This is Rondal

This is Rondal

Our way demands excellence.

At Rondal, it is our spirit that drives us to design, engineer and build some of the world’s best composite spars and components for the world’s most outstanding superyachts.

We are a team of over 65 craftsmen and trade apprentices dedicated to honouring our traditions of excellence whilst continuing to push new boundaries in superyacht composite development.

Rondal was founded by Royal Huisman Shipyard and continues to work with the shipyard whilst building strong relationships with other award-winning international boat builders.

Our values

Our values come from a passion for yachts and the utmost respect of the sea.

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Meet the team

Matthijs Jonker

Managing Director

“Having spent most of my life in a maritime environment, there was never much doubt that both my career and my leisure time would involve sailing and the sea. My career choice has been a very rewarding one, with the additional privilege, since 2019, of having been given overall responsibility for Rondal’s vision and operations. I can’t think of a better place to combine my professional and personal interests.”

Matthijs Jonker - Managing Director

Niels van Karsen

Sales

“I passionately believe that the only acceptable approach to sales in our industry is to find out what the customer wants – and needs – and to put forward a carefully considered Rondal solution. Simply trying to sell the products you have is a non-starter if you care about your customer and reputation – and we do! Over several years as a Project Manager I learned a lot about the company, its products and its markets before switching to sales. I focus on Motor Yachts, where my aim is always to align strong commercial understanding with the best technical solution to meet the Owner’s priorities.”

Niels van Karsen - Sales

Merel Janssen

PR & Marketing

Nothing makes me happier than working on, in and around boats. I have spent the past four years working on a degree in marketing, specifically dedicated to the marine industry – it is a career path I am completely committed to. Being young and technically savvy I intend to build the Rondal brand into a leading yachting industry supplier. Gaining the Rondal brand, the recognition it deserves and bringing a new customer to a company that has provided superyacht products to some of the greatest yachts in the world for the past 25 years.

Merel Janssen - PR & Marketing

Wim Mooiweer

Service Coordinator

When asked what is one of the most important parts of his job Wim replied, “I always try to make sure that I send a familiar face to do the service work. This ensures that the project starts in a positive way and generally continues throughout. Being a good sailor doesn’t make you good at rigging - experience makes you good at rigging”

Wim Mooiweer - Service Coordinator

Leonard Smit

Service and aftersales

With 25 years working with Rondal products it is my job to keep the fleet alive with our global service to ensure that our support never leaves the yacht. I am proud of our products and never miss the opportunity to keep our clients happy and confident with everything we build.

Leonard Smit - Service and aftersales

Marco Nawijn

Head of engineering
Marco Nawijn - Head of engineering

Adri Wolf

Production Manager - Composite

When asked about composite construction and design Adri will say, “Composite is beautiful, everything is possible. I can build everything out of composite, it is a relatively new material and that makes it fun to work with. There is a lot yet to be discovered.”

Adri Wolf - Production Manager - Composite

Jason Vaasen

Project manager

“If I had to choose just a few words about my role at Rondal, they would probably be ’variety’, ‘stimulation’, ‘challenge’ and ‘reward’. There really is never a dull moment for me here. I specialize in sail handling systems – spars, rigging, booms, winches and feeders – and, as any sailor knows, this is the ‘sharp end’ of sailing, where the excitement and responsibility must come together. I have overseen production and delivery of rig packages (doors too) for many high profile projects.”

Jason Vaasen - Project manager

Matthijs van de Kieft

Project manager

“For me, the balance of life is very important. My role demands that I employ structured working, planning and budgeting methods and focused training to make my projects run like a well-oiled machine. It helps that I can draw on a broad background of technical knowledge and communication techniques to appraise and resolve the challenges. By contrast, then, I love to experience the natural world and visit places where the quality of life is determined by an unhurried, ‘less is more’ culture."

Matthijs van de Kieft - Project manager

Join the team

If you are a team player looking for a career which challenges your skills, you may be interested in working with Rondal. By providing the most up to date tools, training, software and innovative leadership to guide you on your journey, we support our employees continuing improvement - Rondal is a great place to work. 

We are a tight team of highly qualified engineers, naval architects, composite builders, fabricators, sailors and riggers and we are continually working to push boundaries in each of our areas of expertise. We are also continually seeking out similar people as passionate about the yachting industry as we are.

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