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West Nautical provides clients with a comprehensive and tailored new build yacht project management service.
We represent your interests, focusing on expert advice, technical competence and fiscal responsibility, delivering your new build on time and on budget.

New-build commissioning

The commissioning of a new yacht is truly special.
The possibilities are almost limitless. West Nautical has the
experience to guide you through every step of what is naturally an
involved and exciting process. As with any bespoke item, communication
is crucial to the finished article being what is desired.

We have overseen many launches, working closely with the very best
designers and builders to manage construction. We deliver on time and on
budget working with the world’s most iconic shipyards, both in Northern
and Southern Europe, including Mulder, Benetti, Amels, Mondomarine,
Sanlorenzo and Sunseeker.

One of the greatest pleasures of commissioning a new yacht is seeing
the vessel constructed. From the keel up, we will ensure you are at the
centre of the project, and as actively involved in the process as you
wish to be.

Shipyards and Owners Representation

While the vast majority of shipyards deliver successful projects,
they are never perfect and will have some issues that can be minimised
and eradicated with project management.

West Nautical doesn’t want the clients’ yacht to be an experiment. We
want the delivered yacht to be faultless in every way, on time and on
budget. Our technical department can project manage the build from the
design stage, through construction to delivery and warranty.

The West Nautical project management team can take charge of all
aspects of the build, along with the build crew if engaged, with the
below selection being a few of those areas being covered:

  1. Liaison with Owner and their team, representing them at all stages;
  2. Engaging an independent and external paint surveyor, ensuring they
    review the yard’s specification and attend for the application of
    fairing, paint shoots and acceptance meetings;
  3. Reviewing the technical details, engineering specifications,
    drawings and plans to ensure compliance with regulation and
  4. Appraising all variation orders and change requests from the yard to ensure that all clients expectations are met completely.

Contract and specification review

From the first stages of the design, specification and shipyard
proposal, the West Nautical team is on hand to guide and assist you at
this exciting and vital time.

Project planning

Before contract signing, we will develop a realistic critical path
analysis and timeline, defining each party’s responsibilities for the
build costs and schedule.

Project management

We work with the build team to ensure your interests are best served
throughout the project, holding regular progress reviews and providing
you with monthly detailed reports.

Launch, sea trials, delivery and set up

Even after launch, there are many considerations, from crew
recruitment and writing of operating systems to organising sea trials
and final fit-out. The West Nautical team continues to manage your
interests from the very start of the project until long after delivery.