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“YPY The Netherlands was founded in 2015 with the aim to connect and inspire the vibrant and dynamic group of young professionals working in one of the leading yacht building nations in the world.”

Folkert Schoots – YPY The Netherlands Founding President

Our Chapter

Young Professionals in Yachting The Netherlands quarterly assemblies provide a consistent platform for its members to interact with one another and create lasting relationships – professionally and personally. Following in the footsteps of well-established chapters, so too did the success of YPY The Netherlands inspire a new wave of young professionals in the international yachting sector to come together with new groups being formed in New Zealand and Germany in its wake.

Board Members

Meet the board of YPY The Netherlands

Jorrit Pilaar

President

Following in the footsteps of Founding President Folkert Schoots, Jorrit Pilaar joins the board of YPY The Netherlands as President during one of the most difficult times of our lives.
Year 1986, enthusiastic and good at connecting people Jorrit has extensive experience in the maritime industry and is currently sales manager for Damen Yachting for the brands: Amels, SeaXplorer and Yacht Support.
Jorrit has embraced the YPY mission and vision and is ready to lead this inspiring group of young professionals in yachting in The Netherlands in the coming years.

Jorrit Pilaar
President

Carla Limatola

Communication

Carla has been YPY member since 2016. She has been instrumental for the YPY International Inaugural Event and recently joined the NL board. Together with the other board members, Carla accepted the ambitious challenge of lifting YPY NL to a higher level. One of her focuses shall be the implementation of a solid, clear and multi-level communication strategy. With a degree in Translation Studies and experience as Superyacht Agent and Designer of Luxury Itineraries and Events, Carla cares about cherishing the group spirit that has been created through the YPY events and believes in the global expansion of the network.

Carla Limatola
Communication

Nikusia Kooijmans

Events Coordinator

Nikusia began her career in yachting in 2018 at YachtCloud where she has been working in marketing and now as Business Development Manager. The past years she has learnt a lot about the industry, visited lots of trade shows and of course attended all YPY events! She became a member on her first day in yachting!
Finding the perfect solution for her clients is what excites her the most but besides her sales responsibilities, she is also managing the logistic organization of all yacht shows, as well as the other marketing activities around YachtCloud.
Her goal for YPY is to spread her enthusiasm and energy, and work on new, exciting and surprising events! By doing so, Nikusia would like to attract young, new faces to the yachting industry.

Nikusia Kooijmans
Events Coordinator

Wampe Helderman

Board Member

Working in the Caribbean - British Virgin Islands, and sailing between the superyachts was her first introduction to the industry.
Back in the Netherlands, Wampe got the opportunity to work for Studio Delta, specialized in naval architecture for yachts. Here Wampe has been working for 6 years, managing the marketing department.
In 2017 Wampe joined YPY. 'I have always experienced all events very positively. A nice group of young and motivated people. Now in 2021 I really look forward to working together, come up with strong ideas to achieve the YPY goals'.

Wampe Helderman
Board Member

Suzanne de Haan

Social Media

Joined from the start, but active as a board member since 2020, Suzanne is responsible for the social media strategy behind the Dutch chapter. Something that's close to her heart, as in her daily life she is the content creator for one of our biggest sponsors, Feadship.

Her goal for her time ‘onboard’ is to make the social media expressions ‘more human’ and to let social media play a key role in the process of getting to know your fellow members on a more personal level.

Suzanne de Haan
Social Media

Tim van Gils

Treasurer

Tim was inspired by water and its endless possibilities since early childhood. His future became clear the moment he first saw a Superyacht.
Working for Oceanco since 2012, he discovered not only his colleagues were amazing but the entire industry is built by awesome people.
Joined the YPY early to meet and connect with the inspirational key players in the business and like-minded driven individuals.

Tim van Gils
Treasurer

Robert van Tol

International liaison

Having joined YPY when he moved to Florida in 2013, Robert experienced just how valuable such a network is in order to seamlessly connect with this industry. After returning to the Netherlands he was keen to start up a Dutch chapter within the global YPY organisation. Robert works together with his counterparts from the other YPY chapters on setting up the structure for an international YPY organisation and building on global activities that connect the various chapters.

Robert van Tol
International liaison

Sponsorship

Become a sponsor of YPY The Netherlands

Bronze
Printed invitation
Digital invitation
Website coverage
Social Media coverage
New announcements
Canvas screen with logo
Aftermovies
Network benefits
Event sponsor
Competitors excluded for sponsorship (1year)
Full membership list
Attendance to one event (1)
€750

Per Year

Silver
Printed invitation
Digital invitation
Website coverage
Social Media coverage
New announcements
Canvas screen with logo
Aftermovies
Network benefits
Event sponsor
Competitors excluded for sponsorship (1year)
Full membership list
Attendance to one event (2)
€1000

Per Year

Gold
Printed invitation
Digital invitation
Website coverage
Social Media coverage
New announcements
Canvas screen with logo
Aftermovies
Network benefits
Event sponsor
Competitors excluded for sponsorship (1year)
Full membership list
Attendance to one event (3)
€1250

Per Year

Platinum
Printed invitation
Digital invitation
Website coverage
Social Media coverage
New announcements
Canvas screen with logo
Aftermovies
Network benefits
Event sponsor
Competitors excluded for sponsorship (1year)
Full membership list
Attendance to one event (3)
€1750

Per Year

Diamond
Printed invitation
Digital invitation
Website coverage
Social Media coverage
New announcements
Canvas screen with logo
Aftermovies
Network benefits
Event sponsor
Competitors excluded for sponsorship (1year)
Full membership list
Attendance to one event ( 4)
€5000

Per Year

Membership

An annual membership to the YPY – The Netherlands is €100,- (excl. VAT). The fee covers all activities, food and beverages during official YPY events from the 1st January to the 31st December.

Full Member
€100.00
Paid Yearly
Contact us

netherlands@ypyinternational.org

Young Professionals in Yachting / The Netherlands

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