We are 11 young, ambitious and talented engineers with strong ideals for a greener world.
Most of us are TU Delft alumni with a background in Aerospace Engineering, Control Systems, Mechatronics, Computer Science and Structures. Approximately half of our team joined the TU Delft Solar Boat Team during their studies.
In this team we experienced the advantages of hydrofoils and electric powertrains to achieve fast and green sailing. In 2017, we won an award from the International Hydrofoil Society and in 2018 one of the co-founders became Dutch Maritime Designer of the Year.
Since then, it has become clear that our focus on sustainable, high-tech maritime solutions is being followed with great enthusiasm from the industry.
Our professional team is applying its expertise in hydrofoils, electric drives and data processing on a daily basis.
Learn more about our team members below!
Gijsbert Van Marrewijk
Gijsbert Van Marrewijk
Gijsbert Van Marrewijk,Msc,has graduated cum laude in Space Systems Engineering at Delft University of Technology.
Back in 2013, he worked at the TU Delft Solar Boat Team as Chief Hydrofoil Dynamics.
With hydrofoil systems engineering, Gijsbert has won multiple awards. At Flying Fish, he works on electric drives, hydrofoil simulation and company finances.
Johan Schonebaum, MSc, has graduated in high tech engineering at TU Delft.
He worked on the TU Delft Solar Boat as hydrofoil engineer. With novel experiments on hydrofoil dynamics, Johan completed his honors program.
For Flying Fish, Johan creates strong strategic partnerships as a business developer and engineer.
Gerben Schonebaum, MSc, was Chief Engineer at TU Delft Solar Boat Team 2014.
Two years later, Gerben graduated cum laude in Control & Simulation at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering of TU Delft and worked at high tech company ASML.
At Flying Fish, Gerben leads the digitalization department that created the [DyNaMo] system.
Levien is a sportive and happy engineer who has completed his Bsc. in Mechatronics after his graduation project at Flying Fish. During this project, he designed and built a test setup for hydrofoil height control that allows the simulation of water and boat motion by moving two platforms along a rail. Currently, Levien is working as engineer for zero-emission ships.
With Levien in the team, there is always a good story to hear. He likes cooking with friends and going on cycling holidays.
Tim Visser, PhD, gets a smile on his face from working in the field of data analysis and physics modeling.
Tim has finished his Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Space Engineering at TU Delft.
He is now contributing to Flying Fish digitalization projects with expert skills in R&D, programming, and data analysis.
Gijs Bruining, MSc,has a keen interest in mechatronics, software development, and 3D printing.
He obtained his master's degree in Mechatronics cum laude. Up until 2019, Gijs worked for a big high-tech machine manufacturer. Now he is a versatile and experienced engineer and developer at Flying Fish!
Chiel Bruin, MSc, is not only a board-game playing champion but also a creative software developer.
His problem-solving capabilities were best demonstrated in the virtual Flying Fish escape room, in which no puzzle was hard for him.
Chiel is developing the Watertaxi App and underlying software framework.
Casper Vertregt, Bsc, improved the hydrofoil design and control system of the TU Delft Solar Boat.
He completed his MSc in Control & Simulation at Aerospace Engineering. At Flying Fish, Casper co-developed the Hydrofoil Education and Research platform.
He's very sportive too: he cycled from Delft to Paris in just one day!
Daphne van Katwijk
Daphne van Katwijk
Daphne has been working as Office Manager at Flying Fish since 2020. She is responsible for the financial administration and office organization. Daphne has a different background than the engineers at Flying Fish. This does not limit Daphne's curiosity though: Daphne often comes up with good questions about our technical solutions. Outside office hours, Daphne likes creating new clothing from previously used fabrics. We think this is a great example of how each of us can contribute to a more sustainable planet!
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