TEN GOLDEN RULES FOR SUCCESSFUL YACHT BUILD PROJECTS
HAVING A LEGALLY BULLET-PROOF CONTRACT IS NOT ENOUGH...
"Although it is impossible to anticipate every contingency, and although you can’t make yourself, your project, or your plan perfectly bulletproof, you nevertheless can take a few key steps to give yourself the best available edge for achieving success..."
Going strong with more than 5,000 copies distributed…
This eBook is based on more than 25 years experience in yacht project development, management, and direct supervision.
Comments and reviews from noted industry professionals include:
From Douglas Sharp (Douglas Sharp Yacht Design, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA) — “I read your 'Ten Golden Rules...' with great interest, and appreciate you sending it to me. The school of hard knocks has certainly taught us many of the lessons alluded to in your book, and I heartily agree with your conclusions and advice… Our industry needs to pay attention to hard won accumulated experience.”
From Stephen Moon (Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law Specialist, Stephen M. Moon, P.A., Cocoa, FL, USA) —“Your 'Ten Golden Rules...' is excellent. I should have been doing a lot of other things this morning but I could not resist reading the e-book as soon as I had a break… Your remarks are very insightful and will be appreciated by many. I have a much better understanding of the events leading up to the actual build process and the important issues to consider before construction now. "Ten Golden Rules..." is a quick, must read for anyone involved in a new build project or major refit.”
From Harry Jorgenson, (Jorgensen Marine Ltd, Atatu, Auckland, NZ) — “Having been involved with large yacht building since the late 70s in varying roles I understand your 10 Golden Rules better than most. It is the most sensible advice that I have read for some time and should be essential reading for all involved.”
And from top yachting journalists:
From Diane M. Byrne, Editor, Megayacht News.Com — “I've just finished reading "Ten Golden Rules...", and it contains sage advice for owners and their team of advisers.”
From Kenny Wooton (for Yachts International magazine) — “Each “rule” is explored in clear, concise prose easily accessible to non-experts.”
My sincere thanks and genuine appreciation go out to all who have taken the time to read "Ten Golden Rules..." and send their comments. ― Phil Friedman
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About me, Phil Friedman: With 30 some years background in the marine industry, I've worn numerous hats — as a yacht designer, boat builder, marine operations and business manager, marine industry consultant, marine marketing and communications specialist, yachting magazine writer and editor, yacht surveyor, and marine industry educator. I am also trained and experienced in interest-based negotiation and mediation. In a previous life, I taught logic and philosophy at university.
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