A totally new custom yacht comes to us through one of two portals:
In the first case our client seeks out a designer whom he thinks will best create his dream.
In the second, you will have seen and admired our work on one of our custom boats and have us help chose the right designer to draw your boat.
In either case, your concept will most often go through several iterations until the team we create together – custom yacht builder, you and designer, are happy with the plan.
In this second pathway we are involved early in the process and can really add value by helping you sort through your ideas and directing you to the right professionals.
The next step for us is the engineering
and naval architecture – how the dream
becomes the “nuts and bolts” of reality –
that leads to a well balanced, good
performing, and handsome custom yacht.
Here once again our early involvement
saves time and expense. From experience,
we know what can be practically achieved
and what can be “out-side the box” costly.
MOCK UP –
It has been my experience, that for a
totallycustom yacht build you will
want to experience your dream
-concept in a series of mock-ups,
created from inexpensive materials
and not the high-value labor expected
in a custom yacht builder.
This process invites you to walk
through your boat to get a sense of
how it is laid out and how the spaces work.
Then, if changes need to be made,
it is all done before we begin building
with often exotic materials and
the labor of our skilled craftsmen.
Once our team – you, the
and your custom boat builder
– are satisfied that most all
the questions have been
solved and the details
addressed, we begin the
Since the project is to be
a one-off creation and
there is likely no mold
or form to build from,
we carefully translate
plans to structure using
composite materials as
specified by the architect
and create the hull,
and superstructure .
While this work is in process others in
our shop are building the interior
bulkheads and furniture.
All along you are invited to visit
the process and remain involved
in the creation.
SEA TRIAL –
At the end of the build process,
your yacht will be launched
and tested first by me and my staff,
and when she is ready sea-trialed
by you, your family and any experts
you may have retained.
In all likelihood there will be
odds and ends to be attended
before we finally turn your
dream boat over to you.
For us the last and final phase of
the custom boat builders process
is the on-going relationship
between you and me, which may
include any warranty issues that
might arise often an ongoing
general maintenance and