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Yacht Surveys and Technical Services

Vassallo Associates provides technical services for the through-life operation of luxury and superyachts. We manage projects from the initial concept through to delivery and thereafter provide complete technical and operational support. We cover:

Owner’s Representation
Representing the Owner’s interests during a new build or refit, technical negotiations or in any situation in which the Owner requires the benefit of knowledgeable independent technical support and advice is all part of our service repertoire to superyacht clients. However complex or large the project, we have the experience and skills needed to add value to the Owner.
Pre-Purchase and Condition Surveys
We undertake pre-purchase surveys, advising potential buyers on the condition of the yacht that they wish to purchase. We have the expertise to survey all types of yachts, of all materials, including high-performance sailing and motor yachts. The purchase of a superyacht or other high-cost vessel is a big commitment and an experienced yacht surveyor will give you the peace of mind to know that you are making the right choice.

Superyacht surveys and full technical services available
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Yacht Safety Management and Compliance
We provide complete ISM and ISPS management in addition to a full array of safety and security services and audits. We offer Safety Management Systems, ranging from our Full ISM Safety System (commercial registered + 500GT) to our Mini ISM (24 m – under 500 GT).
Risk Assessment
Our expertise in investigating marine casualties provides us with unrivalled insight into the causes of accidents, risk prevention, mitigation and awareness. We use this insight, including extensive statistical analysis, to provide onboard and shoreside risk assessments.
Cyber Security
Many modern yachts are now utilising the latest digital technologies to manage the vessels crucial systems such as navigation, engine management and more. Yacht owners and onboard personnel will also often use the onboard communications systems to conduct personal and private business. The implications of a remote attack on such systems are huge, in many cases much more significant than an attack on a conventional computer network such as a land-based office environment.
We can advise on all aspects of maritime cyber security and ensure that your yachts vulnerabilities to cyber-attack are fully addressed.
Damage Surveys and Casualty Investigation
We are regularly called upon by the insurance industry to investigate and report on casualties for both P&I Clubs and Hull & Machinery underwriters. With our depth of experience and expertise in undertaking damage surveys, we are able to quickly and efficiently assess the scale of damages, the steps required to undertake repairs and the likely cost of doing so.
New Build and Project Management
We can assist with new build and refit projects. Through involvement in concept development, project definition, drafting of technical specifications, shipyard and contractor due diligence, on-site supervision, milestone surveys, commissioning and acceptance trials, we can be your trusted and independent partner, every step of the way.

Contact us now to discuss and request a superyacht survey or any other technical yachting service.