Merijn de Waard
Merijn's passion for yachts came at a very early age while sailing on the Dutch lakes with a 10m (32.8ft) sail boat of friends. As soon as he came in touch with the world of superyachts he knew that his future would be in this industry.
Merijn studied Finance in The Netherlands. During his study he started his own company and launched www.SuperYachtPhoto.com in February 2005. To strengthen his knowledge about the yacht industry Merijn choose to graduate on the issues of yacht registration and regulations for superyacht financer, Ciris Capital.
After graduating and the success of www.SuperYachtPhoto.com Merijn started to work on a new project, an online magazine. After six months development, SuperYachtTimes.com became a reality and as you will discover the site is continually updated every weekday with new news and new superyachts.
Merijn takes care for the day-to-day business of SuperYacht Times Media, and is responsible for keeping the superyacht orderbook within the publication up to date.
For any question, comments or new ideas you can always contact Merijn at email@example.com
Born in Holland, Maarten Janssen studied in Holland and the USA, and before moving back to Holland lived in Antibes, the yachting capital of the world.
Maarten knows the yacht industry inside out, and yachts have been his biggest passion for over two decades now . Maarten holds a degree in Marketing, as well as in Mechanical Engineering.
In his professional background, Maarten has worked for Tyco Engineering, and as a procesmanager, for Holland's highest rated bank.
For SuperyachtTimes.com, Maarten is responsible for all the editorial content, as well as the marketing side of the website. You can contact him any day of the week at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Callender, BA Hons. joined the team in September 2008 as Sales and Advertising Manager. Richard is currently based in Antibes.
Richard has had a life-long passion for sailing and the sea. Having grown up a stone’s throw away from the water in Chichester Harbour, on the South Coast of England, Richard has been in boats all his life, gaining numerous sailing and powerboat qualifications along the way.
“Sailing is my escape, my true enjoyment in life. Very few people are lucky enough to work in an industry they are passionate about; I have always been determined to be in that minority”, Richard explains.
Richard studied Maritime Business at University in Southampton, which also provided an opportunity to become heavily involved in Yacht Racing from Hamble in the Solent.
If you have any questions regarding the sales and advertising aspects of SYT, Richard would be more than happy to discuss options and solutions for your company. Contact Richard for more information at email@example.com.
Born in the Netherlands, Jochem divides his time between working as a freelance motion graphics & multimedia designer and writer. He studied graphic design at the academy of fine arts St. Joost in Breda and has a degree in Communication and Multimedia Design.
After working as a designer for SuperYachtTimes.com for several years now, regularly taking on a variety of different projects, Jochem is very enthisiastic about expanding his activities for the team. Working as an editor for SYT, his main focus are sites' special features such as the Superyacht of the Week articles.
You can reach Jochem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riejanneke Niesert has joined the sales team as an account manager. Riejanneke has successfully finished her degree in Management, Economics and Law in The Netherlands.
After finishing her college degree, and gaining work experience in the food and entertainment industry, a close friend introduced her to the company.
Riejanneke quickly became enthusiastic and decided to jump on the bandwagon, and join the exciting world of the yacht industry.
Besides working for SuperYacht Company, Riejanneke plays hockey at a high level. She and her team are on the verge of being promoted to the highest level of fieldhockey in The Netherlands.
You can reach Riejanneke at email@example.com.