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. 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 Manager

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 he has been a part of our team since 1999.

Anut (Pueng) Samantamit

Office Manager

Pueng is our office manager and takes care of all our general administration, accounting, spares and sales support. Pueng is the newest member of our team and joined us in June 2018. She is the first face you see when visiting the Derani Yachts office.

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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