Koopmans

All about Koopmans brand

 

Dick Koopmans started building boats back in 1961. He worked alone and made motor cruisers that he designed himself. Passionate about sailing, he began designing sailboats too. His customers jokingly say that he learned the trade by helping his father, a funeral director, to make coffins!

 

In 1985, the Koopmans Yachjtontwerpers company really took off when Dick Koopmans Jnr finished his studies and went to work with his father. This passionate sailor took part in several races such as the Ostar, the Fastnet and the Tour of England and Ireland. The son racked up over 150,000 miles on the log, while Dick Snr and his wife went sailing in Patagonia, Antarctica and the Pacific for several years aboard the Jantine iV and V, that he designed. The Koopmans family design boats for connoisseurs!

 

All of this to say that this father and son team know what they're talking about; you are in supremely safe hands when commissioning them to design your future boat. These renowned architects already have a superb collection of plans at their fingertips and work with several shipyards, that they can recommend to anyone looking to make the move from 2D to 3D. All materials are possible, with a clear preference for metal, steel and aluminium, a speciality of the Dutch shipyards. The Koopmans also offer their boats in kit form. A digital cutting table produces each piece for all types of the material, which the amateur builder or shipyard not equipped with the material in questions simply has to assemble.

 

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Koopmans: buy your future boat

 

From the very first models designed and created to the most recent, boatbuilder has a wide selection of seagoing pleasure craft for you to choose from. The boats of the range be divided into various different categories that continue to become ever more refined with the passing nautical seasons.

 

 

How to go about purchasing your new boat

 

 

Before acquiring your new boat, take the time to carefully examine what type of amateur sailor you are by considering some simple but useful criteria:

 

  • The total budget for the purchase and maintenance of the boat
  • The type of sailing and type of waters: coastal, open seas, mixed?
  • Preferred uses: Fishing? Coastal sailing? River cruising? Watersports?

 

 

Looking for the perfect boat?

 

 

Impressed by the boats from the boatyard but none of the models offer exactly what you want as a seasoned sailor (or one in the making)? No need to panic! Band of Boats is here to help you. Whether you're on the lookout for a sea cruiser, a recreational fishing boat or simply a cabin cruiser, get ready to jump in with both feet and purchase your future new or used boat. We look forward to counting you amongst our community of passionate enthusiasts. Awaken the sailor sleeping inside you and prepare to write the first pages of your very own ship's log.