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An Introduction To The Superyacht Industry And The Role Of The Superyacht Surveyor

  • Overview of the historical development of Superyachts
  • Different types and styles of superyachts
  • The Superyacht industry today
  • An introduction to the regulations for Superyachts
  • The superyacht surveyor
  • Organising the survey

The Regulatory Framework for Superyachts

  • International Law
  • SOLAS/MARPOL/STCW/COLREGS
  • Flag State Law
  • Large Yacht Codes
  • LY2, LY3 and the Passenger Yacht Code
  • Maritime Labour Convention
  • Classification
  • Port State Control
  • Certification

Survey The Hull And Superstructure

  • Different types of hull materials
  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • GRP/FRP
  • Wood
  • Joining of dissimilar metals
  • Ultrasonics
  • Infra-red thermograph
  • Shearography

Surveying the Main Engines and Auxiliaries

  • Main engine types and associated issues
  • Main types of auxiliaries and associated issues
  • Control systems
  • Dynamic positioning
  • Exhaust systems

Surveying the On Board Systems

  • Hydraulic systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Sewage processing
  • Grey water processing
  • Water makers

Surveying the Interior

  • Inventory
  • Carpets and soft furnishings
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Floor coverings

Surveying the Toys

  • Tenders
  • Jet skis
  • Helicopter installations
  • Submarine installations
  • Seabobs
  • Other toys

Surveying the Safety Equipment and Systems

  • Life saving appliances including fixed and portable equipment
  • Fixed fire protection
  • Portable fire protection
  • Security systems

Surveying the AVIT

  • Integrated AVIT systems
  • Communication protocols for intergration
  • Typical problems
  • Certification and licensing
  • Documentation for troubleshooting

Specific Areas

  • Glass installation
  • Lifting equipment
  • Garage doors
  • Side doors and balconies
  • Passarelle
  • Retractable beach clubs and swim platforms
  • Swimming pools

Superyacht Finishing

  • Visual external appearance
  • Measurement and quantification of the visual appearance of a paint finish
  • Alternative finishes
  • Deck finishes

Sea Trails

  • Preparation for Sea Trial
  • Main Engine tests
  • Auxiliary engine tests
  • System tests
  • Sailing vessels
  • Measurement of noise and vibration