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summer 2015 www.hillrobinson.com 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 1 TITANIA72mLrssenmajorextensiveretatLrssenProjectManagedbyHillRobinson 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 2 4 6 7 8 10 14 16 18 19 meet the team - technical team meet the team -new builds and special projects HRclick online project management control new build projects refit management heli decks yard news design news latest tenders content 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 3 Technical and Project Management Services www.hillrobinson.com www.hrcrew.com 4 Following his Engineering degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Technology in 1997 Giles moved to the South of France and started his yachting career on M.Y. ECO as 3rd Engineer. After 3 years of yachting in the Mediterranean and Middle East he returned ashore to work as a naval architect in the UK for two years. Opportunity knocked at Hill Robinson in 2004 and Giles joined the company as Fleet Manager. As the company grew he set up the operational technical department which he still presently runs. Giles Hunt Head of Technical Department teams project management andtechnical The technical support team the Technical Teams Rsidences du Port Vauban 17 Av. du 11 Novembre 06600 Antibes France 1845 Cordova Road Suite 211 Fort Lauderdale FL33316 USA 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 4 5 Antibes 33 04 92 90 59 59 Ft Lauderdale 1 954 792 6112 Passionate about all things mechanical Yan started fabricating model steam engines and restoring vintage and veteran cars in the family workshop at an early age. His yachting career then took o when he commenced work as engineer on several large sailing yachts. During this time he covered many thousands of miles with two circumnavigations and numerous transatlantic crossings. In 1999 he moved ashore permanently and joined a well-known hydraulic power systems manufacturer for the yachting industry. Initially as Product Manager and later as a TechnicalProduct Management Director. This gave him over 10 yearsexperience of being involved in large yacht construction. Yan Joined Hill Robinson as a Ret Manager in September 2011 where he is responsible for the rets of the operational yachts. Yan Turner Head Project Manager Rets Derek is a marine engineer starting in the superyacht industry in 1997 initially managing all LYC compliance- related issues and later developing the implementation of ISM and ISPS compliance programmes for a large international yacht management and brokerage house. Being a qualied DPA CSO Derek joined the Hill Robinson USA oce in 2010 as Marine Superintendent. During the start of 2015 he has regularly been aboard MY Aviva advising on their extensive ret while also overseeing ag change administration as well as Class and Flag surveys internal audits compliance issues etc. for the Hill Robinson eet currently located in the USA and the Caribbean. Derek Smith Marine Superintendent Mark grew up in Zimbabwe before travelling abroad to work on cruise ships and in the hotel industry. It was there that he developed a passion for the ocean and all things maritime Mark went on to complete a bachelor degree-course in Yacht Design at the Southampton Solent University. From there Mark worked in the design oce at Sunseeker Shipyard UK for three years before joining the Hill Robinson Technical Team in April 2010. Mark Paterson Technical Manager Yannis has a BEngMSc in mechanical engineering and started his career in 1997 on a 122m mega yacht conversion. Since then he has worked as a superintendent engineer and marine surveyor gained experience in numerous major rets dry-dockings and Class and Flag matters before joining the Hill Robinson Technical Team in 2011. Yannis Zannos Technical Manager Isabel has a degree in oce and sales administration and has worked all her career in exports sales administration in various industries. It was with her last company specialised in hydraulic power systems and thrusters with whom she worked for nearly 10 years that Isabel was introduced to the yachting industry. During this period she gained valuable experience of the intricate relationships between the shipyards and equipment suppliers manufacturers. In October 2011 Isabel joined Hill Robinson as Assistant to the Technical and Project Management teams. In this role she coordinates and administrates the often complex activities of technical managers and project managers alike. Isabel Bermudez Technical Department Assistant Growing up in Pisa one of Italys Marine Republics Marco rst became fascinated by yachts when helping his father and friend construct a sailing boat in his back yard. Professionally Marcos passion for yachts and their construction saw him acquire a diploma in Mechanics and a Shipbrokers licence. Subsequently he qualied as ship surveyor and marine insurance surveyor. Marco crossed the Atlantic and opened a logistics and supply agency in Antigua before returning to Italy after many