Almost 200 years of experience

Own harbor in Lemmer

Our people sail themselves: recreational and competition

For almost 200 years traditional quality as sailmaker

In this age of fast-paced, hip startups, is there still time for an old company founded in 1830? We think so, and fortunately our customers think so too. The water sports industry is a field par excellence where craftsmanship is held in high esteem. We would like to introduce to you Sailmakerij De Vries Maritiem, established in Lemmer for almost 200 years.

What we do

Both water sports and the sail making craft are in our DNA. We are engaged in the production and repair of sails for boats. In our long history we have also expanded our range to include canvas (tents) for all kinds of vessels.

An overview of our offerings:

  • make new sails
  • sail repair
  • boat tents and canvas making
  • tent repair
  • cleaning tarpaulins and tents
  • sale of used sails 
  • masts, lines, rigging
  • roller reefing systems
  • sundeck

Using the menu at the top of the website, you can quickly find what you are looking for. Would you rather have direct contact? Then we are easily accessible by phone:
+31 514562015.

Rich history

Our sailmaker was founded by a world sailor! Marten Pietersz De Vries settled in Lemmer in 1823, after years of sailing as a sailmaker on board a windjammer around the world. With so much experience he was able to provide the Frisian market with good advice and high quality sails. 

Curious about how our company developed after this? Read more about our history.

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Our Team

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

Did you know that there is no official training to become a sailmaker? It is a real craft that we teach our people ourselves in our sail making shop. Curious how our employees experience their work as sailmakers? Read all about it in this blog.

Read it here!

Working at 

We are always looking for new talent, and have some great job openings. Check them out here, and give us a call for more information or to get acquainted over a cup of coffee.

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Read more about our history, the sailmakers and our vacancies.

Almost 200 years
Own port
in Lemmer
Our people sail themselves:
recreational and competition