How we work

Why we only work with HDPE? Because it’s light and eco-friendly (100% recyclable). Because it’s zero-maintenance. But mainly, because it’s indestructible.

Why custom-made? Because every user has its own demands. Therefore, at Tideman Boats you can choose the size, the propulsion and the options you need.

Why we only produce one model? Because that’s the model we know is best. Compared to a RIB or RHIB boat our RBB model has 50% more deck space and never has to deal with vulnerable tubes


Custom made

Create your own HDPE workboat in four easy steps:


Choose your size: 7, 9, or 11 meters in length.


Open center console or cabin layout.


You choose the propulsion: outboard, inboard, diesel, sterndrive, or waterjet, single or twin.


Choose the options you need, like A-frame, seats, T-top and equipment.

That’s how we work.

Made in Holland, used worldwide

Since 2006 lots of organizations are using Tideman Boats to improve their naval, offshore or military performances. Bruno Tideman started the company when he found and built the perfect fast workboat for rough environments: the indestructible Tideman RBB; Rigid Buoyancy Boat. With a lifespan much longer than conventional workboats. Next to this Tideman Boats have a very low carbon footprint and are 100% recyclable. These polyethylene boats are unsinkable, and come with 5 years warranty on the 15mm thick hull.

Now Tideman Boats is one of the world’s leading HDPE workboat manufacturers. The world map below showcases where our boats are helping workmen do their job more effectively in all climates!

Not only designed, our boats are also built in Holland. Come and visit our head office in Hoorn, near Amsterdam to see all models or go for a sea trial. You can also take a tour around our factory in Opmeer or workshop in Middenmeer, where 25 skilled craftsmen work on the custom-made HDPE boats.

Contact us for an appointment.

The Tideman's

Tideman, since 1854

It runs in the family. The fascination for boats began with ancestor Bruno Joannes Tideman (1834 – 1883). Founder of modern ship building in The Netherlands. Well known in his time, he received a Royal decoration for his innovative ideas. After this Bruno many Bruno’s would follow in ship building industry.

Tideman's back!

And now, history repeats itself with Tideman Boats, founded by the latest Bruno Tideman. Who dreams boats, who lives boats. Always designing and creating.
When you visit us in Amsterdam, Bruno will probably be there himself to show you around.

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