Van der Vliet - 44 year anniversary
Van der Vliet Quality Yachts celebrates it's 44th anniversary this year. We thank you for connecting with us over these years and we look forward to all the years still to come.
Take a trip down memory lane with us through the milestones of Van der Vliet.
1975 | Founded by Ad van der Vliet
Van der Vliet Quality Yachts was founded in 1975 by Ad van der Vliet who became at that time the youngest Dutch qualified yacht broker to date.
1980 | The yard
A 15,000 m² yard in the centre of the historic town of Muiden is purchased. Located near Amsterdam it becomes Van der Vliet Quality Yacht’s European central sales marina with its own service & refit yard.
1985 | Yacht shows
In the following years Van der Vliet organises its "Select Yacht Shows" in Muiden. These types of show are a new sales tool for this time and become a huge success.
1990 | Growing internationally
Clients and yachts from all over Europe come to Muiden as Van der Vliet grows into an increasingly international yacht brokerage company.
1993 | Doggersbank yachts
After seeing the drawings at Vripack Yacht Design in the Netherlands, Van der Vliet becomes part of a joint venture with six other parties, as the central sales office of the, now famous, Doggersbank explorer yachts. This yacht building concept is a great success, and six orders are placed for yachts between 60 and 85 ft. within the first year.
1995 | First step to online
In 1995 the company migrates from a sales marina concept to an online environment. This automatically gives Van der Vliet a more global position that has strengthened the basis of this international company ever since.
2000 | From yard to web
The yard in Muiden is closed down as Van der Vliet focuses on the online international brokerage. Over the years the company invests in improving its database system and network, resulting in a dynamic database of buyers, buyers representatives and detailed information on over 3500 Dutch build yachts larger than 18 metres.
2006 | New captain
Jeroen van der Vliet takes over the helm as new managing director, continuing the focus on Dutch-built yachts.
2010 | Establishment
Van der Vliet is now an established name in the international yachting industry, with many multiple sales over the years.
2016 | Moonen expert
Thanks to our deep knowledge of Dutch-built-and-designed yachts, five Moonen motor yachts are sold to clients from different areas of the world in just one year! This advances our overall number of Moonen yachts to an impressive figure of 45.
2017 | New owner
Jeroen van der Vliet becomes the new owner of Van der Vliet Dutch Quality Yachts. The company also launches its new website as it stays up to speed with the latest trends in the yachting industry.