Rob van Wieringen
Having grown up in Cape Town and started sailing at a very young age, Rob has always been involved in boats and yachting. Competitive sailing too started at a young age in dinghies followed by larger yachts, and it was this yacht racing that brought him back to Europe where his parents were from.
To complement his sailing, he obtained an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town as well as serving his National Service in the S.A. Navy before returning to Europe. Once in Europe the first years were dedicated to yacht racing followed by working on various larger sailing yachts as either engineer or captain.
This combined onboard experience with his sailing background and engineering studies led to various shipyard related employments. Various years spend working for yacht yards, constructing new sailing yachts and the later years based in Palma de Mallorca in Refit both in Motor and Sailing Yachts.
All the above and now with more than 30 years of work experience gives Rob a rounded base for all new construction and refit related projects.