About Us

About Us

For over 40 years Van der Vliet Quality Yachts has served her world-wide clients in selling  and purchasing of motor & sailing yachts. The company has established a firm place in the Dutch-built-and-designed segment of the yachting industry.

Van der Vliet Quality Yachts was launched in 1975 by Ad van der Vliet who became the youngest Dutch qualified yacht broker. In 1980 the 15,000 m² yard in the historic city center of Muiden, nearby Amsterdam, was purchased and became Van der Vliet Quality Yacht's European central sales marina with a service & refit yard. In those days these facillities were the ideal key-tools to match the buyer and seller. 

The company vision changed with the arrival of the internet. In 1995 we chose to migrate from the sales marina concept to an online environment.

This automatically gave us a more global position that has strengthened the basis of our international company today. Van der Vliet’s family-orientated business offers both expertise and dedication. Our database and network expanded over the years enabling us to find the right buyer or seller in the shortest possible time and to offer vast world-wide service.


Meet the Team

Jeroen van der Vliet

Managing Director, Broker

Jeroen van der Vliet

Managing Director, Broker

Jeroen grew up on his father’s boatbuilding facility – including a shipyard and a sales office with sales marina – in Muiden. As a youngster, he worked on yachts at the yard, and joined his father on many international sales trips which were focused on Dutch built yachts. After gaining experience as a crewmember on several yachts, Jeroen decided to study to become a maritime officer-engineer.

Ad van der Vliet

Founder, Broker

Ad van der Vliet

Founder, Broker

Ad was practically born on a boat, and spent much of his youth sailing. A yachting career was the natural next step. He started with small jobs after school, first as a yacht cleaner at the Royal Yacht Club, then as boat shop and yard assistant. Later, he worked as a trainee for the high-end broker Anton J. van Kempen, and then with Gerard de Vries Lentsch.  Ad was hugely enthusiastic about his work. In 1975, at the age of 22, he founded Van der Vliet yacht brokers as an incubator for his ideas, all the while studying during the late hours.

Lisan Veldkamp

Marketing Manager

Lisan Veldkamp

Marketing Manager

Lisan was born in Haarlem, a small town between the North Sea and Amsterdam. In her childhood she spend many days at the beach, growing a great fondness of water and swimming. Growing up she developed a passion for fashion and design. After a year of studying Architecture, she discovered graphic design and decided that it was a better fit for her. Having a natural desire for learning after finishing Graphic Design she found a new challenge at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, studying Fashion Management.

TestimonialsRead what our clients say

Neal, West Coast USA

“ Dear Ad, I understand that Jeroen is your son.  Now that the transaction is closed, I want to complement you on teaching your son the brokerage business.  I had not met, much less worked with Jeroen prior to this deal.  Based on his exceptional handling of his side of the transaction, I would look forward to doing another deal with him.  His specification sheet was clear and well written with excellent detail, his paperwork was organized and his communication was very good and prompt.  I’m thankful his English is quite good.  Mix in some of his humor and I have to say it was a very pleasurable deal.  The few problems that came up were handled immediately without any drama.  So, being a father myself with two sons in their own professions, from my perspective, you did a fine job raising Jeroen.  He will be a good success in our business. And….thank you for your good work as well.  ”

Goris, The Netherlands

“ Congrats with your 40th anniversary! It clearly shows that your specialization in the Dutch-built-and-designed segment of the yachting industry was the right one. Honesty, dedication, professionalism are key words which I encountered when I bought my yacht through your services. Jeroen’s attitude, which was truly guiding rather than pushing, was a big help in my decision. It is very pleasant to see that we kept the good contact going, so not like deal done, end of story. I wish you all the best for the next 10 years (and beyond of course). Onwards and upwards!  ”

Tom, The Netherlands

“ Congratulations with your 40th anniversary. Indeed an impressive photo gallery of your listings and listings that you have sold in the past and to imagine that this selection is not yet all. Indeed: up to the 50th anniversary!  ”

Arend, The Netherlands

“ Succeeded. Another job well done! Probably there are good other brokers but not a better one!  ”

Bob, USA

“ Thank you again for the brochures and specs on the boats I requested. As always, your presentations are the best of any brokerage that I have ever dealt with.  ”

Antonio, Spain

“ I like to express my warm and deepest congratulations for your 40 Anniversary. I started my relationship with VdV 18 years ago. I visited, with my wife, your office in Muiden meeting Mr. Ad Van der Vliet. In june 2014, 17 years later, I have sold my yacht with the professional help of your company and with the "impeccable" collaboration of Jeroen, which now a days is considered by my like a friend more than like a broker. With this nice experience and nice relationship I can only send to all VdV team all the best wishes for the next 40 years !!!  ”