Camper & Nicholsons Asia Appoints Bart Kimman as its Commercial Director
Bart will lead the yacht sales and charter team of Camper & Nicholsons Asia with decades of global yacht brokerage experience and the most successful charter brokerage in Asia for consecutive years on record.
Camper & Nicholsons International, the global leader in all luxury yachting activities, has just announced the appointment of Bart Kimman as the firm’s Commercial Director. With the recent expansion of the Sales and Charter teams, Bart will spearhead the company’s strategic growth in the Asian market, working in close cooperation with the Managing Director of Camper & Nicholsons Asia, Mrs Carmen Lau.
“We needed an individual who is strategically minded, forward thinking, with extensive personal and professional experience in yachting, particularly in our region.” – Managing Director of Camper & Nicholsons Asia, Mrs Carmen Lau.
“We have found someone who will form an integral part of our dynamic new executive team and help us realise the full potential of Camper & Nicholsons in this crucial market,” added Lau.
In Bart’s new role, he will lead the yacht sales and charter team of Camper & Nicholsons Asia. He has decades of global yacht brokerage experience as well as an extensive knowledge of the Asian markets garnered over the past 20 years.
A MYBA member and a fully qualified yacht broker, Bart also has a Masters degree in economics and specialises in the superyacht brokerage of both large sailing superyachts and motor yachts. In addition to that, Bart is the exclusive Asia Pacific representative for the Royal Huisman Shipyard, who is currently building their second sailing superyacht for the Asia market.
“We are confident that Bart will be a valuable asset to the Asia office and help us to reach our full potential, creating a true customer orientated service for the Asian market, utilising our global knowledge and experience,” said Paolo Casani, CEO.
Alongside the company’s ambitious recruitment plans, Camper & Nicholsons Asia will continue to invest in infrastructure and operations, which began with the opening of a new office in Phuket.
“The superyacht market in Asia is growing fast and the number of superyachts visiting Phuket has increased significantly. Establishing an office in Thailand will help us to further expand our presence in the region,” says Bart Kimman, Commercial Director of Camper & Nicholsons International.
Bart’s contributions will focus on the company’s ongoing strategic growth plans and maintaining Camper & Nicholsons International’s position as the most prestigious name in yachting.