I am at home with Wijgaart

Rick van Koningsbruggen and Reijer Koopman
North Dakota

As the captain, mate or sailor of an inland vessel, you’re away from home for two or three weeks. Your ship and team are then your home. Wijgaart Shipping ensures you feel at home there too.

Working for Wijgaart

We are a no-nonsense family-run business that cares about you. You can develop with us, sail new routes, or switch ship types. And is something going on at home? We’ll offer support and try to help you find solutions

  • Working for a warm & welcoming family-run business
  • Permanent and close-knit team on the ship
  • 2/3 weeks on, 2/3 weeks off
  • Young, modern fleet
  • Good and prompt on-board support
  • Genuine concern for your (domestic) circumstances
  • Good employment terms and career development opportunities

At home with Wijgaart

Working in inland navigation is not just any job. That's why we make every effort to ensure you feel at home with us, so you can get the best out of yourself. You will work in a close-knit team, with good equipment and plenty of variety. Curious what it's like to work for us? Your future colleagues will spill the beans!

Sail on one of our ships for a day

There is only one way to find out whether you feel at home with us: step aboard one of our ships. Come and find out for yourself, because there is plenty to experience in the world of inland navigation.


Your career will take off with Wijgaart Shipping. We’ll bring you on board, where there are plenty of opportunities for career development. View our vacancies below.

If your desired role is not listed, please contact us to find out what we can do for each other. Still studying or thinking about starting a course? You can do that with us too!