Hans began his yachting career in 1987 working as deck crew on two large Oceanfast yachts in the Whitsundays Australia. Over the years he worked through the deck ranks up to First Officer before moving into Engineering. In 1999 he received his Master 3000 MCA certification and joined the Royal Huisman Sailing Yacht “Diamond For Ever” as Captain. He stayed in this position until 2009 that culminated in a round the world trip.
Since 2009 seeking a new challenge he began working as an Independent Owners representative, New Build Project Manager and Yacht Manager working with some of the biggest brokerage and shipyards in the world. During the last 10 years Hans built 3 Heesens, a large Feadship, and he currently has a large Benetti project under construction. He was involved with the setup and structure of the Management Services on all vessels. Since 2013 he has focused on the fast-growing Asian region and collaborated with both Lee Marine and now Northrop and Johnson Asia on various projects and Yacht Management. Since 2017 he has moved to Phuket and now calls Asia home.