Luuk V. van Zanten has over two decades experience as a Yacht Consultant, advising clients on new construction, charter and pre-owned yachts over 30 meters. Originally from Holland, Luuk moved to Spain at 21, where he gained experience working for the yacht brokerage companies Castlemain and Camper & Nicholsons.

In 1987, Luuk founded De Valk Yachts Spain. Since early in his career Luuk has been collaborating closely with Cheoy Lee Shipyards (China ) on new construction projects for the European market.

During a break from the yachting business, he completed an MBA degree at the University of Chicago and has been involved several business consulting projects. His speciality is to provide buyers consulting services to private high net worth clients and marketing consultancy services to yacht businesses.

Other businesses that Luuk has founded, include YachtMarketing Ltd. and the brand CURVELLE power catamarans.