Lifelong experience in providing excellence in high-end hospitality brings Jan Verkerk to found establish the Dutch Charter Group (DCG). With the sole mission of making the most exigent dreams come true, our fleet crew members have one goal in mind DCG works with a clear motto; to always exceeding guests’ expectations.Contact Us
ith an extensive sailing background, at the age of 26, Jan bought his first boat and sailed in Europe. Close friends of his were getting married and showed great interest on hosting their party on his boat. The event was very successful and a new turn in Jan’s career had been born. Venturing as a pioneer in his country; holding events and celebrations onboard his boat. In the successful years to come he expanded his ship-imperium up to seven party-ships.
Jan developed the idea of a luxurious, well equipped expedition yacht, able to visit the cold and still undiscovered regions of the world in style like Antarctica, Greenland, the North-West Passage and Alaska, and naturally all warmer destinations. The main goal was to create a product that combines luxury, safety and adventure.
Jan bought the former Russian ice breaker Giant and within 3 years, converted her into the first ice breaking superyacht. The Legend is a 77,4 meter expedition yacht that features both luxury and adventure, for groups of up to 28 guests
At a young age Jan developed a great passion for engineering and boats. By the age of eight 8, his father gifted him a small wooden sailing boat. Sailing the Dutch canals and locks marked the first steps of a lifetime career. Buying old boats and fixing them became his hobby. No surprise that Jan would make his hobby his business.
Through the years Jan got his captain and engineering licences, strengthening his already extraordinary detailed understanding of every aspect of yacht building and operation. Today, Jan owns a fleet of superyachts. Each one impeccably upgraded by himself. All available for charter all year-round.
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