SOL-MATES B.V. is a Dutch company started by 5 entrepreneurs, all with a different but proven track-record in the yachting industry ranging in background from composites to metal constructions, from special engineering and 3D engineering to project management. With consolidated knowledge and experience, together with a broad network, SOL-MATES is the trustworthy partner for high-end, bespoke shading solutions (including but not limited to removable awnings, slide-outs and retractable, louvres, parasols etc.).
Shade is a very important feature onboard a yacht. Not only it provides the due protection from the sun but is also a playful element to enrich the exterior design of the vessel. At SOL-MATES we understand this very well and therefore we deliver luxurious and exclusive custom solutions allowing the mix of comfort, technical innovation, underlying engineering and implementation required. Our awning systems are complementing the perfect aerodynamic simplicity of the most luxurious vessels.
SOL-MATES literally means Friends of the Sun. We came up with this idea when we realized that making beautiful things is easier if you do it with a happy team of friends. SOL-MATES is extremely versatile and speaks to all the stakeholders involved in the design and development of sun awning infrastructures onboard a (super)yacht. We think together with owners and their representatives who are looking for something beautiful and reliable, with a high-quality look and feel. We liaise with designers who like flexibility in options, shapes, lighting, product development. Captains and deck officers, who chase the ease of use, find in SOL-MATES a reliable company and a product with a good technical service when issues arise, or maintenance work is needed. Project managers and Technical managers, looking for reliability both for product and planning, can find in SOL-MATES the ideal partner to work with. All these stakeholders demand a good product with good communication, good pricing, good business relationship. This all can be found in SOL-MATES.
During the start-up period early 2020, an opportunity opened up for us to take-over AMBER Sundesign (www.ambersundesign.nl). We have continued the business under SOL-MATES management while keeping all the knowledge and relationships of the existing Amber structure. All the engineering is still there, as well as the engineers, the installation team and sales- and project management. We kept as well a good relationship with existing partners. SOL-MATES continues servicing clients that have an AMBER system on board.