Shipyard Work in ASIA(2)
Shipyards all over the world tend to make the most
experienced Captains shake with fear when they navigate their yacht into the
lifting berth ready for the travel lift to haul the boat. However with good
preparation viewing the portfolio of other yachts that successfully had work
done and speaking with other owners , captain and crew of their experiences
many yachts depart the shipyard most of the time delayed and within budget
However shipyards in Asia do not fit into the same category as their counterparts in the USA
This is mainly due to the following basic facts.
There are many other factors to consider, If you must and I mean if you really must haul
your yacht in Asia then I would highly
recommend doing your homework first extensively.
Due to the large amounts of super yachts venturing into Asia
to sample the great cruising gorgeous bays , beautiful beaches , great food and fantastic
nightlife many are beleving that the shipyards here can deliver the same product
as in Europe or the USA….Some can, and many cannot it is up to you to find out
for yourself. Thailand seems to be better if you can understand the language, Singapore the most expensive and Malaysia the worst
Google is a good start as many accidents or shortfalls are reported
somewhere on the net.
I know of a few yachts in the last few years that have unfortunately been the end product of shoddy workmanship, overcharging that could not get away quick enough from the yards.
Best of Luck and Happy Sailing
Captain John Shwartz.