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Superyacht New Builds


Our innovative Superyacht New Build Diploma has been developed to provide essential guidance to anyone embarking on or currently involved with a new build project. The course is designed to enhance your project management skills and assist you at each stage of the build process. Therefore, leaving you better prepared to successfully manage a superyacht new build project, much to the satisfaction of the owner.

Module subjects include managing expectations, the build process, specification changes and change orders along with more essential topics such as contract law, documentation, accountancy and payments.



The course consists of 10 modules. All students are required to successfully complete and pass the module assignments. Diploma students will also be required to sit and pass a final examination.

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“Highly interesting with 360 degree contents within the superyacht industry.”

Lisandro Torres


Whether this is your first time managing a new build or you already have some experience under your belt, studying the Diploma in Superyacht New Builds is suitable for captains, senior crew and engineers, yacht managers, brokers, project managers, owners representatives, marine lawyers and ship yard employees.

This Course has 10 modules

Maritime Course Author - Nick Dean

Meet the Course Director

Nick Dean

Managing Partner, OCEAN Independence

With over 37 years’ in the yachting industry Nick has amassed an extensive level of experience in sale and purchase, yacht charter, management and new build supervision. In 2005, Nick joined OCEAN Independence as joint Managing Partner and is also a founder member of the recently formed Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA).

If you would like to complete this as a Classroom based course, click here for more information.

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Supported by:

  • British Marine
  • Sturge
  • SSA Marine
  • RINA
  • PYA - The Professional Yachting Association
  • Ocean Style
  • Ocean
  • MYBA - The Worldwide Yachting Association
  • Marine Society
  • Lead Yacht Underwriters Limited
  • Imarest - Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
  • IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents
  • Camper & Nicholsons International Yachting
  • Boastshed
  • ABP - Associated British Ports