Wordwide renown yachts for almost a quarter of a century

The story of Van der Heijden Yachts starts in 1993 when Ronald Van der Heijden terminates his job as propulsion engineer at the Royal Dutch Navy to start his yard for luxury yachts. Since then this still privately owned yard created an impressing track record of building over 420 yachts for satisfied clients all over the world.

Ronald getting his inspiration at very young age

Distinctive of Van der Heijden Yachts is the synergy of practical experience and expert knowledge that results in an unparalleled performance. Added up with a leading state-of-art styling, Van der Heijden Yachts will deliver you a custom or semi-custom yacht that is truly different from anything else and which meets the highest of standards. Van der Heijden Yachts will make you the biggest promise and keeps it. This is how we stay one decisive step ahead.


Building up to 45 meter yachts means making great promises. From planning the handover to quality level, from performance to durability. Yacht building, especially custom yacht building, equals great challenges with regards to unforeseen challenges, changes of mind and even appearing opportunities. But that will not slow us down. In fact, it inspires us.
Every day, the Van der Heijden Yachts team gets up in the morning with one thing on their minds: keeping the promise we made.


As our motto is that promises are there to be kept…



Van der Heijden Yachts has always been ahead in yacht design. Not only what you see, but also below the water line. Creating not only new stunning lines, but also better, faster and more stable and efficient hulls.

Ronald van der Heijden ceo / founder

We will always translate a customers’ demand into a concept that is truly balanced and differentiating. In this way a Van der Heijden Yachts yacht will stay being a most valuable asset over the decades to come. Both financially as emotionally.


We also keep our promises when it comes to performance. When we promise you a certain speed of the craft, we will deliver it. Guaranteed. But there is more to performance than just speed. Your Van der Heijden Yachts vessel will perform in comfort, efficiency, sailing, durability and luxury as we have agreed with you. You can raise the bar on any of these fields as high as you prefer, we will match it with performance.


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