Wajer Yachts and investment company Parcom have reached agreement on Parcom’s entry as shareholder in the Dutch builder of luxury open day boats. The Wajer family will remain the majority shareholder of the company and Dries Wajer will stay on as Managing Director. Parcom will join as partner to support the company’s strategy.
Wajer Yachts is a Dutch family business, located in Friesland, employing 285 people. Driven by the increasing demand for luxury yachts and accompanying service that Wajer Yachts is well-known for, the company is expanding rapidly. By attracting the best craftsmen and retaining the Frisian mentality, Dries Wajer and his team secure quality and culture of the company. In 2022, Wajer Yachts was named Frisian company of the year.
The company has ambitious plans for the future. To facilitate further growth, Wajer Yachts attracted investment company Parcom as shareholder. The collaboration enables further investments in sustainability, the construction of a maintenance shipyard in the South of France and the expansion towards the United States, where in Miami Wajer Bay Marina just opened.
Dries Wajer, Managing Director of Wajer Yachts: “Our company has experienced substantial growth over the last few years and we have ambitious plans to expand Wajer and internationalize even further. With Parcom as our partner, we have the power and additional expertise to realize our dreams.”
Gijs Vuursteen, Parcom: “The high degree of craftsmanship, quality and creativity at Wajer are impressive. In addition, Dries is an exceptional entrepreneur. We are looking forward to support Wajer and take the next step together with Dries and his team.”
Financial details of the transaction will not be disclosed. The transaction is subject to approval by The Dutch Competition Authority (Autoriteit Consument & Markt).
About Wajer Yachts
Wajer Yachts is a Dutch family business that builds luxury open day boats up to 77 feet. The boats are characterized by a clean design, comfort, and unique performance. All Wajers are built entirely by hand at the shipyards in Friesland, with an eye for detail and equipped with innovative technologies. With the Wajer Care program, Wajer Yachts offers its customers all-round service from its hubs in the South of France, Spain and the United States. More information: www.wajer.com