What Our Clients Say
“Ian Gardner was recommended by an industry leading survey company as project manager for the refit of my recently purchased Ketch, built in aluminum by Abeking & Rasmussen some time ago.
The refit quickly turned from a complete restoration into a complete rebuild. At this point I considered Ian’s role to be a potentially very difficult one…”
Martin Best Yacht Owner
“…It was also obvious that his wealth of experience he has gained as a yacht captain, combined with his boatbuilding and construction skills gives him the ability to make the right choice between what works best for an owner and the operation of his yacht, with the easiest and least expensive option for the yacht builder…”
Carlos Amodio Yacht Owner
“I have worked closely with Ian Gardner on a major refit of a 120ft GRP motor yacht. Ian came to the refit as project manager in charge of construction, finance, materials and equipment, and in a short space of time he assembled and managed a crew that enthusiastically produced first quality work in both…”
Peter Gimpel Winchester Naval Architect
“It has been a pleasure working with Ian Gardner on one of our designs. We found him very easy to work with while at the same time he always acted in a professional and friendly manner. His knowledge and experience was an asset to the project and we would have no hesitation in recommending him for future work.”
Tam Elder H2 Yacht Designs
“…His ability as a ‘hands on’ engineer was a valuable asset as many of the yachts systems were upgraded and improved by him…”
Thor Knutsen Yacht Owner
“…His engineering skills are very good and he never hesitates to get his hands ‘dirty’ when needed. His attention to expenses is good as he will always attempt to fix any problem before calling an outside contractor. We would always be ready to have Ian as captain on any vessel we have in the future.”
Henry Harris Yacht Owner
“I have known Ian Gardner for many years and know him as a great person. I have seen him in all parts of the world at different yachting events and the yachts that he has been captain on have always looked great and run smoothly. I have also had the pleasure of sailing with Ian and he has always been level headed and even tempered…”
Mike Toppa North Sails President
“In his capacity as captain of the various yachts that have come to our yard for service and repair, Ian Gardner was respected by myself, the service managers and the yard tradesmen for his boat handling skills and the maintenance and upkeep of his yachts, whatever his budget…”
Geoff Prior Boat Yard Manager Little Harbor Marine
“…He set a pace that was demanding and expectations that were to be met. Recognizing his knowledge and experience, the yard and his crew all worked together and had a multimillion dollar refit completed before schedule and in time for a busy charter season…”
Bob Leslie Northrop & Johnson Yacht Brokerage
Dismantling a previously built yacht and discovering the uncompleted, worn out, decayed, corroded, and other surprise, and then having to decide what can remain or be used again versus replacement can certainly be daunting to a yacht builder and certainly a taxing experience for the yacht owner. Additionally, it becomes a further challenge when a budget and completion date have been set that are unaware of these undiscovered projects.
At this point, there is no one better to use than a qualified and experienced yacht builder and operator. Just as you would not hire a real estate broker to supervise your house renovation, you don’t want a yacht broker or yacht management company to oversee… READ MORE
There are not many structures that require the amount of design, systems, equipment, products and intensive labor to build as a yacht. These are all reflected in their cost, while understandably, yacht builders are in business to make a profit. Yacht builders sign an agreement to build a mega yacht that will meet the new owner’s standards and requirements that allegedly match their capabilities and intentions.
Often, once construction has begun, these standards and requirements drift apart. Substandard workmanship, poor quality materials and equipment, together with inadequate yacht project management during the yacht construction could not be more detrimental to a product other than a yacht. Operating in an environment that is corrosive, destructive… READ MORE
Everything on a yacht works well in the marina but somehow fails immediately when the owner steps aboard, or at 03:00 during a Force 6. Owners and operators know these scenarios all too well. At that point it can either be an embarrassing mistake, a career defining moment, or an issue resulting in a hasty all hands effort to contain the failure followed later by further repairs, accusations, responsibilities. and sometimes litigation.
YRM works to eliminate any mistakes, issues, and possible failures by performing extensive post refit and new construction sea trials with our knowledge and hands on experience… READ MORE
As the sea either quickly or slowly reveals to us, there is no substitute for quality in the construction or refit of a yacht. There are however budget considerations that we all operate under and within these constraints we decide what design, method, equipment, systems, and materials are best suited to use.
Experience alone is the only qualification upon which any decisions can be made when writing specifications or providing advice on yacht construction/refit, equipment, systems, materials, and operation… READ MORE
YRM is an accredited marine survey company and a member of SAMS. Our comprehensive yachting experience enables us to know exactly where to look, how to determine, what to recommend, and how to evaluate the condition, standard and value of a yacht for owners, insurance companies, banks and brokers.
We perform the following surveys: New Construction, Pre-Purchase, Insurance… READ MORE
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Yacht Refit Management delivers a wide range of experience, qualifications, and results in the project management of yacht refit and new yacht construction, yacht repairs and yacht operation on all types of yachts. Yacht Refit Management offers yacht project management services to owners, brokers, designers, and captains.