years. Then Viareggio became his professional focus where shipyards suppliers technicians and ship artisans provided him with a score of projects. He has worked for Hill Robinson for several years since as a Project Manager for the ret and repair of superyachts. Marco Amodeo Project Manager 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 5 Albert grew up in Barcelona where he developed a passion for superyachts at an early age. Whilst studying for his Marine Engineering degree at the Polytechnic University he improved his operational skills by working on merchant vessels and yachts. He left the water for a hi-tech maintenance management position in a factory environment but soon returned to the yachting industry accepting a job for a recognised ret shipyard in Barcelona. In 2014 he brought this valuable combination of eld engineering and asset management into the technical team of Hill Robinson where he is currently overseeing a successful ret of a motor yacht in Palma de Mallorca. Albert Marimon Project Manager Technical and Project Management Services team the newbuildsspecialprojects www.hillrobinson.com www.hrcrew.com 6 With over 26 yearsexperience in marine engineering Pino is a valuable asset to the Hill Robinson Project Management Team. He holds a Class 1 Unlimited Chief Engineer certicate a Yacht Master Oshore and is fully qualied as a DPA and CSO. Pino joined the Italian Navy in 1988 as an engineer ocer and then progressed on to super tankers and cruise ships. For the last 20 years he has been working as a marine engineer in the luxury yachting industry. In 2014 he joined Hill Robinson full time as a project manager and is currently in charge of an extensive renovation of the 50m CRN Kanaloa. Pino di Mora Project ManagerKevin Laverty Senior Project Manager Kevin began his career as an engineering apprentice with a major oshore fabrication contractor. In the years to follow he worked oshore in oil and gas construction marine engineering shipbuilding and port equipment - always in a project manager role. He was also employed at Latterly Large Luxury Yachts and is recognised for handling complex projects. Kevin has acted as an owners representative for a number of signicant new build projects and rets and is a full member of the Association for Project Management theAPM. Furthermore Kevin is qualied to act as an independent expert witness in arbitration and high court proceedings concerning yacht construction and yacht valuation disputes. He joined the Hill Robinson team in April 2015. Matteo who graduated in Engineering Management at the University of Genua commenced his career in 2007 by assisting and managing several ret projects at one of the well known shipyards in France. Over the years he has gathered a solid experience of the various features and technical aspects of the shipping and luxury yachting industry as well as obtaining qualications including DPA and STCW. Recently Matteo has managed yacht surveys new construction and ret projects in Italy Spain France and Turkey. Matteo Testa Project Manager Karl H Hartmann Director New Builds and Special Projects Karl who is also a passionate sailor obtained his degree in Naval Architecture in his home country the Netherlands. He started his yachting career at Koersvelt Yacht Projects B.V. As a Project Engineer he managed several new builds and developed an ISO certied quality control system. In 2007 he joined Hill Robinson to further develop his career as a Senior Project ManagerOwners Representative leading various teams of highly qualied project managers and engineers. This year he joined Hill Robinsons Board of Directors. New Build Special Projects First floor 14 Athol Street Douglas Isle of Man IM1 1JA British Isles 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 6 The ONLINE PROJECT MANAGEMENT tool for New Build projects The Project Management tool. With HRCLICK information is securely held centrally and is accessible from any computer wherever you may be in the world. Each user is assigned their own ID and login which will have personalised access to a pre-specied range of screens. When new information is entered this will be synched immediately in an email and sent directly to the team. This system provides one location for every design drawing technical specication meeting minutes quotations and correspondence for a project. This greatly facilitates shipyard project management eciency and guarantees excellent communications and information sharing. Shared Database Once into your dedicated build site a full range of possibilities is at your disposal. All documents progress reports and photos are uploaded and a tracking log calendar and important announcements are updated daily. HRCLICK helps to make life during a new build project simpler and more ecient. Never lose or mislay a document always nd it with a logical and clear ling system on HRCLICK. Be condent all parties always have access to all the relevant information. HRCLICK 7 Antibes 33 04 92 90 59 59 Ft Lauderdale 1 954 792 6112 Project management