Blohm+Voss appoint new Director of Sales

German shipyard Blohm+Voss has today announced the appointment of a new Director of Sales, Mega Yachts. Mr. Joris Neven took the role on 1st February, and comes with over 20 years experience in the industry at several prestigious brands, including Damen Shipyards and Piriou.

After taking the position of CEO in January 2015, CEO Fred van Beers and Star Capital Partners jointly released details of an aggressive new investment plan for Blohm+Voss in June last year, designed to ensure that Blohm+Voss is fully optimised and efficient in meeting the needs of the diverse marine markets in which the company operates. The key developments included the development of a dedicated superyacht division, further investment in the BV80 project, the introduction of a superyacht lifecycle management program as well as expansion of the sales team.

Van Beers today stated, "We have already made significant progress in all of these areas. In particular, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Joris Neven as Director of Sales, Mega Yachts.”

Furthermore, Blohm+Voss is also currently in the process of establishing a permanent base in Monaco, where Patrick Coote will oversee operations as Managing Director, working jointly with Joris Neven in Hamburg to facilitate future growth.

By Gemma Fottles

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