A little while later, after much anticipation and excitement, hull number 7 was formed and the main build of ‘GiGi’ began. S6 Marine carried out regular inspections throughout the build to ensure that everything was going to plan and that the ever evolving timeline was managed and controlled. We also documented the whole build, taking pictures of all of the hidden systems for future reference and keeping our clients up to date with the progress, acting as their one point of contact for any queries or special requests.
As with all new boat builds, there were many important decisions and choices to be made. From the style of the interior taps and textiles through to the electronics package and paint colours, our client could customise their new yacht to suit their lifestyle and design tastes. Sometimes, this process can be a bit overwhelming, and without a solid understanding of how a yacht will operate, selecting the best options can be difficult. So, as always, the S6 Marine team were on hand to provide expert and technical advice to the new owners, helping them to build a yacht that would run efficiently and deliver all that they wished for.
Furthermore, due to CNB’s ultra efficient modular build system, customisation of the interior was straightforward. In this case, our client was keen to use the two facing sofas in the saloon whilst under sail, so we worked with CNB to design an additional armrest that would allow passengers to sit comfortably on the sofas, even when sat to windward. This addition was constructed and fitted before the saloon module was lifted into the hull, making the process less complicated than it would have been in situ. Our client also wanted a state-of-the-art air conditioning system and an advanced electronics package onboard, so we were able to ensure CNB has these before all of the flooring and panelling was put in place.
This was also a useful stage in the process to identify any potential issues with the MCA coding and to build in any additional safety requirements. Trying to retrofit MCA specific equipment can be tricky, so we took advantage of having access to the systems early on and made sure everything was specced appropriately. For example, we were able to get CNB to fit out the engine room with fire proof hoses, shut down boxes and vents before the floor was laid, which was much easier than fitting it later on.
As well as managing the new build, S6 Marine looked after all of the new yacht registration, bringing together all of the required documents, declarations, bills of sale and surveys. We also created a new company to incorporate all of the charter activities for the yacht. This was especially important due to the numerous parties involved.