control Shared database for all project information Low cost instant solution for shipyards Secure logins specic for level of authority Tracking log for documents Tracking construction log Use your iPad with our app Jojanneke grew up sailing in regattas around the world. In 2000 after receiving her Technical Architect Engineering degree she developed her draughtsman skills at the Dutch rm Benthem Crouwel in Amsterdam. She has also worked as a mate and stewardess on a luxury sailing yacht chartering all over Europe and the Caribbean. After 10 years she felt it was time for a new challenge and accepted a job as a project assistant manager for a Hill Robinson 78 metre new build in Northern Europe. Now several years later after a second new build and multiple rets she says I love my job. Jojanneke Hartmann-Struik Project Assistant Peters career began as an engineering apprentice in a major UK shipbuilding yard. He has established a reputation within the industry as a trouble shooter specialised in resolving technical and project management issues. Having been employed as a yard project manager planning manager owners representative and operations director on all sides of the marine industry has provided him with a full complement of unique skills that can be applied to solve the most stubborn of projects. Having an expert eye for complex rets and innovative new builds he applies a hands on approach combined with a balanced all round perspective. Peter White Project Manager 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 7 www.hillrobinson.com www.hrcrew.com 8 Building a superyacht is an exciting experience with eective project management being the key to success. You will need a team to assist you in choosing the right designer and shipyard controlling your budget and build schedule and oering improved quality control throughout the build project. Over many years the Hill Robinson technical team has delivered some of the worlds most exciting projects and a signicant number of high prole new builds in cooperation with leading shipyards and designers. Our project managers amongst whom are experienced captains engineers naval architects and surveyors have represented owners and worked with build captains for yachts from 30m to 100m handling every aspect with total responsibility. To ensure the utmost quality combined with a timely and cost eective completion of your build project Hill Robinsons client-focussed support team is there to oer the best support. MOGAMBO - 74m - 2012 NEW BUILDS Technical and Project Management Services Hill Robinson has an excellent reputation when it comes to services and knowledge of project and yacht management. Any cooperation Nobiskrug had with the Hill Robinson team resulted in being benecial for all parties Owner Hill Robinson and Nobiskrug. In Hill Robinson we found a reliable management company that being convinced about our brand value gave us the benet of showing our exibility when it comes to superyacht ret services. Nobiskrug also provides repair and ret services at the same high quality either in our shipyard facilities in Northern Germany or in the Mediterranean Area with our ying squad and local partners. We will continue on the path of an open trusting relationship and close cooperation with companies such as Hill Robinson in the future to further increase our range of services and secure the best business. Kahl Holger Managing Director Nobiskrug P R O J E C T M A N A G E D B Y H I L L R O B I N S O N 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 8 9 Antibes 33 04 92 90 59 59 Ft Lauderdale 1 954 792 6112 Some of the many benets from Hill Robinson Project Management Improved value for money and improved quality control throughout the build process. One point of contact for you and your team ensuring clear lines of communication. One responsible company to represent the owners in project management. Management of Owners obligations eg timely delivery of owner supplied Items. Added value of our extensive practical and technical experience. Continuity through the life cycle of the build and onward into the operations phase. Improved quality control leads to fewer inconvenient warranty claims. Ecient management of warranty claims. Project Managed by Hill Robinson at Abeking Rasmussen Project Managed by Hill Robinson at Amels GU 58m - 2006 Project Managed by Hill Robinson at Benetti MEAMINA 59m - 2009 WIND 59m - 2007 I DYNASTY 59m - 2008 LADY LARA 59m - 2009 C2 78m - 2008 AMARYLLIS - 78m - 2011 ULTIMA III 60m - 1997 AMARYLLIS-78m-AbekingRasmussen 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 9 www.hillrobinson.com www.hrcrew.com MY Entourage 10 Refit Services M.Y. Entourage a 47m motor yacht built by Admiral Shipyard Italy was commissioned in October 2014. At the end of last year some essential warranty works were addressed in Palma along with some requested upgrades and modications by the owner. Entourage therefore underwent a ret at STP Shipyard. Planned ret works included interior modications AV IT upgrades and critical