At Rondal, we can oversee all of your sail handling requirements as one individual project, ensuring cohesive performance in every aspect of your yacht under sail. We call this our Integrated Sailing System.

With a solid in-house team of engineers, naval architects and sailors as well as our trusted industry partners you can be confident that your projects Integrated Sailing System is engineered and fitted with the rigs and componentry best suited for your yachts design criteria.

Our strength is in bringing the entire sailing system together to ensure every part of the sailing package, whether it be a Rondal component or another's, is partnered to perform compatibly and to meet performance expectations.

We believe that we are better together - creating the safest and most outstanding Integrated Sailing System on the ocean today.


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People behind the product

Maurice Bijma

Lead Engineer - Sailing Systems

“In every project we learn 2 or 3 new things, sometimes more. This can be small things like where to place the halyard clutch or a whole new design at the head of the mast. Collaboration leads to the successful outcome of our projects but on a human level, adds friendships, respect and interest in our individual lives.”

Maurice Bijma - Lead Engineer - Sailing Systems

Bart van der Meer

Engineer - Sailing Systems

I am a naval architect – my career was born from my desire to design, engineer and build the classic pilot cutter I spent my childhood sailing on. Every day at Rondal, I am challenged to guide our clients in balancing the functionality, performance and aesthetics of our integrated sailing systems.

Bart van der Meer - Engineer - Sailing Systems

Edoard Volpe

Engineer - Sailing Systems

When I turned 18, I moved to Genova to study yacht engineering, I fell in love with the physics and engineering that moves a sailing yacht through the water. I continued my studies in the Netherlands, specializing on composite structures and offshore loads (wind and waves). At Rondal, I design the masts from concept to handing over the engineering and service details to the captain and crew.

Edoard Volpe - Engineer - Sailing Systems

Ard Ritsema

Lead Engineer – Winches, Feeders and Deck Equipment

The superyacht industry requires powerful winch performance but also a designer’s eye to the structural aesthetics. “Our winches are seaworthy and will last a lifetime. We took the winches off S/Y Juliet recently for maintenance during her refit, even after 35 years they still look and function as if they were built yesterday.”

Ard Ritsema - Lead Engineer – Winches, Feeders and Deck Equipment


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