We provide you with all the expert guidance you need when buying, building and owning your yacht.
Being highly successful, you understand the importance of investing in specialist expertise when making important decisions. Our knowledge and contacts are unrivalled. With us on your side, you’ll always receive the best possible value. And as we’re not also in the business of selling yachts, you can be sure that our assistance is 100% independent and impartial.
Whether you are replacing your current vessel, or are new to yacht ownership, our goal is to make purchasing your yacht as painless as possible, and you get to determine just how much assistance in the process you would like. Our purchase assistance services include:
- Working with you to identify yachts for sale worth considering for your specific needs and preferences.
- Traveling to each potential purchase (instead of, or in addition to, a trip by you), conducting a thorough survey, and producing a survey report with high resolution photos which is typically much more in-depth than any report prepared by a standard surveyor, and considers what you are looking for in a yacht and how you intend to use it.
- Negotiating the purchase on your behalf. Armed with insight gleaned during the survey, and with general experience with the yacht purchase process, we are confident that we can secure you the fairest price for your new yacht.
Doing things our way means that there’s no conflict of interest. You save money, while we build a long-term relationship. We both win. It’s common sense. Our expertise and industry knowledge is unrivalled. Our discretion is beyond reproach.
We engage and supervise project managers, engineers, captains and other staff on a project-by-project basis, always directed and supervised by Principal Consultant, Benjamin Maltby.
We help companies turnaround their non-profitable ventures into something that benefits them. Our specialty lies in understanding what makes a company special and what makes it tick.
We’ll find the best yacht for you, negotiate the best deal, then handle all the paperwork.
Under their glossy exteriors, some yachts are well built. Some are not. Only one or two will meet your exact needs.
You can ask brokers about vessels on their books, but they are also in the business of selling.
We’re completely independent from any yard or yacht brokerage.
While concealing your identity, we’ll help you find and buy one that’s perfect for you.
We’ll look after all the paperwork that’s integral to yacht ownership, and hire the perfect captain and crew.
If you can afford a large yacht, you can’t afford not to speak to us first.
A Recent Example
We assisted a buyer interested in an 82-metre yacht, the construction of which had stalled. Yacht brokers, working for vendors, were only entertaining offers over €105,000,000.
We were able to contact the owner directly. With the use of well-presented, recent statistics, we negotiated the price down to under €75,000,000.
We then gave the prospective owner an unbiased and unvarnished projection on running costs, together with a complete and highly detailed purchase, completion and ownership roadmap.
The purchaser was able to make his purchase decision using his head as much as his heart.
We’ll handle the entire build for you, from initial ideas to long after launch.
No compromises. It’s your yacht, so have it tailored to your specific wishes.
Even the most prestigious yards need direction and supervision from start to finish: someone on hand to make sure that the vessel will turn out just as expected. And it’s always more cost effective to build-in present and future regulatory compliance from the very start. Oversights at the build stage can require expensive modifications later.
Benefit from our experience and avoid common, costly mistakes.
While concealing your identity, we will visit and shortlist suitable yards. We will tender for the design and build, assess the successful yards’ and insurers’ financial stability, and negotiate the build contract for you.
We’ll also establish ownership structures, hire your crew, implement safety management systems and handle any post-launch warranty issues.
We’ll make the build process a joy from the very beginning.
A Recent Example
We were asked by a very discerning buyer to help choose a yard capable of building a large explorer-style yacht. Our brief was to find a yard whose quality, with our supervision, could approach those of yards in Northern Europe, yet whose pricing was more in line with Turkey.
We had our work cut out.
We undertook extensive, painstaking research worldwide. Eventually, after an exhaustive study and numerous yard visits, we found two yards in North-Western Spain which could deliver. The yards’ low-key approach to marketing meant that they weren’t on any yacht broker’s radar.
Without neglecting the yards’ need for ongoing financial security, we negotiated the price down to a point where the buyer was saving just over €15,000,000.
We undertake the responsibilities of ownership while you experience the joys of ownership. Crewed yachts are complex communities. Owning one is far from straightforward.
Finding the right crew is of course a key priority, but should also focus on tax and safety inspections, in a matrix of jurisdictions.
We provide effective, long-term support to maintain the safety, legality and value of your yacht. Many yacht brokers also offer management services, often primarily aimed at maintaining contact with you. But it takes an independent, expert consultant to assist effectively.
It’s an essential investment.
What makes us different?
We are the only consultancy to combine the necessary practical and international legal experience.
We have a network of marine lawyers in virtually every major port in the world. We maintain a specialist library of over 10,000 books and documents.