engineering warranty works. The advantage of placing Entourage at STP Shipyard was the ability to use individual specialised contractors for specic jobs and manage the project independently of a conventional shipyard structure. Our onsite project manager Matteo Testa who was also involved in the nal stages of the build and commissioning of Entourage coordinated the ret period with assistance from the Captain Chief Engineer and our Technical Team in Antibes. Completion of this ret period has coincided with the start of Entourages rst summer charter season in the Med. Entourage was nominated for this years World Superyacht Awards in theDisplacement Motor Yachts of below 500GT 44m and above category. MY astralium REFITS 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 10 MY 11 Antibes 33 04 92 90 59 59 Ft Lauderdale 1 954 792 6112 Astralium a 31m classic motor yacht completed an extensive ret at STP Shipyard in Palma Mallorca. The ret scope of works has been somewhat dictated by the mandatory 20 Class surveys and some essential maintenance and owner upgrades. Astralium was hauled out in November 2014 and work commenced immediately with hull- plate thickness measurements and preparation for the teak deck removal. Since then a substantial amount of ret work has been addressed including hull deck and superstructure corrosion treatment full paint-job renewal of the teak deck throughout tank refurbishment including a complete new build of the black water tank main engine exhaust overhauls and re-design throttle control replacement vibration analysis and a multitude of engineering items. Project manager Albert Marimon has provided expert onsite project management throughout the ret with the assistance of the Captain and Engineer. There is no doubt that this was an amazing refit project concludes Captain Jacotine. It is a real example of how with the right planning management and a collaborative attitude between all parties exceptional results can be achieved. The skill sets experience oered and absolute commitment from the owners team at Hill Robinson was refreshingCaptain Jacotine comments.A key element has been the communication and relationship with the crew. There was nothemand us there was just a team working together with the same passion and energy in ensuring the success of the project. Global Global ex Kismet is a busy yacht with her enthusiastic owner using her for a considerable amount of the time. Being on board so often the owners wish to make modications to suit their specic requirements. Following last years grand ret at the Lrssen yard facilities in Rendsburg there are now plans for a dierent colour scheme and a totally new interior in some of the guest areas. All quite a challenge as she is rarely available for extended periods for maintenance or work either in summer or winter. Further to that a continuous process of upgrading systems and her general tting out is also intended. An intense programme of work that needs precision planning to t in with the owners timetable. This only works with a great dedicated team on board led by Captain Malcolm Jacotine. Captain Jacotine joined the project during the Lrssen ret bringing with him a wealth of shipyard experience. With much of the work already underway the captain could get on with the operational planning for the yacht upon delivery.When he joined the vessel he had to set up his own procedures ways of working and he needed to do a lot of work on getting his team together for the operational side. Because we took care of all the ret handling and management the captain had time to focus on things and get ready for the season Hill Robinsons Director Karl Hartmann explains. 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 11 What are the key considerations of operating a helicopter from a big yacht One of the main issues is the operational use of the helipad which leads to other matters such as certication cost weight insurance and ultimately safety. In aviation parlance touch-and-go is an old term for doing circuits when ight training or perhaps a Milk Tray moment in a helicopter for those with a long memory in TV ads not the ideal way of operating from a yacht helipad. Look at the dictionary denition for touch- and-go it reads dangerous and uncertain in nature and outcome. touch-and-go is a no-go www.hillrobinson.com www.hrcrew.com 12 helidecks 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 12 One thing that stands out in helicopter operation is the gulf between private and commercial and how these can easily blur in operational circumstances. Yes helidecks are a very attractive feature for an owner or charterer but many challenges await. If the objective is to keep a helicopter on board it really should be sealed away from corrosive salt water in an airtight hangar plus the added danger and challenge of holding aviation fuel on board for remote cruising. Most yachts have a helipad for occasional use although some remain on deck while passage-making very often with rotors removed and protected with a tailored