About Vanclaes

We2 are the developer, brand name holder and producer of the Vanclaes stainless steel boat trailers and Vanclaes Marina Equipment. Vanclaes produces its own products in Alphen aan den Rijn and exclusively supplies them to consumers all over Europe via a carefully selected network of dealers and partners. Stian Duijvelaar, entrepreneur and product developer, is the head of the organisation. Vanclaes is unique because it uses stainless steel in its products and because of its unique, highly functional designs. In addition to industrial products for the marina market, Vanclaes also has the widest range of boat trailers on the European market. This makes the company an ideal partner for aquatic sports companies that specialise in the sale of both smaller boats and bigger yachts. Naturally, price is an important part of this industry, which is why Vanclaes offers a suitable high-quality solution for every budget. Vanclaes is quick, affordable and the undisputed leader when it comes to quality.

Our Goals
  1. Better Functionalities.

    Vanclaes makes the ins and outs with a boat trailer easier and more accessible for you. Our products take care of the hassle along the waterside and on the road for you and provide you with unprecedented ease and comfort during use.

  2. High quality and reliability.

    Vanclaes builds and delivers 100% premium products with a long service life with a very high reliability and is therefore exceptional within the international boat trailer market.

  3. Aesthetically and ergonomically well and beautifully made.

    If a product still costs a little more, it must at least look like this and feel like that when used. The practical, but often also the particularly beautiful design and the used materials, makes a Vanclaes product so characteristic and unique.

Our approach
At Vanclaes you will be totally unburdened.

In addition to deliver a new ordered boat trailer, Vanclaes can also take the entire process to configurate the right boat trailer for you. We adjust it completely under the boat and proceed a complete test at the slipway. This process of selecting and adjusting the right boat trailer product is often underestimated and unfortunately often goes wrong. Not at Vanclaes; we are happy to arrange a professional intake for you. In addition to charting your personal wishes regarding the use of a new trailer, your boat will be measured and weighed, so that nothing is left to chance. When the new Vanclaes trailer comes out of the factory, it is adjusted under your boat and thoroughly tested. No surprises afterwards and a 100% working solution are therefore guaranteed.

Curious about what Vanclaes can do for you? Come and visit the Vanclaes Experience Center or one of our International Partners.

The people behind Vanclaes
Stian Duijvelaar - CEO / Owner

Director/owner, product developer/creator of the Vanclaes Boat Trailers and The Automatic Slipway but above all water sports enthusiastic. Stian prefers to walk around on the factory floor or talk to aquatic sports enthusiasts or entrepreneurs about how to improve the Vanclaes boat trailers and other Vanclaes products in the future.

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Bumper - Hoofd beveiliging

Om alle Vanclaes trailers te beveiligen hebben wij ons team uitgebreid. Bumper was erg enthousiast toen hij hier kwam solliciteren als hoofd beveiliging, Wij konden dan ook niet anders dan Bumper aan te nemen binnen ons team!

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Sybren Kramer - Account Manager

Since September 2013, Sybren has joined the Vanclaes team. Sybren is a relationship builder and manager who, with his unbridled enthusiasm and love for water sports, has targetedly launched Vanclaes into the market.

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Sven Houtman - Sales and Aftersales Service Manager

Sven has joined the Vanclaes team from September 2019 to lead in particular the sales department and the service-, maintenance- and repair division of Vanclaes. Sven is a commercial technician who knows what he is talking about and can take care of malfunctions, parts and/or work on your Vanclaes with the help of his team of service engineers.

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Thorsten Schneider - Brand ambassador

Since January 2020, Thorsten has been complementing our sales team and serving as our brand ambassador in all countries except the Netherlands. Due to the increasingly expanding activities of Vanclaes in Europe, Thorsten is our interface to new markets.

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Stef Stef Zomerdijk - Marketing Manager

Stef is the newest addition to the Vanclaes office, but has a few years of experience in the water sports industry and is a real water sports fanatic. Stef's innovative view on marketing makes him a good member of the Vanclaes team.

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Andy Hut - Design Engineer

Andy started his career at Vanclaes with an internship. After completing his education, he started at Vanclaes as a Design Engineer. Andy can design everything the customer has in mind into a professional solution.

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Wouter Trijsburg - Supply Chain Manager

Wouter is the key between sales and the factory.He is responsible for the flow of goods from purchase to production.

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Adam Fiander - Accountmanager UK

An already well-known name in the European water sports industry, our UK account manager, Adam Fiander, started his maritime career by working on various water sports magazines and publications. Adam is super motivated to strengthen and further expand the Vanclaes brand in the UK market.

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Francis Lelievre - Accountmanager Frankrijk

Francis joined Vanclaes in April 2018 to support the French-speaking partners, dealers and customers. In addition to various trade fairs and events, Francis is regularly on the road to visit partners and dealers in France.

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Ed Stam - Leader of the Vanclaes Production and Service Team

The line-up of Vanclaes staff in our office is impressive, but without Ed and his technical crew that produces and services the Vanclaes products with passion and dedication every day it would be useless. Production of the many components, final products and custom designs is handled by a group of enthusiastic and expert employees.

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  • Vanclaes is approachable

    You can view, test and buy the Vanclaes boat trailers at the Vanclaes Experience Center. Together we will go through your boat and your wishes for use and we will immediately make a suitable offer for you.

  • Vanclaes provides solutions

    Because of our enormously wide range of both normal boat trailers up to 3500 kg, as well as heavy trailers, marina trailers and everything in between, we have for sure the most suitable solution available for you.

  • Very large partner network

    The Vanclaes boat trailers are available throughout Europe, Amerika and Israel through our carefully selected Business Partners.


“The great thing about Vanclaes is that they work tailor-made. If you have a special request, that is always negotiable. But the "standard" trailers at Vanclaes are already so complete that there is little left to be desired ... ”

Ingmar Boersma
President SNB