Jelle Van Hagen
Charter Broker and Operations Associate
HOW I GOT HERE
If you have ever enjoyed a day on the water, you are undoubtedly familiar with the enchantment that pervades such an experience – and this is a sentiment I wish all to encounter. Remarkably, it transcends the vessel’s size or other material considerations; and rather centers on the companions with whom one shares these moments. Sharing my expertise with others, particularly those wishing to experience it for the first time, is the most gratifying part of my job.
At the age of 4, my father introduced me to boating, sparking a lifelong passion. I embraced sailing through camps and boat rentals across Europe. I pursued my love for the maritime world by choosing Nautical Business Management at IVA business school, which included exciting company visits to Feadship, Contest, Wajer, and to the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show.
While studying, I ran a boat dealership and captained a 16-meter yacht in the French Riviera during the summer. My final internship in Fort Lauderdale involved yacht brokerage research. I’ve lived and breathed yachting, and it’s not just a job; it’s my enduring passion, which I love sharing with others.
Apart from my love for yachting and all things water-related, I’m quite a sports enthusiast. You might catch me on the golf course, enjoying a game of football, hitting the paddle court, or carving through the slopes while skiing. When I’m not in motion, I relish indulging in delectable dining experiences at charming venues. And, of course, spending quality time with my family is something I treasure deeply.
WHY TJB SUPER YACHTS?
While I was in Florida, I had the opportunity to meet fellow brokers and Tim Johnson, CEO & Founder, at various boat shows including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. Their warm reception left a lasting positive impression.
As I witnessed the exceptional systems and teamwork at TJB, I knew without hesitation that this was the right fit for me. TJB stands out by combining seasoned experience with the energy of young professionals across key yachting destinations. With teamwork as our core strength, we effortlessly create an unparalleled experience for clients.