More and more people enjoy the luxurious trips on board of the river cruise ships built by VAHALI. On board they can view magnificent attractions and many old cities along the banks of the rivers they sail. New generation of river cruise ships resemble 5-star hotels, with sun decks, dining rooms, lounges, fitness facilities, swimming pools, casinos etc. The capicity of a river cruise ship is 90-240 passengers.

With 30 river cruise ships built by VAHALI during the last 11 years, we are proud to call ourselves the expert in river cruise ship building. We are building modern river cruisers up to 135 meter long, always implementing new standards and building procedures.


Different types of tankships include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers can range in size of capacity from several hundred tons, which includes vessels for servicing small harbors and coastal settlements, to several hundred thousand tons, for long-range haulage. Tankships that operate on rivers and canals have an average cargo capacity up to some thousand tons. Tankers are a relatively new concept, dating from the later years of the 19th century.

VAHALI can build a variety of tankers. Taking into account client wishes, we are offering our own designed tanker line called BEOTANK. We can amend and adjust BEOTANK-tankers in order to carry all kinds of liquids.


Container ships are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size containers, in a technique called containerisation. They are a common means of commercial freight transport. Container vessels eliminate the individual hatches, holds and dividers of the traditional general cargo vessels. The hull of a typical container ship is a huge warehouse divided into cells by vertical guide rails. These cells are designed to hold cargo in pre-packed units: containers. Shipping containers are usually made of steel. They are designed to be transferred to and from trains, trucks or trailers.

VAHALI has built both seagoing-costal and river container vessels.


Dredging, by means of a dredger, is an excavation activity or operation usually carried out at least partly underwater, in shallow seas or fresh water areas with the purpose of gathering up bottom sediments and disposing of them at a different location. This technique is mostly used to keep waterways navigable.

VAHALI has built over 50 dredger units - beavers mostly for one of our main clients – IHC Merwede


The term yacht originated from the Dutch word “jacht” meaning "hunt". It was originally defined as a light fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and in the shallow waters of the Netherlands. After Charles II of England chose this kind of vessel to bring him from Holland to Britain in order to regain the throne, it was used from that day on to carry important persons.

Yacht lengths generally range from 10 metres up to dozens of metres. A luxury craft smaller than 12 metres is more commonly called a cabin cruiser or simply a cruiser. A superyacht generally refers to any yacht above 30 meters and a megayacht refers to any yacht over 50 metres.

VAHALI has the in-house knowledge and capacity to build all kinds of Yachts according to our client’s wishes.


Pushing is a special means of river transport, by a special ship: the pusher – tugboat. It pushes barges, ships without a motor. The pushing becomes more and more popular and replaces the original tugging.


A ferry (or ferryboat) is a boat used to carry primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across water. Most ferries operate on regular, frequent, return services. A passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, Italy, is sometimes called a water bus or water taxi.
Ferries form a part of the public transport system of many waterside cities and islands, allowing easy interconnection between different places and without having to build costly bridges or tunnels.


A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and need to be towed or pushed by towboats. Barges are used today for low-value bulk items, as the cost of hauling goods by barge is very low. A typical barge measures 59.4 m × 10.6 m and can carry up to about 1500 tons of cargo.


A pontoon is a flotation device with a buoyancy sufficient to float itself as well as a heavy load. A pontoon boat is a flattish boat that relies on pontoons to float. Pontoons may be used for boats, rafts, barges, docks, floatplanes or seaplanes.

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