<< Diesel/fuel >>
You start with a full tank. Upon return, it will be refueled and settled.
<< Deposit / Own Risk per incident >>
You have a damage liability of € 400 (€ 500 for vessels bigger as 11 meters).
<< Cleaning >>
You can clean the boat yourself (inside and outside) or include cleaning to you booking.
<< Extras >>
It is possible to add bedding, towels etc to your reservation (more on page 14)
<< Port fees >>
€ 0 to € 2,00 per meter / night.
<< Bridge Money >>
€ 0,00 to € 30,00 a week. (No bridge money in South Holland).
Booking a boat by email is also possible. Then send your full address and mobile number. We would also like to hear what your experience is regarding operating a motor yacht and the number of people on board. We will then send you the availability and possibilities of suitable boats. Herein a link will be processed to be able to book directly (online). You can also confirm your choice by email. Then you will also receive the contract and the invoice by email.
If you want to book by phone, this is no problem either. We would then like to receive your data (also) by e-mail in order to prevent typing errors in the e-mail address.
You can pay with PIN, Creditcard (VISA + Mastercard + American Express) and cash (No cheques!!!) If you transfer a payment from inside Europe, we prefer to receive payments on our “Rabobank” account. For payments from outside Europe, you can best transfer the amount to our “ING”-account (account numbers are listed on
The alleged deposit is your own risk / liability for:
For all damages to the alleged deposit, you are liable and the amount will be deducted from your deposit (per incident). You can transfer the deposit to our bankaccount, 14 days before departure (stated on the invoice) or pay on arrival in
cash, ATM or credit card through a reservation (the amount is put into reserve; not directly withdrawn from your creditcard).
We appreciate it very much if you have prepared with the traffic rules on the water before arrival (More on http://varendoejesamen.nl/en). Especially if you have no experience, it is important that passengers on board are also involved in the explanation. Particularly when mooring and in map reading.
Our websites shows several routes. You are not bound by the routes mentioned on our website. You are free to travel where you want within the possibility’s of the motoryacht and available time.
The Almanac and navigation maps are present on board (for free) our ships to determine your own route. You can also download the “watermaps app”
Big rivers have specific navigation rules that one should know. There is also much more professional shipping and current that has to be taken into account. The IJsselmeer is too unpredictable for unexperienced. The weather can change very quickly so it can be unexpectedly dangerous.
Covered reasons for cancellation:
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<< Kitchen on Board >>
Our motoryachts are equipped with a full inventory: pans, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery etc. A little fridge (60 liter) is
also present, please do not expect a freezer compartment. There is also a gas cooking appliance on board that
allows you to cook properly. Making coffee aboard is done the old-fashioned way with boiled water, filter holder and
coffee filters (No. 4). What’s not on board: Micro-wave, Oven, Coffeemachine and Watercooker.
<< Toilet on board >>
All motoryachts are equipped with a toilet. Please do not throw in sanitary towels, tampons etc. in the toilet. At least one roll of toiletpaper (max. 2-layers) will be present and a small wastebasket. The discharge of these toilets are a lot smaller as the drain at home. The toilet may clog quickly.
<< Shower on board >>
The shower aboard our yachts is not like you have at home. Usually the showers in the (passers/passanten) ports are used. These are much more comfortable. Not all motor yachts are equipped with a shower. This would go at the expense of the living space. And since almost all ports provide enough facilities is not always necessary to have a shower onboard. The waste water is being discharged with a pump. It is very important you clean the drainage very well and you pump out the water very well. If the water stays, the stagnent water will start smelling and will cause rotting of the wooden parts.
WARNING! Electrical Coolboxes can not be used on the converter. The plugs and sockets will overheat and melt.
Almost all motoryachts are equipped to use shore power. Only the smallest motoryachts (Palan 800) are equipped with an extention cord and adapter to be able to use shore power if necessary.
<< Basic cleaning >>
<< Complete cleaning >>
<< Cleaning costs >>
If you choose to only do basic cleaning, you will pay a cleaning fee of € 40 to € 80 on return. The level of the cleaning fee depends on the type of boat. You can also book the cleaning costs for departure. Then you only have to perform basic cleaning when returning.
