About Us

Meet the team of Boatsters Black and see how we started from a small company in Amsterdam to an international company with multiple offices!

Our Story

At Boatsters Black, we understand the best way to charter a luxury yacht. The youth of Boatsters Black brings many advantages, along with embracing the latest technologies and having a refreshing perspective. However, do not be fooled by our age, as we are by no means new to the yachting and charter industry with over 50 years of boating experience. Opening the doors in 2015, we have been pairing charter guests with exceptional yachts ever since.

With an extensive portfolio of yachts, combined with our global network, Boatsters Black has a grip on the industry unmatched by others. As an international team of professionals who go above and beyond, we are more than equipped to bring you your most memorable vacation to date.

2015

Founded in the Netherlands

Starting out with a focus on the charter of boats in Dutch waters, mainly in the canals of Amsterdam to offer luxury boat trips in Holland.

2016

Partnership with Lengers

Through the partnership with Lengers Yachts we expand operations to the Mediterranean and open up to the extension of the super yacht charter market.

2017

First Yacht office

Boatsters’ network of global partners sees an exponential growth and consists of an increase from 3 to 60+ countries. The Boatsters Yacht Office opens successfully operating the Mediterranean.

2018

2nd Int. Office

The second international office opens in Palma de Mallorca. With multiple agents spread across the Mediterranean.

2019

First Central Agency

First Central Agency listing of a 30+ meter super yacht.

2020

Boatsters Super Yachts

Boatsters expands fleet with 6 super yachts, adding up to a fleet-total of six superyachts.

The yacht charter company that takes it personally

After we’ve carefully selected a number of options that tick all your charter boxes and once you’ve decided on your ideal yacht, you can further personalise your trip through add-ons and special requests. Seamless transfers and committed after-sales service are further proof that we will take care of your trip’s every single detail from start to finish. Another reason we stand out from the rest is the fact that we love experiencing life-affirming moments on stunning yachts, arguably as much as you do.

Our passion for the world’s waters and yacht charter is why we’re fully attuned to what you, as a discerning charterer, need and what will surpass your expectations. At Boasters, we see ourselves as consultants – experts who know the world of yachting through and through and go above and beyond to create an experience that will continue to weave its magic long after you’ve left the yacht and crew’s dedicated attention.

Meet the management team

Nick Gelevert Lengers

CEO

Coming from a yachting family dating back more than five decades, Nick is the head of the Boatsters Black team. He has managed to create an entirely new spin on the industry by incorporating his love of boats with his passion for traveling. Creating and taking Boatsters Black to new heights is the reason Nick wakes up in the morning, driven and ready to start the day strong. Cherry picking his team to ensure due diligence, Nick stands fully behind his team of yacht experts.

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David Ramljak

General Manager

David has been part of the team since the start of Boatsters Black. Not only has he seen Boatsters Black grow immensely over the past few years, he is one of the main reasons for the growth. While helping Boatsters Black to the top of the charter industry, David has created an extensive yacht and client base, delivering the kind of personalized yacht charter experience that only a specialist with inside information can offer.

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Josh Cripps

Charter Broker

With eight years working within the yachting industry onboard and in a managerial position ashore, Josh has worn many hats in the industry. He stepped into the charter management position with a fresh approach to ensure all CA yachts are managed effectively and efficiently. Working at sea gives Josh that understanding and respect for the people within his network.

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Nerma Hecimovic

CA & Operations Manager

With an extensive background in hospitality after receiving her Tourism Management degree, and five years working onboard super yachts as chief stewardess, you cannot be in better hands. Due to her in depth first-hand experience, Nerma not only understands our clients’ needs and expectations, but she will go above and beyond to ensure a unique and personal experience. From choosing the yacht and crew to a customized itinerary and surprises, Nerma takes it personally.

