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Marinetek expands in Asia, appoints new Vietnam representative

Dutchman Ruurd van Putten and his Vietnam-based company Anchor Management are Marinetek's new representatives in Southeast Asia

author icon By APB Staff | 7 January 2022

Ana Marina Nha Trang, the first marina in Vietnam

Leading marina developer Marinetek is expanding in Asia and has recently appointed Dutchman Ruurd van Putten and his Vietnam-based company, Anchor Management, as its representative for Southeast Asia.

Finland-based Marinetek provides premium marinas and advanced floating solutions. Marinetek says it is actively expanding its global reach and presence in the developing markets of the Middle East, India and Asia.

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In recent years, Marinetek has successfully delivered turnkey marina projects and superyacht facilities in several Southeast Asian countries, including Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam.

“With the local knowledge, expertise and regional network of Ruurd van Putten we can continue our strong track record achieved in Southeast Asia during the past 10 years”, says Mika Parviainen, CEO of Marinetek. “And together we are dedicated to increase the footprint of Marinetek and contribute to the rising demand of marinas and floating solutions in this region.”

“Anchor Management is excited to join forces with Marinetek and to develop more and better marinas and floating infrastructural projects in Southeast Asia”

Ruurd van Putten

Since 2007, the company and managing director Ruurd van Putten have been involved in several new and ground-breaking activities in Southeast Asia, such as starting Vietnam’s first sailing charter company, the establishment of Princess Yachts Vietnam and Cambodia and the realisation of Ana Marina Nha Trang, the first marina in Vietnam.

According to Van Putten: “Anchor Management is excited to join forces with Marinetek and to develop more and better marinas and floating infrastructural projects in Southeast Asia. With Vietnam as a base, we feel we are in the middle of the emerging yachting and marina industry in this part of the world. We look forward to raising the standards with regards to quality, durability and sustainability. Not only for marinas, but also to improve the infrastructure of ports and waterways in the commercial and governmental sectors.”

The regional team in Southeast Asia will continue their support, including long-time regional marina industry expert Mark Ray and Marinetek South-East Asia founder Kristian Räme, who has returned to Finland. “Kristian’s efforts and dedication to build the Marinetek brand in Southeast Asia have been essential. We can continue to build on that foundation for this region and beyond,” according to Parviainen and Van Putten.

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