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Yacht Living Solutions

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Founded by Mathew Gunther and Henrik Dahlen, Yacht Living Solution’s opened their doors in 2013. Today, the Netherlands based company offers a 24/7 professional service and support of entertainment, IT, CCTV and lighting and security systems on board superyachts.

Mathew has worked in the audiovisual (AV) industry for the past 18 years. Starting in 1996 in high-end residential and commercial installations, he moved to the yachting industry in 1999. Working for the ‘go to’ companies of the time, Mathew quickly realized that with the industry growing at a rapid rate, a larger workforce was required and overhead costs consequently skyrocketed. He comments, “it appeared that as costs rose in the AV/IT sector, owners of the smaller vessels in the 25m-65m range were reluctant to pay the higher costs.”

Mathew then partnered with Henrik Dahlen, owner of Yachtech AB in Finland. Together with the AV and IT knowledge from Mathew and the invaluable commercial knowledge of the shipbuilding industry of Henrik, they formed Yacht Living Solutions in December 2013. Shortly after, clients were contacting the brand new company for support to fix a wide range of issues that previous installation companies simply hadn’t been able to resolve.

As a result of his previous observations in the 25m-65m range, this range forms the company’s primary focus at the moment. As the company grows, however, Mathew comments that, “we are definitely eager to take on the larger yacht market as well, offering professional and affordable services to the whole of the superyacht industry.”

With a now rapidly growing client base, Yacht Living Solutions focuses their energy on providing a personal service, something that is missing from several of the larger companies portfolios. Mathew comments, “I want our clients to be able to call us at any time and ask questions and not feel that they will get a bill after the conversation is over. I want friendly faces onboard and not a different technician than the client is used to.” With demonstrable passion from the company’s founders and a mission to provide fantastic personal service and support for entertainment, IT, CCTV and lighting and security systems on board superyachts, the future looks bright for Yacht Living Solutions.

Yacht Living Solutions will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show 2014. For more information, visit the website www.YachtLivingSolutions.com. Alternatively, contact Mathew Gunther at +31646962105 or [email protected].

By Gemma Fottles

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