Luuk (Dutch) enjoys over two decades experience as a Yacht Consultant in new construction and pre-owned superyachts over 25 meters. Originally from Holland, where in his spare time at age 14, he fixed up and sold sailing dinghies and catamarans. Luuk moved to Spain at age 21, where he gained experience working for the yacht brokerage companies Castlemain, (Marbella) and Camper & Nicholsons, (Palma de Mallorca + Cannes)
In 1986 > 1998, Luuk founded and managed De Valk Yachts Spain S.L. During 1987 – 2007 he collaborated with Cheoy Lee Shipyards (China + USA) on new construction projects for the European market.
During a break from the yachting business, he completed two Masters degrees. Marketing and Communication at IEDE, Madrid Business School and an MBA degree at the University of Chicago graduate school of business administration. His Marketing thesis subject was on Fractional Yacht Ownership. Before his return to the yachting business he used his expertise for business consulting projects.
In 2004 Luuk founded YachtMarketing Ltd. to focus on the market niche of large Motor Yacht Catamarans. In 2006 Luuk secured a substantial amount of venture capital from a business partner to develop and contract superyachts on speculation.
Luuk is responsible for the business development and marketing of the Curvelle range of yachts.