PROJECT MANAGEMENT

breakingthewavesYacht project management is the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of a high quality yacht.

The building process of a yacht consists of the following phases:

Design phase:
• Advise a selection of shipyards and subcontractors.
• Compile in cooperation with the owner, designers and shipyard the building drawings and specifications of the yacht. For an efficient building process the following documents are needed.
– Clear and consistent design drawings;
– Building specifications;
– System drawings;
– Quotation inquiry of main components;
– Budget calculations;
– Project planning.
These documents are very important for an efficient building process and can ensure good quality of the yacht.
• Conduct verification of budget control and the building planning.

Construction phase:
• Organize required build meetings.
• Provide monthly (or weekly) reports to the yard on the build progress, budgets, decisions to take and current issues.
• Conduct regular surveys of the yacht and control quality during the construction of the yacht.
• Administer change orders of the owner.
• Verify if the yacht is build according to the agreed contracts and specifications.

Delivery and testing phase:
• Conduct regular surveys of the yacht and control quality during the delivery of the yacht.
• Verify if the yacht is build according to the agreed contracts and specifications.
• Ensure in cooperation with the captain and crew that the yacht and her systems can perform without any problems.
• Compile a final list of required modifications based on tests and quality control surveys.