Why work with us
In a market where luxury is already taken to extremes, the yacht industry’s pursuit of perfection and innovation never ends. When we look at the expectations of a growing number of potential clients, we can see they will push the concept of floating luxury even further. As a classification society, we are evolving our roles with the industry to meet the new dimension of digitalisation and decarbonisation challenges, without any compromise of safety and quality at the same time.
Cyber security, 3D plan approval technique, and eco friendlier solutions such as hydrogen and battery propulsion are among the needing developments catching the eye of a more environmentally conscious and forward-looking type of owners. As the size, sophistication and complexity of yachts have increased, improvements in overall performance and experience are not simply about novel architectural designs and advanced construction techniques. More and more attention is also being paid to human engineering, and crew training, management and professionalism.
We have been working with our yacht customers for over 150 years, delivering bespoke solutions at every stage, from concept and design to construction, and operation to resale. Evolving along the changing world, we are trusted by yacht owners and builders with their increasingly exclusive and technically challenging prestige yacht projects.
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Trusted partner for safety and quality
The safety of a yacht, crew, environment and operational performance is paramount. That’s why we work closely with our customers at every stage of a vessel’s lifecycle to achieve safety, compliance and efficiency. We ensure assets are designed, built and maintained to the highest standards. As the world’s leading class society in yachts, we have developed our own requirements and procedures that go beyond the minimum statutory regime, reflecting our unique expertise.
Adding value through future-proof solutions
We add value at every stage of an asset’s life and through the way we work and interact with you from innovation and concept design through to operation. Our dynamic approach in technology qualification and adoption helps you overcome various challenges you may encounter, such as improving operational efficiency, complying environmental requirements, keeping people and assets safe, and remaining secure physically and digitally.
How we can help
We apply our expert solutions and independence to assure the integrity, reliability and success of every aspect of your operation. Helping maximise productivity and recovery, reduce operating costs, mitigate risk and demonstrate compliance with government regulations, industry codes and standards, many of which we have helped to develop.
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