You may never have thought of building a yacht from scratch, but for buyers who cannot find their perfect yacht from the pre-owned inventory, building a custom or semi-custom vessel, or embarking on a refit, is an opportunity to create the yacht of your dreams.
However, yacht builds are complex projects. In order to enjoy the process and ensure you get the results you are looking for, on time and on budget, choosing a Project Manager who understands your vision is vital.
MarineMax understands the support you need throughout every step of your project from concept to delivery, and has elevated the ownership experience once again through our partnership with Fraser.
Working with MarineMax, Fraser is currently managing 11 projects, ranging from 85’/26M to 124’/38M in length in build at the highly respected Azimut and Benetti shipyards on behalf of their owners. An experienced project manager represents your interests at the shipyard at every stage of the build. With decades of experience overseeing the construction and refit of yachts across all size ranges from 79’/24M and beyond, Fraser ensures your project stays on track and meets your vision.
Finding the right shipyard, naval architect, and interior designer for your project is the vital first step in building the yacht of your dreams. Fraser’s extensive network enables them not only to put together your dream build team but to secure preferential rates, thanks to years of strong relationships.
While your chosen shipyard will designate a project manager at the yard, a shipyard employee will always have their employer’s interests at heart. Your Fraser Project Manager, on the other hand, works only with your interests in mind. Representing you on the ground at the European shipyards so you can enjoy peace of mind from your base in the US (or wherever you are in the world), your Project Manager ensures costs are kept in check, and each build milestone is met by the deadline you set.
With an expert eye based on years of onboard and shoreside yachting experience, your project manager exercises quality control at every stage. From the engine room to the flybridge, they know exactly what to look for to make sure that the finished product is as exceptional and immaculate as you expect.
Every project is unique, just as every Owner is unique. That is why Fraser’s Project Management services can be customized for your project. Simply choose the bespoke package that you need from their range of services, which include: shipyard/designer selection, contract and specification review, construction and refit project management, completion and delivery, warranty management, and budget control.
Rest assured that Fraser’s goal always is ensuring that the final results delivered are beyond your expectations. Your Fraser project manager frequently updates you or a designated representative on your project’s progress. Fraser can help coordinate visits to the shipyard should you wish to view the build as it develops, and you will be regularly kept abreast of any issues raised and solutions found. Fraser’s specialist bespoke reporting software also offers a live real-time progress feed available 24/7, and a graphical interface offers a visual representation of development.
Headed up by a technical manager with over 20 years of project management experience, Fraser’s expert team brings to every project unrivalled expertise and an extensive network of designers, shipyards, engineering specialists, and contractors — ensuring not only the safe construction or refit of your yacht but also its delivery to your specifications and within the timescale and budget that you expect.
Contact MarineMax today to start your build or refit project with Fraser and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from working with a highly experienced team of professionals at your side.
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