Office crew

Meet our staff in the office!

Jan Bruinsma

Hi! I’m Jan Bruinsma, together with my brother Jelle I am co-owner and founder of the Tallship Company. In the early ‘90s, I set sail with the goal to lift the guest experience on board to a new level as captain on Clipper Elizabeth, which marked the birth of the Tallship Company. Over three decades, this vision evolved into a fleet featuring the likes of Artemis, Atlantis, and Antigua – each ship telling tales of history and luxury. I’m all about pushing the limits, crafting adventures where tradition and modern comfort come together. Join me on this journey, as we chart courses and create unforgettable memories. Fair winds!
Ria Jongstra

Hello! My name is Ria and I have been working at the Tallship Company office in Franeker since mid-May. I spend most of my time in front of the computer. I take care of the financial administration of the organization: paying invoices, receiving the registration fees, bank accounting, etc.
Previously, I supported the management of a number of primary schools, a construction company and a theatre.
I'm counting on being able to do my bit to ensure that everything runs smoothly at the office. I hope you all have a good trip on one of Tallship Company's elegant ships.
Marjolein Barendrecht

Ahoy there! I’m Marjolein, the one behind the scenes ensuring everything runs shipshape. My journey with the Tallship Company began in the service on these grand vessels. I moved from the ships to the office, and here I am as Crewing Officer. It’s not just about schedules and logistics for me; it’s about creating a crew that feels like family. My time at sea has seasoned me, giving a fresh perspective with a touch of practical wisdom. I’m passionate about crew dynamics. A tight-knit crew ensures a seamless voyage, and I’m here to foster that sense of unity. Together, we make the Tallship experience unforgettable. As I steer my course, I invite you to join us on these incredible journeys.
Are you interested to become part of the crew? Check out our vacanies here. Or feel free to contact us.
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Tallship Company
Zevenhuizen 52
8801 AW Franeker
The Netherlands
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  DE  +49 (0)531 31 70 47 54

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