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Johan Valentijn

Chief Executive Officer and Financial Principal

Abu Dhabi MAR

Abu Dhabi MAR

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Johan Valentijn | Designer of the Endeavour 38, 42, 51 and 52 Sailboat

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Johan Valentijn

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The first design Johan was asked to work on was the Endeavour 38 (1984) and finally the Endeavour 52 (1989).
As founder and product developer, he created innovative water tank technology for the U.N. and World Bank. In 1998-2002 he was Production/Yard Manager for Burger Boat Co. in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA-introducing modular construction and then involved in developing new organizational structures and optimizing building methods for yacht construction companies in Morocco and France.
In 2008, Iskandar Safa, CEO and financial principal of Abu Dhabi MAR, commissioned Valentijn to create and manage ADMShipyards which delivered the 465-foot, 26-knot Swift141, in 2010.


Commenting on the initial obstacles that ...

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Commenting on the initial obstacles that the show faced, Johan Valentijn, General Manager of the Abu Dhabi MAR Group said: "The show is in its infancy but if we all work through the inevitable teething problems, then I believe that within the next 3 - 5 years, the ADYS will take a prominent role and become one of the "must attend" yacht shows in the world."


Johan ...

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Johan Valentijn

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Johan (Dutch + USA) grew up at a family boat yard in Holland and completed an education in naval architecture and marine engineering. He started his design career in 1971 at Sparkman and Stephens in New York. He has been the America's Cup designer for 4 major campaigns for foreign and domestic US groups.
He was the production and yard manager for Burger Boat Company in Wisconsin, USA, for a 5 year period and managed for the timely delivery of 12 high quality luxury motor yachts ranging from 26m to 40 meters.
In the last several years he was involved in developing new organizational structures and optimizing building methods for yacht construction companies in Morocco and France.
The Curvelle 33x9 model benefits extensively from Johan's expertise and numeric skills. At present Johan is setting up a vast new yard in the UAE and is managing the reconstruction of two Giga-yachts.
> Johan is responsible for the concept development; building specification and technical development of the Curvelle 33x9.


Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2011 Dates Soon to be Released

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Commenting on the initial obstacles that the show faced, Johan Valentijn, General Manager of the Abu Dhabi MAR Group said: "The show is in its infancy but if we all work through the inevitable teething problems, then I believe that within the next 3 - 5 years, the ADYS will take a prominent role and become one of the "must attend" yacht shows in the world."


The three parties involved in drafting ...

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The three parties involved in drafting these new rules: Johan Valentijn - Abu Dhabi MAR, Captain Saleem Alavi - National Transport Authority and Karl Morten Wiklund - Det Norske Veritas (DNV) gave delegates a brief snapshot of the rules, the thinking behind them and the future ramifications.

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Johan Valentijn - Abu Dhabi MAR
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This was kick started by Johan Valentijn - Industrial Manager, Abu Dhabi MAR/ADMShipyards, who introduced the thinking behind the rules and regulations. The three parties involved identified the need for yacht regulations that address the private superyacht segment of the industry and wanted to develop current, dynamic yacht rules that can change with the times. Their aim is to make the UAE flag a flag of convenience in the future. Johan stressed that the UAE is a dynamic place, 'you don't build a country in 35 years without vision', and the rules will reflect this.

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