Some key dates in the history of our company:
1997- 1998: Ron Kleverlaan start as yacht broker in St Maxime, France
1998- 1999: Yacht broker at De Valk Yachts Antibes
2000: Opening of the Waterman office in St.Tropez France under the name Waterman Exclusive Yacht Services.
2001: Representing luxury yacht builder Royal Denship AS
2001-2003: Involved in various new build projects for Royal Denship, focus on technical matters, management and local yacht services in St.Tropez as core activities for Waterman.
2003-2004: As a side activity involved in Lantic Systems A.S, developing luxury entertainment systems for large yachts. Waterman continues to manage yachts and supervise new builds and refits under the name Waterman Marine Consultancy.
2004-2006: Waterman focuses on new build supervision and marine surveys and management for a select group of yacht owners.
2007-2008 Waterman opens a new office in Puget sur Argens, France and starts development of an online software system to support the financial yacht management activities.
2008-2009 The online accounting software for yachts named Yaccount is launched.
2009-2010 Development of an online risk management and marine surveying system is started to support the survey and management activities.
2010-2011 Online management and survey system called Watermanlive is launched.
2011-2012 Waterman Marine Consultancy BV relocates to Bergen aan Zee in The Netherlands.
2012-2016 Waterman Marine Consultancy BV continues to be successful and completes a number of new build projects as project managers and owners representative and further specializes in paint surveys and paint supervision with RMCI qualification. Ron Kleverlaan completes a Master degree in Marine surveying showing a continued investment in knowledge and professional development to always better serve our clients.
Waterman Marine Consultancy BV has the capacity to handle only a limited number of projects, surveys and yachts for management at the same time. Due to our extensive network in the industry we can rely on a pool of colleagues and technical companies to assist us. It is our goal to maintain a high standard and quality and to continue to improve efficiency and transparency and to serve our clients in a professional way.
Quality not quantity is our mission.