Oceanco Hires Dirk De Jong as Design Projects and R&D Manager

By Oceanco, PRNE
Thursday, June 3, 2010

ALBLASSERDAM, The Netherlands, June 4, 2010 - Oceanco has engaged Dirk de Jong to reinforce their Technical
Sales Department. De Jong is no stranger to the company. He was a Project
Manager with Oceanco from 1997-2001, during which time he oversaw the
building of both the 62.6 meter Lady Lola and the 95 meter Al Mirqab (kna
Indian Empress), which is, to date, the longest private yacht ever built in
The Netherlands. Most recently De Jong was commercial and project development
manager for Platinum Yachts in Dubai, UAE.

A naval architect with degrees in shipbuilding and business
administration, De Jong brings a wealth of hands-on experience to Oceanco.
Among other jobs, he has worked as both managing director and technical
director at Amels Holland bv, Vlissingen, and as site manager for Feadship.
In the last few years, with his own company, Nereus bv, De Jong was technical
and environmental director for SYBASS (Super Yacht Builders Association) and
consultant on several megayacht build projects both in the Netherlands and
abroad offering wide-ranging services.

In his new role at Oceanco, De Jong hopes to continue
developing quality technology, introduce new building methods, and assist in
taking the company to the next level of excellence and innovation in yacht


For more information please contact Michele Flandin in the Monaco office e-mail: mflandin at oceanco.mc or mobile +33(0)6-80-86-27-09.

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