People telling about Arjan.


"Dear Arjan, I read these lines with a pinch in my heart.... You know how found Carine and I as well as the Grange team are of you and how indebted I feel to you for your competence, enthusiasm, commitment and integrity. And you know how sorry I am that it was not possible to take the project to its natural end together. I will indeed be very glad to serve as reference for you in any circumstance - as I myself volunteered some time ago. For the time being, I wish the very best of luck! I don't think I will ever build Pamela VI. But if I do, we'll definitely do it together! A bientôt. Renato."

From mr. Renato Mazzolini, owner of my last Hakvoort project; Pamela V

Beste Arjan, Dat heet een verrassing. Als eerste natuurlijk veel succes. Verder zal ik je aanbevelen waar ik de kans krijg. Binnenkort kom ik wel een keer een kop koffie drinken en even verder bijpraten.

Vriendelijke groeten,
Aad Luiten
Luitec BV
Produktieweg 20
2382 PB Zoeterwoude Rijndijk
The Netherlands
Tel: +31-71-5898777
Fax: +31-71-5820282

From Aad Luiten, pump supplier

I am honored that you would think of me first to let me know your change of employment. I am sad to hear that you have left the employ of Hakvoort after 31 long years , but on the other hand I think you will have a bright future employing your talents in yacht construction management and engineering. You have picked a very difficult time for the yacht industry to launch a new career but I truly believe in you and think you can do it. I will issue a letter of recommendation under a separate attachment to this e mail. I wish you and your family well. You have always conducted yourself as a gentleman. Best of luck to you,
Stanley Bey"

From mr Bey, owner of Hakvoort yn 233 Campbell Bay and 239 Perle Bleue

"Hi Arjan,
What a pleasant surprise to hear from you! Believe it or not, I think about the time I spent there with you and always smile! I have no doubt a lot of thought went onto this decision. Decisions like this are life changing and difficult, yet liberating. I am sure you will be sorely missed by the Hakvoorts. It was always my impression that you were the only one that REALLY knew what was going on around there.I personally would love to do another project with you someday. It was such a pleasure working, and hanging out with you.New construction is picking up it seems. If I hear of any projects needing help I will let you know. Do not hesitate to use me as a reference if you ever need one. I am a pretty good salesman! Clients will come. It just takes time. Please stay in touch, and say hi to your lovely wife."

Kindest Regards
James KenyonCaptain, m/y ARGYLL Genesis Enterprises Ltd.
Anchorage Center – 2nd FloorPO Box 30715 SMBGeorge Town, Grand Cayman, C.I.

From captain Jim, of Hakvoort yn 239

"Arjan Zutphen was the Hakvoort Shipyard project manager for the 40 m MY Solaia, built in 2000 at the Hakvoort Shipyard, Monnickendam, Holland. During the 2 year planning and construction of Solaia, Arjan went beyond the call of duty to ensure that Solaia was built to the highest standards and to our design specifications. He constantly provided sensible and sound alternatives to the numerous problems normally encountered during the build process.

While on a professional level Arjan was the most competent manager I have met, he also was a pleasure to work with and in the end became a close personal friend. I would have no hesitation in recommending Arjan as a most skilled surveyor and build manager."

Nick Brettingham-Moore MCA Master Yachts

From build-captain Nick

"Dear Arjan,

We were really surprised that you have left Hakvoort shipyard after 31 years. You was one of the most sensible technical manager.

We have built many yachts with you, even from the very beginning. In case of problems or whatever there was always a solution.

On behalf of our colleagues, we wish you and your family all the best.
Project manager (Sr.) Yacht Division.
Jaap Bos"

From Heinen & Hopman Engineering
AZ Scheepstechniek
AZ Scheepstechniek

Arjan Zutphen
Nieuwe Zijds Burgwal 57
1141 TJ Monnickendam


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