Jan is the owner, captain and mechanic of the Tecla.

Jan has sailed and owned vessels from an early age on. Rebuilding and repairing traditional beauties is in his blood, he used to work on old timers together with his dad. The actual sailing was done together with is nephew (Tecla’s current Sail Maker) and later he sailed with Jannette on their restored tjalk, de Aagtje.

In 1991 they launched the two mast tjalk Aagtje as a charter vessel from Hoorn. Later they switched homeport to Harlingen to sail on the Waddenzee more. In 2002 the sold the Aagtje and bought the Eenhoorn. Which they sailed from Harlingen as well and sold in 2005, after which they bought the Tecla to start a new project together with their children, Gijs and Jet.

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