Marinetek strengthens Southeast Asia operation
The globally renowned marina builder has appointed Dutchman Ruurd van Putten as its representative for Southeast Asia.
Ruurd van Putten (second right) with AnaMarina owner Dang Hieu (far right)
Marinetek Group has appointed Ruurd van Putten and his Vietnam-based company, Anchor Management, as its representative for Southeast Asia. The Finnish builder of premium marinas and advanced floating solutions is currently expanding its global reach and presence in new and developing markets including in the Middle East, India and the rest of Asia.
In recent years, Marinetek has delivered turnkey marina projects and superyacht facilities in several countries in the region including Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam, with the expansion of Phuket Yacht Haven Marina among its current projects.
Marinetek is currently expanding Phuket Yacht Haven
Mika Parviainen, CEO of Marinetek, said: “With the local knowledge, expertise and regional network of Ruurd van Putten, we can continue our strong track record achieved in Southeast Asia during the past 10 years. 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.”
Since 2007, Anchor Management and Van Putten have started Vietnam’s first sailing charter company, established Princess Yachts Vietnam and Cambodia, and worked on AnaMarina in Nha Trang, Vietnam’s first marina.
The Finnish company has been working on Port Takola in Krabi
Van Putten said: “Anchor Management is excited to join forces with Marinetek and to develop more and better marinas and floating infrastructural projects in Southeast 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.”
Marinetek has worked on marinas in over 50 countries
Marinetek offers turnkey services for concept design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and modernisation of marinas, and has delivered over 2,500 marinas and superyacht facilities in more than 50 countries since 1994.
Following a US$5 million upgrade and reconfiguration, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove in Singapore more than doubled its superyacht capacity, improved berthing facilities and increased power and Wi-Fi, while development continues on nearby sister marinas.