My name is Patrick van der Zijden, founder of Yachts In Motions.eu

I am a Dutch water sports fanatic, with a history of life long, sailing, power boating, rowing, kite surfing, kayaking, diving and more.

My background is merchant navy and Carpentry as trades, with many different job experiences before, in between and afterwards.

I have lived in the Algarve, Portugal, the South West corner of Europe since 2003 where I have been involved in maritime wildlife excursions.

My professional experience includes yacht charter skipper, delivery skipper, “Round the World” race skipper, yacht maintenance, nautical advisor, advanced powerboat instructor and Yachtmaster instructor for sail and power.