Technical management


Imperial’s Technical Department are here to support all  facets of superyacht management. Whether this is front line help and advice to the vessel’s senior management or back end support for operational, interior, charter and sales management. Utilising significant dedicated in-house experience and qualification from all sectors of the yachting and wider marine industry. Imperial provides 24/7 assistance as and when required to ensure the reliability, upkeep and availability of vessels in operation. Successfully done through shipyard refit and repairs or in the often overlooked preparation of these phases.

Our team’s collective years of 'been there and done that' experience, extensive network of suppliers and strong relationships with key industry figures are constantly challenging our team to go beyond in pursuit of our goal.

Technical management

Whether a vessel was designed and built under Imperial’s supervision, our extensive construction portfolio is allied with our yard-based specialist teams. This enables us to assist with even the most ambitious superyacht refit project. Imperial develops, in partnerships with iconic shipyards of the superyacht industry, a new Yacht Project Management and Yacht Refit policy. Imperial offers professional planning and design consultation. Ensuring that each vessel entering a major refit period has been thoroughly prepared. With a client-driven plan that satisfies regulatory compliance, survey requirements and ongoing technical safety standards.


Imperial also manages the contractors in all relevant sub-departments, including interior fit-out, engineering, navigation, communication, audiovisual, and security. Our proven protocols give us precise control over every other aspect of a refit project. From shipyard selection, contract negotiation, specification approval compliance control to the sourcing of hard to reach spare parts or rare finds.

Imperial’s professional teams, composed of highly-experienced yachting professional, is able to source, support, and assist you in every steps of your vessel project. Whatever it concerns, a global project management with specialists, or a complete refit fully-assisted by our teams. With our well-established links to the most prestigious shipyards in Europe and beyond, our on-site teams are perfectly placed to monitor contract specifications, ensure quality control, and maintain tight timelines. Ultimately keeping each project strictly in line with briefs, schedules, and budgets, whilst ensuring each client is fully up to speed with progress via a well-informed reporting structure.


Imperial provides a range of vessel management services focused around client requirements. Our professional and multidiscipline management team ensures that all marine projects are completed and delivered to the client exceeding expectations. As well as in accordance with the approved contract, technical specification and ensuring compliance with Class, Flag and Certifying authority requirements.


Among our main strengths:

  • Managing contract specification, including project tender, design, and delivery
  • Preparation of the construction/refit process in collaboration with leading build/shipyard
  • Monitoring of planning deadlines, progress, quality, and budget control
  • Monitoring, overseeing, and reporting on project development
  • Supervision of commissioning (via FATS, HATS, SATS), sea trials, and delivery of the vessel to client
  • Managing of engineering, construction, and procurement processes to ensure the highest standards during the project life cycle
  • Acceptance and warranty management for all construction Departments (Exterior, Engineering, Interior)
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Imperial’s close links with the most prestigious shipyards all over in the world enable us to assist with even the most ambitious superyacht refit projects. Whether a vessel is built under Imperial’s supervision, the company’s extensive construction portfolio is allied to its yard-based specialist teams. This ensures a bespoke service rigorously in line with briefs, schedules, and budgets.

Vessel refit and repair department is a key aspect of Imperial’s portfolio. We offer professional planning consultation and design expertise to ensure a vessel entering a major refit period has been thoroughly prepared and has a detailed refit overview that meets the client’s requirements, statutory and classification regulation, preventative maintenance schedule, and the highest technical safety standards. 


Our skills are in close relation with the following elements:

  • Shipyard Procurement and Yard selection
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Specification approval
  • Management of sub-contractors of all vessel areas (Interior, IT, Engineering, Navigation, Communication)
  • Sourcing of supply parts and equipment
  • Acceptance and warranty protocols
  • Refit administration with focus on budget control and project reporting
  • Quality control
  • Compliance control (ensuring Flag, Class and manufactures requirements are meet during project works)
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