Creating the future classics for the master mariner.
Serving Master Mariners for years
Puffin yachts are designed by Olivier van Meer and built by VMG Yachtbuilders in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. Puffin® yachts are built according to the highest quality standards to provide safety and comfort during long distance sailing and onboard living. Puffin® yachts are made to be sailed by a short-handed crew and equipped with a fixed keel or a retractable center board which enables cruising in shallow waters and drying out on any bottom.
From 2021 every Puffin® yacht starts with a standard specification. Fixed are the outspoken characteristics like the bowsprit, window shape, heartshaped transom and tumble home. All of these details together guarantee excellent sailing characteristics and give a Puffin® yacht its sturdy and classic looks.
The line of Puffin® yachts will be limited to 3 standard models: 42, 50 and 58. These models will be built in centerboard and fixed keel versions. Furthermore we developed an interior that allows us to produce it in a more sophisticated and economic way, which results in a competitive price for the yachts. An owner can still customize his/her yacht in to a large extent, when it comes to layout, material, colors, rig etcetera.
2021 is the year of the biggest design change in a Puffin® yacht so far, but she will not lose any of her charm. By modernizing and bringing various standard models to the market, we hope to inspire you in your search for a new boat.
Film premiere: Puffin® featuring Olivier van Meer
5 details that makes the Puffin unique
Building the future classics,
that’s what we do
Craftsmanship combined with the most up-to-date and sophisticated production methods and machines are key for our yard to realize all our client’s nautical wishes.
From complete custom yacht building to refits, from teak deck applications to restoration of old classical yachts and all carpentry inside and out.
Puffin® yachts are designed by Olivier van Meer and built by VMG Yachtbuilders in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. All Puffin® yachts meet the highest quality standards to provide safety and comfort during long distance sailing and onboard living.
Handcrafted by experts, designed by masters
Born on a gaff schooner, Olivier van Meer had sailed over 100.000 miles before he became the youngest licensed captain in the Netherlands.
He produced his first designs as a teenager and during his early professional sailing career on yachts and professional sailing and motor vessels.
These designs were often inspired by the maritime environment of his sailing area.In 1985, Olivier decided to follow his dreams and founded the OVM office for naval architecture, design and engineering, surrounding himself with specialists who shared his passion.This team represents the OVM signature – the search for the ultimate lines, up-to-date know how, and perfect design skills, combined with practical experience over many nautical miles.
Creations we are proud of
Every Puffin® yacht is extremely sturdily built – a boat that will outlive you! Quite apart from our own views on strength, the construction and welding are more the kind of thing you would expect to find in commercial shipping than in yachting. The optimum length/width ratio offers a surprisingly large amount of space for present-day comfort, unlike many yachts of similar length.
Puffin® yachts can be built with a normal keel or with a centerboard. The hull is always produced in aluminum.