Ron van Boven

“I’ve been working at Van der Valk - Shipyard for almost seven years and am currently active in purchasing all the products and components needed for the construction of our yachts. The thing I love about my job is the actual day-to-day work of purchasing – of course, getting to go out on the boats during their sea trials once everything is finished is a great bonus, too!”

Meet Ron van Boven, Purchase Manager

“My average day starts at 08:00 in the office – checking my emails and keeping in touch with partners and suppliers. Then I take a walk round all the departments: I check incoming goods, take care of ongoing business, carry out estimates and request new quotations.”

“The project which I’ve most enjoyed so far was my first large project: Santa Maria T, a 37-metre Explorer which we completed successfully within the set timeframe and budget. My favourite thing about working at Van der Valk are the incredibly enthusiastic co-workers – they have such a passion for yacht building, and it shows in the results every time we launch a new yacht!”