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I would speculate that you are looking at an ad by a broker that does not know better. As far as I know, Van De Stadt never owned a ayrd, but had their boats produced by a wide range of high quality and not so high quality yards, as well as, by home builders and kit builders.
That kind of mistake is pretty common. I have also seen boats listed as being built by S&S, a firm that also never actually built boats either.
Also for example, when I bought my boat the builder was listed as Bruce Farr. As far as I know Bruce Farr or Farr Yacht design has not actually built a boat since the early 1970's, relying instead on contract boat yards to actually build the boats that they sell through Farr International (now Stagg International, I believe) . My boat was actually build by C&B Marine in South Africa to a design licensed from Farr Yacht design.
For that matter, J-boats and until recently Freedom Yachts don't actually have yards either.