Winter Service

Pieter de Boer

Winter Ready Service

"By using the winter service of sailmaker De Vries Maritiem I don't have to worry about my boat this winter". 

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working as a sailmaker

Jobs

Working as a sailmaker is a wonderful profession. It is a real craft: there is no training for it, we teach you the intricacies of the trade internally. A unique opportunity!
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Anton Waard

Repair

"Finally, clear again through the windows in our cockpit."

Read how Matthijs Jansen had his spray hood repaired with new louvered and new zippers.

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Robin de Wit

Boat Tent

"Finally no green boat more schoonscrobben in spring!"

New boat tent for Robin de Wit so he can lie outside the whole winter with the boat. 

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Kotterfok

Yvette and Suzanne

Departures

"We're going around the world with these sails! We can't wait."

The perfect sail liner for a world trip.

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Douwe Steenland

Klipper

"Our Clipper can take years again."

Repair large sail and new Genova for Klipper of Douwe Steen country.

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Pieter de Boer

Winter Ready Service

working as a sailmaker

Jobs

Anton Waard

Repair

Robin de Wit

Boat Tent

Yvette and Suzanne

Departures

Douwe Steenland

Klipper

Sailing mill De Vries Maritime

SAILMAKERS SINCE 1830

Sailmaker De Vries Maritiem, also known as sailmaker De Vries Lemmer, exists for almost 200 years. Sailing on the water is a wonderful activity, we love it ourselves. We provide water sporters with different types of boats with sails, canvas and all kinds of related materials such as lines and rigging. 

Thanks to our extensive experience, we know better than anyone what is best for a ship. With our traditional skills, high quality Dutch production in house, combined with modern techniques, we are able to meet the most diverse requirements. We like to think along with you as if it were our own ship. We prefer to be on the water ourselves, and want you to enjoy your boat to the max.

Nearly 200 years
Experience
Own port
In Lemmer
Our people also sail:
Recreational and competition

WITHIN A FEW STEPS

WHAT MAKES A GOOD SAILMAKER?

Sailmaker De Vries Maritiem is not the only sailmaker in the Netherlands, but it is the oldest! Our good name lives on for almost 2 centuries. We are well known in the water sports places Lemmer, Makkum and Sneek and the rest of the Netherlands. But what makes a good sailmaker? 

We believe that passion for the water sport is very important. If you don't know why people go out on the water, if you've never been in a boat, it's hard to imagine why water sports enthusiasts value high quality materials, excellent functionality and beautiful designs so much. 

Delivering high quality and assisting in making choices for each boat, we can do that like no other. This makes our sail making facility the best sail making facility in the Netherlands. We have an extensive choice of different materials, so we can always make a good proposal for the requirements and associated budget. 

Craft and skills are another important element. There is no training for making sails. Setting up a sailmaker and keeping it running is a real craft.

Finally, we believe that the ability to listen to customers and translate their wishes into a strong design is one of the most important skills of a good sailmaker. Our customers ensure the survival of our company. Without satisfied customers we could not exist for 200 years. Our sailmaker has the customer's interest at heart.

WE MAKE EVERYTHING WITH YOU

Everything about the goings at Zeilmakerij De Vries Maritime...

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SAILS, BOAT TENTS, WASHING AND REPAIRS AT THE SAILMAKER'S

Of course, our sail making shop supplies sails for sailing boats. But we do a lot more besides: we make all kinds of tents from canvas material for on board. We do this for sailboats, but also for motorboats, sloops, classic ships, speedboats and fishing boats. Actually, we make products for any boat. We also supply related materials such as masts, lines and rigging, as well as associated systems like roller reefing. 

Besides new products, we also sell second-hand sails and boat tents. We have a nice selection. We also wash sails and tents, and perform repairs so you can enjoy your equipment longer.

PARTNERS

Where we are proud

Together you'll get further than alone. And we also enjoy beautiful collaborations. Here is a selection of our partners. Interested in working with us too? Contact us and we'll have a cup of coffee in the near future.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a sailmaker do?

A sailmaker has traditionally made sails for sailing ships. Nowadays sail makers also make canvas products such as tents for boats. Related products that can be made on request are sun tents, tents for a porch, a patio roof or even a tarp or a tent for a truck. 

What is the largest sail making company in the Netherlands?

That is a difficult question to answer. Sailmaker De Vries Maritiem in Lemmer is one of the largest, and also the oldest sailmaker in the Netherlands. The Netherlands has a rich history of sailmakers, given the major role that water sports play for our country.

What is the best sailmaker in the Netherlands?

With almost 200 years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers, we dare to call our sailmaker De Vries Maritiem one of the best sailmakers in the Netherlands. The customer chooses, and fortunately our customers always come back to us. 

Do you only make sails? 

Besides sails, our sail making shop also produces canvas products such as boat tents. In addition, sailmaker De Vries Maritiem supplies all kinds of related products such as masts, rigging and furling systems. We also wash sails and tents and repair materials. 

Reviews

of our Customers

RICH HISTORY OF SAIL MAKING IN FRIESLAND

In our history , the merger in 2013 was an important step. Two renowned Dutch sail making companies, Zeilmakerij de Vries and Maritiem Sails, decided that working together and innovating was better suited to these times than competing against each other. A remarkable step, which has turned out very well.

Sailmaker De Vries Maritime is still located in Lemmer, currently at Vuurtorenweg 1. Here we have our own harbour next to our premises. Our connection with the water is everywhere!

COME AND VISIT OUR SAIL MAKING SHOP

Our close team consists of about 20 people, a nice mix of young and experienced people. You are most welcome in the heart of Lemmer. The coffee is always ready and we are proud to show you our sail making shop.

Dave Maritime
Sponsors

We are very involved in our region and charities. That is why we regularly sponsor beautiful initiatives: from local charities to world travelers who are chasing a particular dream. Check out our social channels and blog for news about our sponsorship.

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