Wajer boathouse, designed by Studio Piet Boon, festively opened

08 December 2022

On the grounds of the yacht yard in Heeg, Friesland, Wajer Yachts has opened a new boathouse under the design direction of Studio Piet Boon. The 350m2 building has been completely designed around Wajer yachts to reflect their craftsmanship and passion for materials. The focal point is the gigantic indoor 8 by 27-meter berth where even the largest model, the Wajer 77, can enter. In addition to the reception area, which has a view of the mooring, the boathouse offers meeting rooms, lounges and terraces.

Wajer Yachts commissioned the boathouse to ensure customers are welcomed into an inspiring environment, fully tailored to the yachts. The fireplace, large armchairs and spacious kitchen provide all the comforts of home. The reception space, where clients can select the colors and materials for their Wajer, offers a view of the indoor berth through a glass wall. The view of the boats, illuminated by spotlights, is even better from the solid oak platform. A coffee and champagne bar has been added to ensure an extra special celebration.

“The DNA of Piet Boon and Wajer has many factors in common. We are two Dutch companies with a worldwide reach, who believe in timeless and elegant design. We have combined our common expertise and quality to design this boathouse.”

- Piet Boon

Wajer Yachts commissioned the boathouse to ensure customers are welcomed into an inspiring environment, fully tailored to the yachts. The fireplace, large armchairs and spacious kitchen provide all the comforts of home. The reception space, where clients can select the colors and materials for their Wajer, offers a view of the indoor berth through a glass wall. The view of the boats, illuminated by spotlights, is even better from the solid oak platform. A coffee and champagne bar has been added to ensure an extra special celebration.

Exterior

The outside of the boathouse is sturdy and timeless, with insulated cladding and profiled black steel plates on the roof. The building is surrounded by a broad wooden jetty which extends into oak terraces. Adjacent to one of these terraces, space has been created for five berths. The boat house will be heated by underfloor heating, via a heat pump connected to 720 solar panels on the roof of the production halls.

Interior

The interior is rich and balanced, with 3,5-meter-high ceilings and a meticulously thought-out lighting plan. The color of the large 1,20 by 1,20m tiles on the floor seamlessly blends with the walls and the steel interior doors and window frames in the same color provide synchronicity. A floating acoustic ceiling, accentuated by the lighting surrounding it, provides the perfect sound transmission.

The custom furniture, also designed by Studio Piet Boon, is made of solid oak with Belgian hard stone details. All scale models, brochures and (color) samples will be stored and exhibited here. Several (outdoor) furniture pieces from Piet Boon’s collection have also been added to the interior such as the NIEK, TIMME, BENTE, KENT, HERO and YKE.

For more information about Wajer, visit www.wajer.com