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CREW

IGOR KLUIN
Founder & Designer

Entrepreneur, innovator and sailor. Previously founded Qurrent (renewable energy company), De Groene Zaak (green business lobby foundation) and DRD (ad agency). Winner of the global Green Challenge and Holland Innovation. International competitive sailor in his youth.

NIENKE VAN ‘T KLOOSTER
Co-founder, Styling & Communications

Communications professional with highly developed sense of styling. Previously producer of educational multi-media and public affairs advisor for several organisations. Loves design that feels natural: materials, function and flow.

ADVISORY BOARD

THYS NIKKELS
Advisory Board Member

As the CEO of Dykstra Naval Architects, Thys has worked on some of the most unique super sailing yachts on the planet. From gracious legendary J-class yachts to boundary shifting marvels like Black Pearl and SY A. Thys has been drawing sailing yachts for as long as he can remember which probably led him to be one of the worlds best. Thys is advising Vaan on how to get from a concept to a great sailing yacht. 

SERGE KATS
Advisory Board Member

Highly successful sailor: five-time world champion, two-time Olympian. Currently as Manager Top Sports responsible for Olympic sailing at the Royal Dutch Yachting Association. With his deeply rooted sailing intuition, Serge is advising Vaan on how to become and remain a brand truly made for sailors.

PARTNERSHIPS