Our Story


The Van Cappellen Consultancy story begins in 1984 by the founder Willem van Cappellen who gained his experience as a lead engineer at MARIN, Loggers and Rubber Design, where he specialized in yacht acoustics. In the mid-80s, Willem van Cappellen founded the company as it is today.

We are an independent consultancy firm where theoretical expertise and practical experience go hand in hand. Our services are provided to yacht owners, shipyards and other consultancy firms.

Family Business

The company is a small but solid family business. We work with our employees as a close-knit team characterized by an open atmosphere and short lines. As a client of van Cappellen Consultancy, you can always be assured of clear advice. We look at things from the client’s point of view and believe in maximum flexibility. Flexibility in our business is essential when we need to suddenly do survey measurements for a client’s project in The Netherlands or abroad.

Noise and vibration control is not an isolated field. Our success depends on partnerships with shipyards and design agencies. In fact, over the years we have collaborated with our partners on hundreds of motor and sailing yachts, ranging from 20 to 160 meters in length. Custom build. This has brought us invaluable experience.


Innovation plays a crucial role in everything we do. Thanks to our R&D department and extensive experience, we are able to continuously introduce innovations for the yacht building industry such as new light-weight insulation materials and high-performance engineering solutions. We always strive to improve the services we offer and seek out new insights to help us achieve our goal of developing ever quieter and more comfortable yachts. When it comes to innovation, we never drop anchor, but always steer a course for new solutions.