A distinctive approach
Initially set up as a service for existing clients, Hoek Brokerage has branched out to achieve international renown in the niche yachts developed by Hoek Design Naval Architects. A Close partnership with the design office gives Hoek Brokerage a privileged position in five specific areas:
- Yachts from the boards of Hoek Design, constructed around the world
- The current yachts of owners who are developing a new project with Hoek Design
- Truly Classic Yacht
- Premium classic or semi-classic yachts that meet the Hoek Design philosophy
- The chartering of Hoek designed yachts
Hoek Brokerage delivers a dedicated and tailor-made service, leveraging on our personal expertise and insider knowledge of the Hoek-designed yachts and their respective owners.
Moreover, our in-depth know-how regarding the yacht design and building process is available to discerning clients.
The dual added value provided by Hoek Brokerage can be summed up as:
- Insider information on the performance and qualities of the yachts we sell
- A comprehensive understanding of the niche market that Hoek Design has created in this type of sailing yacht.
The team has a rich experience in the design and building process and has sailed most yachts built to a Hoek Design. Moreover, an intimate knowledge of other yachts built at the many yards known to Hoek Design and Hoek Brokerage is offered.
Pieter A. van der Weide
Pieter van der Weide has been at the helm of Hoek Brokerage since early 2008. His records show an impressive number of achievements, such as:
Selling a sizeable number of yachts ranging from the 36ft daysailer Josephine II to the 144ft J-Class Lionheart. Offering the charter availabilties to a vast and increasing number of happy guests and owners.
Supervising various refits of yachts sold by Hoek Brokerage. Pieter’s experience encompasses technical, commercial, legal and managerial expertise and he has a rich boat building background, having previously set up and owned a company in the Netherlands that built steel, sail and motor yachts up to 60ft. Emigrating to New Zealand in 1983, he set up another yacht building company and continued building steel and aluminium motor and sailing yachts ranging from 70 ft up to 120ft.
Mob: +31 653612691
Niels joined Hoek Brokerage as assistant broker in 2014. From a young age Niels has been introduced to sailing in various yachts. Starting with successful racing in the Optimist class he furthered his sailing skills during many successful races on Dutch flat bottom Yachts such as the Dutch Lemsteraak yachts as well as on ocean going keel yachts. After his secondary school education he decided to go to South Africa where he followed the RYA Yacht Master Ocean program and successfully completed this in 2006/2007. Hereafter he went back to University and studied finance, passing with flying colours. Niels’ love of sports and sailing combined with his crisp and clear insight in the world of finance give him the right qualifications to fit in very well within the Hoek Brokerage team.
Mob: +31 655725414
Esther Lap√®re joined Hoek Brokerage as an executive assistant in 2017
She¬†was introduced¬†from a young age to the sailing world by her uncle, who was an iconic Dutch Yacht Designer.¬†With experience in several commercial¬†positions in sales & marketing¬†and having had her own business for years, in combination with her affinity with the yachting world, Esther is a welcome addition to the Hoek Brokerage team.
Mob: +31 614892695