Bringing with him a wealth of experience in the luxury FMCG sector, Thomas will bring a fresh and challenging outlook to the established Dutch shipyard. Known for its SeaXplorer luxury expedition yachts, Yacht Support vessels and Amels luxury superyachts, the Damen Yachting brand cherishes over 100 years of history and widespread, proven support with the modern yachting market. Nonetheless, the brand is constantly looking to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible.
Thomas comments, “My experience beyond the superyacht sector creates a unique starting point to collectively bring Damen Yachting to the next level. A great opportunity to position and bring our brands to life as well as positioning our corporate brand within the global yachting industry. As we look to increase market growth, we will be continuing to build on a strong luxury portfolio as well as being innovative to drive a new route to market.”
Rose Damen, Managing Director of Damen Yachting, adds, “It’s great to have expertise from outside the industry and that’s what we really need at Damen Yachting. Going forward we really want to push the boundaries whilst, at the same time, staying close to our DNA.”
In the video above Thomas explains his plans for Damen Yachting’s growth over the next ten years. He also spoke exclusively with Superyachts.com about the newfound Damen Yachting umbrella, the commercial success of the SeaXplorer range, and what the future holds for the Dutch shipyard.