If you’re going to hire an owner’s representative, you should look for someone who is well experienced. Someone, perhaps, like Nicola Nicolai, the founder of Nicola Nicolai Yacht Consulting & Project Management. To date, he has more than 120 megayachts under his belt, from shipyards around the world. He’s done so working directly for well-known builders like Benetti, as well as in his current role. What’s more, these projects span quite a broad size range, upwards of 295 feet (90 meters). Furthermore, he has a particular focus and interest in assisting American buyers seeking to build in Europe.
In this Megayacht News Radio podcast, Nicolai reveals how important it is for him to be “the project insider on the owner’s side.” Since he has extensive experience within shipyards’ hierarchy, he strives to ensure there’s no “one against the other” relationship between you and the yard—or the designer, or other parties.
Note, too, that Nicolai isn’t solely an owner’s representative. In fact, as we discuss in this podcast, he offers clients a variety of services. For instance, he serves as a pre-purchase advisor, which helps identify so-called grey areas that can unfortunately result in extra time, extra costs, and even lower quality for someone like you.
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