Qnautic is run by third and fourth-generation Dutch shipbuilders.
The roots of the company can be traced back to 1935, when the first generation of the family started building small sailing yachts and boats for the commercial shipping industry.
The second generation continued the family business, eventually founding Minerva Shipyard in Amsterdam. This yard specialised in the building and servicing of commercial vessels such as freighters, tankers and special dredgers.
The third generation of the family expanded the building and servicing activities with trading in a wide variety of commercial vessels, super freezer trawlers, tug boats, fast support vessels and other special crafts.