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Lang Walker's top 6 tips for building custom yachts

Lang Walker's top 6 tips for building custom yachts

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Kokomo racing at Hamilton Island

Find a good construction manager

Superyacht builders have their own in-house project coordinators and the builder ultimately takes responsibility for the end product being delivered on time, on budget and performing to agreed criteria. However, I believe that having an independent construction manager acting solely for the owner - who has invested considerable sums in the project — is vital for a successful outcome.

Obvious reasons for this include the monitoring of suppliers and sub-contractors, identifying potential issues and making timely recommendations on how to overcome them, as well as keeping a check on costs and continuously motivating all the people involved over the long build period.

Employing Peter Wilson of Marine Construction Management (MCM) to lead the management team ensured continuity, a superior outcome and a smooth transition to sailing and on-going operations.

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