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Marta Gonzalo

Marketing Manager

With more than six years of experience working in marketing for several international clients, Marta has joined the team to take Boatsters Black to the next level. Digitalization is a must, and the young and innovative team of Boatsters Black wants to be on top of that. Thanks to Marta, we are able to provide you with a streamlined digital service, to ensure the communication process before, during and after your charter is flawless.

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Birgitta van Hogerwou

Content Creator

When it comes to knowing the best local spots for your personalized travel activity, Birgitta knows all the hidden secret treasures. Whether you want to feel your heartbeat through your entire body while you gallop on the beaches of Mallorca or prefer to indulge your senses with finest dining that Cannes has to offer, Birgitta personally selects the locations that best meet your wishes. Take a sneak peek at the blogs written especially for Boatsters Black charter guests.

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Philippe Van de Ryse

Belgium Charter Consultant

As Sales Director for Lengers Yachts Belgium and avid traveller, Philippe brings an abundance of knowledge to the table when speaking about the perfect summer vacation. As the head organizer of the famous Zoute Rally in Belgium, and with experience in the private aviation sector, Philippe is not a new face to the luxury industry. With his kind and open personality, Philippe offers a listening ear and is ready to assist you in his office in Knokke or via phone or email.

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Anita Zuzul

Financial Manager

During the bustling summer months of 2022, the Financial Team of Boatsters Black welcomed Anita with open arms. With a background in graphic design and experience in business analysis for company software, no one complements the team as well as Anita. Originally from Ontario, Canada, her love for travel and adventure brought her to Palma, Mallorca, where her fresh ideas and great entrepreneurial spirit mirror what Boatsters Black stands for. After a brief stint at a charter company in Australia, Anita now pairs her calm attitude with just the right amount of adrenaline to assist at so many more levels at the office than just the financial one.

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Susan Gevers

Personal Concierge

Since graduating from hospitality management, Susan has worked in the luxury sector across the globe. Travelling has always been an important part of Susan’s life. Originally from the Netherlands, she spent the past 15 years living overseas, including time in Curaçao, Aruba and the British Virgin Islands. She is currently based in Lisbon and discovering more of the beauty of Europe. Set out to pursue projects that she is passionate about, she wanted to use her love of travel in her work and took the opportunity to join the Boatsters team. After several years of delivering unique guest experiences in the travel and leisure industry, Susan fits perfect in the role as our Personal Concierge. She works with guests, captains and brokers to provide innovative and unique experiences around the world – which is where she finds the greatest satisfaction.

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Extended team

In order to better serve our clients and ensure that everyone is taken care of swiftly to create an unforgettable charter holiday, we work with an additional 15 yacht agents spread around the world.
With a team of designers, social media experts and copywriters we create high level yachting content to share our passion for yachting! We value every single team member working hard on achieving our vision for the future and we make sure all needs are fulfilled.

Our core values

  • At Boatsters Black, we bring the most esteemed yachting experts, tech entrepreneurs and marketing specialists to the table. We believe our multi-national team of young and dynamic people, each an expert in their own field, ensures our clients have access to the best, latest and most accurate advice.

 

  • We aim to pour 110% commitment and pride to all that we do and maintain an unrivalled 5* service. Our reputation depends on it!

 

  • Because we know that time is the most valuable asset we all have, we place speed and efficiency at the forefront of our communication.

 

  • We nurture an entrepreneurial mindset and finding creative solutions to yacht charter challenges.

 

  • We strive to go above and beyond. Every.Time.

 

  • At Boatsters, we speak your language: our team speaks 10 languages collectively, making communication easy and transparent.

The Boatsters Black mission

At Boatsters, we believe chartering a yacht is like coming home. Only to a home you’ve never been before. A luxury home crewed by a fantastic team of professionals who are there purely to turn an ‘ordinary experience’ into an extraordinary adventure

This is what sets luxury crewed yacht charters apart – what makes them the single most rewarding and invaluable way to vacation with your loved ones in an outrageously beautiful part of the world.

Home is where life happens. A luxury charter yacht with Boatsters Black is where magic happens.

 

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