New Yacht Builds
Designing and building a new yacht is the most bespoke experience in yachting and the dream of many yacht owners. The team at 26 North Yachts is well prepared and experienced to help make these dreams become a reality. Our team will guide you through the process from start to finish, helping not only with the initial selection of the builder and designer, but all the way through until you accept delivery of your dream yacht.
The team at 26 North Yachts visits shipyards across the world annually to ensure we are well versed in current offerings from every corner of the globe. Our recent trips have taken us to shipyards in the United States, Italy, Taiwan, and The Netherlands, to name a few. From our stateside home in Fort Lauderdale, we also have access to many of the top builders right in our own town. We keep our finger on the pulse of the new build community, and we have a multitude of resources to ensure that your experience is positive – lacking in frustrations.
The Yacht Construction Process
Our process at 26 North Yachts begins with you. We want to ensure your dreams are fulfilled, so we begin with understanding them: What are your dream destinations? Do you have specific requirements for space onboard? Do you intend to charter the yacht? Do you prefer a classic yacht style, or are you looking for a design that is outside the box? Timeline and budget are also key to the initial conversation. These requirements will help determine where we begin when selecting a designer and builder.
Choosing a Designer and Builder
With a multitude of designers and builders across every continent, this selection can be daunting. Our brokers will work with you and potential shipyards through the bid process and assist with finalizing contracts.
Once the contract is signed, our work is not done. Our brokers will assist in every step of the ongoing process to ensure effective communication between all parties. You will remain informed of the progress of your build, and your broker will keep your best interests in mind with any issues that may arise, ensuring that your new yacht is built to your exacting requirements.
Upon the delivery of your new yacht, your broker will ensure that all contractual obligations have been met, and oversee sea trials. Once you have accepted the delivery of your new vessel, should any issues arise, your 26 North Yachts broker will assist you in liaising with the factory for all warranty issues.