Sailing Architect

Design & Development - New Business & Sailing

"Sailing Architect"

As a sailing architect, I am exploring the impact of sustainable developments.

Architecture - New Business and Sailing are coming together. Teamwork is the general connection, that is where the magic happens to set high level results. Become the number 1 in Sailing, design the most healthy and circular environment, acquire a unique project which fits the portfolio best or find this unique sponsor to fit the team. 


Circular Floating Districts B.V, is a concept design- and development company of living, working and recreational environments on the water. We devise future-proof and innovative circular floating concepts.


Within the concept of VLOAT® we have designed 4 types of islands, the Water Block, the Water Court, the Water Community (Image below) and the Water Villas.


Image: Circular Floating Districts, krft, Candela Visual

New Business

Willem Jan is business developer for architecture studios. To deliver new leads in his network of real estate professionals and build their portfolios. All firms are having their own specific identity and vision on the future of the build environment. Topics which are of great value are: Circular Design - Sustainability - Innovative design - Inclusiveness - People & Planet. 


krft architects from Amsterdam. A studio led by Oscar Vos and Thomas Dieben, with an international team of architects operating in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. Krft is designing a wide range of projects in which the craftmanship, circular design and building in wood is their specialism. One of the key projects in Amsterdam is their design of Patchwork, a high rise housing project in collaboration with Barcode Architects.


Are you looking for new business? Schedule a drink with Willem Jan to share thoughts and set new targets!



As a parttime professional sailor Willem Jan is operating as a skipper & navigator.


Willem Jan is skipper and navigator on the 60ft Volvo Ocean Racer BOUdragon (Ex Silk-Cut) and several other yachts. He is the co-founder and boardmember of the foundation Holland Ocean Racing, in close collaboration with Hans Bouscholte, skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race, experienced leadership coach and keynote speaker. Holland Ocean Racing - Ocean Races Academy is a Big Boat education platform for the next generation offshore sailors.


Willem Jan & Hans are available to give a combined lecture about their sailing experience and the parallel with their business in Architecture & Real Estate (Willem Jan) and Leadership Coaching (Hans). Send a PM for more info.


Boatspeed >26 knots by Team Holland Ocean Racing in summer 2023!