Superyacht Consultants in Asia & around the world
The build, repair or refit of any yacht is an art form but the size and complexity of a superyacht requires a group of interwoven disciplines executed by trained and experienced personnel and monitored by a consultant or project manager. For the inexperienced manager, boat-builder, buyer or owner, building or refitting a superyacht may initially appear daunting, overwhelming and complicated but consulting ‘Interyacht Project Management’ and following a time-tested procedure, it becomes more easily understandable and manageable. Based on 45 years’ international experience, ‘Interyacht Project Management’ provides honest, down to earth, marine consulting for any yacht. We work with owners, yards, crews and agents to gather information about the yacht and supply unbiased solutions and advice. We are based in Europe and South East Asia but available at short notice for any project at any location worldwide.
Free Advice & Guidance:
If you are considering buying a new or used yacht, have an existing yacht in need of a refit or simply need advice or support, regardless of the location, size or type please make contact with me. I am happy to offer free initial advice and guidance for any yacht or project.
For any new build, repair or refit project an overall project plan is vital for it to succeed and an experienced yacht consultant on board early on can greatly reduce time and cost. Consulting work often covers: vessel inspection and appraisal, the preparation of a detailed job list, technical specification for the project, labour and materials requirements and an overall cost/time analysis. Overall it may cover:
Represent the vessels owner or buyer and his/her assets
Vessel inspection and appraisal on behalf of the client
A detailed scope of work required and recommendations
Prepare and write the Technical Refit Specification
Prepare a Bill of Materials for the vessels new build or refit program
Provide & job list & labour estimate to complete the project
Contact sub-contractors for quotes
Find, inspect yard facilities and provide appraisal
Supply estimated ‘time-lines’ and realistic completion dates
Prepare, monitor and control the Master New Build or Refit Plan
Keep the yachts owner or representative updated on progress
Plan & supervise the service & repair of engines & systems
Supply & monitor a list of design work required for Classification
Prepare documentation for Classification, Flag State & MCA
Oversee and supervise the refit process locally
Manage the purchasing of materials & equipment
Organise & manage sub-contractors as required
Take, store, and supply digital images of progress.
Oversee the haul out, blocking, movements and launching
Organise a secure storage for parts & equipment
Organise 24 hour on site security for the yacht
Prepare and manage Dock & Sea trials
Update owner’s manuals & as built design drawings
Prepare & manage non-disclosure agreements
Manage the weight study & ‘as-built’ weight tally
Manage change orders or variations to contract
New Build & Refit Specification:
Based on meetings with the client, owner, his representative or crew, we will prepare a detailed New Build or Refit Specification for all the required work. Without it the project will not be manageable as no one will know what is required, what materials and labour will be needed, where, when, and what it all will cost. It will become the basis for the new build or refit contract and contain an agreed scope of work and all the details about the yacht including classification, flag state and regulations.
Cost & Time Estimate:
Based on experience, the Scope of Work and Refit Specification, Interyacht Project Management’ will gather sufficient information to prepare a detailed list of materials, equipment and labour required to slip, move, cover, protect and launch the yacht and supply the client with an estimate time and cost for the project.
We offer full transparency and provide the client with as much information as possible working with others to arrive at the best overall cost and time frame to complete the project. We work on a ‘fixed fee’ basis agreed with the client and do not add commission, handling or mark up on any costs.
Project Planning & Monitoring:
We will also prepare an overall Master plan, New Build or Refit Schedule which may be prepared on MS Excel or MS Project in order for the client, buyer, owner, project manager or crew, to monitor the project on a daily basis. We pride ourselves in supplying good communications and updates to all clients, owners, agents, yards, captains and representatives.
Standard Procedure for Slipping & Launching large yachts:
We supply a time-proven procedure for preparing large yachts to be slipped, moved or launched. Regardless of the size or type of vessel, sail or power, in order to slip the yacht ashore a docking plan and clearly defined procedure is required. The docking plan will provide the weight of the vessel, overall length, beam and draft and show the three-dimensional shape of the hull. It will indicate the location of rudders, propellers, shafts, ‘P’ brackets, thruster tubes, stabilizers, depth sounders, through hull fittings and all other appendages including underwater lights and cameras. This, together with a written procedure, is vital in order to set up the slipway cradle as well as keel support blocks, bilge poppets and side supports. Prior to all movements we use a clearly written procedure and group meetings informing all involved who does what and when.