Kimon Karydis

Technical Director

Kimon has more than 15 years of accumulated experience in RIB design, construction and rebuilding. An experienced seafarer with over 20,000 cruising hours and a constant presence in the market, he is considered an opinion leader. In 2005 he founded the first RIB Chartering company in Greece, introducing the RIB bareboat charter to the Greek market. In 2009 he sold his shares and along with long-time friends and fellow students Christos and Eftyhis Kyriakopoulos co-founded OpenSea RIB Charter. Capitalizing on his technical expertise, OpenSea created a “Design & Build” department, a key move which later led to the signing of exclusive contracts for the assembly of ONDA TENDERS and RAFNAR boats. He holds a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.