Arjen E.

Sales Director | Yachting & Shipyards

English, Dutch, German

Experienced sales manager with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry. Strong sales professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Marketing Management from the Amsterdam Busines...see more

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution
  • Mobility & Transportation


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Sales Director

3 years
Current position
Oct 2019 - Present
Situated on Kaag Island & Amsterdam, Royal Van Lent Shipyard (LVMH maison) has roots dating back to 1849. Yacht construction started in earnest eighty years ago when motor and sailing y...see more

Sales Manager UK & Ireland

Damen Shipyards Group
8 years
Oct 2011 - Oct 2019
Achieve a profitable turnover in the assigned territory based on the total range of Damen products and services. Daily activities consist of initiating contacts with (prospective) clien...see more

Co-owner & Managing Director

iNautica Exclusive Yachts
7 months
Mar 2011 - Oct 2011
Sales Management Consultancy / Project Management Maritime / Shipbuilding (Yacht) Brokerage

Commercial Manager

Smit Internationale NV - Terminals Division
2 years
Sep 2008 - Nov 2010
Market research, representation, assess and follow up (potential) clients, partners and other stakeholders, prepare qualification documents, tenderboard presentations, consult legal dep...see more

Sales Manager

X-Yachts Holland BV
3 years
Mar 2005 - Jul 2008
Responsible for sales & marketing in the Netherlands of new built private sailing yachts, built in Denmark.

Sales manager & Yacht Broker

Messink Yachting BV
3 years
Jan 2002 - Mar 2005
Responsible for sales of new built private sailing yachts built in Italy and brokerage of second hand yachts. Managing the day-to-day business.

Yacht Broker

De Valk Yacht Brokers
3 years
Aug 1998 - Jan 2002
Sept.1998-Dec.1998 - De Valk International - Loosdrecht Jan. 1999-Dec. 1999 - De Valk Yachts France - Antibes Jan. 2000-Febr. 2002 - De Valk Monnickendam Main yacht broker intermediate ...see more

Yacht Broker

Jachtmakelaardij 'Het Wakend Oog' b.v.
2 years
Dec 1995 - Dec 1997
It's a yacht brokerage company in Woudsend

Passenger Handling / Bagage Services / Flight Attendant

6 years
Dec 1989 - Dec 1995
Martinair is a Dutch cargo airline headquartered and based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and a subsidiary of Air France–KLM.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution
  • Mobility & Transportation


  • Business Strategy
  • Contract Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Relations
  • Sales Management
  • Account Management
  • Strategy Development
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Negotiation