Meet the people at Sea Independent

Marcel Borgmann CEO, (Sworn and EMCI certified Yachtbroker and Valuer) began his sailing career as a child when he received an 8-foot clinker-built yawl. At the age of eighteen, he established the Bestevaer sailing schools, which grew to include three branches.

After first gaining experience as manager of a major international organisation for yacht brokers, Marcel became the founder and director of Contest Brokerage in 1995 and served as General Director of the Contest Group until 1 September 2010.

As founder and Ceo, Marcel has established in 2010 a worldwide network of agents and offices under the auspices of Sea Independent. In 2016 Marcel became chairman of the Hiswa Yachtbrokers Association and in the same year also chairman of CNJ.

The network of agents and Sea Independent offices is the only one in the world that is certified according to high-minded principles of competence. This guarantees top quality service.

The first registered yacht brokerage company®

Sea Independent has optimized and documented its work procedures and codes of behavior on the basis of strict protocols from the European Maritime Certification Institute (EMCI).
As a result, Sea Independent was the first registered yacht brokerage company® in the world.

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Precisely the adherence to supreme methods and clear modus operandi underlines the
distinguishing quality and value that Sea Independent offers as a yacht Brokerage company.

Suzan Groeneveld, EMCI certified Yachtbroker and Valuer.
Suzan has a background in cruising catamaran business and sails already for more than 30 years, first on the Dutch lakes continued by European coastal waters and cruising in Scandinavia. 

Dennis van Genderen joined Sea Independent especially for the Tender and Runabouts section. 
He will build a welcoming platform with a unique selection of premium boats, new and pre-owned. Due to his knowledge and experience he will provide the highest level of customer service.

 Ties van Os, Sworn and EMCI certified Yachtbroker and Valuer joined Sea Independent in 2015. As navigator he sailed with Equity & Law in the Whitbread Round the World Race 1985-1986. Ties brings a tremendous amount of experience in ship brokerage and ships regulations.