The Founder

“It started with the desire to create something extraordinary


About Zeelander

Driven by

Zeelander is a high-end boutique yacht brand specializing in sports cruisers up to 66 feet. Every Zeelander is made to order at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in the Netherlands. Limited yearly production ensures each vessel is crafted with exclusive care and attention, delivering a timeless work of art that embodies Zeelander’s rich heritage and contemporary style.

Zeelander’s journey started in 2002 when founder Sietse Koopmans set out on a mission to find the perfect day boat. One that represented the most refined form of taste and the art of living - but was also free of any noise and vibration.

Disappointed with the imagination of the market, Sietse poured his energy into making his vision a reality. Five years were invested in his relentless pursuit of perfection. Everything had to be curved, silent and with an exceptionally comfortable ride. In 2008, the Zeelander Z44 was born. And so a legacy of excellence began.

The History

From the beginning

Zeelander was born from a desire for serenity, sophistication and freedom - a sentiment that has resonated with owners across the globe. Since the launch of its first model, the Zeelander fleet has expanded to well over 50 yachts.

  • 2002Zeelander opens its doors in Zeeland, The Netherlands

  • 2008Launch of the Z44 at the Monaco Yacht Show

  • 2014Launch of the Z68

  • 2015Launch of the Z55

  • 2019Zeelander launches the Z72 - the largest Zeelander yacht to date

  • 2022Expansion of facilities

  • Dutch heritage
    and craftsmanship

    Zeelanders coveted curved surfaces are arduous and complex to create, and can only be fashioned by the most skilled Dutch craftsman. Each vessel is like a piece of art, requiring between 16.000 - 25.000 hours to build and involving over 250 people, spanning 28 disciplines - figures that exceed any other in its class.

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  • Passion for excellence
    Runs in the family

    Creating a legacy of excellence is central to the Zeelander ethos. With father and son both driven by the same passion for adventure and dedication to innovation, Sietse and Floris Koopmans bring the best of each generation to every element of the Zeelander experience.

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Upcoming event

Meet us at
Fort Lauderdale

Zeelander will be exhibiting at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2022. Get in touch to arrange a meeting with a Zeelander representative or plan a private yacht viewing on board the latest Zeelander models.

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Our Headquarters

Zeelander shipyard

Zeelander Yachts
Gelkenes 44B 2964
AC Groot-Ammers
The Netherlands

T: +31 184 785 047
E: info@zeelander.com