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for a relaxing sailing holiday

Rent a sailboat in the IJsselmeer lake and Zeeland specialist

Zeilboot hurenSailing holiday from beautiful harbor towns on the IJsselmeer lake

Welcome to Happy Sailing sailing yacht rental and it is nice that you are looking for a suitable sailing boat for your sailing holiday or sailing weekend in the Netherlands.

We are specialized in renting out sailing yachts between 30 and 50 feet on the IJsselmeer, Markermeer and in Zeeland.

Renting one of our sailing yachts is quick and easy. Find the yacht that appeals to you the most and complete the boat booking at the bottom of the same page. You will immediately receive a confirmation for your sailing holiday by email. We are then always available by email or telephone to answer any questions about the sailboat, sailing itself or, for example, nice harbors around the IJsselmeer or other pleasant inland waterways in the Netherlands.

Personal contact and yachts issued by owners themselves

We also like to keep the contact warm and personal. You can contact us at any time with all your questions about sailing and renting, every day of the week from 09:00 to 21:00 (and often even later 😉 ).

The sailing boats are well maintained by Happy Sailing or by the yacht owner himself. Several yachts are issued by the owner himself; this also contributes to a warm and personal contact. You will immediately notice the love that the owner feels for his yacht and you will also experience this in the condition of the yachts. Everything looks and feels great.

Water sports advice before or while sailing
If you would like tips about certain harbors or where it is best to sail on your sailing holiday; feel free to ask us by phone on 0229 750 739 or via our contact page.

Articles for your sailing trip
Whether it concerns sailing with family, friends or just the two of you, at Happy Sailing we are happy to help you on your way. This way you can sail on the IJsselmeer or Markermeer in no time to the most beautiful places and ports such as EnkhuizenHoornLemmerMedemblik, and Stavoren. After all, the Netherlands is most beautiful from the water!

Read here our article about the beautiful ports that the IJsselmeer has to offer. We know from experience where the nicest bars are, but also where the nicest playgrounds can be found around the IJsselmeer.

Did you know that the construction of islands in the IJsselmeer will start next year?
Read here what the plans are and come and go island-hopping at Happy Sailing soon.

Sailing yacht rental services, at Happy Sailing

If desired, the beds will be made for you, so that you only have to hoist the sails on the sailing boat that you rent.

We also offer an exclusive return service, whereby we sail the boat back for you so that you can end your holiday in any desired port.

How does Happy Sailing work? At Happy Sailing we rent out cabin sailing yachts. Some of these vessels are owned by us, and others are yachts that we rent to owners. We have strict requirements to ensure that all ships are in optimal condition. The sailing yacht is of course the most important for us, but immediately after that comes the experience of water sports. We don’t just rent out sailing boats, we offer you an experience on the water. We think along with you which sailboat is best for you to rent, and we can help you with the planning of the holiday. Contact us and get inspired!

What can Happy Sailing do for you? Happy Sailing has a lot of experience and contacts within the sailboat rental market. Not only do we charter sailing yachts, we offer even more services on the water.
You can contact us for company outings, bachelor days, teambuilding sessions, or competition training. Have you always wanted to sail a sailing race? Then rent one of our ships, including skipper, and participate in sailing competitions such as the 24-hour sailing competition or Ronde om Noord-Holland!

What are the conditions to rent a sailboat? At Happy Sailing you can rent a sailing yacht without a license. The most important thing for us is that you feel familiar with the type of ship and that you have sufficient sailing and maneuvering experience on comparable sailing yachts. Safety is our top priority, but in addition to all the safety equipment offered, you are responsible for the sailing yacht as well as for yourself and the crew! From wind force 6, it is no longer allowed to sail. With sufficient experience it is allowed to sail in the North Sea. Are you planning to make long trips? Many of our yachts are ideally suited for this. Please inform us in advance so that we can properly prepare the sailing yacht you rent for your travel plans. We regularly receive requests from water sports enthusiasts to sail a sailing yacht to, for example, Zeeland, England or Denmark. In agreement with the tenants after you, it may be possible to leave the boat there!

Sailing with a group, or company? Happy Sailing has experience in organizing company outings on the water. You rent the sailing yachts from us, and we also arrange the experienced skippers. If desired, a coach can also work on the sailboat to strengthen the team spirit. On board a ship, the hierarchy has suddenly disappeared and everyone is equal again. A great starting point for a good team-building event! The company outings or sailing lessons for groups take place on the IJsselmeer from Medemblik, Hoorn or Enkhuizen (other places in consultation).

Happy Sailing Google Reviews

N.M. Slop
N.M. Slop
We hebben heerlijke dagen gehad op de mooie fijn ingerichte zijlboot Lady Victoria. Alles wat we nodig hadden was aanwezig en de communicatie was zeer prettig. Een echte aanrader!!!
Erika van Stroe
Erika van Stroe
Winner 950 gehuurd. Mooie en goed onderhouden boot met goede zeileigenschappen. Ruim kuip en ruime salon. Indeling van de bedden is een beetje aan de krappe kant. Prima ontvangst en prima afhandeling. Zonder meer een aanrader. Bedankt en tot een volgende keer!
L vd Broek
L vd Broek
Topverhuurbedrijf, snel en flexibel en prima boten. Ze zijn altijd goed bereikbaar, hebben een leuke diverse vloot over verschillende locaties. Heb al een aantal keer bij happy sailing gehuurd en altijd perfect. Zeer aan te raden
Declan McCarron
Declan McCarron
Recently i had a sailing day on the Lady Victoria in Enkhuizen. Im very new to sailing, so i was with Theo, a master sailer, and his mate Jeroen, also a great sailer. The Lady Victotia is a classy boat, truly a fine strong boat to be out on the waters. I was assisting Jeroen & Theo, and doing what i could, with the expert instruction of both skippers. After we had a drink and some food. The day was deeply Joyful, and i look forward to another day, on the Lady ⛵
h doze
h doze
Elan 340 gehuurd vanuit Lemmer, zeer gastvrij ontvangen en alles goed geregeld.
Joris Verhaeghe
Joris Verhaeghe
Heel goed ontvangen en relaxed kunnen zeilen met een leuke boot. Zeker de moeite om nog eens te doen. top Happy Sailing!
Bert Boersma
Bert Boersma
Boot gehuurd met vrienden. Wat probleempjes met de motor maar zeer goed opgelost!
Wim Blaak
Wim Blaak
Ondanks dat we een echte Hollandse zomer hadden, een prima vakantie gehad met de Hanse 34. Flexibele opstelling en heldere communicatie van Simon van Happy Sailing heeft daar zeker aan bijgedragen.