cover. Coming back to the certication issue. The main point here is that the landing area needs to be a certied deck if commercial use is in operation which is nothing to do with the helicopter operation. A chartered helicopter with private guests can make a transfer to a private yacht without a certied deck as long as the correct certication for the vessel is in place. This anomaly can create problems if a private yacht becomes a charter yacht and the helideck is not a certied deck for this purpose. In all cases the helicopter operator is responsible for the landing area to be t for purpose. The status of the yacht is paramount regarding commercial use when a yacht is chartered. Not only does the helipad need to be engineered to accept large and powerful helicopters but the yacht will need to have trained sta on board to complete the manoeuvre. Captain Malcom Jacotine of MY Global comments in just three months of taking command the crew had taken part in over 150 helicopter take-os and landings. Prior to these operations the crew received MCA Approved Helicopter Landing Ocer HLO and Helideck Deck Assistant training which took place on the yacht. Training onboard reduced the disruption of manning and all the crew had an opportunity to see the importance of proper training and the equipment rst hand. Karl Hartmann Director at Hill Robinson has several yacht helideck projects on his CV We nd that owners always take our helideck recommendations seriously in regard to the regulations. We do need to make the helideck look really good aesthetically but it needs to be properly engineered. On a new-build project we like to get the whole team involved in the helicopter operation not just the pilot. Often with a rebuild or retrot project we come across the addition of a helideck or maybe an upgrade to fully commercial set-up. It is not just a case of clearing deck space and painting the H structural requirements for a heavy helicopter can add a lot of weight where you really dont want it and could cause stability issues. So we have to be very honest about the potential pitfalls of adding a helideck and with it the extra weight in a commercial upgrade. Hill Robinsons project management comments another issue with providing a safe helipad is the need for accurate monitoring of pitch and roll which means specialist equipment. This is crucial for determining the operational envelope for the yacht when helicopters are in service. Again we have to be honest with the owner about the costs involved in doing things properly. 13 Antibes 33 04 92 90 59 59 Ft Lauderdale 1 954 792 6112 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 13 www.hillrobinson.com www.hrcrew.com Hyperion sailing yacht 14 S.Y. Hyperion a 47m Royal Huisman sloop built in 1998 has undergone an extensive ret back at Royal Huisman. The sight of Hyperion transiting the IJsselmeer marked the start of the ret in August 2014. Over the 6 month period Hyperion has had extensive work done onboard. This includes a complete new paint job of hull and superstructure new teak decking replacement of saloon windows removal of one of the onboard diesel generators installation of a new shore power converter new refrigeration system overhaul of the HVAC system renewal of the complex alarm- monitoring system overhaul of all winches rig check new main sail and many more essential maintenance works. Hyperion departed Royal Huisman Shipyard for re-commissioning and sea trials in April ready for departure to the Med in May. The ret was managed by our onsite Hill Robinson project manager Peter White. Refit Services 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1029 Page 14 motor yacht kanaloa 15 Antibes 33 04 92 90 59 59 Ft Lauderdale 1 954 792 6112 The ret project of M.Y. Kanaloa - 48m CRN in La Ciotat is well advanced. The metal work repairs have been successfully completed on time and on budget. It is always dicult to provide an accurate estimate at the beginning of such a complex project but with constant monitoring of the work and resolving any technical problems quickly and eectively the schedule of work can be adhered to without costly additions to the programme. This has been made possible thanks to the important amount of work done by specialised crew hired for their scope and supervised by Hill Robinson instead of using only the shipyard or other contractors. All the works have been carried-out under the supervision and approval of the Lloyds Register of Marseille in order for the vessel to regain commercial status. In the next few months we are expecting to re-install all the equipment and furniture previously removed and painting the hull before starting testing all the systems. When I took command of Motor Yacht Kanaloa back in November 2013 the situation was dicult due to the discovery of extensive corrosion in structural steel plating. Kanaloa had been on the hardstanding in Monaco Marine La Ciotat for a year with a very uncertain future. With a list of recommendations the owners representatives contacted Hill Robinson to structure