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TEAM
JAPAN
Our team in
Japan
KENTA INABA
President/Co Owner - SYL Japan, Co., Ltd.

Kenta is based in Tokyo where he heads up Super Yacht Logistics Co., Ltd., parent company of SYL Japan and concerned with yacht sales and dealing with private clients throughout Asia.

Kenta has wide experience both in the corporate world and the private and commercial maritime industry.

He is a keen and proficient sailor, competing regularly in fleet and match racing events onboard some of the world’s most prestigious Maxi Sailboats.

Kenta can be reached at: kenta@superyachtlogistics.com

CAROL HARRIS
Senior Coordinator

New Zealander Carol can be found in Cairns, Australia, where she is the President of SYL Australia.

Carol works with visiting yachts as shore agent and assists Australian clients that wish to buy or build yachts.

Carol was previously with SYL in Japan for six years, where she was CEO for SYL’s shore agent activities, and is still overall operations coordinator there. Carol speaks fluent Japanese, English and Australian, as well as her native Kiwi dialect.

Carol can be reached at: carol@superyachtlogistics.com

RISA TOYODA
Senior Shore Agent / Onboard Agent

Risa Toyoda was appointed President of SYL Japan, Co., Ltd. in 2013, and she co-ordinates all Japanese domestic operations of SYL, including client representation, shore side agents and Japanese yacht crew.

She is a professional yacht Stewardess who has worked on large western yachts in the Mediterranean, USA and Caribbean. She also has a wealth of experience on large sailing yachts and large yacht sail racing.

Risa is STCW 95 certified and often joins visiting yachts to assist them in their Japan cruising. She is fluent in English and her native Japanese

Risa can be reached at: risa@superyachtlogistics.com

EMI OKAMOTO
Senior Shore Agent/ Onboard Agent / Yacht Crew

Emi is a professional yacht Stewardess who first worked on Japanese based yachts. In 2012 SYL brought Emi over to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to increase her English language skills and complete her STCW 95 safety training, stewardess and deck courses.

Emi has been cruising the world for the last few years, crewing on large yachts namely Le Grande Blue, Shenandoah and Battleship. Drawing on her large amount of experience, she is now back in Japan she is working with SYL again as a shore agent and onboard agent as yachts cruise Japan.

Emi is fluent in English and her native Japanese.

Emi can be reached at: emiok@superyachtlogistics.com

RENA TAMADA
Senior Shore Agent / Coordinator

Rena works from the SYL Japan head office in Yokohama, Japan. She coordinates with yachts, their itineraries, crew, guests and staff and works according with Customs, Immigration, Ministry of Transport, Coastguard and Quarantine.

A graduate of Keio University where she competed in the university sailing team, she is a keen sailor and races regularly in Japan. If not sailing she can be found surfing some of the Pacific breaks not far from Tokyo and Yokohama.

Rena speaks conversational English and her native Japanese.

Rena can be reached at: rena@superyachtlogistics.com

TAKUMA YAHATA
Senior Shore Agent / Coordinator

Takuma works from the SYL Japan head office in Yokohama, Japan. he coordinates with yachts, their itineraries, crew, guests and staff and works according with Customs, Immigration, Ministry of Transport, Coastguard and Quarantine.

Takuma is originally from Sapporo, a large city in the Northernmost Island of Hokkaido. he is especially good a negotiating with shore entities and authorities and sorting out some of the more unusual requests from guests.

Takuma speaks intermediate English and his native Japanese.

Takuma can be reached at: takuma@superyachtlogistics.com

EMI BRENNAN KOMASTU
Shore Agent / Assistant Coordinator

Emi works from the SYL Japan head office in Yokohama, Japan. She coordinates with yachts, their itineraries, crew, guests and staff and works according with Customs, Immigration, Ministry of Transport, Coastguard and Quarantine.

Emi was born and bred in Tokyo and can call herself a true “Edoko” (Child of Edo) as over three generations of her family were born and bred in Tokyo.

Emi speaks fluent English and her native Japanese.

Emi can be reached at: emi@superyachtlogistics.com

KOHARU MURAKAMI
Shore Agent/ Onboard Agent

Koharu works from our Yokohama office, but also goes onboard yachts as they cruise Japan as shore agent and general concierge.

Koharu is from the city of Fukuyama in Hiroshima Prefecture, on the North side of the fabulous Set Naikai (Inland Sea) cruising area. She has good English language skills and is experienced in both the maritime and hospitality industry; in maritime she studied IT and graduated the National College of Maritime Technology.

Koharu is extremely personable & professional, is detail orientated and has a high level of management skills.

Koharu can be reached at: koharu@superyachtlogistics.com

CHIKAKO STARNER

Shore Agent / Onboard Agent / Yacht Crew

Chikako is a very experienced large super yacht Stewardess and Chief Stewardess, having been in the industry for over 12 years. She has great organizational and managerial skills, is a SCUBA Instructor and has Japanese Captains license.

Chikao is an experienced yacht professional, with a great sense of humor and is a team player.

She is highly regarded by her contemporaries in the industry.

Chikako can be reached at: chikako@superyachtlogistics.com

JULIAN WHEATLEY
Kagoshima – Shore Agent/Satellite TV tech

Englishman Jules has worked with us for many years while he lived in Tokyo, sorting out satellite TV issues, so that mega yachts can pick up the Japanese satellites on their existing systems. Now he has moved to the beautiful city of Kagoshima in Southern Kyushu, where he can assist with all shore services needed by visiting yachts.

Jules speaks Japanese and English.

Jules can be reached at jules@superyachtlogistics.com