Our education

Want to become a boatman?

KRVE is an organisation dedicated to the rendering of technical-nautical services in the port of Rotterdam which are related to the mooring and unmooring of sea-going ships.

We are also internationally active with various onshore and offshore projects.


Registration for the 2018 training is currently closed.

Check this page regularly for more information about our education.

We require:

  • Minimally required education: preparatory secondary vocational education (VMBO- theorie, VMBO-gemengd or VMBO-kader in the technology sector).
  • Proof of transition from the 3rd to the 4th grade also suffices for pupils in senior general secondary education (HAVO) or pre-university education (VWO).
  • Irreproachable conduct.
  • In possession of swimming certificate A (‘zwemdiploma A’).

We offer:

  • Free vocational training.
  • Wages during training.

The training lasts for four years, during which the necessary qualifications must be obtained and considerable experience must be gained; following completion of the training, the candidate must be able to operate independently.