Building a yacht is an extremely complex business, involving many parties and a substantial investment. The expert team at Fraser will ensure that this process is made as smooth as possible, representing and protecting your interests every step of the way.
Planning your yacht
The planning stage is one of the most important aspects of building a yacht. Your project manager will work with you to ensure that all of your requirements are carefully set out, that budgets are realistic and the time lines are feasible. We will review all existing documents and create plans based upon your requirements, using our in-depth knowledge of bidding processes and construction methods.
Choosing a designer and shipyard
There are a huge number of designers and shipyards in the superyacht industry. From your own experience you may already have a designer or shipyard in mind; if so we will assist you in finalising the contract, if not we will use our experience to help find the most suitable designer and shipyard for your project. Each designer and shipyard have their own style and reputation, we will prepare a shortlist based on your requirements and then send out a design specification to tender. We will then assist you in the review of the proposals and once you have chosen who you wish to work with we will assist you in the negotiation of the contract.
Design and Build
Once the designer and shipyard have been chosen, the project manager will work closely with all parties involved to ensure that all the plans and specifications are followed. They will monitor the build process and construction quality, protecting your interest at every stage and making regular visits to the yard to review the progress. They will also ensure that the yacht is fully Class and Flag compliant and that all machinery and systems installed are fully approved. They will negotiate any change orders that may be needed and closely follow the payment schedule to ensure that the project remains on budget.
Completion and Delivery
Your Project manager will monitor the final stages of the build and outfitting of the yacht, an extremely busy period working with many contractors to ensure that everything is delivered and installed correctly. They will attend the sea trials and verify that the yacht is operating properly, using their in-depth knowledge to ensure that any issues are identified and resolved quickly. They will also be able to assist in the hiring of crew, setting up of operational procedures and the formalities involved in the delivery and acceptance of the yacht. After the delivery they will remain on hand to manage all warranty items with the shipyard until you are fully satisfied with your brand new yacht.