About us

It is our mission to give our guests a unique experience. Our statement is therefore that it is not about renting a boat but about striving for an atmosphere, a customized experience, where our personal attention is of paramount importance. Our motto is therefore: “Cruise with a smile”. This is a process between us and every customer. It is the first question we want to ask our customers. When do you disembark with a smile? We focused on groups of private individuals and companies in the luxury segment where we pay a great deal of attention to preparation, communication, execution and evaluation. “Cruise with a smile” and that is exactly what we would like to see when our guests get off a private boat.

Vincent Horbach General manager / owner

Rederij Prinsengracht Directeur

Rederij Prinsengracht

Rederij Prinsengracht is a small, cozy shipping company in the heart of Amsterdam and located on the Prinsengracht. Personal attention and quality play an important role for us. We have years of experience in boat trips with private boats in Amsterdam and surroundings. Cruise-operator  RederijPrinsengracht originated from the Foundation Restore Salonboot Avanti. Once founded by Vincent Horbach with the intention of keeping the Salon Boat Avanti instant. A gentleman’s boat built in 1909 by the Van der Giessen yard in Krimpen aan de IJssel. This boat has a nice history. Since 2000 the Salonboot Avanti has been sailing with passengers through the canals of Amsterdam. Until 2013. Due to the historical character and the new changed canal cruise policy, the Municipality of Amsterdam granted a canal cruise permit to the Avanti Canal Boat. In the past, for Vincent Horbach, it was nice  hobby cruising through the canals of Amsterdam. Today he sails as your cruis-operator and captain through the canals of Amsterdam. He is also one of the initiators of the Amsterdam Light Festival.