Juul Back - Biography

With more than 20 years of experience in the Maritime industry, it was the right moment to start YachtservicesNL. I've gained my experience started in the Royal Netherlands Navy which I served for 10 years. I Started sailing on frigates and ended my Naval career as a Submariner within the Royal Netherlands Submarine Service part of the Technical department. These 10 years gave me a wide skill set including dedication and responsibility. After this this I joined one of the largest Luxury yacht builders in The Netherlands. In this role I was supervisor of the electrical contractor and responsible for their full electrical scope, including representing the yard during class and client surveys. During the maiden voyage of the yacht I sailed on board to interact with the captain and chief engineer to solve any problem occurred during this travel. Holding a Maritime officer qualification I’ve enhanced my work and personal experience being head of commissioning and after-sales/services in the Middle East. In this role I was responsible for the commissioning of the vessels constructed in Qatar with a very high quality standard, enhanced rules and regulations and presenting the systems to the clients and classification authorities. After the delivery I followed up every warranty claim, having direct contact with the client. Furthermore I surveyed multiple luxury yachts and prepared their technical specifications in preparations of dockings and refit periods. Within the after-sales I served clients in the Middle-East region and Africa.  Besides the multicultural team I managed, I’ve gained a wide variety skill set including new build Tugs, GRP pilots boats, refit of luxury yachts, but the most important to me is that I had a customer that was satisfied thru the executions of the work and the warranty period. I ended my career in the Middle East as Production manager building tugs and Fast yacht Support vessels.  After moving back to The Netherlands I started in the Naval shipbuilding industry. Being part of the department responsible for building strategies, planning, document control and lift/load out operations, we prepared a smooth startup of the project.

Within my career I I have worked with a wide variety of vessels incl workboats, Naval, dredgers, luxury yachts etc etc. I have an enhanced experience in surveys, rules and regulations, and a new build shipyard. I worked my way up the ladder in shipbuilding. Beside my technical experience and challenges I faced during my career the most important has and always been the customer!