrial hydraulics to hydraulics for yachting. What started as a hobby grew out to be the core business.
This progressive mindset prevalent at Hydromar resulted in developing a wide range of hydraulics for yachting. “Almost all the products in our range today have grown out of full custom products from the 1980s and ‘90s – back in those days we had to invent and manufacture many parts ourselves, as so little was ready-made and available.”
Hydromar’s products were soon in demand from yards creating superyachts of up to a hundred metres and more. This was when Hydromar encountered that the bureaucratic approach many of these yachtbuilders deploy did not fit the Hydromar philosophy. Based on this experience, they decided that the company performed best with a focus on high-quality yachtbuilding that rests on cooperation and flexibility by both supplier and yard. “It is very important that Hydromar be part of the construction process so that their knowledge of machining, shipbuilding and hydraulics can benefit all parties involved. This is the philosophy of Hydromar.”