Whites International Yachts is pleased to announce that Dirk-Jan Coljee has been appointed as their new Sales Manager and Yacht Broker. Due to the still on-going growth of Whites Yachts the expansion necessitates a multi-lingual and experienced yacht-broker. Dirk-Jan fits these criteria! Besides the sales and brokerage, he will also actively take part in the setting up of some new dealer- ships specializing in high quality yachts.
Dirk-Jan, 41 years old, Dutch, has a passion for water sports. In his early years he had windsurfed around the world and bought his first own sailing yacht in 1992 at Prins van Oranje brokerage in Makkum, Holland.
After his extensive combined experience of being a Sales Manager within the sports industry as well as after building up Gaastra Sportswear from scratch to a successful leisure- and water sport brand he decided in 1999 to follow his real passion and started working for Prins van Oranje in Heeg, Holland (owned by Gerrit Venema) as a yacht broker. Together they developed a new, stylish and exclusive line of motor yachts (29 to 55 ft). The brand ‘Rapsody Yachts’ was born and became very successful. Dirk-Jan was responsible for the development, research, production, sales and marketing. Last year he worked and lived in Barcelona as he was the Sales and Marketing Director for the Dehler Group.
The three of us share the love for quality yachts and yachting business that in turn exudes professionalism, expertise and attention to detail. Dirk-Jan will start the 2nd of April 2009 and we, as well as Dirk-Jan, are looking forward to it!