As the first ICON 62m hulls arrive at Icon Yachts’ freshly refurbished facility in Harlingen in The Netherlands for fitting out, another new arrival is set to head up the Sales & Marketing activities.
Paul Manting, whose impressive track record includes running Feadship’s South of France office, is already briefing top yacht brokers on the advantages that the new Icon 62m offers their clients – “a custom superyacht on an optimized platform”.
After nautical college Paul sailed as a fully licensed engineer on merchant vessels before being promoted to the bridge and starting his unlimited captain’s licence navigating the world’s oceans for 10 years. Moving ashore Paul worked in sales and marketing at a number of international organisations, including Yanmar, and ran his own company supplying products for large yachts – including yacht projects that Wim Koersvelt was involved with.
Icon Yachts CEO, Wim Koersvelt, says “I am delighted to welcome Paul aboard Icon to build up our sales and marketing operations. We recognise his years of international experience in various areas of the industry, combined with his broad technical knowledge and personal relationships with brokers, captains and designers, that makes him the right person for the job!”.