Lorrendraaier: Specialist in ship registrations

Lorrendraaier is the partner for registrations of private and commercial pleasure crafts. The partner, we do not say that lightly. Would you choose for Lorrendraaier? Then you choose for excellent service and reliable advice.


You also choose a specialist who:

  • Is the only ISO-9001certified specialist in Europe.
  • Is top supplier of HISWA-RECRON
  • Specialised in serving professionals and business community (b2b)
  • Is well connected with ships registrars and related organisations
  • Cooperates with specialised lawyers, tax consultants and other experts
  • Not afraid to do things differently


A boat or ship is for enjoying, not for worrying about administration hassles. Let us organise it, and you’ll only have to focus on your core business.

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Why Lorrendraaier

In 1602, the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company) was founded: the VOC. In fact, it was the very first charter company. They quickly acquired a monopoly on the Dutch spice trade, which did not amuse everyone.


Some skippers decided to trade on their own, outside of the VOC. They were known as the ‘Lorrendraaiers’. They sailed the coasts in search of new trade and proved enormously successful. They were not the biggest – but perhaps the best traders.


You could see us like that too. We don’t aspire to be the biggest. We strive to be the best. With excellent service, a high degree of customer friendliness and 100% well thought-out and honest advice. Hence: Lorrendraaier.


Boudewijn Meijer

I am Boudewijn. Owner and founder of Lorrendraaier. Shipping runs through my blood: my great-great-grandfather was captain of a merchant ship. Personally I prefer to stay on solid grounds, but I share his passion for the maritime sector. With Lorrendraaier I advise and support clients with regard to registration, withdrawal, ship station licences, commercial registrations and fiscally friendly chartering.


Previously I worked for over 30 years in the B2B service industry for clients such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, the European Commission and the Dutch RVO. With them, I learned the value of genuine customer friendliness and integrity.


I guard these values carefully. When you work with Lorrendraaier, you are not a customer but a partner. Whether it is for a single boat or as a large charter company: together we will find the most suitable solution.

Monique Smits of the Kadaster and Boudewijn Meijer of Lorrendraaier.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We work very discretely. All privacy-sensitive information is stored in a secure environment, and annually checked according to the ISO 9001 standard. This means that all data is guaranteed to be safe and protected.

Yes, this is possible. We work mainly B2B, but can also handle private registrations if you are looking for an expert, full-service registration agency. If you are mainly looking for the cheapest party for a simple registration, Lorrendraaier is not the right match.

We choose to focus on countries with reliable, well thought-of ships registries. If you would prefer another register, we will be happy to investigate the preferred ships register in order to determine whether this is indeed the best option.

We can advise you on fiscally attractive (charter) options. Please feel free to contact us, and we will discuss the options for you.


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Can we be of  service? Do contact us to discuss the possibilities. I will be happy to speak to you personally.