Introducing: Maarten van Nieuwland, Captain of the Res Nova tjalk

Maarten van Nieuwland tjalk Res Nova

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. 

The Res Nova tjalk

This rugged Groninger tjalk from 1895 began its sailing career as a cargo ship and even helped build the Afsluitdijk. The Res Nova has since been converted into a luxury and comfortable ship for groups of up to 18 persons. The inviting day room, light interior, well-equipped kitchen and comfortable cabins and beds make it feel like a second home.

Fan of Friesland

Maarten is a tremendous fan of Friesland and loves to bring groups to this beautiful province. He can often be found sailing the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea with the Res Nova as a result. This ship is perfect for drying out on the shallows. 

Want to go for a sail on the Res Nova tjalk?

Want to go for a long weekend, midweek or holiday sailing trip on the Res Nova? Request a no-obligation quote or contact one of our staff, who would be happy to tell you more about the numerous possibilities offered by the Res Nova.