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Enhancing My Boat with Custom Canvas: A Visit to Sailmakers De Vries Maritiem

The making of the sprayhood and more.

In my quest to improve and upgrade my sailing experience, I recently embarked on a journey to Sailmakers De Vries Maritiem in Lemmer, The Netherlands. This renowned sailmaker is known for its craftsmanship and attention to detail, making it the perfect destination for outfitting my boat with custom canvas.

Arrival in Lemmer: Setting the Stage for Upgrades

Upon my arrival in Lemmer, I moored my boat in front of the Sailmakers De Vries Maritiem workshop. Therefor eager to discuss my requirements with the skilled artisans. The prospect of enhancing my boat with tailored canvas solutions filled me with excitement and anticipation.

Consultation and Collaboration: Crafting the Perfect Canvas

With the assistance of the talented team at Sailmakers De Vries Maritiem, I delved into discussions about the materials, colors, and designs that would best complement my boat. Drawing upon their expertise and my vision, we embarked on a collaborative journey to create bespoke canvas items that would elevate both the functionality and aesthetics of my vessel.

Honoring Tradition: Fond Memories and Craftsmanship

Reflecting on my experience at Sailmakers De Vries Maritiem, I couldn’t help but reminisce about the craftsmanship and dedication of past artisans. Including the legendary Andries Kelderhuis, affectionately known as “the best sprayhood maker.” In bygone years, everything was meticulously crafted by hand, leaving behind a legacy of quality and tradition that still resonates today.

Modern Techniques, Timeless Results: Embracing Innovation

While the techniques may have evolved over the years, the commitment to excellence remains unwavering at Sailmakers De Vries Maritiem. There are lots of advancements in digital measurement and production. The current sailmaker, Michel, continued to uphold the legacy of craftsmanship, delivering impeccable results that exceed expectations.

Satisfaction and Gratitude: Delighting in the Finished Product

As I eagerly awaited the completion of my custom canvas items, I was filled with anticipation and excitement. When the time came to unveil the finished products, I was overwhelmed with satisfaction and gratitude. The attention to detail, precision craftsmanship, and impeccable quality surpassed my wildest dreams, enhancing both the functionality and aesthetic appeal of my beloved boat.

Conclusion: Elevating My Sailing Experience with Sailmakers De Vries Maritiem

My journey to Sailmakers De Vries Maritiem was not merely about acquiring custom canvas items. It was a testament to the enduring tradition of craftsmanship and the pursuit of excellence. From consultation to creation, the experience was marked by collaboration, creativity, and a shared passion for sailing. With my boat now adorned with bespoke canvas solutions, I am ready to embark on new adventures with confidence and style, knowing that I am equipped with the very best that Sailmakers De Vries Maritiem has to offer.


My name is Jacqueline Evers from The Netherlands. Solo sailing around the world in my 27 foot sloop. While my husband and son may have chosen a different path, their unwavering support fuels my solo pursuit of this lifelong dream.

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