Project Management & Refit


Whether a vessel was designed and built under Imperial’s supervision or not, our extensive construction portfolio, allied to our yard-based specialist teams, enables us to assist with even the most ambitious superyacht refit project. Imperial develops, in partnerships with the main luxury shipyards of the superyacht industry, a new Yacht Project Management and Yacht Refit policy. We offer professional planning and design consultation to ensure 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.

We also manage the contractors in all relevant sub departments, including interior fit-out, engineering, navigation and communication – and our proven protocols give us precise control over every other aspect of a refit project, from sourcing of parts to shipyard procurement, contract negotiation, specification approval and compliance control.

Our 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, our on-site teams are perfectly placed to monitor quality levels and produce ongoing reports, keeping each project strictly in line with briefs, schedules and budgets, ensuring each client is fully up to speed with progress.


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

Among our main strengths:

  • Managering procurement, including project tender, design and specifications
  • 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 (FATS, HATS, SATS), sea trials, and delivery of vessel to client
  • Managing of engineering, construction and procurement processes to ensure highest standards during project life cycle
  • Acceptance and warranty management for all construction departments (Exterior, Engineering, Interior)

Imperial’s close links with the most prestigious shipyards in Europe enable us to assist with even the most ambitious superyacht refit projects. Whether a vessel was built under Imperial supervision or not, the company’s extensive construction portfolio, allied to its yard-based specialist teams, 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 ref-fit period has been thoroughly prepared and has a detail refit overview that meets clients requirements, vessel regulation, preventative maintenance schedule and 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)

Financial parts represent an important element in every refit project: with our strong experience based on over than a decade of superyachts construction projects, we closely monitor every financial aspect during each stage of the process.

Imperial’s Managers strictly follow road map and budget our client would allocate to his superyacht refit project, monitoring every aspect with suppliers working with us for this project on a daily basis with detailed reports. For each superyacht refit project, Imperial dedicates a Financial Manager who will handle all the budget elements and will give a clear overview on expenses undergoing. Our reputation in the superyacht industry and our excellent knowledge of the main renowned yachts suppliers is a real guarantee to supervise and deliver our client’s project with a rigorous costs control.


As an experienced company managing a very large fleet of motor yachts from 30m to 100m+ length around the world, Imperial is able to manage your vessel thanks to its Operational team composed of multilingual, professional, highly-experienced marine professionals.
Feel free to send us your enquiry and we will ensure to get back to you shortly.

Mark Harrison
Head of Operations Department
T +377 97 98 38 80

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