Services for Yacht Owners

Whether you are buying or selling a Yacht, KYC can assist you with purchase and sales.
You are looking for a new or existing Yacht? We can help and find the best one for you.
You like to offer your Yacht to the market? We will define its Unique Selling Points to get to the best possible price.
Building a new vessel or refitting your actual Yacht should be fun, KYC wants to make the project into an Excellent Experience.
Buying or selling, building, refitting or operating? KYC coordinates, organises and performs services to take your biggest worries away.


Buying a new yacht

You want a brand new Yacht?
For the budget you have in mind we can help you to find the best Yacht and Shipyard answering to your wishes. Buying a Yacht can be quite a challenge. A Purchase Survey is the wise thing to do: once you have targeted a project, we can perform the Survey for you. Starting from gathering data on technical requirements, specifications, certification and a plan view survey, we will finally visit the Shipyard and do an on board inspection to define the overall quality.
There are many great Shipyards building incredible Yachts. Which one fits you best, balancing your budget, the quality you expect and featuring the lay-out you desire and performance you require? To find the correct new build, series or semi-custom Yacht that answers all your requirements is not an easy job on your own.

You could also have a dream not currently on the market, you know what you want but you can’t get it defined. You need a new Full Custom Yacht.
We could lead and guide you through the whole process: from specifying your requirements to creating the Yacht concept with the right Exterior and Interior Design. We will make sure the Naval Architecture gets done and the project is feasible. With the finalized concept, as you like it and as you want it, we will find you the right Shipyard to build it.

Buying an existing yacht

You’re buying an existing Yacht?
You set your mind on an existing vessel or you’re still looking around? With the budget you have in mind we can find you the right Yacht for sale in the market, answering your requirements.
What kind of Yacht you like? Charter or private use? Where you want to use it?
Once we have targeted a project, we can do a Purchase Survey. Starting from gathering data on technical requirements, certification, maintenance records and a plan view survey, we will do an on board inspection on the total quality and maintenance status of the Yacht.

Selling a yacht

You’re selling your Yacht?
How could my yacht be marketed, what are the Unique Selling Points, how does it stand out to similar, comparable yachts in the market? We can do a Sales Survey for you. Starting from describing the main particulars to gathering data on technical equipment, certification and the maintenance records, we will then do a General Plan Survey on the deck lay-out and to point out the special features and Unique Selling Points. Finally we will do an on board inspection and specify an overall quality and maintenance status of the Yacht.


Selling or buying? You really would like to get the most out of your investment, receive or pay a fair price. So, what will be the right asking or buying price?
After a complete Purchase or Sales Survey we will be able to do an accurate evaluation of the project and compare it to similar vessels in the market. With the detailed information of the survey and the latest accurate market information, we will be able to position the project correctly and advise you on either the best asking or buying price.

Price Negotiations

With the latest market information available, great knowledge on competitor’s positions and current pricing, KYC is well capable to assist in Price Negotiations.


Every deal is different and needs attention to specific details of the projects and your specific requirements. Together with the proper Legal Office or Brokerage Company we can get the deal into a contract.


Will I register my Yacht as private or commercial? What flag registration will suit the use my vessel, considering my personal or commercial residential status? KYC will keep supporting you even after the purchase of the Yacht, assisting you with the choice of Flag and Country of Registration.

Ship Management

Where do I find crew for service, assistance, and to sail my Yacht? To make sure the project doesn’t become a nightmare but continues as an excellent yacht experience, we will find you the right Management Company and further assist you to get the vessel into operation.


Owners Representation

You don’t have time to take care of the project yourself all day? As an Owners Representative we can act on your behalf. Throughout the whole Project we will lead the process, consulting with you on major important decisions but releasing you from this duty on minor decisions of low importance.

Project Management

Project Management is of vital importance. Making sure the project stays within budget and is delivered on time. KYC will relate with all parties involved: the Exterior Design Studio, the Naval Architect, the Interior Design Studio, the Shipyard and its Subcontractors, the Regulatory Bodies and all involved Service Offices.

Defining Requirements

You want to build new? Where do you start, how do you define what you want? With years of experience in Yacht Design, KYC can assist in specifying your ideas, desires, needs, wishes and translate them into the Basic Requirements and Main Characteristics of your Yacht.

You want to Refit, you know what you like but where do you start? With years of experience in refitting, KYC can assist in translating your ideas into the Basic Requirements for your refit.

Naval Architecture

With the Basic Requirements of your New Yacht, as you like it and as you want it, we will prepare a Concept for you. With the assistance of a Naval Architect, we will create a Yacht Platform with all basic Naval Architecture, making sure the project is feasible and the a lay-out has all your requirements.

For a Refit, we will make sure that all necessary Naval Architecture is done for the Yacht to stay afloat after adding construction, furniture and new materials that all translated into weight.

Exterior Design

The New Build Concept needs a “shape”. Great exterior lines as you imagine forms and beauty. We will find you the right Design Language and make the Exterior Design Concept. In multiple sessions we will get the lines, the shapes, the curves and proportions right and if required, we will ask the support of one of the world’s most renowned Exterior Designers.

Also the Exterior of your Refit could need to be changed a bit: adding features that were not there before or moving existing ones back and forth. Great Exterior Lines need to be respected but with the right touch we could just create a new fresh look of the Yacht in line with the original design language.

Marine Engineering

With your approval of the New Build Concept and its spectacular exterior lines, the project now only needs to be brought to life and with a Naval Architect we will do the basic Marine Engineering. We will get the right machinery system and equipment engineered into the concept, so your vessel goes as fast as you wish for, as far as you want to and the helicopter can safely land on one of the decks.
All technical requirements need to be translated to technical systems. We will define the product and specify all that needs to go in, under and onto the Yacht.

