What difference does BTS make to an owner?
We're the largest, most experienced team in the business and our job is to ensure the owner gets the yacht they want – not only in terms of the things you can see, touch and feel but also the hidden aspects such as reliability, redundancy, noise, vibration, safety - the list is endless.
This project is a case in point because it's a repeat client, and we were initially introduced because of a personal recommendation from another BTS client, the advice was 'Don't go anywhere else.' That was very nice to hear.
We took a clear brief from the owner and their team to make sure that their requirements were fully understood and translated into technical language in the build specification.
We then applied the specific experience and all-round expertise in Burgess to develop the specification with the shipyard and designers before contract signing. This means we can mitigate the design, technical and commercial risks that, from experience, we know exist.
After contract signature it's a case of scrutinising what's being built, that it's in accordance with the specification and best practices. Sometimes our job is to push the shipyard to come up with different solutions and change their practices a little bit. It's always challenging but that's part of the role of the owner's project manager and representatives, to get the best result for the owner.