|Shipyard Lowyck is the result of a merger of two shipyards - Ships carpentry "Lowyck & Zn" and luxury yacht yard "North Sea Marine".|
The holding Barkentine Armada Group N.V. acquired both in 2001 and 2002 respectively.
Formally, the ships carpentry Lowyck & Zn was established in 1962 by the experienced master carpenter Alphonse Lowyck, and was particularly known for its top quality naval and fishery shipbuilding along the Belgian coast.
In 1965, Guy Laurent decided to join his father in law in the company. Guy was formed and educated by Alphonse. Very quickly, it was clear that he had a lot of talent for both the craftsmanship within company and the management of the people.
In 1980, the company had grown in this way that it was transformed into a private limited company named Lowyck and Zn. BVBA. From the 80's on to halfway through the 90's, a lot of Belgian shipbuilding activities have disappeared due to the bad economical situation. Lowyck has managed to survive this period due to diversification of the activities towards both the yachting and the traditional shipbuilding niche.