As Dea Maris Yachting
we would like to share our ideas with you
in realizing your project of a yacht construction. As being the
professionals on this matter we would like to draw your attention to the
point that Owning a yacht and Constructing a yacht are totally different
disciplines of work.
Custom designed yachts are created for specific
purposes such as day yachting or worldwide cruising. Under ideal
circumstances, the naval architect is given a "fixed set of
requirements and limitations" along with a reasonable budget and is
allowed the necessary time to generate a design ideally suited for the
Ideal circumstances only exists in movies and
fairy tales. Most often the client wants to know the program cost before
preliminary requirements are established and expects the design process to
take only a few days.
creation of Your yacht is more complicated than most other types of boats.
Your yacht shall be a working sculpture, a thing of beauty, a public
statement, a home away from home, a pleasure to cruise, a place to
entertain and more often than not, maybe a charter Yacht.
With these constraints, the naval architect must
be totally involved in the design process. He must understand the priority
of the owner's requirements and have the freedom to integrate them in an
original custom design keeping within the state of the art. The challenge
of the naval architect is to understand the environment and to be
innovative without violating the scientific boundaries. Undertaking the
interface of all the needs, wants and desires of the owner and his
family/friends with the practical considerations of crew requirements and
the principles of design requires strict discipline from all involved. The
owner must clearly state his requirements and if in doubt say so, and ask
The naval architect creates the molded shape of
the exterior, giving the yacht a dynamic visual image appropriate for her
owner, size and arena of operation. He determines the hull design,
speed/powering, comfort and stability, as well as the interior arrangement
of machinery and compartments and the designs for mechanical and
We have had clients who required more than
7 preliminary designs and have spent over a year deciding exactly what
they want, while others were quite pleased to proceed, with minor
modifications, to the first preliminary design. Every
client is different and each has unique requirements, some prefer to leave
most decisions to the naval architect and be involved only in the basic
space planning, while others want to be involved in every detail. With
good communication, either way is okay, providing that the naval architect
is allowed the necessary time to detail the design and the client takes
the time to study and approve the design before construction is started.
It is not important how long it takes the owner
to be satisfied with the design. It is paramount to the rest of the
process that he would be committed to his decision so all possible changes are
made on the drawing board
and not in the shipyard. Starting construction without complete design
reduces the options for working out details, increases the probability of
mistakes, increases the construction time and will inevitably blow the
budget or force unnecessary compromises to maintain the budget. To make
the creation of your dream a pleasant experience instead of a nightmare,
there are several simple rules to follow. In fact, they are so simple that
they are often thought unnecessary and ignored. The following applies to
the design and construction of a contemporary Yacht whether built of
steel, aluminum or composite.
If you are considering pushing the state of
the art then add to the below as required to properly plan, engineer that
part of the program that is not proven. Unless cost is no object, one
should not undertake to design and build a Yacht on a tight schedule. If
the owner wants a boat quickly he has two good options, buy an existing
vessel or accept refit of an existing vessel.
As Dea Maris Yachting
we will offer you the architects who will deal with the planning of your
yacht. After discussions you’ll contract with the architect of your
choice. Since you will be working together for more than a year, be sure he
listens and understands what you want; after all he is designing the yacht
for you, not for himself. At the same time the naval architect must
consider all the latest classification rules that will affect
construction, future use and/or resale of the yacht.
Commit to discipline in planning andexecution.
Our Company will act as your representative
in construction and other legal processes to accomplish this task.
Otherwise, the work will be late or not completed to first-class
standards. Remember to be sure that everyone has input to the planning and
schedule; that way they share the commitment to accomplish the goals.
Three preliminary designs and multiple choices
for other decisions. After
confirmation of cooperation with Dea Maris Yachting you will receive at
least 3 alternatives of general plans to discuss before the construction
plans are drawn
Specify every detail that is important to you.
If everything is specified, there are
no surprises and all the interface requirements and supporting systems can
be considered well in advance. The contract specifications can be drafted
to include everything and thereby avoid delays and unexpected expense
Have your Contracting Supervisor and
surveyor evaluate the building alternatives.
contracting with the Architect and Dea Maris Yachting
for construction, we will
issue weekly progress reports, comparing notes and make joint or parallel
reports to the owner.
Builder's construction contract. When
you sign the Yacht construction contract, you must consider all the
good things you want and all the bad things that can happen to you for the
next two years . The contract must protect all parties: with the
international nature of yacht building, the construction contract is an
important document and demands full consideration.
Verify your progress payments.
During construction we will send e photos and documentation of work
to be properly completed. If you have any doubts, you will demand proof of
vendor payments on those items for which you have paid the builder. The
naval architect or the classification society should certify the builder's
invoice for payment. Requiring copies of paid invoices is not unusual.
Inspect work under construction on a regular basis.
Depending on your expertise, physical location of the building yard, the
degree of inspection required will vary substantially. The owner, if he
has the time and experience, is the best inspector. He knows what he wants
and what he is willing to give up in a compromise. Unfortunately, most
owners lack the time to carry out such routine matters and they delegate
inspection to others. The options are numerous and careful consideration
is needed to select the right combination for each project.
Do not depend on a Classification
Society for all inspection. Do not
fall into the trap of thinking that the classification surveyor is looking
after all of your interests. His role of inspection is very narrowly
defined by the society rules. The societies are concerned with structure
and vital systems, the yacht fit and finish is not their.
Conduct sea trials and accept the yacht when they
are satisfied. Most builders and
often owners are too interested in getting the yacht out of the yard and
not interested in correcting details before she is put into service.
Please save yourself a lot of grief and time messing with warranty by
letting your professionals sea trial your Yacht and, when they are
satisfied, it is time to sail.
As a result we are ready to take part in the
construction process to build the yacht of your dreams for you .As Soon as
we have the confirmation of readiness of cooperation with the answers to
the hidden questions above we will prepare and forward our contracts
Please study the list below as remarks and points of discussion and write us your comments so that we can offer you the best way to
realize your construction
1- Method of work and cooperation
a. Agreements with 3 parties/Responsibilities
V. Classification societies
VII. Authorisations and limitations
VIII. Registered country
2- Construction method,general layouts and restrictions.
c. Cruising speed
d. Capacities and capabilities
3- Inspections ,delivery and registrations.
a. Class societies inspections
b. Owners inspections
c. Legal inspections
4- General evaluation and recommendations (Free style...!)
5 Construction plans and inventory
I. Watertight bulkheads
II. Ports and holes
III. Surface preperation and painting
b. Steering and propolsion
I. Primary systems
II. Secondary systems
c. Deck, Superstructure and deck equipment
III. Bimini frames
VII. Air intakes
d. Rig,Rigging and sails (İf any)
I. No of masts
III. Flying goods
e. Hull interior and accomodations
f. Machinery Spaces and fuel systems
I. Main propolsion engine(s)
Shaft and propeller
IV. Stuffing box
V. Sea water cocks and pumps
g. Electrical systems
I. AC Systems
II. DC Systems
1. Engine group
2. Service group
h. Navigational equipment
II. Gps /plotters
III. Echo sounders
IV. VHF and other wireless comm.device
V. Chart table
i. Domestic systems
I. Toilets and showers
II. Tanks and Daytanks
j. Ships boats
k. Safety equipment
I. Life jackets
II. Safety harnesses
III. Life rafts
IV. Life boats
l. Ships inventory
I. List according to departments
Reports, logs, manuals, bookeeping
m. Other considerations