After the successful launch of Camper & Nicholsons Asia in 2017, Carmen Lau, the Managing Director and Board Director of C&N Asia, announced at the Singapore Yacht Show that the branch would be expanding further and has made new appointments to grow its team.
Bart Kimman comes on board as the company's new Commercial Director. Bart will be spearheading the company's strategic growth in Asia market.
Carmen Lau said that, "Working alongside Bart and myself to develop the Asian market, is an experienced team of yacht brokers based in Hong Kong and in Thailand. The Charter team has been a three-time winner of the best charter company in Asia award. Camper & Nicholsons Asia offers unrivalled knowledge in yacht sales, yacht charters and yacht management. The following team members will ensure our usual high-level of service and business ethics is available to our clients and prospects in Asia:
The potential of the Asian market continues to be significant to the future of the yachting industry. It is my pleasure to present such a strong and knowledgable team of yachting professionals."
Bart Kimman - Commercial Director
A MYBA member and a fully qualified yacht-broker, Bart specialises in the brokerage of large sailing and power super yachts. He is also the exclusive Asia Pacific rep for the Royal Huisman shipyard who are currently building a second super yacht for the Asian market. Read more & contact Bart
Karen Ball - Sales Broker
Successfully selling a whole range of sailing and motor yachts as well as new builds, including constructions such as Grand Banks and Bakri Cono’s Heliotrope 48 range, she looked to transition to the next step up to even larger yachts. Read more and contact Karen
Hugo Van Schaik - Sales Broker
Hugo was born and raised in The Netherlands. At the age of 21 Hugo purchased his first seagoing yacht. In addition, between the age of 26 and 32 he finalized the build of his own ocean worthy sailing yacht. As a result he has in-depth knowledge of yacht construction in every aspect.
Hugo is based in Phuket, from where he considers the world as his market place. Contact Hugo
Sytske Kimman - Charter Broker
Sytske has a sound knowledge of world cruising grounds as well as her global travel and yachting experiences benefit her clients. Sytske has held a Yacht Master Offshore license for over 2 decades and is board member of the Association of Super Yacht Support Services (AYSS). Contact Sytske
Kay Monney - Charter Marketing
Kay is originally from Thailand’s “City of Angels,” otherwise known as Bangkok.
In addition to her native Thai language skills, Kay speaks fluent English and Bahasa and has an in-depth yachting knowledge and extensive experience with demanding high-end clients. Contact Kay
Lies Sol - Charter Marketing
A Dutch national, Lies has an insider's knowledge of the luxury yacht charter industry. She worked on sailing and power yachts from 70 to 140 feet as chef, chief stew and PADI dive instructor, for more than a decade.
Lies has been living in Thailand since 1989, is a board member of the Thai Marine Business Association (TMBA), a certified Bikram Yoga teacher and likes to sing and go racing with her sailing friends. Lies speaks fluent English, French, German and basic Japanese and Thai. Contact Lies
Originally from Hong Kong, Charmian moved to Canada aged 11. She started out in the yachting industry more than 7 years ago as a marketing administrator and quickly became responsible for all marketing and sales activities across Asia in one of the top tier yacht brokerage houses... Contact Charmian