Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sjoerd Kooistra - Three Sisters - Ferreti Navetta - 27,45 metres - 2001

Three Sisters was built by Ferreti in 2001 for the late bar and restaurant tycoon Sjoerd Kooistra.
Sjoerd Kooistra was the biggest bar-owner of the Netherlands. At the age of 14 he had to stop school and started working for his father. When his father died in 1965, Sjoerd took over the business of his father when he was only 21 years old. A few years later he moved to Groningen, where he bought his first own bar.

After a few years he was the owner of a series of popular bars at the central square of Groningen. Rapidly he bought one bar, club or restaurant after another and this made Sjoerd Kooistra the biggest bar-owner of the Netherlands. In 2010 he owned some 85 venues spreaded all over the country.
By the end of 2009 some serious problems with the Heineken Brewery started. Heineken claimed rent hasn't been paid for almost a year. With a court order Heineken closed several clubs. 

Later Heineken went to court with the intention to close even more bars. A court sentence for 8 bars was expected on Monday, June 28, 2010.

The court sentence was delayed by one day, but Sjoerd Kooistra would never hear the ruling. As he was found dead by his driver at his residence.

The yacht Three Sisters was named after one of his favorite bars: De Drie Gezusters.

Dutch magazine Quote estimated his wealth at EUR 130 million.

Three Sisters is currently for sale at De Valk yacht brokerage

1 comment:

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