The Dutch super yacht builder Royal Huisman has expanded its Asian presence with the appointment of regional representatives in Hong Kong and China
In recent years the shipyard has been increasingly active in building its brand within the dynamic Asian economic region.
These activities have included annual appearances at the Hainan Rendezvous, participation in the Singapore Yacht Show and the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, as well as dinners and presentations for select audiences in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore.
In parallel, the 57.5m Royal Huisman-built ketch Twizzlehas become an acclaimed ambassador in the region. She has cruised and chartered extensively in Asian waters, presided spectacularly at the Singapore and Phuket shows, and won an impressive array of awards.
Having established networks and friendships among owners, prospective customers, industry contacts and media representatives, the management is now consolidating the yards presence in these important markets with the appointment of two highly experienced and capable Regional Liaisons.
To cover the Hong Kong region, the yard has appointed Bart Kimman, a Dutch national and director of Northrop & Johnson HK. Bart has been based in the region for 25 years and is well known and established in the industry.
To cover mainland China, the yard has appointed Rene Ho, director and founder of Martello Yachting. Rene, although a Dutch national and born in Holland, is a native Chinese speaker and is well connected in major cities throughout mainland China. He is based in Beijing.