Introduction The water sports enthusiast and yachts painter Derk Bonsink was planning to buy his own yacht in 2004 when he discovered that no shipyard could deliver exactly what he wanted. He decided to completely refit a 1975 Bowman Trawler and fell in love with yacht building. The first pleasure yacht he created was the Serious Yachts 13.80, soon followed by the Gently 36’ and the Gently 36’ Sport. The latter was even nominated for HISWA motorboat of the year 2009. Serious Yachts was born.