Fleas >> Make sure your pet is without flees (a flee collar will be appreciated). Because of possible allergies of following customers an prefention of a flee-outbreak, the ship will be cleaned extra thoroughly.
You can also rent bikes through us for €40,00 a week a bike. Please consult/order the bikes well before sail.
<< Safety first >>
Ensure that your fingers are not between the ropes or between ship and shore. It is still underestimated what a force is exerted on the ropes and the boat (especially when commercial shipping is passing).
<< Participation passengers >>
Especially if you do not have experience, it is important that participants (at least 1) are also involved in the explanation and actively participate in the instructions, map reading and mooring / departure. After all, the designated captain can not steer and at the same time raise / lower fenders when mooring. Also in an emergency, a crew member should be able to take over the wheel.
<< Fenders >>
When mooring use at least two fenders and three fastening points. Do not put the fenders before the heating excaust, or it will melt. Firmly secure the fenders with the “Mastworp”. This knot, if necessary, allows you to put the fenders higher and lower without having to release the knot completely. During the trip the fenders are often lost. This can be prevented by using the correct knot and / or placing the fenders on deck/gangway during navigation.
<< Switching inner and outer control >>
Switching from inside to outside control (or vice versa), the throttles should be neutral in both the inside and outside. If this is not done correctly, it is possible that you will move forward when reversing. Always test whether you can sail backwards before you move on. If you have to slow down or reverse unexpectedly, you will not face any surprises. Damage caused by the wrong switching of inside and outside control is at the expense of your own risk.
<< Houseboats >>
Mind your stern wave, in particular near houseboats. Timely moderate your speed!! Contactinformation of Yachtcharter P.A. van der Laan are on the rear of the ship. If your speed ist too high and/if your waves are too big, we will soon be called (even if you upholded the max. speed, your waves scan be too high even if your speed is low). If damages are caused, your deposit will be withheld.
<< Passage height bridges >>
On our website the passage heights of all boats are indicated. Please note that this passage height is with masts and wind screens/windows down and without the flags sticking out.
Do not assume that the indicated passage heights of bridges are exact. The passage heights of the bridges can also vary due to, among other things, the changing water level and the wave action of other boats. Always approach a bridge calmly and try to judge whether the boat will fit underneath.
The time and date you have to return the motoryacht is mentioned on the contract and invoice. Keep om mind, the motoryacht needs to be clean and empty on the date and time mentioned on the contract and invoice. If you return too late the new customers will probably not be able to board on time. We can charge a fee of about € 50,- per hour.
Bad weather is also no reason to return the boat too late. You need to check the weather forecast yourself and if necessary adjust your route to be back on time. If necessary, you can stay overnight in our harbor previous to disembarking the next day.
De instructors will bring the motoryacht to our harbor themselves after the ship is returned clean/empty/tidied and checked for damages. All costs will be noted at the office and will be settled with the return of the deposit.
<< Public transportation starting Utrecht >>
You can travel by train to Alphen aan den Rijn. From the station in Alphen aan den Rijn you can take:
<< Public transportation starting Leiden (trainstation) >>
It is an 8 minute walk from the busstop till our office on Vrouwgeestweg 71 – woubrugge. Our office is located on “Vrouwgeestweg 71”, where you can check in. Our harbor is halfway the “`vrouwgeestweg”; first harbor on your left when walking from the busstop towards our office.
<< All busses passing “Kerkweg” in “Woubrugge”>>
GPS : 52.1619568 x 4.640012599999977
<< Recommended Route from Amsterdam towards Den Haag/Haarlem (A4) >>
<< Recommended Route from Utrecht (A2) >>
27. Fishing – Vispas
We often get a request to arrange a fishing pass. Unfortunately you will have to do this yourself as it also requiered legitimation. A small VISpas costs about € 11,50. You can order a fishing pass at VISpas.nl
Or you can buy a fishing pass at the addresses below:
Pets & Co Buitencentrum
Ouvertureweg 1 7
2402DT Alphen aan den Rijn
Contactperson: S. van Arkel
+31 172 491 260
Van Forreestlaan 10
2404HC Alphen aan den Rijn
+31 172 491 772