Joined Winter 2020
Languages: Dutch, English, Portuguese, French, German
Michael comes from a town under the shadow of Amsterdam but now lives with his family on the beautiful island Florianopolis in Brazil.
Seventeen years ago, Michael decided to join the yachting industry after a career in the Royal Netherlands Navy followed by a period of being an entrepreneur.
Describing himself as an all-round professional fulfilling his duties with enthusiasm and commitment. His loyalty and leadership having been proven on previous yachts.
Michael was employed for the past few years by the same owner firstly on 45m M/Y Flying Dragon and most recently on the 60m M/Y Samurai where he cruised Summer seasons in the West Med, focusing on the Balearics, Sardinia and the Amalfi Coast, then heading over to the Caribbean for the Winter season. Michael assisted greatly in making Samurai a very popular charter yacht.
Starting his career in yachting as First Officer on the 35m M/Y Bonita and moving quickly onto the 50m M/Y Mosaique, taking up his first Captains role in 2017.
Now as Michael steps onboard the 68m M/Y ICON bringing with him a wealth of experience in all areas of being a large yacht Captain and with extensive knowledge of Mediterranean and Caribbean waters, he is looking forward to his new and exciting role. Michael has a passion for kitesurfing and cycling.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Samurai (60m), M/Y Flying Dragon (45m), M/Y Teleost (50m), M/Y Mosaique (50m)