Shipyard organisation & structuring
My experience supervising yacht construction projects in the U.S., Asia, the Middle-East and Europe as well as end responsibility for setting up new yacht construction facilities in the People’s Republic of China and the Netherlands, has given me the broad insight into what it takes to set up a yacht production system that maximizes the local possibilities successfully and profitably.
If you are planning to set up a new yacht construction facility or to change your current operation, the input from an experienced professional will enable you to make a quantum jump.
New construction development & review
The involvement of an experienced professional who understands the yacht construction process will help you maximize the possibilities, avoid costly change orders and present a cost-benefit analysis of specific items.
I can step in at any time: setting down your first ideas or act as a final critical reviewer of the bid-package before this is sent out.
Conflict prevention & resolution
Conflicts can arise even between the best of friends. During yacht building projects where strong-willed people come together, differences in approaches and interpretations sometimes result in entrenched positions between parties that can slow a project down or lead to costly legal disputes.
For yacht building related conflicts, the bringing in of an impartial yacht building expert, who will evaluate the arguments and propose a workable way out of the conflict can be a sensible way forward.
Yacht buyers' representation
When you are considering buying a yacht, you are likely to assemble a team of specialists to protect your interests. With more than 40 years of industry experience and project responsibility for 50-60 yachts, I can cover the practical yacht building issues from the contract specification, procedures and requirements to be included in the legal contract, on-site construction management, progress- and quality control, change order evaluation and negotiation, crew instruction and follow-up during the warranty periods.
Independent consulting & advice
I can give you the answers to difficult questions; show the missing items that would likely become change orders and present arguments to help you weigh critical choices. Whether it is incompleteness of the technical specification, whether a specific equipment item is really needed and worth the cost, or whether specific claims and plans are realistic, I can discretely evaluate and analyse the project documentation and offer an efficient and elegant way forward.
My many years of experience and strong involvement with the changes in the yachting industry give me insights that will seize your audience. Presentations are always prepared for each specific event and tailored to the mission and interests of the host. Call me if you are organizing a yachting related event and are looking for a person to deliver a speech on a topical yachting issue.