FRANC JANSEN, Founder
I set up Jansen Maritime Services Ltd because I think that
Franc is an outspoken Dutchman and a professional seafarer who builds motorbikes and likes to ride them on the edge. He is also well very known and respected throughout the superyacht industry for his honesty, helpful professionalism and creativity but especially his candour.
Franc first qualified as a navigational officer and marine engineer in commercial shipping so brings practical seagoing experience in cargo and cruise ships to the superyacht industry. He also has 8 years as a surveyor and technical manager with London-based shipping companies. Managing commercial vessels and new-build projects/refits gave him invaluable experience operating commercially in an industry with some of the tightest financial accountability and unforgiving deadlines in the world.
Ten years ago Franc saw an opportunity to use his talents and commercial discipline in the maturing superyacht industry.
As a director of two major yacht management companies he has managed some of the largest superyachts yachts in the world.
As a Class Surveyor he was directly involved with the development of the MCA Large Yacht Code while acting as a liaison to yacht builders across the UK. Representing MYBA Yacht Managers, Franc was also involved with the implementation of the recently ratified ILO MLC2006 regulations into the MCA large yacht code.
Franc holds a BSc in Maritime Sciences and an MSc in Maintenance and Safety Management but, as an iconoclast, prides himself on finding new and better ways to do things.
Jansen Maritime Services Ltd was founded by Franc Jansen, BSc, MSc, CEng, MiMarEST in 2015.