Company history

Leonardo Yachts was founded by two brothers, Steven & Melle Boersma. Located at the heart of the premium Dutch yachtbuilding industry in the Northern part of the Netherlands , we serve an international clientele worldwide with beautiful daysailers called the Eagle. Our portfolio consists of the Eagle 38, Eagle 44, Eagle 54 and the Eagle 70. In 2011 the Eagle 44 was nominated as European boat of the year in the category special boats. Many boats have been built and delivered worldwide. From Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe to North America. Our dream is to build beautiful daysailers that make heads turn. Our staff is committed to support our customers during the ownership of an Eagle as much as possible. We work with leading designers and maintain long-term relationships with our partners.

Pedigree performance

With a grandfather who started building wooden racing dinghies in the 1950s and a father who specialised in the construction of steel motoryachts, Steven and Melle come from a pedigree boatbuilding family. Raised in the northern part of the Netherlands, where much of their youth was spent racing on the famous Frisian lakes, a passion for sailing was born. This has since been translated into thriving careers for both the brothers.

Steven started his first company Da Vinci Yachts at the start of the millennium. This company is still going strong today and has already provided over 140 owners with a superb boat. Our boats are known for good quality and maintaining a high valuation at the second hand market.

This experience gives him all the knowledge it takes to build your Eagle to perfection. In 2015 Da Vinci Yachts was sold to our business partner who continued the business, allowing Steven to focus full time on Leonardo Yachts.

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Our promise to you

“As sailors it is a privilege for us to work in the yachting industry and we like nothing more than to create beautiful boats. It is also a pleasure to partner with owners to make their vision become reality. If you share our passion for sailing, we’d be honoured to help fulfil your aspirations.”

Sailing is our life time passion and we hope to be part of your sailing dream.


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10 February 2020

The Eagle 38 has been nominated for a Classic Boat Award in the Spirit of Tradition under 40' category

The Eagle 38 has been nominated for a Classic Boat Award in the Spirit of Tradition under 40' category.

We are excited and honored about this nomination for the Eagle 38 which was introduced in 2019.

Every year, Classic Boat Magazine highlights exceptional new builds, restorations, and traditional designs. Award winners are based on public votes on Classic Boat’s website. Your vote and support are very much appreciated.

Leonardo Yachts B.V.

Zwolsmansweg 5, 8606 KC, Sneek, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 515 209 002

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