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About us The story behind Jachtmakelaardij Zuidwest Friesland

We are Mark Offringa and Peter Wiersma, both out-and-out water sports enthusiasts. In early 2017, we decided to draw on our extensive experience as yacht brokers, and we launched Jachtmakelaardij Zuidwest Friesland.

Sales of motorboats in the higher segment are growing, while sailing yachts are actually seeing a decrease due to the aging of buyers in this segment. The share of motorboats is still growing, partly because water sports enthusiasts find motorboating so convenient. Motorboats take less time to prepare for going on the water; basically, start the engine and you’re off. Maintenance is also simpler. This is why we’re concentrating our efforts on luxury motorboats and nice sloops, which are suitable for both Frisian inland waterways as well as longer trips on open water.
Yacht broker Jachtmakelaardij Zuidwest Friesland takes care of everything for customers who want to put their boats up for sale via a trusted broker in order to generate a successful sale. We have a great sales marina, which is suitable for boats up to 20 metres long, and its own 60-tonne boat crane.

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These facilities make it easier for potential customers to buy a boat from a broker. We believe that a sale is further helped by giving buyers the right support, our expertise, and a well-kept, inviting sales marina. An important aspect here is transparency about the price; often, there are all kinds of hidden costs. We clearly communicate in advance the costs of selling your boat via a broker, and give a fair expected price.

In addition to brokerage, our cooperation with Workumer Marina and WJH Yachtservice means we offer a unique combination of maintenance, repair, winter storage and sales of new yachts. We at Jachtmakelaardij Zuidwest Friesland would like to help you, as a boat owner, enjoy your boat and relieve you of all the side issues, and this is something we are able to do thanks to our cooperation with Workumer Marina and WJH Jachtservice, 2 other professional parties.

We can also offer a mooring for your boat in Workumer Marina (200 outside moorings and 7 covered moorings in the boathouse). Workumer Marina has been a household name among water sports enthusiasts since 1976, and it is perfectly located for exploring the Frisian lakes. The friendly town of Workum is just a 15-minute sail from the IJsselmeer.

We warmly welcome you to Workum.

Mark and Peter