Management shake-up

Moonen Yachts has announced a new senior management team at their Dutch-based shipyard.

12 June 2020


Moonen Yachts has announced the creation of a new management team, effective immediately, in line with their strategy to grow the company and expand the number of yachts in build.

“To strengthen the management team and keep pace with the growth in production and the market, Johan Dubbelman is appointed Commercial Director, Nicky van Zon Technical Director and Marianne Hendriks is in charge of the company as Managing Director,” confirmed Moonen Yachts in a statement.

Moonen Yachts is a luxury yacht builder from the Netherlands. building premium quality, semi-custom yachts ranging from 30 to 50 metres in length.

With two yachts currently in build and a third on the drawing board, the yard is growing and has the ability and ambition to expand further.

Under the guidance of Managing Director Marianne Hendriks, the new team will focus on sales, marketing and business development led by Johan Dubbelman, while Nicky van Zon will concentrate on engineering, projects and production.


“By putting every individual in their strongest position, the new management team will be efficient and decisive for the future,” commented Director and Shareholder Matthew Baxter.

Our business continues to be challenging and extremely promising.

“Since the start, Louise and I have invested significantly in building yachts on speculation. We are now starting to see amazing results as we notice a growing demand for semi-custom yachts with a short delivery time.

“Therefore, it is of utmost importance for Moonen Yachts to have a strong, energetic and integrated management team, and I believe that with this new team, we are well prepared to build on the current foundation and strengthen our unique worldwide position in the superyacht market.”

Australian couple Matthew and Louise Baxter became the new owners of the Dutch superyacht builder after Moonen Yachts was declared bankrupt by a Dutch court last year.


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