+32473115604 Den Leeuwenberghstraat 10, 2650 Edegem, Belgium


About Into the blue


Into the Blue BV exist since 1999 as a Maritime Marketing Company and was born out of QuintaMare NV.  Founder Kris Vandewalle (aka Kristou) created with his organization some ‘iconic events’ in the low countries. Re-organizing the famous Antwerp Race into a city-marketing event  and the setup of Oostende voor Anker as a popular yearly recurring event.  Today we set course enabling new skippers and boat owners to enjoy the sailing sport for a lifetime.

Our small organization of independent passionate sailors achieves his mission through a wide range of programs and events:


For first-time sailors, Into the Blue ensures that they will learn from experienced and certified instructors who follow national guidelines and are trained by the RYA. For this Into the Blue has a partnership with VAARSCHOOL.BE, Belgiums biggest RYA Training Center.  For personal sailing programs and private tuition, Into the Blue hosts a network of Commercial Certified RYA Yachtmasters that bring together expertise, addressing the latest developments in many areas of the sport.

Contact Us

    It are these experienced Yachtmasters you can address through this website for your professional boat delivery, skipper service worldwide, boat surveillance and technical assistance.


    You want to buy or to sell a boat? Annually we do extensive Yacht Expertise & Ship Inspection  (up to 60 ft).  A professional report will indicate strengths and weaknesses, and inform you on ‘must do’, ‘nice to do’ and ‘nice to have’, not avoiding the pitfalls related to refitting or buying a yacht.


    For young ( and not-so-young) sailors who are just starting out in the sport and want to learn about sailboat racing, they can contact us for our racing calendar. We participate in sailracing through our partnership with Activoile in Brittany, Baie de Quiberon, where many famous regattas are organized by the sailing clubs every year. We always try to form mixed teams to build up sail racing experience.


    Why choose us?

    Find your perfect Sailing Opportunity

    Into the Blue is assisting skippers, crew and families with sailing aspirations to find the best experience on the water. Whether you want to learn how to sail, charter a boat or buy your dream yacht, we provide the professional to help you make all the right choices. Also look at our partnerships.

    Team of Passionate Sailors

    Our team is made of nautical experts in varied domains. We can guide you through your yacht charter research, your technical or navigational questions. We adapt our offers to your needs, to your crew and budget.

    Meet Our


    Passionate about sailing. This is what describes them all. Wanna know more about our team members? Then follow the link below

    Leon Veth


    Kristou Vandewalle


    Paul Elst