About us

Nautical Centre Nicolaas Witsen is famous in Alkmaar and surrounding areas. We started shipbuilding and repairs in 1853. Many ships were built in our yard and our archives contain documents and drawings of most of them. A history we are proud of. The yard has further specialised in winter storage, maintenance, repairs and refits under the leadership of Remon de Nijs.

Our rich history is something we are proud of, but of course we have also modernized. We can dry-dock any type of yacht safely using our modern hoist, slipway and transportation methods. Our tools are a 50-ton portal crane and a slipway for ships up to 300 tons. We also use modern methods for transporting your yacht and dismantling the mast.

We are happy to offer the complete package. That is why Nautical Centre Nicolaas Witsen also includes its own yacht brokerage to help you with the purchase or sale of your yacht. In need of parts, maintenance products or accessories? Please visit our water sports shop Bootschappen Watersport situated on our yard. Everything is within easy reach for a lovely, sunny water sports season.

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26-03-19 | Boating Water sports new dealer Capelli Ribs ALKMAAR


Boating Water sports new dealer Capelli Ribs ALKMAAR

Boating Water sports is from now on the new Capelli Ribs dealer. In addition to the current range, you can now also go to Boat Boards Water Sports in Alkmaar for primal quality brand Capelli Ribs. Capelli Nederland states that they are happy with the expansion of their dealer network: “Boating Water Sports is the ideal partner and I think they can guarantee the identity of Capelli Netherlands. Bootschappen indicates being satisfied with Capelli’s new dealership. “I think this is an ideal addition to our range.”
Boat boards Water sports will sell the ribs under the name Witsen Marine. The website is currently being prepared and you will soon be able to view the range online and in our store.

Witsen Marine
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Kraspolderweg 4
1821 BW Alkmaar
The Netherlands

20-12-2018 | New website Nautisch Centrum Nicolaas Witsen

Our new website was launched just before Christmas!
We have worked hard to create a beautiful, modern and clear website. This clearly shows that the Nicolaas Witsen Nautical Center can offer you a total package. With us you will find everything you need during the sailing season: from summer and winter storage to maintenance, repairs, refits, ship supplies and the purchase and sale of your yacht.

The team of Nautical Center Nicolaas Witsen
wish you happy holidays and a wonderful 2019!

We look forward to hearing from you about our new website!
You can send your feedback to: makelaardij@nicolaaswitsen.nl

Look for our opening times during the holidays to the news article “Opening times during the holidays”.

20-12-2018 | Openings hours

Openingstijden werf:
maandag t/m zaterdag van 9:00 – 17:00

Openingstijden jachtmakelaardij:
maandag t/m zaterdag van 9:00 – 17:00

Openingstijden Bootschappen watersportwinkel:
maandag 13:00 – 17:00
dinsdag t/m zaterdag 9:00 – 17:00

01-12-2018 | Mandatory inspection of life rafts

Insurers have required water sports enthusiasts to have their life rafts inspected every three years. Bootschappen.nl carries out these inspections for all brands of life rafts, thanks to cooperation with an official inspection company.
The inspection takes about six weeks, after which the customer receives the inspection certificate.

Who makes an appointment for this before Christmas with Bootschappen.nl can benefit from a competitive offer.