Born in 1952. Started his career with a diploma in mechanical engineering in the lubrication industry in 1976.
Professional experience as a marketing and sales manager in industrial cleaning, general manager of a metal processing company and active in the maritime business since 1998.
As an enthusiastic catamaran sailor, he took over the renowned company, Jan de Boer Catamarans, in 2000. The company is well-known in the Benelux countries for being a multihull specialist, and is active both in the sale and building of luxury cruising catamarans and professionally deployed catamarans for transporting people.
Over 20 years of experience in the basic design and construction of yachts made of metal. and fibreglass