LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TEAM BEHIND BOND TM WITH A QUICK FIRE Q&A

Name: Herbert van der Westhuizen

Position: Senior IT Systems Engineer

Bond TM office: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

Q. What’s your technical background and how did you first become interested in this area?

Picture this scenario: the yacht owner is on board for a month-long summer charter with his family. The children are mad tennis fans, so you know that they’ll be glued to the television watching Wimbledon. The owner himself will be working a fair bit, in constant email and Skype contact with his team around the world, as well as working out in the on board gym to the surround sounds of his favourite tunes.

SUPERYACHT TIMES

DECEMBER 2014 

Founded in 2007 by Will Faimatea, Bond Technology Management (Bond TM) has enjoyed an extremely successful seven years. Today, Bond TM is one of the world’s leading technical management companies for on-board audio visual, IT, communications, security and navigation systems for the most advanced superyacht new builds and refit projects. SYT’s Merijn de Waard visited Bond’s offices in Barcelona and Amsterdam, to get an exclusive behind the scenes look.

 

Name: Lachlan Lee

Position: Senior IT Systems Engineer

Bond TM office: Brisbane, Australia

 

Q. What’s your technical background and how did you first become interested in this area?

A. My technical background is in networking and communications. I have a hobby-based interest in electronics and networking, which I brought into my career.

 

Q. Have you worked on any superyachts? If so, which ones and for how long?

The career possibilities on board a superyacht are diverse, with positions available for beauticians, dive instructors and, in recent years, those technically minded folks normally confined to land based jobs.

 

With technology on land and at sea advancing at an ever-growing pace and superyacht owners demanding the best in entertainment, connectivity and security systems, the opportunity for a new position on board some of the largest yachts in the world has opened up.

 

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