Volans Rowing BV

Nely Gambonplein 1, 2761 EH Zevenhuizen

Telephone +31 6 22802672


Hall map

boot 2017 hall map (Hall 13): stand A80

Fairground map

boot 2017 fairground map: Hall 13


Lenneke de Voogd


+31 6 22802672


Cees van Bladel


+31 6 46135000


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Boats and Yachts
  • 01.05  Kayaks/Canoes/Rowing Boats
  • 01.05.03  Rowing Boats

Our products

Product category: Rowing Boats


A fun and healthy water sport 
Rowing for recreation is the ideal way to refresh your body, mind and spirit. Experience the peace and power, tranquillity and beauty of this sporty activity. Enjoy the freedom of the water, wherever, whenever and as often as you like - in a very healthy way. The innovative boats of Volans Rowing offer the opportunity to combine outdoor fun and exercise in a natural environment. 

For leisure and (elite) sports, for young and old 
The sliding rigger in combination with the sophisticated hull shape enables speed, in spite of the relatively short length of the boat, giving the Volans2 the feeling of a slender competition skiff. The boat is fast, light and compact making it suitable for both the recreational rower as well as the elite athlete who enjoys training in the open air; for beginner and advanced, for young and old, for students and veterans.

Innovative and high tech 
State of the art knowledge, technology and materials make the Volans boats both innovative and high tech. A prominent feature is the sliding rigger; the rower’s seat doesn’t slide, but the part in which the oars are mounted does.

Ready, steady, row 
Due to their stability on the water, rowing with the Volans boats is easy to learn. The boats can be transported on the roof of a car and can be stored at home in a garage or in the garden. The sliding rigger is easily and quickly mounted. You are on the water in no time. Ready, steady, row!

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Product category: Rowing Boats


Skiff for kids 
Based on the positive experiences with the Volans2, Volans Rowing has developed the VolansKIDS especially for children aged 8 to 12 years. This boat is fully adapted to the young audience in its dimensions and ease of use. 

With this unique boat - worldwide the first and so far the only skiff for children - Volans won the Dutch National Sports Innovation Award 2014. In support of youth rowing Volans has also developed an instruction kit to help children to learn to row in a playful way. 

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Product category: Rowing Boats


Designed for waves 
The VolansCOASTAL is designed for active fun on the waves, for both beginners and advanced rowers who like a sporting challenge. The boat is stable, strong but light weight, self-bailing and safe. Like the other Volans boats the VolansCOASTAL has an elegant sleek design and features the sliding rigger, with a fixed seat. This provides extra stability while pushing through the rough water. 

This boat is suitable for coastal rowing, making adventurous tours on rivers, lakes, tidal flats, foreshores and wetlands or for just playing the surf and the rolling waves, between the surfers, kiters and paddlers.

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Company news




Jan 12, 2017

VolansCoastal novelty at the Boot Düsseldorf

Active rowing fun with Volans Rowing boats

With innovative products Volans aims to make water sports more attractive and more accessible to a wider audience. Over the past few years this company from the Netherlands launched two innovative boats: the Volans2 and the VolansKIDS for children from 8 to 12 years. The third boat, the VolansCOASTAL for active rowing fun on the sea, lakes and rivers, is a novelty on the German market and Boot Düsseldorf (21 – 29 January).

Volans2, VolansKIDS and VolansCOASTAL
Five years ago, Volans presented its first product: the Volans2, a light, sporty skiff (single rowing boat) that can be transported on the roof of a car. In 2014 the VolansKIDS followed, worldwide the first rowing boat designed especially for children aged 8 to 12 years. This boat is ideal for school rowing as well as rowing clinics and rowing camps. For this purpose, Volans developed an instruction package to learn rowing in a playful way.
In 2016 the VolansCOASTAL was launched in the Netherlands, designed for active fun on waves. With this boat you can undertake adventurous trips on the Wadden Sea, along the Mediterranean coast, on lakes and rivers, or you can - directly from the beach - head for the surf to experience the thrilling and exciting moments of rowing through the rolling waves, between the surfers, kiters and paddlers. The VolansCOASTAL was given the Product of the Year award at the Dutch boat show HISWA 2016.

Sliding rigger
The Volans boats are light and compact and can be transported on the roof of a car. You can go rowing wherever and whenever you like. They have an elegant, sleek design and have the unique feature of the so-called sliding rigger: not the seat moves in the boat (as in racing boats), but the part with the oars.
This idea stems from the year 1883, and in 1981 - almost 100 years later - the German top rower Michael Kolbe became world champion with this system. His boat with sliding rigger was developed by the rower and biomechanical engineer Volker Nolte, now a well-known coach in Canada, in collaboration with the German company Empacher. At the end of 1982 the International Rowing Association FISA banned the sliding rigger from rowing races. However, this did not prevent the German rower Marcel Hacker from training with this system in order to improve his technique. Volans has further developed the sliding rigger in combination with the shape of the hull. This provides extra speed despite the relatively short length of the boats. For the Volanscoastal the sliding rigger provides additional stability and agility when rowing in rough sea.

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For the editors:
Volans Rowing on the boat Düsseldorf: Hall 13, A80.
Photos and further information: Lenneke de Voogd, Tel. +31 (0) 6 22802672, Email: lenneke@volansrowing.com www.volanswatersports.com

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About us

Company details

Volans - innovation in water sports 
With innovative products Volans aims to make water sports more attractive and more accessible to a wider audience. Volans is a company owned by Cees van Bladel and Lenneke de Voogd. Cees van Bladel is a former Olympic sailor and avid endurance athlete. Lenneke de Voogd is also an active all-round athlete. Both have vast experience in the field of innovation in sports. 

Volans Rowing develops innovative rowing boats in collaboration with partners Delft University of Technology, VU University Amsterdam, the Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Royal Dutch Rowing Federation (KNRB), Sportinnovator, DSM, Jules Dock, Rovinox, and Dutch Composite Solutions.

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Company data

Number of employees

< 5

Area of business
  • Boats and Yachts
  • Canoes / Kayaks / Rowing Rafting (Accessories and Services)

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