Leapher Class Yacht
Embarking on a journey with a Leapher Explorer Class Yacht embodies the refined taste of those who refuse to compromise on the caliber of their adventures.
Each Leapher Yacht is as unique as its owner and his needs.
Heritage Meets Innovation
Based on the De Hoop Shipyard Facilities, established in 1889, located on the border with Germany, with a long history of Shipbuilding and Shipdesign as heritage.
More than 700 ships have sailed from the facilities of the Lobith Yard.
- 3 slipways, 2 of them are the longest slipways in the Netherlands - 200 meters.
- Large building area ensure that production happens under controlled conditions.
- Vast storage areas for safe and controlled equipment.
- Large office facilities for clients and their teams.
- Full in-house building facilities for piping, machinery and carpentry.
- Most important: people that have been building ships for generations and are proud of the vessels being launched from the facilities.
Team of Experts
Leapher Yachts is all about the people.
Every yacht is only as good as the team that builds it, and we are proud to say that some of the most qualified individuals in the industry will build your Leapher Yacht.
Lucas Van Elsen, Chief Operating Officer & Project Manager
With two decades of yacht building expertise, gained at Oceanco, Feadship, Scheepswerf De Hoop, and Heesen.
Wilma Van Rijn, Chief Technical Officer
Boasting thirty years of experience in commercial shipbuilding and yacht building, earned at Van der Giessen de Noord and Royal van Lent/Feadship.
Paul Gribnau, Purchasing
With an extensive background in purchasing and contract management across diverse sectors, he has spent the last eight years refining these skills in yacht building.
Jan Roosenbeek, Outfitting Manager
An expert on the shop floor, he wields extensive technical knowledge, most recently refined at Royal van Lent/Feadship.
Frank Van Bemmel, Interior Specialist
Frank is in charge of making sure the yacht's interior is as luxurious and as comfortable as possible, while being robust and with the famous Dutch attention to detail. With a vast amount of experience at Feadship, De Voogt Naval Architects and Pieter Beeldsnijder Design.
Julia Graier, Interior Specialist
Primarily specializing in the yachting industry, she boasts extensive expertise in interior design and construction. Recently associated with Oceanco, she excels in material selection and technical design for superyacht interiors.
Tristan Williams, Venture Skipper Team
Tristan and the Venture Skipper Team are adept in naval architecture and detailed design. With a vast experience gained from building and designing yachts, they have collaborated on projects with industry giants such as Feadship, Heesen, and Oceanco.
Floris Bosboom, Naval Architect - Systems Manager
His expertise in mechanical and piping systems, refined at Feadship, enriches his current role.
Coen Beeksma, Technical Handler
Serving as a Technical Handler, brings a wealth of experience in exterior and special engineering from his tenure at Royal van Lent/Feadship.
Melanie Berends, Back Office
Broad experience in back-office administration, ensuring a smooth running office.
Our carefully curated network of industry-leading specialists who share our passion for exceptional yacht creation. Their groundbreaking designs, coupled with our masterful craftsmanship, culminate in the creation of distinctive explorer class yachts that are truly unparalleled in the industry.