Comic books are known to be called ‘the Ninth art’. Illustrating a story shows the best of both worlds. Not only can people enjoy a funny, exciting or touching story, but they can also enjoy wonderful and fun illustrations. An image can tell a thousand words. An extremely creative artform where the possibilities are endless and where people can use their imagination without any boundaries.
Building ships, and especially yachts, is also a form of art where we try to combine the limitlessness of creativity and manufacturability. Super yachts speak to the imagination of every art and creativity lover. What is a better combination than these two artforms? The art of working with steel by Zwijnenburg combined with the creative minds and pencil strokes of comic book illustrators who put their final result with lots of fantasy on paper.
It is a tradition in shipbuilding to give the new owner a gift when the project is finished as gratitude for the assignment. As a passionate collector of comic books, Marcel Bresser came with the idea to turn every yacht project into a comic book illustration. Every yacht illustration is made by a different well-known comic book illustrator who incorporates their signature style and characters into the image. By doing this, the client receives a very unique gift. These illustrations are printed in a limited amount for employees and clients to collect and admire. Every super yacht Zwijnenburg has made, has its own comic book illustration. A nice collection has been created by nearly every well-known name in the Dutch comic book world. Even a few foreign illustrators joined this collection. The illustrations are a huge success among comic book and yacht enthusiasts. However, the collection is far from complete. At this moment, new projects are converted into comic book wonders and as soon as one is finished, we will share it on our website.