Name: Douwe Hokwerda
Function: founder of RFU and 'support and support' of Yke & Pascal
Hobbies: good food, sailing and hobbies
About Douwe: Douwe is a passionate water sports enthusiast. He can distinguish any type of wood, every boat and every engine. Together with his wife Boukje he stood at the cradle of RFU. He has now handed over the helm to his daughter Yke.
Working at RFU: "Working? This is a hobby! I enjoy this!"
Name: Yke Hokwerda
Function: owner and all-round deployable.
Hobbies: all work on the marina, horse riding, boating, skiing, socializing with friends and having a drink.
About Yke: Yke can be found on the ground from Rop-Off at the moment. Since her study Small-Business she has first taken over the activities of 'mothers', after which she now, together with Pascal, runs the entire company. Yke is versatile and can therefore also be used for, among other things, maintenance and crane work.
Working at RFU: "My passion and my life!"
Name: Pascal van Es
Function: terrain, winter storage and guest house.
Hobbies: cooking, cozy eating, snowboarding and water sports.
About Pascal: Pascal runs Yke's marina and makes sure that it is so neat with RFU. He runs the pension together with Linda and can usually be found on one of RFU's motorized vehicles.
Working at RFU: "It's great fun, I can use my passion and qualities to get everyone sailing again, and I also enjoy the contact with the people / customers."
Name: Linda Visser
Function: general employee.
Hobbies: Fitness, food, shopping and (girlfriends) weekends away.
About Linda: Linda is a Jirnsummer who has lived in Grou for ages with her partner Will. She has two boys, Roy and Nick. After years of catering and home care, she ended up with RFU and she is really enjoying it because the company has everything that makes her happy! Linda, together with Pascal, is responsible for the guesthouse and she is Yke's right hand on and around the office.
Working at RFU: "A lot of variety in the work and a fun team ... that ensures that it is never boring here!"
Name: Romke de Jong
Function: all-round mechanic.
Hobbies: music and cooking.
About Romke: Romke is 'hikke en teine' (born and bred) in Grou. He lives there together with his partner Joryna and their two children, Ylse and Lars. His great passion is music. As a bass player he can be seen in many theaters and venues throughout the Netherlands. After working for years at a technical shipping company in Grou, he has been our regular all-round mechanic since September 2017. At RFU Romke will take care of the technical maintenance of the ships, so that one can sail carefree again!
Working at RFU: "As a newcomer, I immediately found my place in the RFU team, and because of the nice colleagues and 'working outside', I enjoy my work."
Name: Thomas Lodewijk
Function: general employee.
Hobbies: windsurfing and snowboarding.
About Thomas: Thomas lives with his wife Belinda, their daughter Rosanna and Labrador Roxy in Wolvega. His great passion is windsurfing. The harder it blows the happier he gets !! At RFU Thomas brushes the ships so they look like new again and he is now also under the ships, so that the ships get their proper treatment there too.
Working at RFU: "Varied and fun! I'm really enjoying it!"
Names: Dobber and Fender
Function: watch, suck crumbs, companionship and stuffed animals.
Hobbies: sleeping mainly ... and of course on board with Pascal and Yke!