With 26 years at sea and four circumnavigations of the globe, Peter has a wealth of experience to guide clients on the yacht purchasing journey. He shares with us his top three pieces of advice for buying your first yacht, the crucial elements to a successful broker transaction and how his experience as a Captain has shaped his career.
Build your dream yacht with YPI
Define your dream
Building your own super yacht from scratch is your opportunity to create the onboard life of your dreams, and make your own unique mark on the marine world. Working with top designers and shipyards, we put together a personalised team of specialists that works in collaboration with you to bring your vision to life. And with ever-evolving technology at our fingertips, innovation is limitless.
ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGNER
Selecting the right team is essential when you design your own yacht. Once you have created a design brief and preliminary specification of your dream yacht with your YPI broker and our experienced new construction experts, we select and approach the best architects and interior designers to suit your requirements and preferences.
SPECIFICATION, SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
Specific standards and criteria are defined for the completed yacht. The design process can take up to a year for a fully custom superyacht. Defining all details now enables us to minimise costs at a later stage.
Using strong ties with every shipyard and a completely impartial approach, YPI works alongside the owner’s team to select the right shipyard to build your yacht. We know the specialities, team and approach of every shipyard, and individually match each client with a team that will work for them.
We negotiate the contract on your behalf, ensuring the owner’s interests remain the priority in every aspect. The contract defines specific standards and criteria for the completed yacht.
BUDGET PREPARATION AND MONITORING
Customize your own yacht with close monitoring from your dedicated YPI broker and construction management team. Working in collaboration with your own representatives or build captain, we ensure the build stays on track for completion on time and within budget.
ON-SITE REPRESENTATION AND PROGRESS REPORTING
Choosing to have your yacht build managed by YPI means you have a representative on site throughout the build, monitoring progress on your behalf and ensuring the project is developing to match your vision and budget. Regular reporting keeps you at the forefront of the build.
All sub-contractors are selected and managed by YPI, with open reporting to the owner and owner’s team leaving nothing to chance.
OWNER FURNISHED ITEMS
Owner furnished items are procured by YPI.
SEA TRIALS AND REGISTRATION
Before delivery, rigorous checks ensure your technical systems are up to standard. maximum speed, noise, vibration and technical equipment are tested to meet all contractual requirements.
Once sea trials are passed, the final steps are taken before delivery. The YPI construction team work with your chosen captain and engineer to assess warranties and check inventories are complete.YPI Management supports your crew throughout the life of your yacht.
why build your yacht with ypi
EXPERTS IN NEW BUILD
Building a yacht is a significant undertaking. YPI’s team of experts in project management ensure the process is seamless, keeping the owner’s vision prioritised throughout the design and construction.