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Joost Mertens

Joost Mertens’ grew up spending time competing in local and international sailing regattas. His passion for sailing together with an interest in the field of design resulted in a strong focus on the yachting industry ever since.

Joost started working at Vripack after a graduating in Shipbuilding and afterwards Industrial Design. After one year as outfitting engineer he moved to the styling and design department to do what he likes most, designing yachts.

It is his experience in about how to get a foot in the door in the yachting industry as young professional, that Joost looks forward to share with others taking part in YPY – The Netherlands.


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