The Maritime Training Academy is extremely proud to announce Nicholas Dean, Managing Partner of OCEAN Independence as Course Director for their established and innovative distance learning Diploma in Superyacht New Builds. With over 37 years’ in the yachting industry Nick has amassed extensive experience in sale and purchase, yacht charter, management and new build supervision. Nick’s love of sailing began at a very early age and in the last 27 years he has been instrumental in the grass-roots growth of the industry. As an established Board Member and later becoming Chairman of the MYBA Charter Committee, Nick has been integral in the development and revision of their sale and purchase and charter agreements, respectively.
He is also a founder member of the recently formed LYBRA. In 2005, Nick joined forces with great friend and professional associate, Peter Hurzeler, to form OCEAN Independence as joint Managing Partners. Together they have grown the company from strength to strength, now with 16 offices spanning the globe and a team of over 80 brokers and support staff. With the acquisition of Cavendish White and more recently Primo Yacht, OCEAN Independence is now considered one of the leading yacht brokerage companies worldwide.
Gemma Humphreys of The Maritime Training Academy says “We’re all thrilled here at the Academy to welcome Nick onboard as Course Director for the Superyacht New Build Diploma. With Nick’s depth of experience and his outstanding reputation in the industry he was the perfect choice for the role.
The Diploma in Superyacht New Builds provides 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 new build project, much to the satisfaction of the owner. The course consists of 10 modules and 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 Maritime Training Academy have produced a quality Diploma giving students the underpinning knowledge they need to successfully understand how to carry out a Superyacht New Build Project, OCEAN Independence are delighted to be associated with this course” Nick says.
The Diploma in Superyacht New Builds commences 1st October 2015 and enrolment’s now open. Delivered through distance learning, the course consists of 10 modules and 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 new build project, much to the satisfaction of the owner.
This Diploma is the perfect learning tool for anyone embarking on or currently involved with a new build project.
For more information on the Diploma in Superyacht New Builds please contact Gemma Humphreys on +44(0)1252 739771 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org