Arcona BENELUX agent retires


After many years with Arcona Yachts we are sad to announce that our friend and agent in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, Rick Hilckmann, will be retiring at the end of June 2022.

Rick has worked with Arcona Yachts since 2006 and has built up a great rapport in his home territories with local sailors. The Arcona 430 launched not long after Rick began representing Arcona and proudly won the European Yacht of the Year in 2008. Rick ensured that Arcona had a regular presence at HISWA boat show and has enjoyed some great success on the racecourse too.

Arcona Yachts CEO, Urban Lagnéus, said, “We would like to extend our thanks to Rick for his hard work over the years. Whilst I have only been with Arcona for a short amount of time, I know he has worked with the company for almost 17 years and has seen many changes. On behalf of the company, we wish Rick all the best for his retirement and here’s to many years of great sailing ahead for him and his family.

Rick said, “Many thanks for all the good wishes. It was a great pleasure to work for the Arcona yard, especially because the Arcona sailing yachts are quality products that sail really fantastically. It was also great to work with people who love their product and technically enabled everything to gain and keep happy customers.”

Rick continued, “It was also a great pleasure to work with Torgny Jansson and his team and now also with the current management team led by Urban Lagnéus. I hope that the successors in Benelux will be able to work in the same way with their customers and the people of the Arcona yard, and that they can maintain and further expand the current position of the Arcona yard in the Benelux market. To all the loyal customers and people of the Arcona shipyard in Sweden, thank you very much for the trust everyone has placed in me.