Rondal

Rondal

Custom superyachts deserve the finest components and fittings, built to the highest quality, and future-proofed by unrivalled innovation and expertise. Rondal is internationally recognised for the quality and advanced design engineering of its custom superyacht solutions across a broad spectrum of products and services. Click here to discover the world of Rondal.

A touch of science fiction

“If a rigger who left the industry a few decades ago returned today, he might get the impression he was in the latest Spielberg science fiction blockbuster,” says Rondal rigger Jan Slot. “Masts are cooked, fibres are stored in freezers and standing rigging cables are cured – while lengths above 65 metres have become the standard. Welcome to the brave new world of superyacht rigging.

“When I joined Rondal 30 years ago, wooden masts only existed for the classic flat-bottomed yachts. The most modern material for spars was aluminium. Back then, a superyacht rig at Rondal was a stick for a 65-footer , corresponding to a total mast length of some 25 metres. In-mast furling, not in-boom furling, was the key to success.

In those early days, we would step something like ten masts every year. The procedures were relatively simple and we didn’t use safety harnesses, helmets or headsets – you just rolled up your sleeves and got on with the job. Standing rigging was made from wire until it was replaced by rod rigging – a solid metal cable, which was stronger but still very heavy.

“Rigging systems, and yachtbuilding, have truly come a long way over the last few decades. I’ve witnessed much of the evolution in terms of the adoption of modern techniques and materials in superyacht rigging during my time at Rondal. I expect the ingenuity and dedication of our craftsmen and engineers to yield just as many exciting innovations in the years to come.”

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  • Winches
  • Hatches
  • Sliding doors
  • Deck equipment
  • Spars & rigging
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News

  • 03 mei 2017

    This nearly-70 meter five-spreader Rondal rig is made for the langest carbon fibre sloop in the world named PINK GIN VI. Rondal is a member of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group. 
    Custom superyachts deserve the finest components and fittings, built to the highest quality, and future-proofed by unrivalled innovation and expertise. Rondal is internationally recognised for the quality and advanced design engineering of its custom superyacht solutions across a broad spectrum of products and services.

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Events

  • 15 mei 2017

    The programme contains a balance of cultural events and business meetings, including visits to individual members of the Holland Yachting Group. Previous participants have reported how pleased they were with the opportunities the tour provided for networking with leading specialists in their sector. And you enjoy an unprecedented behind the scenes look at Dutch manufacturing facilities.

    Holland Yachting Group Tours are organised by the Holland Yachting Group, which promotes its members products and/or services, and stimulates trade with other countries via incoming trade missions.

    Registration for the Dutch Superyacht suppliers Tour 2017 (15 May - 18 May) is only possible when you have received a personal invitation. If you have any questions, please contact HISWA Holland Yachting Group, info@hollandyachtinggroup.com

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