Personal data Ron Kleverlaan
Pier Panderweg 4
1865 BC, Bergen aan Zee
Cell: +31 623 82 64 82
Birth Date : 12-02-1967
Place : Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Marial Status: Married with Saskia since 1992
Children: 3 children
Pets: Bobby & Naish (labrador & Border Collie)
Educational and Professional Qualifications
Maritime Academy in IJmuiden Holland;
Seaman’s book nr. A 104685
Operators General Certificate of Proficiency in Radio telephony
Certificate for Firefighting and protective measures
Certificate for Knowledge of safety procedures and the use of the appropriate equipment
Certificate for Survival at Sea and the use of survival equipment.
Diploma Marine Surveyor at the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy in London England with accreditation in Yacht Surveying and Marine Environmental Surveying.
Lloyds Maritime Academy accreditation in Surveying of Superyachts, Marine Engineering, International Safety Management Audits.
Master of Science (Msc) degree in Marine Surveying from the Middlesex University in London in cooperation with Lloyds Maritime Academy.
Languages: English (fluently) French (fluently) German (fluently verbal) Dutch (mother tongue) some Italian (understand 80% speak 30%,)
Drivers License B+C
Diving License PADI Advanced
Membre Societaire Yacht Club de Monaco
Family. Sport; cycling, mountain biking , sailing, windsurfing, hiking and auto sport. Nature. Health. Reading. Technology.
1988-Running a windsurf centre in Greece on the island of Evia
1988/89 –Working as a Ski-Guide in Austria/Switzerland
1989-Running a windsurf/catamaran centre in Zandvoort, Holland
1990-1991 Running a beach restaurant in Bergen, Holland
1992-Established a company for the design and realization of gardens in Holland
1993-Acquired our main supplier for the hard materials and transformed this into a new company for the realization of infrastructure, roads, and pavement in gardens, terraces.
1994–Moved the company to new facilities and changed activities from realization to supplier (wholesale) of hard materials for gardens, infrastructures, road works, etc.
1996-Started a shop-in-shop project in the large garden centers in the northern part of Holland under the name Stoneshop that became the largest supplier of hard materials for gardens in the Northern part of Holland.
1997-Sold the company and left to the South of France to work as a yacht broker for a company called Boats-Diffusion in Ste Maxime selling small motor and sailing yachts up to 60ft.
1998-2000-Yacht broker for De Valk Yachts France from office in Antibes selling average size motor and sailing yachts up to 100 ft, involved in setting up a charter department and managing the company.
2000-2003 setting up, owning and running a yacht brokerage and yacht management company located in St.Tropez for yachts from 70ft and over called Waterman Exclusive Yacht Services sarl. Selling yachts from 70ft –200ft , managing yachts up to 200 ft, and supporting with operational matters, accounting, VAT matters, registration of yachts and set up of offshore structures. Offering yacht service to yachts visiting St.Tropez. We provided services for more than 100 yachts.We have been involved in several refits and new builds supervising and owners representations in this period.
2001 As part of business development for WEYS, initiate, investigate and negotiate a project to set-up a super-yacht refit and service center in the Toulon area. Among the activities: finding venture capital and local financing for the 50 million euro project, making financial forecasts, writing business plan, discussion with local authorities and the French government, finding commercial partners (yards and suppliers). The project (foreseen on a military site near Toulon) was canceled because of political changes and due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York which made the government decide that the military site was to be used for national defense against possible terrorist attacks. The project was not re-initiated after that.
2003-2005– Working as a freelance-consultant for Royal Denship AS to support brokers and clients, with design, technical specifications, budgeting , TAX issues and registration matters.
2005-2008 Executive Advisor for Lantic Systems AS which is a successful company for the development and integration of yacht entertainment systems and cabin automation on board superyachts.This function was part-time and in addition to my work as yacht consultant and marine-surveyor.
2005-2011 Since 2005 I have been focusing on my work as yacht consultant, owners representative and project manager on new builds and refits of super and mega yachts and the management and development of the companies in The Waterman Marine Group which included development of online accounting system Yaccount and online yacht management system Watermanlive.
2011-2018 Waterman Marine Consultancy BV is re-located to The Netherlands, working as project manager on various new build projects, and focusing on marine surveys, risk assessments, consultancy work and management of a small selection of super yachts. Working area is world wide with a focus on the Mediterranean and The Netherlands.