Discover the quality of a boating holiday in Friesland

Enjoy a boating holiday in Friesland at Yachtcharter De Drait

A boating holiday in Friesland is a unique experience! From the first moment you arrive on the marina you will experience a holiday feeling right away. When you step on board, you are immediately at your holiday accommodation. You set your boat to your own wishes and afterwards you relax with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a delicious drink in the saloon or on the aft deck. One of our instructors will come by to give you an instruction of the boat and, if desired, you can make a trial run.

First time boating at Yachtcharter De Drait

Yachtcharter De Drait is a versatile company. In Drachten our charter fleet is rented out from our own marina. Our boats are moored here on an own mooring place at the charter boulevard. This has the advantage that you can drive with your car up to the boat. After this you can easily bring your luggage on board and we offer a large parking area where you can park your car during your boating holiday. You can park your car here for free.

When you leave the mooring place with the boat, you are quickly on the waterway towards to the well-known water sports towns Eernewoude and Grou. Would you rather stay in the marina overnight and leave the next day? Then enjoy the sunset on the aft deck. Or meet other water sports enthusiasts in our Captains Lounge or at one of the terraces. Are you in the mood for some sportive activities? On our marina, in the Drachtsterbos or it Slingepark you can sport outdoors. In the Slingepark you can even work with fitness equipment on your condition.

Our employees are happy to share their passion for water sports. They are happy to provide you with more information about the boat during an extended instruction and they also can tell you a lot about the sailing area Friesland, our marina, Drait Yachts and the yard.

Friesland as a holiday destination

Friesland is the ideal water sports province. Renting a boat at Yachtcharter De Drait is on the annual holiday program for many guests. During every cruise, whether it is a weekend, midweek, week, or a longer period, you will discover a new part of versatile Friesland. Did you know that Friesland even has its own history, culture, language, sports, and traditions? Well-known examples are Fierljeppen, sugar bread, Fryske Dûmkes and the costume in Hindeloopen. For nature lovers there are many possibilities. For example, you can discover the national park the Alde Feanen or moor your boat in the middle of nature at one of the Marrekrite mooring places.

Frisians are avid water sports enthusiasts themselves, which is why the locals are incredibly happy to tell you more about the sights in the province of Friesland. In addition, Frisians are hospitable, and it is not uncommon for a tourist to be welcomed as a regular guest in a restaurant and get reasigned to the same table. Frisians are proud of their province and are happy to participate in the many events in the province themselves.

Plan your boating route

Yachtcharter De Drait is constantly discovering new boating routes. These routes contain the most beautiful places in Friesland. When sailing peace is paramount, so do not rush. Sailing with a boat is an experience on itself! Discover the many birds in the area, go fishing or moor your boat in one of the national parks. In addition, we also offer many routes which are ideal for city lovers, a tour through villages or a boat trip on the Frisian lakes. During your cruise you can also visit one of the northern capitals, such as Leeuwarden or Groningen. For more of a challenge, you can also discover one of the following themes during your cruise: Turfvaart, Peat excavation Kalenberg, historic ship building or visit one of the Hanseatic cities.


The fleet of Yachtcharter De Drait is versatile. For example, you can rent a boat from us from 2 people. This DrachtsterSloep is suitable for relaxed sailing, wonderful mooring and is known for its easy maneuverability. With our houseboat you have a floating home with all comfort. You can discover a new mooring place every day in the vicinity of De Drait Marina.

If you would like to sail a larger trip and discover a lot of Friesland or the Northern part of the Netherlands, then choose one of the motor yachts from our fleet. Our motorboats have a diversity of layouts, comfort, equipment, appearance and sailing characteristics. The motorboats are from 2 up to 14 people and have 1 up to 7 cabins. Choose a boat with an open cockpit, an integrated rear seat, fully enclosed tent, central heating, insulating glass, navigation equipment or be completely self-sufficient with the on-board power generator.

Would you like to rent a boat at Yachtcharter De Drait?

Would you like to book a boating holiday at Yachtcharter De Drait and are you curious about the possibilities? Then see our booking calendar or use or ‘search and book-function‘ on our website for making a request or booking. Are you struggling or would you like more information first? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help you with all your questions.

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