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Find your local Exceptional Marine Transport specialist below.

Commercial team

Richard Klabbers

Managing Director

Richard is the Managing Director of Sevenstar Yacht Transport and has over 25 years of experience in the industry. He founded the business and built it into the world leader in yacht transport. Richard is a hands on leader specializing in Exceptional Marine Transport (EMT).

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Luuk Flens

Sales Manager

Luuk is as Sales Manager responsible for the sales department of Sevenstar EMT. Due to his eagerness and hands on mentality, he gets things done. Solving complex cargo combinations is his specialty, while supporting his clients 24/7!

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Matthieu Le Bihan

Sales France

Matthieu is well established in offshore racing in France and beyond. He has worked and lived in the Caribbean and Brazil and speaks Portuguese, French and English. Based on the West Coast of France and is looking the needs of our French clients as well as all the French yacht builders. He is very passionate about delivering his work at the highest standards.

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Valerio Del Becaro

Sales Italy

Valerio is Sevenstar’s multi lingual power house based in Monaco. He has been transporting yachts for the past 20 years making him a great source of knowledge to clients and colleagues and specialist in the Italian – French Riviera, USA and all other exotic destinations worldwide.

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Mike Herrebrugh

Sales UK

Mike is one of the most experienced colleagues within the company. Opening the UK office of Sevenstar in 2011 he has built the European charter and worldwide liner service into one of the pillars within the yacht transport group. He is relentless in pursuing operational excellence within his team and for himself. Mike is known for putting a lot of hours in and loves his job.

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Kris Caren

Sales USA

Kris started his career working in Amsterdam, Spain and the Monaco office for the Spliethoff Group, Sevenstar’s parent company. In 2014, Kris moved to San Francisco to support the North and Central American yacht transport markets. He speaks fluently French, English and Spanish.

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Levent Bayir

Sales Turkey

Levent is a professional yacht transport specialist who founded Sevenstar Office in Turkey. He is your point of contact for yachts travelling to and from Turkey, East Mediterranean and Middle East. With his entrepreneurial spirit Levent helps clients to find creative solutions to their transport needs.

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Chris Jongerius

Sales Thailand / Asia

Chris is like the Swiss army knife: full of skills, a variety of specialties and experience in more than one trade, this makes him the ideal person to service Sevenstar’s transport clients in Asia and especially Phuket.

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Operations / Engineering team

Capt. Max Stepanov

Engineer - MM, MSc Marine Operations Management, CMarTech MIMarEST.

Max, Sevenstar’s Operations Manager, is also spearheading the companies’ engineering team, constantly looking at ways to improve safety and efficiency for clients and operations as well as working with his team on innovative custom shipping solutions, closely following trends and developments in boat and yacht design techniques. Max knows the shipping world inside out, before joining Sevenstar, he was at sea for over 20 years for various reputable shipowners, of which the last 5 years as Master Mariner on Spliethoff tonnage.

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Sean Lines

Deputy Manager of Operations

Marian Minoiu

Engineer - Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, BSc Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

Marian is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer responsible for the development of suitable transport solutions, improved handling and cradle techniques as well as research and development for the company. His 25 years of experience working as a Supercargo and Naval Architect for renowned transport and shipping companies has given Marian a solid, in-depth, and diverse understanding of all intricacies related to cargo handling and makes him an excellent member of the engineering team.

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Igor Parpura

Engineer - Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, MSc Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

 Igor’s background as Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the field, makes him an excellent engineer responsible for the development of suitable transport solutions, improved handling and cradle techniques, as well as technical research and development for the company. Igor worked for Bureau Veritas as a Plan Approval Surveyor for Stability, Machinery and Cargo and before that he earned his credits in yacht building and design as a Lead Naval Architect and Project Manager working for several shipyards. 

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Erik Swinkels


Laura Mattiello


Laura joined Sevenstar after a long experience in Genoa as former port and customs agent. Member now of the Operational Team helps clients giving them all the assistance they need.

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Max Bolweg


Andriy Antonenko

Engineer – Master Mariner, Operations, Loadmaster

I have been working in the shipping industry for over 20 years, with 14 of those years spent working with submersible ships. Having both onboard & onshore experience, I have gained a thorough understanding of submersible shipping operations. Prior to my time with DYT/EMT, I spent 5 years working with other shipping companies. In 2013, I transitioned to a shore-based role as an engineer/loadmaster for DYT/EMT. In my current position, I work with a team to manage the operations of DYT ships and strive to improve safety and operational standards onboard. Additionally, I have collaborated with the engineering team to ensure that DYT/EMT materials meet the latest standards and requirements.

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Geert de Krom


Rene Berger



Guido Seeleman


Costa Thuring


Joost van Niekerk

Manager Material and Logistics

Jan Moolman

Yard Manager West Palm Beach & Loadmaster

Ruben de Vries

Materials and Logistics
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