Having discovered a passion for sailing in his youth, Jelmer Wijma has spent his life on the water. He won a number of regattas, including five national championships, sailing in the one design, Vrijheid (freedom) class.

Jelmer studied naval architecture at the Haarlem Polytechnical Institute in The Netherlands before launching his career as a surveyor for the European Certification Bureau (ECB). During his time with the ECB he performed inspections for hundreds of boat builders, working in accordance with the European Recreational Craft Directive (CE marking of recreational crafts).

As ECB grew internationally, Jelmer became familiar with the boating industry worldwide. He performed inspections across Europe and in several other counties including Australia, South Africa, China, Turkey, Thailand, America, Romania and Egypt.

Jelmer’s enthusiasm for boats, together with his vast experience of working within the boat building industry, have led him to offer quality consultation for yacht building projects.