MEET YOUR TRAINERS
Our Instructors are fully qualified teachers with extensive practical and specific knowledge of boating around in circles.
Head Of Academy
Bram has been working as a host, tour guide and skipper in Amsterdam for the last 12 years. Since 2022, he has been a part of the Flagship Instructor Team. He knows all the facts, all the routes and loves every skipper, even the ones from Kooij.
Lead Host Instructor
Tamsin, a British native living in Amsterdam, has been working with Flagship Amsterdam since 2019. She is the Lead Hostess in the Instructor Team and a highly valued member of the Flagship Family. By the way, did I mention that she has received the most 5-star Tripadvisor reviews multiple times? Because she has;)
Bas De Vries
Lead Skipper Instructor
Bas has been providing training since the very start of the Flagship Academy. One of the best drivers and a highly experienced teacher in boating, hosting and general knowledge of Amsterdam.
With lots of experience in driving boats in Utrecht, Tristan joined the Instructor team in 2022. Calm, positive, and very patient, this rockstar of a skipper can teach anyone how to drive a boat.
Wiland De Zwaan
Wiland divides his time between driving boats in Amsterdam and chilling to the max on his piece of land in Portugal. He is a crazy good skipper, a real entertainer, and a very relaxed instructor.
Bas is a crazy good skipper and tour guide. He drives sloops and salonboats flawlessly and is a patient and resourceful teacher. He joined our team in 2023.
Francisco joined Flagship in 2022 and quickly became one of our best Hosts. He excels on both sloops and saloon boats, and in 2023 he joined the Instructor Team to demonstrate to new hosts how to perform at their best.
Virginia is an American who has been residing in Amsterdam since 2021, and is the latest addition to our training team. She received the most 5-star Tripadvisor reviews during the same month when Flagship was recognized as the world's highest-rated attraction! Thus, for a fleeting moment, she was the best host at the best company in the world.
Anna De Vey Mestdagh
Anna is the most recent addition to our Instructor Team. She possesses a profound passion for boats and teaching new skippers how to operate them. Having lived in Amsterdam for the past 8 years, Anna is well-versed with the city's ins and outs!