Your trustworthy partner in Dutch built yachts

Holland Yacht Connection

Holland Yacht Connection; a small but highly specialized yacht brokerage firm. We are driven by our passion for and extensive knowledge of Dutch built yachts. We excel in the sales, purchase, charter and in-depth knowledge of Dutch built 30m+ yachts.

Our services include brokerage, charter, new builds and refits; from design selection to bid book, building contract and delivery.

Your benefit is our local network; it is founded on long lasting, close relationships with the best Dutch shipyards, renowned yacht designers and very capable naval architects. We are based in The Netherlands but have a global mindset. With representation in key locations, HYC has an international presence that enables us to connect with and serve clients worldwide.

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Our team

Our Netherlands office is based in the pittoresque town of Laren, North Holland, which is located in the center of the country. We are based within a short drive of the most recognized yacht builders, renowned designers and skilled outfitters.

The multi-lingual team consists of Derk Rolff; Yacht Broker and Martijn van’t Loo; Charter Manager.

Derk is your primary contact for all matters regarding purchase (including toys and tenders), sales, new construction and outfitting.

Martijn handles all charter related queries, including the Travel Butler.

Managing Partner

Derk Rolff

Since his early teens, Derk Jan Rolff has been an avid yachtsman and never got tired of perfecting his own boats, while refitting them and putting them up for sale to finance the step to the next one he named them for sale. In 1996 Derk became partner in the brokerage house De Valk Antibes. There he sold several Yachts between 25 and 65 meters, such as the truly famous Lulworth, the Royal Huisman Maria Cattiva, the Moonen build Jumbo to a Royal Family, M/Y Nomad (now Bartender) and several Italian and Dutch new builds. After his return to The Netherlands, he became CEO of De Valk International. From 2020 he then chose to use this unparalleled yachting knowledge and sales experience for his long-awaited venture: Holland Yacht Connection, a brokerage firm uniquely dedicated to Dutch built yachts. During the period 2015 until 2020, Derk was involved with Northrop & Johnson Europe and founded Northrop & Johnson Holland.

Equally savvy working with both motor and sailing yachts, Derk Jan has represented international buyers and sellers and has been consistent in delivering high-quality, high-profile sales and guiding the clients during the process of building a new vessel. Some of his more noteworthy transactions include the 46-meter San Lorenzo explorer vessel Moka and Inception a 55-meter Heesen. His most recent sale is a 67-meter new construction Benetti Bnow, Holland Yacht Connection leads the yacht build management for her owner with a dedicated team of five carefully selected experts.

Due to his strong work ethics, reliability and knowledgeable approach, Derk Jan has cemented long lasting relationships with numerous (Dutch) shipyards, yacht designers, naval architects, captains and discerning clients worldwide.

Charter Manager

Martijn van 't Loo

Born on the Dutch coast, Martijn has always had a strong connection with the ocean. With several motor and sailing yachts in the family, he spent many summers and weekends on and in the water. His professional career began as cabin crew with KLM, discovering all four continents. With leadership skills and creative mindset, moving on to managing and designing various airport lounges was a logical next step. From there on, he transitioned to the luxury lifestyle and travel market, working as cabin crew on private aircraft for many years.

The leap to yachting was easily made. Same clientele, same high standards and expectations to meet. Having traveled the far corners of the globe himself, he has become a very knowledgeable charter expert. He provides clients with a highly personalized service and goes above and beyond to create the charter of a lifetime.