In the complicated world of yachting and services offered, it would be most welcome to have some directions in how to reach safe haven.

We believe we can add quality value in providing guidance to the Yachting Industry. We love what we do and like to take care. A the light over the ocean

With “The Netherlands”, being one of the countries with the most renowned yards in Yacht Building worldwide, it is highly expectable that a Dutch Consultancy Agency is very capable.
KYC has well established relations with the most renowned Brokers, Design Studios, pedigree Shipyards, Governmental Bodies and Classification Societies worldwide.

Passionate and devoted as we are in what we do, we will bring knowledge and expertise to the yachting industry.

KYC offers a large range of services for existing and new construction Luxury Super Yachts. Operating in the fields of design, technical and commercial consultancy, KYC will provide excellent, reliable advice and the highest quality professional service to Clients, being: Yacht Owners or future Yacht Owners, Brokers, Management Companies, Shipyards, Legal Offices, Design Studios and Naval Architect Studios.

In the field of Sales and Purchase, KYC can assist in reviewing technical information and contractual documents, checking their content on consistency, correctness and completeness.
By performing a Sales or Purchase Survey of New Build Yachts or Existing Vessels, KYC can provide Project Evaluation for: Yacht Owners, Brokerages, Legal offices, Insurance and Financial Advisors.

For New Construction and Refitting, KYC can act as Owners Representative, managing the project for the Client. The service will provide the Yacht Owner or future Yacht Owner with advice in the choice of the Design Studios, the Naval Architecture, the Shipyard and its subcontractors. This could be done for the Client directly or in cooperation with the Brokerage or Management Company assigned by the Client.
From the initial idea to the concept design, from the basic engineering to the cutting of steel, from hull assembly to final outfitting, from the choice of loose furniture and owners supplies to delivery of the vessel. KYC is capable to guide the project from A to Z preventing you from great worries and a troubled mind, leaving you to enjoy the process as an excellent experience.

In the field of Yacht Services, KYC can act as the technical expert and be selected for any service to be done to a yacht, during new construction, operational surveys, dockings and hull or machinery damages. In case of disputes, we can be the expert witness and provide litigation and dispute resolutions.

We believe we can give our customers not just what they ask for but what they really need, providing the no worries, I’m being looked after feeling.


Since establishment as Design Manager at a North European Shipyard in 2011, he has been involved in many successful projects and received several awards for his work, passion and devotion.

In his senior management role as head of the Design Department at the Dutch Superyacht Yard of AMELS, he steered a group of talented naval architects and experts in large yacht construction.
At the AMELS Design Team he applied a deep understanding of yacht operation, construction and design to the Yacht Creations: from CFD analysis to model testing, from advanced studies of fleet data to hybrid propulsion, from innovative construction materials to the most beautiful interiors.
Whether it was a yacht from the AMELS Limited Editions range or an AMELS Full Custom creation, with his dedicated team he was determined to design the most incredible yachts possible.

Design is a never-ending journey to create ever better yachts with total comfort, safety at the highest possible quality

Hans began working at AMELS in 2003 as a Production Manager and was involved in the delivery of more than 50 Super Yachts, in full cooperation with all major flag states and class societies.
His career at AMELS started after more than a decade of seagoing experience in the Cruise Line Industry. From being a navigation officer and later ships engineer, this period was closed off by working as an Owners Representative on Ships New Building Projects for Holland America Line.

Excellence at sea starts with excellence in design and production

That’s what drives him every day to achieve the very highest level of quality together with the most renowned yacht designers, naval architect studios, brokerage and management companies, the best Shipyards worldwide, subcontractors and most importantly together with Yacht Owners.
Over the years Hans has become a major player in the Yachting Industry and to expand his activities and challenge his capabilities he founded Konings Yacht Consultancy, holding office in Vlissingen the Netherlands and Ancona Italy.

Yacht Experiences with KYC should be different, pleasurable, enjoyable and fun. It’s must be about achieving the best result together, listening to all participants of the project in every stage. Collaboration with the Owner and his team, the Designer, the Yard and the service offices will create the absolute highest quality yachting experience, just as the Owner has envisioned.


