Eekels: Creating solutions for the next generation of superyachts

The highest quality from design to aftersales 

Three years ago, Eekels acquired De Keizer Marine engineering in the Netherlands, also known as AdK/DKME, after this company filed for bankruptcy. When Eekels took over, they committed themselves to the challenge to finish all the ongoing new build projects, ranging between 90 and 120 meters, for prestigious shipyards such as Feadship, Oceanco and Hakvoort, on time. Yet, with unwavering commitment from both shipyards and Eekels as the electrical system integrator, the company navigated the complexities of these high-quality superyacht projects, fostering collaboration across all departments. Remarkably, this endeavour saw the majority of the original staff seamlessly transition into their roles within Eekels. 

Fast forward three years, and Eekels continues to shine as a beacon of excellence in integrating electrical systems aboard Dutch new build superyachts. Expanding its global presence, Eekels opened two additional offices in 2023, located in Barcelona and Mallorca, complementing its existing ones in Europe and Asia, alongside its service partner in the U.S.. This strategic expansion ensures that Eekels is well-equipped to service yachts worldwide. 

With a rich history spanning over 110 years, Eekels has established itself as a leader in the Marine & Offshore and Industry & Infrastructure markets. With almost 750 employees, Eekels executes projects and maintenance operations in technical automation, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering with precision and expertise. 

Specializing in electrical drive systems, shore power connection systems, marine automation systems, and process automation, Eekels offers tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. From engineering and panel building to implementation, start-up, and ongoing maintenance, Eekels oversees every aspect of the process, ensuring unparalleled quality and customer satisfaction. 

As part of TBI, a prominent technology-oriented group in the Netherlands, Eekels benefits from a solid financial foundation and access to a vast collective workforce. With a remarkable track record of delivering over 300 superyachts for renowned shipbuilders, Eekels has earned a reputation as a trusted partner in the industry. Going beyond mere installation, Eekels, as an independent system integrator, meticulously plans every detail of the yacht’s electrical systems, aiming to create harmony and maximize the onboard experience. 

Eekels operates under the brand name Marpower, providing innovative solutions for various electrotechnical challenges, such as electrical propulsion solutions (frequency converters), shore power convertor systems, ship automation systems and various electronic products. Beyond the maritime sector, these innovative solutions find application across various industries.  

Eekels offers a comprehensive range of onboard services, covering everything from power supply to yacht control, positioning itself as the ultimate one-stop shop for superyacht integration. With a focus on environmental responsibility, Eekels prioritizes the integration of new, eco-friendly technologies aimed at minimizing ecological footprint, reducing emissions, and enhancing energy efficiency. 

As the industry evolves, Eekels remains at the forefront, driving innovation and setting new standards for excellence in superyacht integration. With a steadfast commitment to quality, sustainability, and customer satisfaction, Eekels is well-positioned to lead the way in the years to come. 


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