Established in 1925, Van Laar Maritime has 90 years of maritime experience.

About Van Laar Maritime

As European’s largest specialized guard vessel operator, we own and operate a growing fleet of 32 vessels which can utilized for a wide range of services to protect your offshore project.

Our team of professionals, both at sea and ashore, is commited to deliver the highest imaginable standard in operational safety ands services. We are passionate, involved and flexible. Traits that make us the perfect partner for your offshore challenges. We will go the extra nautical mile for your people, assets and interest at sea.

Van Laar (Maritime) was founded in 1925. Jacobus van Laar (1894) purchased a fishery supply store in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. This store was called “de Kleine Stores” (Small Stores) and taken over by Jacobus’ son Paul Sr. (1914).

In 1965 Paul Sr. bought, together with his son Koos (1943), two trawlers and started a sport fishing business called “Sportvisserij IJmond”.

In the early 80’s they also started “Van Laar Visserijketting” a trading business in chains for use in the fishing industry. These days “Van Laar Visserijketting” is Europe’s largest supplier for chains in this sector.

Sport fishing activities ended in 2005. By this time the two sport fishing vessels where completely rebuild for guard duties in the offshore industry.

Today “Van Laar Maritime” owns and operates 30 guard-, chase- and support vessels worldwide.

In 2004 Van Laar enquired a slipway facility for the maintenance of vessels up to 1500 tonnes and 70 mtrs. This company is called “Scheepswerf van Laar” (Van Laar Shipyard).