A Strong Force for Camper & Nicholsons Asia

It seems Northrop & Johnson and Camper & Nicholsons Asia are playing swapsies!

First Cromwell Littlejohn leaves C&N to become a NoJo and now Bart J. Kimman quits the Hong Kong Offices of N&J to take up an appointment as Commercial Director with Camper & Nicholsons Asia

It is all part of the restructuring of Camper & Nicholsons Asia and implementing the company’s strategic plans.

The Camper & Nicholsons International, joint venture with Hong Kong listed company, Lai Sun Development Company Limited, resulted in the strategic launch of Camper & Nicholsons Asia which is headquartered in Hong Kong to serve the Asian market.

Part of the Lai Sun Group’sfive Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed companies, LSD are the leading players in providing services to ultra-high net worth individuals throughout Asia, with assets ranging from a portfolio of Michelin star restaurants, high-end residential and commercial developments and luxury hotels, and is regarded as one of the most diversified Chinese-language entertainment providers and cultural themed developers in Asia. 

Following a recent expansion of the Sales and Charter teams, Bart will spearhead the company’s strategic growth in the Asian market, working in close cooperation with the Managing Director of Camper & Nicholsons Asia, Mrs. Carmen Lau.

Camper & Nicholsons Asia needed an individual who is strategically minded, forward thinking, with extensive personal and professional experience in yachting, particularly in the region

In Bart, they have found someone who will form an integral part of a new executive team and help the realise the full potential of Camper & Nicholsons in this crucial market.

Bart J. Kimman was born and raised in Holland. He has been based in Hong Kong since 1985. His hobbies include ocean racing, cruising and he enjoys assisting his clients and prospects with all their yachting needs.

A MYBA member and fully qualified yacht broker, with a Masters degree in economics, Bart specializes in the superyacht brokerage of both large sailing superyachts and motor yachts.

Bart is also the exclusive Asia Pacific representative for the Royal Huisman Shipyard, who are currently building their second sailing superyacht for the Asia market.

Bart will lead the yacht sales and charter team of Camper & Nicholsons Asia with decades of global yacht brokerage experience and the most successful charter brokerage in Asia for consecutive years on record.

Alongside the company’s ambitious recruitment plans, Camper & Nicholsons Asia will continue to invest in infrastructure and operations, which began with the opening of a new office in Phuket.

“The superyacht market in Asia is growing fast and the number of superyachts visiting Phuket has increased significantly.  Establishing an office in Thailand will help us to further expand our presence in the region,” says Bart.

“Bart joins Camper & Nicholsons Asia at an extremely exciting juncture and we are delighted to have him onboard.  With Bart’s experience in superyacht charter, brokerage and new build, enhanced by his extensive knowledge of the Asian markets, garnered over 20 years, we are confident that Bart will be a valuable asset to the Asia office and help us to reach our full potential, creating a true customer orientated service for the Asian market, utilizing our global knowledge and experience.” says Paolo Casani, CEO.

“I am sure that Bart will contribute to the worldwide expansion and consolidation of Camper & Nicholsons and no doubt his experience, both in new build and brokerage, will be an added value to the team” says Fabio Ermetto, CCO.

We look forward to Bart’s contributions to the company’s ongoing strategic growth plans, focused on maintaining Camper & Nicholsons International’s position as the most prestigious name in yachting.