“Working at Xelvin is an ideal mix of hard work, socializing and interesting outings.”
Managing Director Xelvin Yacht & Shipbuilding
I am Arend van Essen and I live in Heerenveen. After obtaining my degree in Industrial Engineering, I started out at Xelvin in March of 2008, 'hot off the press' and straight from school.
For the first three years, I worked out of our office in Drachten. I acquired a great number of contacts in
Yacht-building there. In January of 2011, the Xelvin Yacht & Shipbuilding specialty division was set up. A
specialty that interested me from the first blueprint. In January of 2011, I was given the chance to work
for Xelvin Yacht & Shipbuilding. It was a chance that I seized with both hands. We made an enthusiastic start in Vollenhove and quickly expanded with offices in Emmeloord and Enkhuizen. I now do my bit from the offices in Emmeloord, Enkhuizen, Waalwijk and Rotterdam.
Working at Xelvin is an ideal mix of hard work, socializing and interesting outings. That, in combination
with a great team and plenty of challenges, means that I have found my place at Xelvin.
In my free time I'm mainly busy with: Being lazy, listening to music, watching movies, epicurean activities, friends, doing fun things, winter sports, volunteering, the great football club Heerenveense Boys, football, sports and encouraging the only top team in the Netherlands: Ajax!