Dick Beaumont<br><span style="font-weight: 300;">Founder & Chairman</span>

Dick started sailing as a seven-year-old cub with his father, Don, a Scoutmaster in the 1st & 2nd South Benfleet Sea Scouts in Essex England. His first passage was a creek crawl in a Cadet dinghy from Canvey Island floating bridge to Sewer Bend! For more glamorous destinations he had to wait another 16 years […]

René Tiemessen<br><span style="font-weight: 300;">Managing Director</span>

René has been a passionate sailor his entire life. From early childhood, it was all about being on the water and sailing whenever and wherever he could. After a successful career in manufacturing, he decided to sail the world in ‘Alondra’, his classic (Philip Rhodes) 60 ft sloop. Rene, his wife Edith and their daughter […]

Trystan Grace<br><span style="font-weight: 300;">Creative Director</span>

Trystan has had a passion for the sea from a young age beginning with Scuba Diving where he progressed to PADI Assistant Instructor. After moving to Asia, he discovered his love for sailing and worked commercially in the luxury yachting industry whilst developing a keen eye as a marine photographer.  Exotic and tropical destinations and […]

Filip Sochaj<br><span style="font-weight: 300;">Head of Design</span>

Kraken Yachts’ Design Engineer Just three years after Soviet tanks backed off from the Polish border, thanks to the stand made by the walrus-moustached Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, Filip Sochaj was born in Gdansk. His parents, Marcin and Agatha, had joined Walesa’s movement and witnessed Poland throw off the communist yoke to become a free […]

Seray Akardere<br><span style="font-weight: 300;">Interior Designer</span>

Seray Akardere was born in Istanbul. She graduated from Marmara University, dept. of interior architecture, in 2016. During the university period focused on yacht interior design subjects and she realized that passion for yachts. After graduation, she gained experience in superyachts from 25 m to 77 m in various design and production offices for 4 […]

Tugçe Kara<br><span style="font-weight: 300;">Design Engineer</span>

Tuğçe has always passion for art and design and she started her career by studying architectural design at Istanbul’s Yeditepe University. Although working in the architectural sector, she had an interest in yacht building and when an opportunity opened at Kraken Yachts,  Tuğçe jumped at the chance to join our passionate design team. As a […]