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Johan Valentijn

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Phone: (773) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  United States
Endeavour Owners Forum
6117 N. Winthrop Ave.
Chicago , Illinois 60660
United States

Company Description: The Endeavour Sailboat Owners Group is a place for owners of, and individuals with an interest in, Endeavour Sailboats to meet and share ideas.

Employment History

  • Production and Yard Manager
    Burger Boat Company
  • Industrial Manager
    Abu Dhabi MAR
  • General Manager
    Abu Dhabi MAR
  • Chief Executive Officer and Financial Principal
    Abu Dhabi MAR
  • Industrial Manager
    Logistics International SAL-AbuDhabi Mar
  • Curvelle
16 Total References
Web References
Endeavour Sailboat Information & Owner Reviews, 12 July 2015 [cached]
Johan Valentijn (E38, E42, E51, E52)
Johan Valentijn | Designer of the Endeavour 38, 42, 51 and 52 Sailboat, 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
Johan Valentijn
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.
Johan ..., 24 Nov 2010 [cached]
Johan Valentijn
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.
“A custom yard takes an original ..., 16 Oct 2009 [cached]
“A custom yard takes an original yacht design for a client, one that is often very challenging, and creates the final result,†says Johan Valentijn, industrial manager of Abu Dhabi MAR, a relatively new custom builder already making its mark on the superyacht market. “Unlike a series approach, the custom-yacht process is reborn every time because you’re starting from scratch. The hull shape, design innovations, and details are new.â€
Valentijn says that a custom build typically begins with choosing a world-class yacht designer like Tim Heywood, Donald Starkey, Andrew Winch, or a dozen others, who do preliminary drawings and then contact shipyards for quotes. “Of course, some yards are restricted on the size ranges,†says Valentijn. “Our yard in Abu Dhabi can build yachts up to 200 meters (656 feet).
They would total more than 800 meters (2,625 feet) if the hulls were laid end to end. “That represents a significant portion of the global order book for yachts over 60 meters,†says Valentijn.
Building such large yachts, adds Valentijn, requires an enormous amount of technical expertise that only a handful of shipyards like Abu Dhabi MAR possess. “After all, you’re really building a compact, floating city that involves the latest technological advances,†he says. “You need to find a shipyard with the accumulated knowledge base that we have.
Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2011 Dates Soon to be Released, 28 May 2010 [cached]
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."
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