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From a simple idea to an internationally renowned brand

One thing connects the team behind Cruising Home: a passion for life on the water. A passion that led to the founding of CRUISING HOME in 2013, a 100% subsidiary of the SRF shipyard in Harlingen, Netherlands, which has been constructing tailor-made steel vessels for customers from across the world for over 40 years.  


Marco Brattinga – Cruising Home the Netherlands

Marco Brattinga is responsible for sales, consultancy and project management at Cruising Home the Netherlands. He supervises the construction of your new CRUISNG HOME, from sales to completion.  Marco Brattinga is looking forward to meeting you in person at the Cruising Home yard in Harlingen.


Olivier van Meer - Cruising Home Design and Architecture

Born on a gaff schooner, Olivier van Meer sailed over 100.000 miles before he became the youngest licensed captain in the Netherlands. He produced his first designs, often inspired by the maritime environment of his sailing area, as a teenager and during his early professional sailing career on yachts and professional sailing and motor vessels.

In 1985, Olivier decided to follow his dreams and founded the OVM office for naval architecture, design and engineering, surrounding himself with specialists who shared his passion.                                                                                                                      

This team represents the OVM signature – the search for the ultimate lines, up-to-date know how, and perfect design skills, combined with practical experience over many nautical miles.


Rolf Gast – Cruising Home representative Germany

Rolf Gast is the owner of Marine Düsseldorf on the Rhine. A port where several Cruising Home ships are already berthed.
Rolf Gast is responsible for sales and consultancy for Cruising Home Germany and is regularly in the Netherlands to visit the yard and Olivier van Meer.
Rolf is happy to welcome you in the marina to advise you and to show you one of the Cruising Home models.

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