Marinetek expands in south-east Asia
Marinetek Group has appointed Dutchman Ruurd van Putten and his Vietnam-based company, Anchor Management, as its representative for south-east Asia.
Finland-based Marinetek is a leading manufacturer of marinas and floating solutions.
“With the local knowledge, expertise and regional network of Ruurd van Putten we can continue our strong track record achieved in south-east Asia during the past 10 years”, says Mika Parviainen, CEO of Marinetek. “And together we are dedicated to increase the footprint of Marinetek and contribute to the rising demand of marinas and floating solutions in this region.”
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Since its founding in 2007, Anchor Management has been involved in several notable projects, including starting Vietnam’s first sailing charter company, the establishment of Princess Yachts Vietnam and Cambodia, and Ana Marina Nha Trang, which the company claims is the first ‘world class’ marina in Vietnam.
According to van Putten: “Anchor Management is excited to join forces with Marinetek and to develop more and better marinas and floating infrastructural projects in south-east Asia. With Vietnam as a base, we feel we are in the middle of the emerging yachting and marina industry in this part of the world.”
“We look forward to raising the standards with regards to quality, durability and sustainability. Not only for marinas, but also to improve the infrastructure of ports and waterways in the commercial and governmental sectors,” van Putten adds.
The regional team in south-east Asia will continue their support, including long-time regional marina industry expert Mark Ray and Marinetek South-east Asia founder Kristian Räme, who has returned to Finland. “Kristian’s efforts and dedication to build the Marinetek brand in Southeast Asia have been essential. We can continue to build on that foundation for this region and beyond,” according to Parviainen and Van Putten.
Marinetek says it has delivered over 2,500 marinas and superyacht facilities in more than 50 countries since its launch in 1994, and remains keen to expand its global presence in new and developing markets. In recent years, Marinetek has delivered turnkey marina projects and superyacht facilities in several south-east Asian countries, including Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam.