Johan (Dutch + USA) grew up at a family boat yard in Holland and completed an education in naval architecture and marine engineering.
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.
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.
is responsible for the concept development; building specification and technical development of the Curvelle