Simpson Marine has a reputation for quality and service in building vessels to demanding specifications for private and commercial use.
We have in-depth experience in construction of the following categories of vessel:
With a long history of new construction in Asian markets and nine sales and project management offices, Simpson Marine's new construction team have the experience and awareness of regional business cultures to advise our customers where to build, with which designers and how to achieve the best results.
No other company can offer such in-depth experience of contractual negotiations in Asia. This ability comes from long term working relationships with shipyards spanning a large number of successful projects. This knowledge enables us to provide a realistic assessment of where the risks lie, for both owners and shipyards, and to negotiate fair and watertight contracts.
Whether customising a current production model or designing a unique custom vessel, we work closely with the appointed design team to ensure that, not only do the designs meet the appropriate technical and legal requirements but are also within the capabilities of the appointed shipyard.
We will work closely with the designer to focus attention on drawing details and how to best represent them. We ensure that the client's vision and interests are paramount at all times will give our advice where any changes are required in order to meet the complexities of changing international legislation.
The Simpson Marine team also liaise with the classification societies (both their international and local offices), with the flag states and the governing regulatory bodies. We are fully aware that the classification societies tend only to be as good as their local office and hence advise customers how to make the best decisions to comply with current regulations.
Simpson Marine's policy when building with Asian shipyards is to maintain full time supervision by one of our experienced new construction team, on each of our projects, whatever the size. This policy is a necessity learnt from more than 25 years of new construction in Asia. This service is part of the package we offer and avoids spiralling day rate costs associated with project managers without sufficient experience in Asia. We believe that only by having a full time presence at the shipyard can we guarantee a yacht built to Simpson Marine's standards.
We will advise on scheduling, supervise the build on a full time basis, make regular written and photographic progress reports and review and approve the shipyards supply chain on the owner's behalf. Since we remain in the shipyard at all times, we are on hand to quickly resolve any technical difficulties with design and build.
With our own marine engineers and marine surveyors we are able to complement the shipyards own resources at all times to help reduce the risk of delays and control budget.
Sea trials are the culmination of a team effort by the Simpson Marine, the owner and the shipyard. It provides all members of the team with a highly satisfying phase of the project. Sea trials provide the opportunity for the designers, the technical team and the shipyard to fine tune and debug the yachts systems and resolve any issues.
During the process Simpson Marine are able to draw on wide pool of in-house knowledge and insight, not only of marine engineers and qualified surveyors but also experienced skippers and crew to assist in realizing the yachts full potential.
Delivering custom yachts from Asian yards has been part of Simpson Marine's business since 1984, the resulting professionalism and technical knowledge of our new construction team means a smooth and seamless hand over to the customer.
The warranty offered by not only the shipyard but also by component parts manufacturers is a complex and often sizeable project in itself. Simpson Marine takes pride in protecting the customer's security and will advise where extended warranties are required and will enforce them on behalf of the customer where necessary.