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Jan-Bart Verkuyl has been appointed CEO of Feadship’s Royal Van Lent yard, where he will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the current operation in Kaag, its subsidiaries and the second new yard in Amsterdam when it opens in 2018.
Dick van Lent has stepped down from official duties after more than 40 years of service, although he will continue to offer his insight to the Feadship cause.
A passionate sailor who has participated for many years in national and international regattas, Verkuyl started his career as project manager at the maritime research institute Marin in 1998. He joined Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects in 2006 and went on to hold various roles related to engineering, design, construction and sales.
In 2011, Verkuyl transferred to Feadship’s Royal Van Lent yard and joined the Feadship board of directors three years later.
Dick van Lent started work at Royal Van Lent as assistant manager in 1974 and became CEO in 1985.
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with so many amazing people over the last 42 years,” Van Lent said. “Feadship attracts the most ambitious and quality-driven clients in the superyacht world, and I am delighted that their future and that of the Feadship family is safe and secure with a new generation of leaders at the helm. I look forward to playing a background support role in this new era of success.”
“It is a great honour for me to take over the helm of Royal van Lent at a time when we have just announced the construction of a second facility in Amsterdam,” Verkuyl said. “I am extremely grateful for the support I have had from Dick as a mentor and delighted that he will continue to put his decades of experience to great use at a time when Feadship is entering a new phase of growth based on market demands. There is so much to look forward to as we work with new and current clients on innovative projects to further enhance the Feadship fleet.”

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