Yacht Build Owner Representation
Yacht Purchase and Sales Brokerage
Yacht Refitting and Project Management
About John McCaughey
During the course of my many years in the yachting industry, I have developed relationships with maritime professionals who discreetly guide clientele through the process of developing a luxury yacht concept. Giving all consideration towards their specific and unique requirements, we ensure purposeful design and construction to specification.
My colleagues and I have a common goal, exceeding our customer’s expectations. We will mitigate challenges, and provide nuisance-free, unfettered operations.
The sensitive nature of our client’s confidentiality requires the utmost discretion and steady vigilance over every aspect of your existing vessel purchase, or new build construction process. Luxury motor vessel ownership can fulfill your dreams of relaxation, intimacy, and adventure, with the privacy and security that is becoming scarcer in our increasingly intrusive society.
I am here to help you realize your yachting aspirations
When our clients purchase a yacht through us, our support of their yachting program has just begun. The sales commission we earn retains us to provide complimentary, free-of-charge, operational and maintenance consulting, including screening, vetting, and evaluating vendors and service providers.
We will provide assistance in developing a planned maintenance program for the boat. This is especially critical throughout warranty periods of the vessel’s systems, hull, machinery, and equipment.
Assistance vetting crew. We want to find the right ‘fits’ for our customers.
We will also periodically inspect the yacht and discuss our observations with service providers, the crew, and our customers.
We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with all our clients.
Expertise & Experience:
Project manager of multi-million-dollar yacht refits and restorations, and new yacht build team member.
Owner Representation for new semi-custom and custom yacht construction, and subsequent operations.
Florida Employing Yacht Broker License-EBK7453 / Member IYBA.
Authored “The Employment and Operations Handbook for Yacht Personnel”.
Authored & Presented Paper “The ISM Code and the Yacht’s Captain: Establishing the Basis for a Safety Management System On Board”; Project 98, Amsterdam, Holland.
Formulator and implementer of personnel employment policies and safety procedures to meet industry regulations. Experienced personnel manager, leader, and trainer.
Co-authored policies and procedures handbook for brokers of a nation-wide new and brokerage boat sales firm.
Liability litigation support witness retained to defend yacht owners and hull insurers.
Ability to transcend personality and cultural differences.
Creates domestic and international travel and activities itineraries that will exceed clientele expectations.
Creative style and imagination for event planning and thorough in handling details.
Lloyd’s Register ISM Code: ISM Code Auditing. Ship Safety Officer.
Highly adept in risk assessment and management, and activity hazard analysis.
Drum Cusack ISPS: Ship Security Officer, Company Security Officer.
Planned-periodic maintenance scheduler for entire vessel; emphasis upon capital equipment & machinery.
Accomplished pilot of water jet and propeller-propelled vessels.
USCG MMC Master 1600 GRT (Domestic Tonnage) 3000 GRT (ITC Tonnage).
Bridge Resource Management Certification / Professional Yacht Master Business & Law Certification.
Radar Observer Unlimited-ARPA Certification / Basic and Advanced Marine Fire Fighting Certification.
Damage Control / Fire Fighting Simulator Training Certification, Royal Brunei/British Navies.
Merchant Marine Able Bodied Seaman Certification / Marine surveying and shipboard safety audits.
-Northern European Built
-Aluminum and High Tensile Steel
-15 meters to 60 meters
Imagine your yacht.
Build your yacht.
SEMI-CUSTOM YACHTS WE LIKE
VQ 58' Aluminum - 35kts
VQ 58' Aluminum-35kts
VQ 70' Aluminum-40kts
VQ 115' Aluminum-45 to 50kts Aerial
VQ SF 80' Aluminum-45 to 50kts Aft Qtr
VQ 115' Aluminum-45 to 50kts Profile
VQ SF 80' Aluminum-45 to 50kts Profile
VDV-DeBasto 120 Feet-132 Feet / 36m-40m / Aluminum / 25-30 Knots
VDV Edge 65 Feet / 19.6m / Aluminum / 41 Knots
VDV 20.5m / 67 Feet / Aluminum / 37 knots
VDV 62 Feet / 19m / Aluminum / 26 knots
VDV / 110 Feet / 33m / Aluminum / 28 Knots
DY 197 Feet / 60 meters / Steel & Aluminum / 16 Knots
FS 84 / 25m / 84 Feet / Aluminum / 33 knots
Cal 52 Feet / 15m / Aluminum / 35 knots