Find your local Exceptional Marine Transport specialist below.
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).
Matthieu Le Bihan
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.
Valerio Del Becaro
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.
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.
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.
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.
Operations / Engineering team
Capt. Max Stepanov
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 – MM, MSc Marine Operations Management, CMarTech MIMarEST.
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 – Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, BSc 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 – Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, MSc Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Jesse de Jong
I have a background in the water sports industry, growing up in a family with a boat-building company and starting young with sailing races. Before becoming a private captain, I studied the nautical business and worked at yacht dealers and my dad’s boat yard. I started at Spliethoff in 2022 in the Medline department and later moved to Sevenstar Operations.
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 – Engineer – Master Mariner , Operations , Loadmaster.
Geert de Krom
Geert de Krom is a loadmaster for Sevenstar and DYT since 2014, with prior experience as a professional yacht skipper and competitive sailor. With a focus on expertise, he ensures smooth and efficient transport of yachts across the globe.