Introducing: Maarten van Nieuwland, Captain of the Res Nova tjalk
Maarten is the enthusiastic captain of the Res Nova. He has been sailing this rugged Groninger Tjalk for years, speaks no fewer than five languages and is an avid sailor. What he particularly enjoys is to chat and interact with his passengers during his sailing rambles on the IJsselmeer and Markermeer lakes and the Wadden Sea. The atmosphere on board is always positive and sociable. He is also very knowledgeable about sailing and the various sailing areas and harbours where the ship ties up for the night, information he gladly shares with his guests.