a nancially viable plan that would see Kanaloa return to her former glory. A year later Kanaloa now sits on new ground within Composite Works and has undergone extensive structural repair overseen and approved by Lloyds Register. Kanaloas future is looking positive as all the structural works are complete and the next stage to ret all the systems is underway. Without the guidance from Hill Robinsons highly experienced and motivated team from the very top down this project would have failed on many dierent levels. I was fortunate that they put into place an exceptionally experienced project manager Pino Di Mora who has overseen many successful rets and new builds. Being a long serving chief engineer holding a RIII2 unlimited ticket his knowledge has allowed me to elevate my technical know how to a far greater level than I could have imagined. Our next goal is to launch Kanaloa and take her back in to operation where she can once again entertain her guests in style. Captain MY Kanaloa I look forward to the journey with Hill Robinson. 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1030 Page 15 Yard news Monaco Marine From Monaco Marines point of view Hill Robinsons technical management is an asset to an Owner as it optimises the value of their yacht. In turn Hill Robinson can rely on the skills and expertise of Monaco Marine to realise challenging projects managed by the company on behalf of Owners. Two recent projects carried out in Monaco Marines La Ciotat shipyard perfectly illustrate how successful this relationship is particularly within incredibly short timeframes. Within the space of 6 days Lrssens 68m Global was hauled out and a complete change of stabilizers was carried out. This challenge which many considered almost impossible became a reality thanks to a detailed optimisation of the technical sequence performed by Hill Robinson in close cooperation with Monaco Marine. The change from standard to extendable n stabilizers has equipped the yacht with optimal roll stabilization at sea and at anchor. Similarly the replacement of the main engine and generator exhaust lines on Lrssens 72m Titania was organised and planned together with Hill Robinson while the yacht was chartering in the Caribbean and crossing back to Monaco Marines La Ciotat shipyard. As a result this signicant work was achieved in a record time allowing the yacht to honour its following charter in the Mediterranean. ICON Yachts ICON Yachtscooperation with Hill Robinson has increased consistently over the last few years and we at ICON very much connect with the professionalism throughout the Hill Robinson Team. It is easy to see that the enthusiasm of Nick and Niall has spread inside the company and we nd the dedication and attention to detail that is being provided a joy to work with. We at ICON Yachts build and ret yachts to the best European standards in combination with a fully transparent way of working. We are able to be very exible and tune our organisation to the needs of any project big or small. The combination of these two company core value groups proof to be a very powerful and attractive package to a client seeking the best of the best at a competitive price point. When Germania Nova arrived at the shipyard last year we were expecting an oversee-able job with just some bottom paint and solving drive issues but soon we were handling hundreds of jobs all within the same timeframe of a few weeks. In great cooperation with Hill Robinson the captain and crew we worked 7 days per week and got it done. It felt like a privilege to work on such a superb and exclusive project and the team spirit made it possible. We at ICON Yachts are looking forward to work on more fabulous new builds and rets together with HR. Stephan Vitus Head of Projects Icon Yachts Refit Services www.hillrobinson.com www.hrcrew.com 16 Nicholas Genelot - Technical Sales Consultant Monaco Marine 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1030 Page 16 Sweet wrapping Wrapping is a denite option to consider when owners and or designers want to change the appearance of the yacht. It can be applied to all surfaces and in more or less any colour. Application is fast and is easy to plan in during shorter down time windows instead of going into a yard for a few weeks or months where the owners cannot use the yacht. Cost is signicantly lower as well and suppliers say it has a longer life. Even black vinyl has been proven to wash easier than black paint and is less scratch sensitive. The disadvantages are that the vinyl applicationnish requires cutting lines that can be seen or even be annoying to the trained eye. Similarly blisters or paint damages in the surface underneath show through and therefore need to be repaired prior to wrapping to achieve the best result. It all comes down to how to handle client expectations. Globals Owner loved it and saw it as a fast way to see in reality what it can do for the yachts appearance. We have just wrapped the UD sides for this season and satised with how it looks now the owner wants to paint the sides during the next work period. He accepts the cutting lines and defects for now. The yacht actually looks good just not as good as a top paint job. although the vinyl lasts longer and is easy to repair says Globals Captain. All in all worth considering certainly for a temporary option. It can extend paint job life times and reduce cost signicantly on all fronts. The industry is starting to get excited about wrapping even though the car and small boat industries have been doing it for 25 years. Even in aviation its quite common now vinyl development is huge and the current generation is of a very good quality. 