Vripack announced that Mr. Dick Boon, founder of Vripack, won the ISS Business Person of the Year award. The perfect coronation on the 50th anniversary of Vripack and a perfect start of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2011. 500 guests witnessed the founder of Vripack winning the Business Person of the Year Award.
The ISS Business Person of the Year award recognizes an industry leader who has made significant contributions to the yachting industry. The selection is done by a voting process of the Design Awards Nominating Committee.
Mr. Dick Boon regretted that he could not personally attend the awards ceremony but wrote in a personal note; “Designing yachts has been my greatest passion since childhood. Perhaps it is because the world consists out of more water than land, or perhaps it is because my ancestors lived on a small island called Texel, where they already worked in the shipping industry. I feel lucky because I was able to make a profession out of my passion. I am therefore especially pleased that my work has been noticed and that I have been nominated for this award and I feel honored by the jury’s appreciation”.
Marnix J. Hoekstra says; “Mr. Boon receiving this international recognition is inspiring for our entire team. We are very proud and on behave of the Vripack Team we would like to congratulate Dick Boon with this well deserved award”.