Superyacht brokerage company, Fraser Yachts, and ship management company, V. Delta, part of V. Group, have announced a collaboration agreement to provide project management services to the superyacht industry at the recent London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show, under the new title of VF Yachts.
Roberto Giorgi, executive chairman of Fraser Yachts and honorary chairman of V. Group, first generated the idea of the collaboration agreement between the two companies back in September 2014. Once complete, the agreement will create the new business, which will focus on project management and refit supervision for superyachts from 40 metres LOA, with a particular focus on the 60m to 140m sector.
In addition to management services, the new company will also offer expertise and competence in both yachting and operations; owners and clients will have access to an in-house base of highly qualified engineers and naval architects, as well as an informed network of yacht brokers and service providers.
The venture, which will be jointly let by Chris Semmens, technical manager at Fraser Yachts and Davide Lajolo, technical director at V. Delta, hopes to service Fraser Yachts brokers and external brokerage firms, as well as shipyards and superyacht owners directly.
Roberto Giorgi, executive chairman of Fraser Yachts commented, “The track records of these companies combined, plus their in-house expertise will add value to any owner building or refitting a yacht in any yard worldwide.”
Matteo Dimalo, director of technical services at V. Group added, “We believe that VF Yachts will offer superyacht owners a completely new, alternative, project management service, competing favorably [for the owner] with independent management companies and other companies within the industry.”