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10 May 2023

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Life’s short: build a yacht. Seems simple enough. For some, only new will do. But building a large yacht is a complicated process, the result of which is a complex series of systems, which need to work reliably, and in harmony. With the right guidance, the process is an exciting and satisfying journey. If you’re not already a Member, your first step's to contact us so we can help you find the right people.

minutes

4

Reading time

10 May 2023

Last revised

Life’s short: build a yacht. Seems simple enough. For some, only new will do. But building a large yacht is a complicated process, the result of which is a complex series of systems, which need to work reliably, and in harmony. With the right guidance, the process is an exciting and satisfying journey. If you’re not already a Member, your first step's to contact us so we can help you find the right people.

  • Exceptional projects require exceptional teams, and building a good working relationship with all team members from the start is essential.

  • Small projects allow individuals to combine roles, especially in design.

  • Trusted brokers with industry knowledge add value and may help in maintaining resale value.

  • Exterior and interior designers, naval architects, and project managers are essential team members.


  • Project managers coordinate efforts and seek compromises: some seagoing experience is helpful.

  • Yachts are typically owned through companies for liability and privacy reasons.

  • Cost savings can be achieved through proven hull designs and repurposing existing designs.

  • Clear definitions of team roles, strict timescales, and engaging a lawyer with build experience are important.

  • Project managers coordinate efforts and seek compromises: some seagoing experience is helpful.

  • Yachts are typically owned through companies for liability and privacy reasons.

  • Cost savings can be achieved through proven hull designs and repurposing existing designs.

  • Clear definitions of team roles, strict timescales, and engaging a lawyer with build experience are important.