When I was working on aluminum parts for a big sailing yacht in my workshop, a good-humored Irish man stepped in with his 7-year-old son holding his father’s right hand. The boy looked around and was fascinated by the rough, shiny material and the large machines. He was surprised that such a beautiful and special product was made with these machines, in combination with the necessary craftsmanship. In the meantime, his father and I discussed the tender, which would be entirely built according to his wishes. The hull would not be sprayed, but polished, which means that there is a matt silver glow all over the boat. After the outlines were discussed I shook hands with both men. When they both crossed the threshold, the young man asked his father: “Daddy when do we visit the silverman again?”
The name Z I L V E R M A N (Dutch) was born!