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2 years ago

You're Invited to Join the Port Royal Group Forum (@Facebook)

Phil Friedman · WHERE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT YACHTS AND THE YACHTING INDUSTRY IS LIVELY, CANDID, AND 100% INSIDER... · The Port Royal Group for Yacht Builders, Buyers, and Owners has been operating on LinkedIn for nearly ten years. · Recently, we’ve undertaken a makeover of our group and, at the ...

3 years ago

Golden Advice for Developing and Managing New-Build Yacht Projects

Phil Friedman · THE UPDATED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION OF THIS WELL-RECEIVED E-BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE... · More than 6,000 copies of my eBook on yacht building have been distributed to date. And the strong response from readers, including noted industry professionals, motivated me to update and ...

4 years ago

Looking Back at Previous Work - I

Phil Friedman · DESIGNED AND BUILT BACK IN THE 1980s, THIS STOUT 41-FOOT ALL WELDED ALUMINUM SAILING YACHT WAS PART OF MY KODIAK CRUISER SERIES... · Each year, as the opening of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) approaches, I find myself scanning back through my files for sampl ...

4 years ago

Ten Golden Rules for Successful Yacht Build Projects - 2nd Edition

Phil Friedman · THIS 2ND EDITION ADDS SECTIONS ON BUILDING IN ASIA, ANTICIPATING POST-DELIVERY ISSUES, AND THE PROS AND CONS OF CONVERSIONS AND MAJOR REFITS... · Having a legally bullet-proof contract is not enough to ensure a successful conclusion to a major new build project... · Going strong ...

4 years ago

The Portable Boatyard

Phil Friedman · PHIL FRIEDMAN, MARINE INDUSTRY CONSULTANT AND FORMER CEO OF LUXURY YACHT BUILDER, PALMER JOHNSON, SPEAKS TO TRADE ONLY TODAY ABOUT HIS JOURNEY · Never once during a span of some three decades have I ever regretted making the decision to pursue a career "messing about with boats". ...

4 years ago

Small Solutions... Big Results (No. 1)

Phil Friedman · THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF RETROSPECTIVES THAT LOOK BACK AT THREE DECADES OF FINDING VALUE-ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS... · Preface:  This article begins a series that looks back at various value-engineered solutions to problems encountered by the author in the course of several decades ...

4 years ago

Life Aboard the Noka ― Part I

Phil Friedman · TALES OF LIVING AND CRUISING ABOARD THIS 18-TON CUTTER BUILT IN OUR BOATSHOP... · My wife Susan and I were crossing the Gulf Stream on the way back from Grand Bahama Island to Hillsborough Inlet, Lighthouse Point, Florida. · The weather had kicked up, with wind and seas coming fr ...

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