Vlissingen, The Netherlands

The Netherland is seen as a “Capital of Super Yacht Building” with its commercial activities around this industry. Here we can find the world’s most renowned Yards building Super Yachts. Vlissingen will be the main office of KYC as it is registered as a Dutch Company.
While being in the northern part of Europe and doing projects in The Netherlands and Germany, Vlissingen will be ideal to operate from.

Vlissingen, city of great Maritime History and home of Amels Yacht Building, lies in the district of Zeeland, it is easy accessible from the international airports of Amsterdam Schiphol and Brussels Zaventem. Closer by there is a possibility for landing private jets, helicopters in both Antwerp and Rotterdam Airport, both 1 hour drive from Vlissingen. The office of KYC is located in a nice neighbourhood at the city edge and easy to reach from the highway.

Ancona, Italy

Italy is one of the “World Leading Yacht Building Countries” in concerns of total volume of new building and Refitting Yachts.
Ancona will be the local office of KYC following projects on the East Coast of Italy.

Other than that, Italy offers great hospitality to receive and entertain Clients. Ancona is an easy accessible in concerns of flying into. Clients from all over the world will able to enjoy easy, efficient and little time consuming visits to KYC.
Ancona, a historical City of great nautical activities lies in the district of Marche. This province is still an unspoiled part of Italy with little tourism from outside the country. It is great in food and has a beautiful country side. KYC office is located in a commercial district at the Southern City Border, easy reachable by car and has private parking. Home to CRN, Fincantieri, Wider, Cantiere delle Marche and ISA Yachts, Ancona has international airport Falconara, only 25minutes drive away.

Viareggio, Italy

The newest office of KYC will be in the Centre of Italian Yacht Building. The largest number of yachts build, refitted and maintained in Italy can be found within a circle of 100Km around Viareggio.

Viareggio, city of Lucca in the district of Tuscany . This province is worldly known for its rich tourism.
The KYC office is located 200 meters from the lively boulevard and in only 10 minutes walking distance from the commercial Yachting District. The international airport to fly into is Pisa Galileo Galilei, only a 30 minutes’ drive away.


Over the years great relations have been established with the major Flags and Countries of registration in the Yacht Building Industry. There is in-depth knowledge within KYC in concerns of Statutory, Registration and Operational Requirements.

The relation with both CISR/Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry is not only on a high professional but also on a friendship base.
In the last few years, Hans Konings, the owner and founder of KYC, has been part of special work groups and forums to establish the latest updated Yacht Code as an industry representative.

As a member of the Yacht Technical Advisory Committee, organised by Lloyds Register and chaired by SYBass, Hans has been taking part of meetings in concerns of establishing the latest Rules and Regulations for yacht construction.

KYC is always capable to find within both the Flag and Class societies a competent body to understand specific project related issues and deal with them on a highly professional level.

The team of KYC consists of high skilled industry professionals working together.
Within KYC there is a fixed capacity on Exterior and Interior Design, hand sketching, CAD drawing and of course administrative work.



“Having worked with Hans Konings for over 15 years whilst he was employed with Amels,  I have always worked with a trustworthy, accountable, open minded, committed person who worked with integrity.
Looking forward to doing future business with him”

Engel-Jan de Boer

Yacht Segment Manager, Lloyd’s Register


“I have worked with Hans Konings over the past decades in various areas within the maritime industry. His professional knowledge about the maritime sector combined with passion and enthusiasm makes him a true industry leader with full dedication towards his clients and business associates. I am looking forward to work with him on future projects”

Marc Verburg / Fleet Operations Manager – Yachts

Marshall Islands Registry

Cayman Registry

It has been a pleasure collaborating with Hans during his time at Amels Shipyard; a very well rounded engineer and a gentleman”.

Phil Noad / Regional Director, Europe, Middle East, & Africa

Cayman Registry | A Division of Cayman Maritime