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The Imperial Approach

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Imperial’s recent construction portfolio features some of the largest and most advanced superyachts the world has ever seen. Every construction project Imperial undertakes, from 30m to 130m+ vessels, receives the same unstinting attention and dedication from our integrated network of specialist professionals. A superyacht is a supreme expression of the boat builder’s art. Imperials relationships with the industry’s most iconic designers are central to the creation of some of the finest superyachts in the world. The calibre of Imperial’s design collaborators enables us to create customised solutions for each new client. As superyachts become larger and discussions go beyond performance, sleeping capacity, style, materials and applications toward technical requests without precedent in superyacht design. The interaction between client, designer and builder helps flex the boundaries of what can be achieved and inspires a better result.

Imperial has played a major role in the construction of some of the world’s most celebrated superyachts and scooped some of the industry’s most prestigious accolades along the way. With our all-consuming dedication to the aspirations of the individual and an order book defined by ever more ambitious projects, our reputation for groundbreaking designs continues to set us apart.

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BUILDING YOUR DREAM SUPERYACHT
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Imperial works with some of the finest shipyards in the world. By deploying a team of experienced professionals directly at the shipyard to oversee each construction project, we have generated some truly landmark superyachts. We are proud to be behind the construction of superyachts like FLYING FOX (Lürssen 136m), LANA (Benetti 107m), AMADEA (Lürssen 106.1m), the support vessel 6711 (Damen 67m), Project 783 (Nobiskrug 73.15m) RoMEA (Abeking & Rasmussen 81.1m).

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Part of this success comes from hands-on commitment of our personnel. Each new project is allocated a Project Manager to supervise construction on a day-to-day basis. Depending on the size, they will build the right team and can allocate a Build Engineer, an Electrical & Electronics Engineer and an Interior Quality Manager to implement each detail of the internal fit-out.

When Imperial says dedication to every project, this is truly executed. Our experienced Owners and future Owners achieve the most beautiful superyachts with our great knowledge of the industry.
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THE PROJECT’S INCEPTION
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At the heart of every new build project is a set of key decisions. Does the client intend to cross the Atlantic or island-hop among the tightly packed archipelagos of the Mediterranean? What about the performance, the sleeping capacity and his priorities for the living spaces?

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With the assistance of Imperial’s dedicated team, the Client will have worked through these central questions. Imperial will advise the designer and builder best suited to the Owners needs and assemble a highly experienced team to help manage and complete his dream project.

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IMPERIAL'S ROLE
The Imperial Approach
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Imperial protects the Owner’s interests by acting both as the Construction Manager and the Owner’s Representative. Each new project is allocated a set of designated professionals for the whole construction period:

  • Project Manager based on the chosen yard, to supervise construction on a day-to-day basis and to keep the build on schedule
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineer
  • Interior Quality Manager to implement internal design and take charge of each detail of the fit-out
  • Financial Manager to keep control of finances and to compile regular budget reports for the client
  • Build Captain and Build Engineer to oversee the final stages of construction and to bring the superyacht into operation
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There is a reason why Imperial’s loyal clients believe in our 24/7 dedication to each project. Throughout the entire process, Imperial’s different teams keep a tight grip on the quality, the timeline and the expenses to ensure that all elements of the build surpass the client’s expectations. We are proud to have delivered most of our new build projects within the strict deadline with control on all resources during the entire duration of the construction.

Imperial recognizes that the magical on board experience should start before you step on your superyacht. It begins when your luxury custom-made tender or helicopter arrives to whisk you away. Imperial has dedicated specialists with varied backgrounds such as collaborating with Airbus and more. Both tenders and helicopters can be fully bespoke as well as to offer maximum speed, low noise, safety and comfort

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DESIGN AND BUILDING
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Imperial is delighted to work in close collaboration with some of the finest designers and shipyards of the modern age. From the creative and celebrated minds to famed superyacht builders, Imperial has been behind many remarkable superyacht constructions.

The Owner’s desires and requests will help decide the combination of designer and builder, ensuring the most effective pairing. Whatever kind of yachting the Owner enjoys, rest assured that the powerhouse who create the vessel will share Imperial’s passion for superyachts – right down to the last exquisite detail.

It commences with the exterior design that will turn heads. Superyacht construction involves numerous amount of interfaces which needs to be arranged and aligned in the most effective way.

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A superyacht should look striking however it must fulfill the desire to be inside as well. In addition it must provide privacy, protection and an enjoyable experience on board.

The layout of the vessel is essential. The team must understand what the priorities of the Owner are and how we can provide a bespoke layout.

The following major aspects must be taken into account:

  • Divide Guest and Crew living spaces. The Owner and guests should see or hear crew only when required
  • Service and technical areas need to have an allocated area in order to provide less disruption yet still be quick and efficient
  • Embarkation of guests, crew and supplies must be thought-out beforehand. Including intermediate periods when the vessel is at a shipyard for scheduled maintenance or refit.
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QUALITY CONTROL & SUPERVISION
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At Imperial, we acknowledges the importance of quality control supervision. We are one of the first within the industry to create a professional team of interior and exterior control supervision. They have a unique criteria of parameters, drawings, selection of materials as well as installation methods. It is important to know which materials are fit for the corrosive environment at sea.

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The team monitors all materials, delivery and final assembling. Quality control for interior and exterior outfitting consists of relevant inspectors such as project managers, steel inspector, paint inspector, noise and vibration specialists, mechanical and electrical engineers and audio/video specialists. 

The team at imperial is constantly developing innovative propulsion systems. For example, full diesel electric with azipods, hybrid propulsion, battery pack propulsion, lng and hydrogen propulsion.

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CLIENT’S INVOLVEMENT
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The client can be as involved as desired. The Owner has full access to the technical elements and plays a central role in every decision-making process. The Owner can also step back and let the Imperial team take care of the finer details. Either way, the client will receive monthly reports to keep abreast of key developments, including progress with the build, developments with the design, as well as regular financial breakdowns.

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FULL-PACKAGE SERVICES

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Imperial offers a full-package management service encompassing everything required for enjoyable and problem-free yacht ownership. From finance, design and construction, through to the successful delivery of your new superyacht. As well as from crew, charter, marketing and eventual sale – Imperial’s full-spectrum infrastructure is designed to take care of it. All the future Owner has to do is enjoy the exciting journey and what the vessel has to offer.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
The Imperial Approach
The Imperial Approach
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Over the past ten years, Imperial has been involved in major superyacht new build projects, including the impressive FLYING FOX (Lürssen 136m, 2019), LANA (Benetti 107m, 2020), AMADEA (Lürssen 106.1m, 2017), ( AMORE VERO Oceanco 86m, 2013), RoMEA (Abeking & Rasmussen 82m, 2015), PROJECT 783 (Nobiskrug 73m, 2012), Fast Support Vessel 6711 (Damen 67m, 2014), EVENT (Amels 60m, 2013) and LILI (Amels 55m, 2017).

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Imperial’s unrivaled reputation is based on the extensive list of superyachts we have built and those under construction. We work directly with the renown superyacht shipyards with whom we have delivered remarkable achievements from 30m to 140m+ and with larger to come. Imperial has built strong partnerships with the main shipyards in Europe. From hulls to interiors, from engines to fabrics, Imperial takes Ownership of every detail along the way.

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