De Valk Yacht Brokers opens office in Spain

De Valk Yacht Brokers said it opened a new branch to serve its growing clientele in the Costa Blanca region.

De Valk Yacht Brokers said it opened a new branch to serve its growing clientele in the Costa Blanca region along the Mediterranean coastline of Spain.

The company said the branch will offer a full range of brokerage services to clients who live in the area and the many owners who keep their yachts moored in this part of the world.

De Valk Costa Blanca will feature a local presence with the global network of listings and clients from the 10 De Valk offices in the Netherlands, France, Portugal and Spain.

The company said the branch team at De Valk Costa Blanca is led by Willem Koopmans, who has more than 25 years of industry experience. It will operate in the southeast of Spain, providing service to clients in marinas such as Valencia, Denia, Altea, Alicante and Torrevieja.

“The team of De Valk Costa Blanca has a rich understanding of yacht brokerage in the Costa Blanca region,” Koopmans said in a statement.

“We are specialized in the international sale and marketing of exclusive motor and sail yachts with lengths of 15 meters (50 feet) and up. In addition, our sound knowledge of mooring locations and yacht service companies along the Costa Blanca coastline will be put to good use on behalf of our clients.”

Like all branches in the De Valk network, De Valk Costa Blanca shares its expertise in areas such as yacht management, insurance and transport.

“Our goal is to provide the best possible combination of a regional presence and an exclusive international network which extends far beyond the borders of the different countries in which we are present,” De Valk managing director Mattijs van Baalen said.

“The team at De Valk Costa Blanca meet all the criteria that has established the De Valk brand as the first port of call for a genuinely personal approach that makes buying or selling a yacht a pleasure.”


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