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An Introduction to the Superyacht Industry and Superyacht Surveying

  • Introduction
  • Historical development
  • Different types and styles of yacht
  • The industry today designers, builder, brokers,
  • insurers, managers and crew
  • Flag state and classification
  • Owners and their requirements
  • Surveys and survey organisations
  • The professional surveyor
  • What makes a good surveyor?
  • Types of surveys
  • The role of the superyacht surveyor
  • Where can the superyacht be found?
  • Future trends

The Regulatory Framework for Superyachts

  • Legal concepts
  • The law of contract
  • The law of tort (negligence)
  • Liability in contract and tort
  • Responsibilities
  • The expert witness and the law of evidence
  • Maritime Law
  • Admiralty law and jurisdiction
  • International maritime law
  • Shipboard documentation
  • Codes of practice for commercially operated yachts
  • Maritime labour convention (ML)
  • The flag State
  • Pollution
  • Governmental control of shipping
  • Port state control
  • Marine insurance
  • Types of insurance cover
  • Risks covered by P&I insurance
  • Classification societies
  • Claims and surveyor

Surveying the Main Engines and Auxiliaries

  • Main engine types and associated issues
  • The propulsion system
  • Auxiliaries, generators & associates issues
  • Control systems
  • Exhaust systems
  • Dynamic positioning
  • Gathering & recording information
  • Recommendations & responsibility
  • Planning, procedures & tools

Surveying the onboard Systems

  • Superyacht systems
  • Oil systems
  • Sea water plumbing systems
  • Fresh water plumbing systems
  • Black & grey water systems
  • HVAC systems heating, ventilation & air
  • conditioning
  • Electrical systems
  • Navigation systems
  • Fire detection & alarm system
  • Stabilisers & thrusters

Superyacht Toys

  • Introduction
  • Helicopters
  • Submarines
  • Tenders
  • Water sports safety
  • Inflatables
  • Jet ski and wave runners
  • Diving
  • Drones
  • Miscellaneous

Surveying the Interior

  • Introduction
  • Inventories
  • Assessing training levels of crew
  • The interior inspection

Surveying the Safety Equipment and Systems

  • Introduction
  • The fire triangle
  • Fixed fire fighting protection
  • Life saving equipment and appliances
  • Security systems
  • Bibliography

Superyacht Sea Trails

  • Introduction
  • Equipment
  • Engine tests
  • Steering tests
  • Information recording and reporting
  • Example of a sea trial report

Specific Areas

  • Introduction
  • Glass Installations
  • Lifting Equipment
  • Garage Doors
  • Slide Doors and Balconies
  • Passerelle, Gangways and Accommodation Ladders
  • Retractable Beach Clubs and Swim Platforms
  • Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis
  • Decks and Decking
  • Lifts and Elevators
  • Helicopter Decks and Hangar

Survey the Hull and Superstructure

  • Structure
  • Welding
  • Structural strength
  • Main structural components
  • Use of superyacht plans
  • Determination of condition
  • Surveys and surveying method
  • Presentation of information

Superyacht Finishing

  • Initial assessment
  • Practical application
  • Inspection & recording information
  • Tenders, toys & other areas
  • The hull & underwater areas
  • Exterior brightwork
  • Exterior decks
  • The interior surfaces
  • Tools & equipment
  • Recommendations & responsibility
  • Conclusion & further reading