Alessandro was born in Naples, Italy and started his love affair with seagoing very early, hopping from dinghies to family cruises and club racing.
Alessandro joined Benetti in January 2007 where he is currently in charge for Quality control and After Sales.
In this capacity, he coordinates a team of 30 professionals, located both at Benetti’s shipyards (Viareggio, Fano, Livorno) and at Benetti’s offices abroad (Hong Kong, USA, Brazil).
Alessandro has a Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master in Naval Architecture.
Leisure time is all dedicated to his family and 3 children.
Bart-Jan Kimman (“Bart”) arrived in Hong Kong in 1985 to run a Dutch investment bank. In 1990 Bart founded a trust company which developed into first a Regional player and later a Global player.
In need of a change of environment in 2002 Bart decided to become a yacht broker. Again starting his own yacht brokerage in 2004 he looked for and found a global connection when he teamed up with Northrop and Johnson. In 2008 Northrop and Johnson Asia was founded covering 10 countries in Asia.
Northrop and Johnson is one of the top three global yacht brokerage firms offering premium services in yacht sales, yacht charter and yacht management. Apart from being CEO of Northrop and Johnson Asia, Bart is a very active yacht broker, recently completing the sale of a new construction 81 Meter sailing super yacht to an Asian buyer.
Colin Dawson has been in the marine insurance industry for twenty six years, starting his career in the Lloyd’s insurance market. Since 1994 he has been in Hong Kong. Specialising with yacht insurance since 1997 Colin built specialist divisions at two of the Hong Kong’s larger insurance brokers before setting up his own business in 2009. Colin has had extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region and has arranged covers for every size and type of yacht in most geographic locations around the world.
In 2009 Colin set up The George Group and soon after began working in partnership with Expat Services, continuing to arrange insurance covers for yacht owners and the related industry. In 2011 Expat Marine was established, emphasising the importance of the yacht business between the two companies. Expat Marine continues to grow and is now recognised as one of the leading specialist yacht insurance brokers in the region.