Extra measures

Update, Wednesday April 14, 2021

In response to the development of the coronavirus, we have tightened our precautionary measures. Our focus is the wellbeing of our customers and employees.

Situation in Friesland (the Netherlands)

Please visit the website of the National Government (Rijksoverheid) in English for the current information and regulations in the Netherlands. At the moment these measures apply on the Dutch sailing area Friesland:

  • No more than 2 people or 1 household in a group.
  • Wear a face mask where this is mandatory. For example, in public transport and in shops.
  • All establishments serving food and drinks are closed. Takeaway meals may be ordered from restaurants and also delivery from meals is still possible.
  • Venues that are normally open to the public, such as museums, cinemas, theatres, zoos, libraries, swimming pools, amusement parks and other venues, are closed.
  • Establishments including supermarkets, chemists, greengrocers and petrol stations remain open.
  • From February 10, retailers will be able to accept orders online or by telephone, which can be picked up within a specified time slot. From March 3, stores may receive customers by appointment. Call or email four hours in advance for an appointment if you want to view or collect goods from our water sports shop.
  • From 31 March 2021 the curfew starts at 10 p.m. and ends on 04.30 am. This curfew will remain up and including 28 April 2021.
  • Between 8 pm and 7 am there is no alcohol sold or delivered.
  • Events are prohibited.
  • Limit the number of trips and if a place is busy, leave.
  • At the moment it is possible to sail in the Netherlands with one household and one extra person as a guest.

Situation in Brandenburg (Germany)

Currently, the following contact restrictions apply in the boating area Brandenburg – Berlin in Germany:

  • Private travel and visits should be avoided.
  • Private visits and day trips are not allowed.
  • Hotels and guesthouses are not allowed to receive tourists.
  • Public venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, recreation parks, theme parks and other facilities will be closed.
  • Restaurants may only sell meals for take-away or delivery.
  • Wholesalers and retail will generally remain open. This with due observance of extra measures regarding hygiene and the number of people.

Be aware: These measures in both our sailing areas are subject to change and we advise you to consult the relevant websites prior to your trip for any changes. If you have any questions, then do not hesitate to contact us.

Extra measures at De Drait

The office is opened during regular opening times. We would love to answer all your questions by phone or Email. When you come to visit our office, marina, or charter location, we have some measures and we have adjusted our policy regarding the 1,5-meter distance. We will also not shake hands and ask you to disinfect your hands before entering our office:

Do you want to visit us? Please take the following extra measures in mind:

  • During a visit, we ask you to keep 1.5 meter distance and not to gather on our site with a large group.
  • If you have symptoms of flu, we ask you to stay at home.
  • Observe the hygiene rules, such as wash your hands often, cough and sneeze into your elbow and use the disinfectant.
  • Wearing a face mask in our reception, on board during service and in the vicinity of our employees.

When you have rented a boat from us:

  • When you arrive at our marina, please call +31 512 513276 in Friesland or +49 3381604590 in Brandenburg and ask if the boat is ready. Then follow the instructions of our employees.
  • If you come to check-in, we ask one person to come to the desk.
  • Also, our sailing instructions will be given to a maximum of one person.
  • We request that you transfer your payments and/or the deposit to us by bank prior to your boating holiday. Alternatively, you can also pay the deposit with your bank card before departure.
  • During your stay on board, we ask you to ventilate properly and to use disinfectants.
  • If you need assistance on board from one of our employees, we ask you to keep a distance from our employee while he is working on board.

On our grounds and in the buildings:

  • It is only allowed to come together with a maximum of 2 people on both the site and in the buildings.
  • Currently, it is possible to use the toilets and showers in our marina.


  • You can visit our store by appointment. Please contact us prior to your visit. We can prepare goods for you or schedule an appointment with you to visit our water sports shop. We are happy to help you!

Reception and our office:

  • No more than 2 visitors at the same time in our office.
  • Be aware of the 1,5-meter distance.
  • Stay behind the screens.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Disinfect your hands when you arrive.

Coffee machine:

  • Only 1 person at the same time in the coffee area.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Disinfect your hands when you arrive.
  • Only make use of our coffee machine for take-away, you can consume your coffee outside.

Marina activities, yacht service, and yachtcharter will continue regarding the additional measures. If you have any questions about anything, please call +31 (0) 512 513276 or email info@dedrait.com for Drachten Friesland or call +49 3381604590 or via brandenburg@dedrait.com, if you have a booked a boating holiday in Brandenburg (Germany).

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