After your home, a new yacht is probably the second most expensive purchase that you can make. When your yacht is handed over for Acceptance Trials by the commissioning team do you know how to ensure that all the systems are operating correctly?
Do you know how to check that the engine is reaching its designed peak RPM and running temperature? Is the yacht reaching hull speed under power and the propeller is pitched correctly for the vessel?
There are many aspects of a new yacht that an experienced marine engineer and yacht builder will be able to check and advise on. On a sailing yacht, rig tension, sail set and shape, running and standing rigging quality and integrity can all be evaluated. A motor yachts engines gearboxes and power train can be checked for designed performance. Engine and gearboxes can be examined with thermal imaging to detect hotspots due to faulty cooling systems or friction wear.
As well as the mechanical gear, there are electronic navigation aids which should be checked for proper interfacing and calibrating etc. Finally there is the fit out. The quality and detailing of the joinery and upholstery needs an expert eye and a snagging list prepared for the commissioning team to address. Medusa Marine has the experience to lead you through an acceptance and sea trial and protect your interest in your most valuable purchase.
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