Interview with Mark Koekkoek (@markkoekkoek)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Yacht Charter & Sales Manager
Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
The world of yachts, especially super yachts, is a rarefied one. These majestic floating mansions offer a glimpse into the lives of the top 1 per cent of the world’s population. Excited to follow the footsteps of my father into the yachting industry.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Efficiency, speed and connected 24/7.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? *
My father founded Vandutch yachts in 2008, which made me grow up around the entire process of setting up a boat company, including yacht sells, yachts shows, customer service and much more. At the age of 15 I was already managing the crew for Red bull Vandutch boats at the Monaco F1 Grand Prix 2014, the year after I did captain and manager.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? *
One of the best experiences I had was volunteering in Sri Lanka. I went for a month, exploring the entire island. Me and my colleagues gave English class to Orphans. We helped an Elephant foundation, an onion plantation, cleaned beaches from plastic waste and much more. Volunteering is a good, healthy way to boost your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others without expecting something in return, it provides you with a natural sense of accomplishment.
Do you have a favourite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was?
If someone else can do it, there is absolutely no reason that you can’t do it too.
How can our readers follow you on social media? *
They can find me on Instagram as Mark Koekkoek and just hit follow. Or on LinkedIn: Mark Koekkoek
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article? *
At the beginning of my career, growing my network, and building strong experience. Looking to set up multiple companies in the near future, deciding which industry to go in as I like too many things, such as the Nutrition & Sport industry, the Yachting industry, or even the Music Industry. I am also a fan of Real estate, Cars and Filmmaking.