Nick Healey is available for consultancy work often required during refit projects, repairs and new builds. His project management aims are to obtain the best achievable outcome of the required finished product.
Refits; there are five key elements to achieving a good re-fit result:
- An initial survey will establish the condition of the hull and equipment. This can be used to establish what requires improvement and what requires replacing.
- Quotations and placing of a contract with the yard; this will define the completion programme, the work, fixed costs, charging rates for emergent work, rights of Owner’s representative intervention, stage payments and acceptance.
- Inspections to be made at critical stages during the re-fit i.e. prior to stage payments, for example after an old teak deck has been removed and before the new one is fitted, thus confirming the condition of the underlying structures.
- Acceptance; Nick Healey will make a final inspection of the completed work and where appropriate carry out equipment tests and sea trials before recommending you accept the work and make final payment.
Nick Healey will also produce a repair report which should be kept with the vessel’s papers. This could be a very useful document when selling the vessel at a later date and may help to avoid problems concerning a future survey.