HISTORY

Established in 2004, as a privately held company with Swiss and South African ownership & management.

Initially, our reputation was built on the production of small leisure yachts. Soon, the word spread about the excellent craftmanship of our tailor-made commercial vessels and moderately sized catamarans, ideal for day out trips.

Today we are specialized in the construction of mono hull and luxury catamaran yachts, both power and sailing, in the range of 41 to 105 feet and with the very high standard of our value-added services when it comes to customize the yacht to the clients’ specific request.

Our facilities are in the PMG Marine Complex – Rayong – the largest privately-owned shipyard in South East Asia.


Members of the technical advisory board:

Philippe M. Guénat, Swiss Chairman of the technical advisory Board

Passionate yachtsman, Philippe spent his childhood on the shores of Lake Geneva and soon learned about the joys of yacht racing as well as navigating on high seas. His vocation as an hotelier and his attraction to tourism have taken him as far as the Orient where he managed various establishments, presided the Hoteliers Commission of Thailand, gave lectures on Business Management and Re-Engineering at the University of Bangkok (Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration). Back in Switzerland, he has been heading a group of hotels. Now Philippe is based in Thailand and brings all his expertise to BakriCono.

As a member of a family involved in a shipyard on Lake Geneva, Philippe quite naturally decided to devote his energy and competence to Bakri Cono Shipyard. Keen on solar technology, he investigates high and low in order to become one of the pioneers of mixed energy marine transportation. Philippe is in charge of International business development and strategic partnerships. Contact Philippe


Raphaël Domjan, Swiss Member of the Board

PlanetSolar's Founder is a man of conviction. At the age of 40, he imagined the project and then did everything in his power to make it happen. PlanetSolar is an extraordinary technological challenge, but it is also a human adventure carrying the convictions of Raphaël Domjan and that of the team he assembled.

Through PlanetSolar and the SolarPlanet foundation of which he is the president, he wants to demonstrate that we have the knowledge, the technology, the resources and enough renewable energies to change and adopt a sustainable approach.

"Tomorrow’s world will reflect todays wisdom" Contact Raphaël


Michael López-Alegria, Spanish Amercian Member of the board

Michael Lopez-Alegria has over three decades of experience with the U.S. Navy and NASA in a variety of roles including Naval Aviator, Navy engineering test pilot and program manager, NASA astronaut, ISS commander, and assistant director of flight crew operations. He left NASA in 2012 and is now the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation in Washington, DC.

Michael Lopez-Alegria holds three NASA records: longest spaceflight (215 days); most number of Extravehicular Activities (EVA) (10) and cumulative EVA time (67 hours 40 minutes). Contact Michael


THE TEAM:

Bernard Lamprecht, South African CEO and Financial Director

As an experienced professional shipwright, Bernard is also a visionary who is a fast decision maker when it comes to the strategic management of the company. Having grown up in several South African territories, his incredible entrepreneurial strength is rooted deep down in his Afrikaner genes. Lead by his values which are as much about integrity than the preservation of the environment, he has always been a true partner in the family business, running the shipyard in a fair and independent manner. Contact Bernard


Caroline LEIB, Colombian and German

Caroline had Horse Jumping for passion. She obtained numerous awards and recongnitions until the day she made a move towards the hotel industry and specialized in Sales & Marketing and then as Market analysis Manager.

Caroline is our Director of International Marketing and she is fluent in Spanish, German, French and English. She is also holding a ICC Power Yacht Captain License. Contact Caroline



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