About Us

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 merijn@superyachttimes.com

Maarten Janssen

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. You can contact him any day of the week at maarten@superyachttimes.com.

Eddie Kloosterman

Having spent many years in the online marketing and sales business, Eddie is responsible for marketing and sales at SuperYacht Company.

Eddie's career in yachting started whilst he was still in college studying Communications, working for a Dutch yacht builder, attending yacht shows throughout Europe.

This was followed by jobs at Just Nautic and Boatshop24, working on international projects such as the Moscow International Boat Show, Boot Dusseldorf, Fort Lauderdale international Boat Show & the Palma Super Yacht cup.

You can contact Eddie at ek@superyachttimes.com.

Jochem Kaan

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 info@superyachttimes.com.