After a successful Monaco Yacht Show, Bond TM has secured three new builds as well as having others in the pipeline and, in a post-show acquisition, added over 40 vessels to its support fleet. 


"I am very pleased with the overall gains we achieved during and after the Monaco Yacht Show.  For the overall industry I think it shows a very positive outlook," said Bond TM Founder, Will Faimatea




Having spent close to a decade at sea on superyachts as an electronics engineer, it became my vision to create a new service in the industry where shipyards, owners and their representatives could receive the highest level of technical advice without committing to an audio visual, IT and communication system years before the project was delivered.


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.




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.


Copper or glass wrapped up in plastic – now that rivals watching drying paint for a pretty good doze inducer, yet such connections are the nervous system of any AV setup, perhaps the most hidden yet most vital part of the installation. One duff connection worth !50 cents and (in accordance with Murphy’s Law) buried in an undocumented location inaccessibly deep in the bowels of the yacht can render the most expensive, effective, state-of-the-art screen to be about as good as one of John Logie Baird’s early wee-screen, mechanical 'television' machines.


Issue 9, March 2008

Screen your screen, is what you see really what you get?

For discerning purchasers of flat panels, plasma or LCD screens on board yachts, Zeb Robin of Bond Technical Management lays out all the ammo with which to make a choice that is both objectively and subjectively the best. For a recent client, Bond brought in the top screen manufacturers and did a head-to-head comparison. From the results of such, Zeb passes on an unprecedented number of technical tips for that all-essential buy. 


The Superyacht Report  


Intuitively one might assume the headline statement to be correct; after all, for many technical items aboard, bigger (and usually more costly) is the defining comment on screens. Here, Zeb Robin of Bond TM, in the first part of an occasional column, discusses some of the generic criteria for screen choice and shows where bigger is better, but also suggests alternatives where a smaller, more discreet display may better meet owner expectations.