News

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New website launched

We are happy to publish our new website, please get in touch with us if you are missing any valuable Information. However, please do also not forget to check out our Facebook and LinkedIn profiles regularly for latest news and updates.


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Honorary Certificate for our boatbuilding apprenticeship program

Hatecke GmbH was recently awarded an honorary certificate from the Handwerkskammer Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Stade for our excellent performance in the education of trainees in boat building.

Even though modern GRP boat production is not comparable to the wodden boat building from years ago, this craftsmanship is still the basis for our product and we esteem high value for this 3-year practical and theoretical education.


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3rd Hatecke Network Meeting

From 5th to 7th June 2019, we had the pleasure to host the 3rd Hatecke Sales Agent and Service Station Network Meeting. 52 participants from 35 different companies made it a big success and were informed about latest news on Hatecke products and services including Polar Code Survival Equipment, FFE and PPE Services, various technical modifications for existing lifeboats and last but not least upcoming MSC.402(96) regulation.

Thanks to all participants!


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Approval of Sekigahara

Sekigahara, a top manufacturer of equipment used in shipping, including cranes and lifeboat equipment, authorized us as service partner.


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Management Board Change

Within the Hatecke group the management board has been extended.

Peter Hatecke, who has run the family business (founded in 1903) since 1986 in the 4th generation, has now appointed his three sons, Hinnerk, Hannes and Markus and his nephew Krischan Oltmann into the management board.

At Hatecke Service GmbH, performing the worldwide maintenance of life-saving appli­ances with 60 employees, for about 3,000 ships a year, Krischan Oltmann (34) took over the management board on April 1st, 2016. Krischan Oltmann was already responsible as commercial director since March 1st, 2013 and previously worked at Ernst & Young in Hamburg as a tax consultant and auditor for six years.

At Hatecke GmbH, leading manufacturer of Tender- and lifeboats for the cruise industry with 200 employees at Drochtersen-Krautsand (50 km west of Hamburg), the three sons of owner Peter Hatecke were appointed to the Executive Board on July 1st, 2016. Hinnerk Hatecke (30) worked for several years at Hunte Engineering in Oldenburg after his shipbuilding studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen and is responsible for the design of the rescue and Tender Boats in cruise section since August 2011, is now taking over the design department and boat development.

Markus Hatecke (27) completed studies of marine engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Flensburg. He continued his education to become an international welding engineer. Since early 2013 he has been working at the company and is nowadays responsible for the production.

Hannes Hatecke (29) degreed engineer of naval architecture and MBA spent 3 years as a research associate in Hamburg University at the Institute of Ship Design and Ship Safety of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Krüger, before gaining his doctorate in 2016 has taken over the responsibility for administration and sales.

With the expansion of the management, an organizational change and rejuvenation of the management board, the Hatecke group adjusts not only to the changed conditions and challenges of the market, but is also preparing to switch over to the 5th generation.

Froml left to right: Peter Hatecke, Hinnerk Hatecke, Markus Hatecke, Hannes Hatecke and Krischan Oltmann


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Raymarine Service and Installation Partner

Hatecke GmbH has signed a frame agreement with Raymarine for the exclusive delivery of onboard electronical navigation equipment.