Building a Yacht
Yachts and super yachts are floating, modern marvels. From the front page of Boat International to the anchorage at St Barths, they are everywhere. They vary in shape, size, color, and power source. Each of us has a favorite and a cherished memory or photograph to go with it.
For many yachting enthusiasts, deciding to build your own yacht can be the ultimate dream come true. You can customize the yacht to your every desire, from the size of the engines to the color and touch of the linens in your master stateroom. If you can dream it, we can help you build it.
In addition to popular semi-production yachts, the limits are constantly being pushed with extraordinary yachts being launched every day. Whether you decide to build a 112' Westport or a one-of-a-kind "one-off", the experienced brokers at Tom George Yacht Group will help guide you through every step of the process. After all, we enjoy yachting just as much as you do, and the chance to participate in this exciting endeavor is just as thrilling for us as it is you!
How we can help
Building a yacht is an extensive, all encompassing process that involves many key steps and a variety of personnel; from the initial negotiations and signing of the contract, to managing change orders and arranging the finishing touches. Having a qualified broker to navigate you through this territory is priceless, and will keep you at ease both during and upon completion of the project.
Deciding on the right yacht for you
What type of yacht do you dream of building? Are you a seasoned sailor or a yachtsman looking for the comfort of a motor cruiser? Will you be embarking on a long, ocean crossing adventure with your family or are you hoping to call a harbor in the Bahamas your second home? These questions not only affect the size of your yacht, they also affect the building material, keel depth, and interior design.
At TGYG we will mediate between the shipyard, project managers, surveyors, interior designers and lawyers to ensure you are always well aware of the progress of your yacht throughout the entire construction process. When needed we will also obtain advice from key crewmembers. After all, when it comes to the layout of the pilothouse who better than your Captain to seek suggestions from?
During the build process
During the time your yacht is being constructed, we will visit the shipyard at key production milestones to ensure progress is moving forward in a timely manner. We'll make sure your specifications are being met and if issues arise, you'll be the first to know. If you decide to make any changes or opt for additional upgrades, we'll handle the logistics for you.
The complex contracts, performance grantees and payment requirements require seasoned legal counsel familiar with the yacht construction process. This is a necessary requirement to ensure your ultimate protection and we will provide guidance every step of the way.
Finishing touches and launch
Once your yacht is complete and ready to hit the salt water, we'll attend the launch and join you on your first sea trials. If anything seems out of the ordinary, we'll make sure it's reviewed and ultimately delivered according to your specifications. And finally, once you're underway on the yacht of your dreams, we'll provide you with continuous support during this most exciting time as you create memories that last a lifetime.