Posted: 25th September 2018 | Written by: Matt Hyde - Seahub
New builds are a chance to improve on the way things have been done in the past and give owners and build engineers the opportunity to fulfil their wildest design and engineering dreams. The deployment of planned maintenance systems (PMS) during the design and build phase is no longer a ‘nice to have’ but the new norm. By implementing a system during this phase, captains and engineers are going a long way towards correctly maintaining their vessel from day one.
Posted: 15th May 2018 | Written by: Matt Hyde
If you’re a crew member in the superyacht industry you’ll be all too familiar with the process of an annual yard period or even a major refit. There are many factors that make up a great refit facility or haul out centre, all of which are major considerations when captains are weighing up the options. Here are some experiences from the team at Seahub and how they have managed yard periods!
Posted: 9th April 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie
Auckland’s Orams Marine has been named as a finalist for the prestigious World Superyacht Awards in the Refit of the Year category. The company, based in the marine industry area of Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter has been lauded for its work on 45 metre motoryacht, Latitude. The project saw 12 months of work completed in exactly 184 days - an ambitious target time frame set before work began.
Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline
As one of the oldest luxury superyacht refit and repair shipyards in the South of France, the Nautech Group has enjoyed years of continued growth and that development continues in 2017 with the acquisition of additional shipyards in both France and the Caribbean. In Xavier Nedjam's words: 'As a company we have an international outlook, focusing on quality refits with close relationships with owners, captains and management companies. We also have our own in-house naval architects and interior designers.'
Posted: 26th September 2016 | Written by: Pippa Nicholas
The annual refit or yard period of a yacht is a time that many yacht captains and engineers dread. With endless lists of requirements for cost approval and ever more mandatory requirements for commercial registrations, is it more prudent to hire a professional
project manager for the shore based operations of the vessel?
Posted: 16th June 2016 | Written by: Kelly Sanford
It all starts with a simple binary decision: Am I going to buy a boat? It’s a yes or no question. For the fortunate few for whom the answer is yes, it's an exciting time. But buying a yacht is a major investment, and the pesky devil dwells in the details. This is where an adept broker’s practical experience and understanding can help you narrow your focus and guide you in making the right choice without spoiling the fun.
Posted: 3rd February 2016 | Written by: Aldo Manna & Fulvio de Simoni
Conceived as the very first Sport Utility Yacht, Aldo Manna delivered his Ocea Nemo 44 Concept to Naval Architect Fulvio de Simoni, with the brief to reconnect owners with a passion for the sea.
Posted: 25th January 2016 | Written by: Kelly Sanford
Done right, a new construction project is a rewarding effort in making a dream come true. When Captain David was introduced to Northrop & Johnson's Kevin Merrigan through another broker, David had been working for the same yacht owners for over a decade and had already overseen two new-construction projects on their behalf.
Posted: 23rd August 2015 | Written by: Daniel Shea
Since the 1960s, Benetti has been a leader in the yachtbuilding industry. The company has married the finest in Italian craftsmanship with the utmost in modern technology in order to produce some of the world’s most iconic yachts.
Posted: 19th August 2015 | Written by: Christopher Sardo
Having recently been released by Compositeworks in La Ciotat, France, the newly transformed superyacht Falcon Lair has returned to sea, dressed in a brand new design and exterior appearance.