We provide full management, including ISM and ISPS services, to a novel azipod-driven passenger yacht recently built in Norway for a very experienced yacht-owner.
Technical management / superintendency of a 130 metre diesel-electric motoryacht
Manta was directly approached for technical support by the owner of a very large passenger yacht, having been recommended by the team overseeing the build.
As well as being the sole owner's rep for various new-builds, we have also been part of a larger team for projects in Germany, Italy, Holland and Turkey.
As enthusiastic team players, we are just as comfortable and committed in playing either a lead or support role. In this situation we were able to enhance a group of owner's representatives with our considerable knowledge and experience, and without attempting to hog the limelight!
In January 2011 the Paris Memorandum on Port State Control (the body that regulates port State inspections in European coastal waters and the North Atlantic basin) introduced the New Inspection Regime. Under the NIR the Paris MoU member States took a joint responsibility to inspect all eligible vessels, including all commercial yachts over 24metre in length, rather than just the older merchant vessels.
A relatively common issue for yachts when they are first delivered is an inability to fill their fuel oil, lube oil and fresh water tanks whilst remaining compliant with the relevant stability criteria. This is especially the case with semi-production yachts, where an owner has added additional weight via change orders that must be mitigated by a reduction in the overall deadweight.