Founder of Jachtmakelaardij Kats BV (2002) and sworn yachtbroker and valuer since 1997. Specialised in the sale of used sailing yachts from 30 - 50 feet.
“During my studies I already took a great interest in yachtbrokerage. I had the opportunity to perform a market research for an international yachtbrokerage as part of the study. After the presentation of the report I was offered a job to help establish a new sales marina in the southwest of Holland.
After working there for 7 years, I decided in 2002 together with Sjoerd Hanemaaijer to start a new firm: Jachtmakelaardij Kats BV. In 2011 Sjoerd left to work with his brother at Jachtwerf Oostwatering in Veere and I am the only shareholder now.
Whether it concerns the buying and selling of a yacht, or any other aspect of owning and sailing a yacht, I'd be happy to welcome you in Kats and talk about it.”
What others say
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Re: Reliable yachtbroker wanted
lfw_jansen wrote :
I just recently bought a yacht at Jachtmakelaardij Kats (Menno Wirtjes), and I am very content about that. He's very straightforward and fulfills all his promises. I don't know whether he can be appointed as a broker for a buyer but you can let him search for a suitable yacht for you.
Nr#2 wrote :
That's good, I also bought my boat from him and I also had a very positive experience. No cheap talk, open, honest and straightforward.
Ilex wrote : Same here. Same impression.