With your approval of the Refit Concept, the basic Naval Architecture and Engineering needs to be checked. The refit requirements need to be translated to the construction and technical systems of the vessel.
To avoid surprises after the completion of the refit all machinery systems and equipment need to be checked.


The Specifications of your New Build need to be written or checked. Most Shipyards have their own Basic Specifications. Together with the Shipyard, KYC will translate the product definitions into the Build Specification.
If you decide to base your vessel on a platform designed by a Shipyard KYC can easily adapt the product definitions into a specific build specification and adopt all extra requirements as you want them. There are many ways to get to a build specification if necessary KYC start from scratch and create a unique build specification for you.

All Refit Requirements need to be translated to the construction and technical systems of the vessel.
The Refit Specifications need to be written or checked. Most shipyards have their own way of translating a refit into a specifications and offer. Together with the Refit-Shipyard KYC could take the Refit Requirements into the Refit Specification for you.

Interior Design Concept

With all efforts done for your New Build till so far, we got a marvellous shaped working machine without an inner soul. What you need is a place to chill-out, eat, shower, relax, watch TV, swim, sunbath, have a drink, hop onto a jet-ski, get a massage and finally fall asleep.
This is the moment where you need an Interior Design: style, materials, colours as you dream them with the finish you want.
KYC will help you to create the interior of your dreams with the support of the best Interior Studios worldwide. We love to work with all of them but we will find you the one we think fits you best and will provide you with exactly what you always desired.

With the Basic Requirements of your Refit, we will prepare an Interior Design Concept. Based on the existing Yacht platform and the assistance of an Interior Studio we will create a great new Interior and Lay-out for you. We know the best Interior Studios worldwide and love to work with all of them. At KYC we are well aware Refitting is not New Building but we will find you the best studio suitable for this specific job. On top of that we won’t forget to check feasibility of the new interior features making sure they fit in the existing structures.

Now we can safely move to the purchase, find you a Shipyard to Build or Refit your Yacht, get you the best price and New Build or Refit Contract.

Quality Assurance and Commissioning

In Building a New Yacht as well as in Refitting, we would like to assist you throughout the project. KYC could supervise and survey the Hull Construction and Outfitting in accordance with the contract and specification, assuring quality control, getting your yacht commissioned and ready for use.


Purchase Survey

Whether you are buying a complete New Yacht or an Existing Yacht, it is wise to have a Purchase Survey done.
Shipyards will offer you their so called Sales Documents like General Arrangement Plans, Technical Drawings, Interior Specifications and Technical Specifications, all often accompanied by attachments like appendixes or annexes explaining what you are buying and under what conditions.
Existing Yachts have large data sheets on their special features and technical capabilities, photos and plan drawings explaining the layout and aesthetics of the vessel. On top of that they have an operational status and maintenance history. With a Purchase Survey of the Yacht you like to buy, KYC will give you the correct insight of the vessel and provide you with an objective and independent advice.
Based on your requirements KYC will provide you a personal offer.
For New builds we will go through the offer and specifications first, providing you with a Purchase Advice, verifying whether this is the Yacht for you to buy and the Shipyard where to build it. Secondly we will visit the Shipyard and report to you on pedigree, quality, financial liability, build slot availability, project availability, status and planning.
For Existing Yachts we first offer a Survey based on the available data and market information, providing you with a Purchase Advice consisting of one preferred and 1 or 2 alternative Yachts to buy. The second stage, when you selected your favourite, will be an on board survey and performance trial, providing you with an in-depth report on the vessel, its operational status, overall quality and maintenance program. The last stage would be an underwater hull inspection if required for securing the purchase and not leaving any doubts.

Price Calculations

With a decade of experience in making cost price calculations for a North European Shipyard on both New Build and Refit Projects, KYC has in depth knowledge on current pricing from hull building to buying components and equipment, square meter prices of interiors, teak decking, glass, railing and all related subcontracting labour costs. We are well aware of current Design Fees, Naval Architecture and Engineering costs. KYC could do Cost Price Calculations of New Builds and Refit Projects, pre-calculate a Yacht purchase, a refit job or verify any offers you already received.

Yacht Valuation

A Yacht Valuation could provide you with a proper selling price or validate an asking price. It could also provide you with the proper insurance value. Starting from a data check on technical equipment, certification and the maintenance records KYC will continue with a General Plan View Survey and on board inspection on the overall quality and status of the Yacht. After performing the complete Valuation Survey, KYC will provide you with an objective and independent valuation.

Yacht Condition Survey

In cooperation with your Management Company, we could perform a Yacht Condition Survey. How healthy is my vessel? When do I need to plan maintenance, a docking, a Class Survey or a refit?
Great connections with flag and class societies and sailing on large complex vessels for more than a decade brought great operational knowledge to KYC.

Hull and Machinery Damage Survey

Unfortunately but true, not always all goes well. So how you get your vessel fit for duty as quick as possible without great pain and terrible headaches? KYC can arrange and coordinate a Hull and Machinery Damage Survey: inspections and surveys with the official bodies after hull and machinery damages in order to plan for dockings and repairs and get you on the water again as quick as possible enjoying your vessel.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

When in Yachting, you don’t get what was promised or you disagree with what is offered, KYC could offer Litigation and Dispute Resolution. If contractually arranged correctly we could offer a binding objective and independent dispute resolution in line with the contractual conditions and technical specifications.