Hein Velema joins Marstrat as partner

Marstrat is pleased to announce that Hein Velema has joined as a partner as from 1 April 2020.

Hein is a strategic consultant and specialized in the superyacht industry. He will strengthen and complement the Marstrat team with his ample experience in this subsector of the maritime market.

Raymond Ko: “The Netherlands holds a prominent position as high-quality manufacturer and supplier of superyachts. The market has a long-term favorable outlook and we are happy that we have Hein on board to advise clients in this industry to perform better”.

“The moment to make this step in the middle of a European lockdown is special” says Hein. “It is a time of change and companies who can adapt faster will have a competitive advantage. Marstrat has the expertise to help those companies to make that change. I am proud to be part of the team”.

Hein has a master degree in economics and was a business consultant for a decade before joining superyacht builder Feadship as a director in 1996. Hein was responsible for coordinating all sales activities, marketing and the foreign offices. The last four years at Feadship Hein was also general manager of De Voogt Naval Architects, the in-house design and engineering company.

During the 11 years at Feadship Hein was also active in HISWA, the Dutch yachting association and he was the founding president of SYBAss, the superyacht builders association.

In 2007 Hein joined Fraser Yachts in Monaco as commercial director and was promoted to CEO early 2009. Hein was one of the founders and vice president of LYBRA, the large brokers association.

Over the last years Hein worked internationally with various companies as a business consultant or interim manager: ISA Yachts (Ancona, Italy), Thompson Westwood White Yachts (Monaco), Engel & Völkers Yachting (Luxembourg), ICON Yachts (the Netherlands), Yatco and IYBA (both USA), Vessel Value (UK) and a family office (Middle East).

Currently Hein hosts a series of webinars in collaboration with SuperYacht Times for the superyacht community. Hein is presently based in Monaco and will move to the Netherlands in the coming months when the current critical corona situation has stabilized.