It was soon clear that Sybrand (71) would not be leading his father's farming life. He was born in Friesland and preferred to become a furniture maker. At the age of 15 that choice already led to a 53-year (!) career as a ship's carpenter. First as an employee, later as an entrepreneur. In that role he developed a love for the water and the Pilot 39 designs of Willem Nieland. Three he was allowed to carpenter himself, including his own Ghost.
Aquanaut is known for building yachts that seamlessly match the specific wishes of their future owners. This is also evident from the two unique and well-maintained Aquanaut European Voyager 1300 yachts currently in our sales port. Both of the same type, approximately 13 meters in length, yet very different on many fronts. What makes these two CE-B certified multiknikspant vessels so special? We would be happy to explain it to you in a virtual tour!
A day trip on Dutch waters or a weeks-long journey to Scandinavia, France or England. Whatever destination Ernst Jan and Sabina wanted to reach, their Vacance Solide 435 had to be able to take them there safely, comfortably and stylishly. From these starting points, the born and bred water sports couple thought out their dream yacht inch by inch. The result was a one of a kind all-rounder, which they said farewell to with pain in their hearts after ten years.