17 Antibes 33 04 92 90 59 59 Ft Lauderdale 1 954 792 6112 upper deck sides on global are black wrapped for the season MY Aviva 68m is the largest hull yet to be wrapped using colour matched lm by Frben. After researching various methods of nishing Avivas Captain discovered that by using foils and lms the project timescale would be signicantly reduced. The nal decision was made to opt in favour for foils and lms following a visit to the Monaco show where he was able to see up close the quality and nish on a couple of similar large projects completed earlier last year by Wild Group. A team of WG skilled installers were own out to Miami where the project is expected to take approximately three weeks from start to nish. The advantages of a simpler application means there is less labour time and cost as well as less time in the yard. The specic marine foils used have been colour matched to Awlgrip battle ship grey by Frben foils and lms. Frben and WG have been working together and just recently launched new tougher stronger and glossier lms specically for the marine market. I have given three Captains and two Owners a tour of the work who are serious about considering wrapping for their next job. ...we need a quote for the complete superstructure for next year. Captain Aviva 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1030 Page 17 www.hillrobinson.com www.hrcrew.com 18 designers managementIn a world where most professionals involved with Yacht Owners are particularly secretive about their contacts it is refreshing to have recently been exposed to quite the opposite. Myself and Nick Hill of Hill Robinson collaborated in a presentation to a new client where clearly there was an advantage to the client to have both professionals in a meeting at the same time. Whether or not yacht designers like to admit it few understand much about the nuances of Yacht Management what happens after the yacht is built and the repercussions to the client in being able to enjoy his yacht. There is so much more than just the design to an Owner and knowing and understanding about these issues are denitely a bonus even if we are not directly involved in the running of the yacht afterwards. I found it interesting to see how clients react when listening to a full-on explanation of all the various matters that aect either the yacht ownership or the running costs It certainly reminds me that a life-cycle running cost analysis should be done much more often for a 5 year period or more even if we know that the client may change their mind about going ahead with a new project. Dissatised clients are never good to anyone in my opinion This open collaboration at the very beginning of a project which at least in my case is relatively new should be expanded as I am convinced that the fruits of a close relationship between professionals with a complementary knowledge and experience is bound to generate good results for both parties. Tony Castro Tony Castro Yacht Design Tony Castro 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1030 Page 18 19 Antibes 33 04 92 90 59 59 Ft Lauderdale 1 954 792 6112 Hill Robinsons special project department is currently involved in some exciting custom tender projects for yachts in our eet including working very closely with several architects and builders to develop a complete set of custom tenders. A Grand Limousine an open luxury guest tender and a crew support RIB will all be completely tailored to the clientswishes all designed in the same style so there is a clear family resemblance as part of the mother vessel. Every tender has its own purpose clearly dened by the client and ships senior crew. Working with builders such as Yachtwerft Meyer and Graf Hill Robinson is ensuring that the tenders are not just an accessory but an essential part of any yacht. tenders custom 20900HRRefitNews2015_Layout 1 23062015 1030 Page 19 06600 Antibes France Tel 33 04 92 90 59 59 infohillrobinson.com Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 USA Tel 1 954 792 6112 usahillrobinson.com Hill Robinson International Limited Douglas Isle of Man IM1 1JA British Isles Tel 44 1624 622 523 iomhillrobinson.com designbyOwenMarineMarketingUK While every eort has been made to ensure accuracy of all information enclosed and on our services Hill Robinson cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions which may occur. 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