The site for entrepreneurs in water sports and recreation
HISWA-RECRON is the Dutch business association for water sports companies and recreation companies. Only companies can become members of HISWA-RECRON. Are you an entrepreneur and do you want your interests to be optimally represented? View the benefits you have as a HISWA-RECRON member. Such as HISWA General Terms and Conditions and contracts, extensive knowledge base, informative meetings and discounts on fairs.
Rent a boat at the number 1 boat rental site in the Netherlands
Renting a boat for a day or a boating holiday starts at HISWA Vakantievaren. All rental companies that rent boats through the Dutch boat rental site or the German Yachtcharter Holland website are affiliated with HISWA Association and therefore reliable partners. They use reliable and clear HISWA General Rental Conditions that have been coordinated with ANWB and Consumentenbond. So every boat you rent is well insured. Renting from a HISWA company means carefree sailing!
Half a millennium of maritime history has helped make the Dutch masters in yachtbuilding. The wealth of experience has enabled Holland to become global market leader in the production of superyachts and smaller (semi) custom built luxury yachts. Our premium quality yachts are designed and built to your own personal ideas and sail where others stop. Have a safe journey, relax and enjoy life on your unique Dutch luxury yacht. Why settle for anything less?
The HISWA Holland Yachting Group represents the world’s leading companies in the superyacht industry: people that combine heritage, stability and personality to create motor and sailing yachts of the highest quality. Here we give you a virtual introduction to our members and their stories, ambition and passion. All of them would be delighted to meet you in the real world too.
How do you best buy a boat?Tips when buying a boat
IMPORTANT FOCAL POINTS
Eight essential tips for buying a pre-owned boat
The smell of the sea air and suntan oil, the wind in your hair, the sun reflecting off the waves… No wonder you’re looking to spend more time on the water on your own boat. Here’s some things to keep in mind before you buy…
1. Gather all necessary information
Ask yourself if the boat you have in mind suits your purpose. Always work with a HISWA- certified yacht broker as this ensures you find the right boat, pay the right price, receive good advice and have proper support during the purchasing process.
2. Identify the seller
Check their passport or driver’s license and write down the identification number of the seller. Also establish ownership via the previous purchasing contract registration or proof of insurance. You could also have a chat with the harbour master, for example, and ask for the owner’s manual, maintenance bills and warranty documents. These items are not compulsory when selling a boat, but we do recommend them being available.
3. Check whether the boat is debt-free
Go to the Cadastre to see if there’s a mortgage on the boat. Be aware personal loans on a boat cannot be checked here so make sure the purchase contract states that the boat is free of personal loan debt.
4. Plan a pre-purchase survey
For maximum certainty have the technical condition of the boat inspected by a HISWA expert as part of a detailed pre-purchase survey.
5. Estimate the expected costs
Take into account one-off costs (the purchase itself) and annual costs (maintenance).
6. Establish the purchase in writing
Do this twice, once for you and once for the seller. This is essential as purchase contracts often include dissolution conditions as well. HISWA-certified yacht brokers have a proper sample contract available for you.
7. Take the boat out on a trial
8. Always buy your boat from a HISWA-certified company
These companies provide the best advice, and have the widest choice with the best terms & conditions. They also provide optimal certainty and transparency
Various events feature the very latest range of available boats and accessories. The leaders are the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show in March and the HISWA Dutch in-water boat show Lelystad in September.
Welkom op het water: Op zoek naar een boot op HISWA te water
Van 5 t/m 9 september kon je op HISWA te water heel goed de watersport ontdekken. Wij spraken met de bezoekers over wat zij van de beurs vonden en waarom op het water zijn zo heerlijk is.
Wil jij ook eens de watersport beleven? Probeer het uit op een van de vele evenementen door heel Nederland! Vind een event bij jou in de buurt op www.welkomophetwater.nl/watersportagenda.