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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

A Yacht at Sea

Our Promise:

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.


For our refit customers, we provide a transparent project management methodology of checks and balances. When hired to assume project management of an existing refit, we execute forensic fraud and theft investigations.

We will provide assistance with vetting crew. Our goal is to find the right fit 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.


 Our Focus: 
-Northern European Built 
-Aluminum and High Tensile Steel 
-15 meters to 60 meters

Imagine your yacht. 
Build your yacht.



There are builders who produce a continuing series that may meet your yacht's useful purpose, and appeal to your sense of style. One of the advantages of choosing semi-custom designs includes advanced delivery lead times.

VQ 70' Aluminum-40kts

VQ 70' Aluminum-40kts

VQ 115'  Aluminum-45 to 50kts Aerial

VQ 115' Aluminum-45 to 50kts Aerial

VQ 58' Aluminum - 35kts

VQ 58' Aluminum - 35kts

VQ 115' Aluminum-45 to 50kts Profile

VQ 115' Aluminum-45 to 50kts Profile

VDV-DeBasto 120 Feet-132 Feet / 36m-40m / Aluminum / 25-30 Knots

VDV-DeBasto 120 Feet-132 Feet / 36m-40m / Aluminum / 25-30 Knots

VDV Edge 65 Feet -19.6m -Aluminum - 41 Knots

VDV Edge 65 Feet / 19.6m / Aluminum / 41 Knots

VDV - 20.5m - 67feet - Aluminum 37 knots

VDV 20.5m / 67 Feet / Aluminum / 37 knots

VDV 62 feet - 19m - Aluminum - 26 knots

VDV 62 Feet / 19m / Aluminum / 26 knots

VDV - 110 feet - 33m - Aluminum -28 knots

VDV / 110 Feet / 33m / Aluminum / 28 Knots

DY 197 Feet - 60 meters -Steel & Aluminum - 16 Knots

DY 197 Feet / 60 meters / Steel & Aluminum / 16 Knots

FS 84 - m - feet - Aluminum 33 knots

FS 84 / 25m / 84 Feet / Aluminum / 33 knots

Cal 52 feet - 5m - aluminum - 35 knots

Cal 52 Feet / 15m / Aluminum / 35 knots


We will assemble a custom yacht build team that best responds to your ideas and requirements. These individuals are adept at listening to understand. We will hear you. We will assist you with the development of your personal luxury yacht concept. All considerations will be explored regarding your specific and unique requirements. We will ensure that your vessel is purposefully designed and constructed to your team's exact specifications.

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