Tugboat Willem serviced on several rivers in the middle of the Netherlands between 1930 till 1996. After that period she was owned by several private owners.

Tugboat Willem received her original name by the first owner of the ship mr. Willem Goudsbloem. Throughout the years she had a variety of names, including “Martina”, “Kil”, “Sandor” and since 2006 she is renamed Willem again.