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 Devi lived aboard their beautiful yacht for ten years sailing the world.
They eventually arrived in Turkey and fell in love with the country, where he met Dick again after they had met and spent considerable time together in South East Asia sailing and talking about blue water yachts and the adventures they had had and would have.
René has raced all over the globe and won the prestigious Kings Cup in Phuket and has won the Bodrum Classic Yacht Race three times, amongst many others.
René is very proud to be leading the Kraken team in Turkey. His passion, experience and production knowledge has made him a big asset to the Istanbul design and production team.
Rene said, “ It is wonderful to join Dick and be part of the Kraken team and craft these wonderful dream yachts for our clients”.