The success of every company depends first and foremost on the skills, hard work and dedication of its employees. Van der Valk Continental Yachts is no exception. We spoke to Marina Efimova, our Russian translator and interpreter, about her time with us.
Meet Marina Efimova, Sales & Marketing
I have been working at Van der Valk Continental Yachts since November 2014 as an interpreter, and my job is to assist all departments in dealing with Russian clients. The thing I like most about the work is exchanges with people from different countries, especially at boat shows. Growing up in Russia, I only had the opportunity to meet people from other countries while on holiday, and now I am surrounded by them every day! There is always something new and interesting to learn.
I don’t really have a typical work day: almost every day at the office is different. One day I’ll spend all my time translating emails while on another I’ll be supporting a Russian- speaking Van der Valk owner with a service request. Sometimes I’ll translate a new contract for a client, and at other times I’ll have a meeting with a client and designer at the yard to discuss a new interior for a boat.
I haven’t been working at Van der Valk Continental Yachts for very long, but I’ve seen quite a few projects here. My favourite thing is seeing how they start and grow. We currently have a new 26-metre Continental Three in which I’m involved from the beginning, and I look forward to seeing how it will develop.
There are many positive aspects of my job – but the most important, I think, are the people I work with. This is my first job in the Netherlands, and I couldn’t have wished for a better team than I have now. It makes everything about my job infinitely easier and more fun!