Company history

Leonardo Yachts was founded by two brothers, Steven & Melle Boersma. Located at the heart of the premium Dutch yachtbuilding industry in the Northern part of the Netherlands , we serve an international clientele with beautiful daysailers called the Eagle. Our portfolio consists of the Eagle 36 , Eagle 44 and the Eagle 54. In 2011 the Eagle 44 was nominated as European boat of the year in the category special boats. Many boats have been build and delivered worldwide. From Australia to North America. Our dream is to build beautiful daysailers that make heads turn. Our staff is committed to support our customers during the ownership of an Eagle as much as possible. We work the with leading designers and maintain long-term relationships with our partners.

Pedigree performance

With a grandfather who started building wooden racing dinghies in the 1950s and a father who specialised in the construction of steel motoryachts, Steven and Melle come from a pedigree boatbuilding family. Raised in the northern part of the Netherlands, where much of their youth was spent racing on the famous Frisian lakes, a passion for sailing was born. This has since been translated into thriving careers for both the brothers.

Steven started his first company Da Vinci Yachts at the start of the millennium. This company is still going strong today and has already provided over 140 owners with a superb boat. Our boats are known for good quality and maintaining a high valuation at the second hand market.

This experience gives him all the knowledge it takes to build your Eagle to perfection. In 2015 Da Vinci Yachts was sold to our business partner who continued the business, allowing Steven to focus full time on Leonardo Yachts.

With a degree in naval architecture, a range of restoration projects and some 35,000 miles of salt water sailing under his belt, Melle can leverage on a wealth of technical knowledge and experience.

Within Leonardo Yachts the saying: ‘’Behind every great man there’s a great woman’’, is very true too. Steven his wife, Rachel, is the thriving force in the office to keep things going. Without Rachel, no Eagle’s.

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Our promise to you

“As sailors it is a privilege for us to work in the yachting industry and we like nothing more than to create beautiful boats. It is also a pleasure to partner with owners to make their vision become reality. If you share our passion for sailing, we’d be honoured to help fulfil your aspirations.”

Sailing is our life time passion and we hope to be part of your sailing dream.

Leonardo Yachts B.V.

Zwolsmansweg 5, 8606 KC, Sneek, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 515 209 002

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