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OCEANCO’S SALES DEPARTMENT
Expanding its footprint in the worldwide yacht market, Oceanco names Bas Swanink as Sales Manager at Oceanco.


Oceanco is expanding its sales department. Bas Swanink has recently been named Sales Manager at Oceanco and will be working in tandem with Robert Tan. Swanink is no stranger to Oceanco; he has been with the company as a Project Manager for eight years, during which time he was a key figure in developing and engineering the industry’s first PYC-compliant yacht ever built, the 91.5-meter Equanimity. In the process, he and his team worked closely with Lloyds Register, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and several yachting industry partners.
Prior to his tenure with Oceanco, Swanink was employed in the superyacht industry for nearly 10 years in various management positions: design, project management and after sales management. In the span of his career he has project managed and delivered eight custom superyachts from 50-meters to 92-meters in length. He has worked with clients from around the world, including the USA, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. In his new role he will continue to work closely with Clients, Representatives, Captains, Crew and Brokers.
Swanink, along with Tan, will be representing Oceanco at the major boat shows and yachting events beginning with the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. Swanink has a degree in Shipbuilding Technology, is a veteran team player and is looking forward to expanding his role and the role of Oceanco in the international marketplace.

OCEANCO’S MARKETING DEPARTMENT
Oceanco -world leading builder of large custom superyachts - has promoted Paris Baloumis to the position of Group Marketing Manager.
Baloumis, equipped with a Masters of Science in Business Administration from the University of Erasmus in Rotterdam, began his professional career as a management trainee with Oceanco in 2006. He has since held various positions at Oceanco. Prior to being named Group Marketing Manager, he had the dual responsibility of being Relations Manager of Oceanco’s Fleet - liaising with the captains and crew of all the yachts ever built by Oceanco - as well as being Public Relations Manager - communicating with international stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
Baloumis will be based in Monaco, in the heart of the luxury yachting capital - where Oceanco has long maintained its Marketing, Sales and Design office. He will continue working closely with Marketing Manager Michele Flandin and Marketing & Public Relations Associate Iris Bosschaart.
Baloumis’s nearly 10 years of experience at Oceanco has provided him with a clear insight into the company’s DNA. Having been involved from when Oceanco started focusing solely on building its next generation of yachts, Baloumis is exceptionally well positioned to lead Oceanco’s future marketing and branding.