Meet the Team

Derani Yachts, meet our knowledgeable staff who all play a key part in delivering our first class services.

Håkan Lange

Managing Director

A Swedish national with extensive pleasure boating experience, Håkan spent 15 years in the merchant navy and holds a Master Mariner’s ticket. Having lived in Asia since 1990, his knowledge of the industry and the region is second to none. “It is a true pleasure to go to work every day,” he says, “to enjoy dealing with boats and meet interesting people. I consider myself to be very fortunate.”

Ian Hewett

Brokerage Manager

Ian is originally from Wales but Phuket is now home and he has been with us since 2014. Devoted to the marine lifestyle, as well as being a PADI diving instructor Ian is also an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, enabling our customers to further their knowledge with personal own boat tuition. His positive attitude and energy to find new homes for the boats that we offer for sale makes dealing with Derani Yachts a pleasant and positive experience for both the seller and the buyer.

Somkid (Kid) Sanitprem

Service Engineer

Kid has developed a first class reputation among our customers. His positive attitude and attention-to-detail bring positive feedback on a regular basis. He and his energetic team will take care of the day-to-day maintenance of your boat. A marine engineer by training, his past experience includes being an engineer on a Malaysian customer’s powerboat (featuring 3,600-hp of main engines) and managing a 44 -foot game fishing charter boat in Phuket. He has been part of our team since 1999.

Kamontip (Pern) Kuiyong

Office Manager

Pern is our office manager and takes care of all our general administration, accounting, insurance services through QBE, spares and sales support. She has worked with major marina operations and yacht brokerage companies in Phuket since 1998. Pern joined us in 2006 and is the first face you see when visiting the Derani Yachts office, always smiling and coolly competent.

Samahae (Lhon) Wongkaew

Yacht Captain

Captain Lhon joined us in 2015 and has developed a close relationship with our customers who appreciate his cool calm nature and pleasant demeanour on board. When he is not driving for our clients he can be found working alongside our maintenance team and has been indispensable in bringing his first hand knowledge and training to the rest of the Thai staff.

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