Technical Management – Your Yacht is in safe hands
Our technical team can provide a full range of technical yacht services including new yacht build consulting and support services for yachts under management or agency.
We strive to make the ownership of a yacht as stress free as possible and to minimise the risks and liabilities associated with yacht ownership. The Oceda team works alongside Owners and Captains to tailor our technical yacht service to each Owner’s specific needs to ensure the smooth operation of the yacht.
Our key relationships with all main yachting flag states and class societies, allow us to maintain up to date knowledge of ever changing technical, administrative and regulatory standards in place.
OCEDA co-ordinates Classification Society requirements and organizes and manages yearly maintenance works, non-scheduled technical requirements and refit works.
The team is always on hand to assist with emergency support and to deal with manufacturers, suppliers and shipyards with access to preferential prices and where possible credit lines.
- Co-ordination of Classification Society surveys and inspection requirements
- Oversight of the onboard planned maintenance schedule (including audits)
- Development of the annual technical and refit budgets
- On-site project management and quality control
- Co-ordination of refit planning
- Emergency 24/7 technical support
- Condition Surveys and sea trials
- Yacht Valuation reports
- Safety and security Management
- Insurance consultancy and supervision of insurance claims
Yacht valuation is a complex endeavor, involving multiple valuation techniques (Detailed, Basic, Desk Valuation) and accounting for different parameters.
New Yachts Valuation Parameters
- Compensated Gross Tonnage
- Total Length
- Builder reputation
- Level of Customization
- Market Supply and Demand
Pre-Owned Yachts Valuation Parameters
- New yacht comparables
- Maintenance History
- Number of previous owners
- Average re-sale value of the shipyard’s existing fleet
Full condition Survey
A detailed technical inspection of the yacht is provided for PREPURCHASE, MAINTENANCE AND DAMAGE condition surveys. The full condition survey comprises of the below three parts with the actual extend of the survey to be subject to the commissioning party intention and vessel itself:
Port / afloat Inspection and Survey
We perform a survey with the vessel moored to test electrical and hydraulic equipment and check all maritime, life saving, telecommunication and fire safety equipment in addition to the internal and external condition of the vessel.
Following the static inspection of the vessel afloat, we perform an open sea trial. During the sea trial, the engine and overall vessel performance is evaluated, including testing of the steering, controls, shafting, engine mounts, navigation, propulsion and exhaust systems. Engines and drives Manufacturers authorized representatives are always recommended to attend on a sea trial.
On sail boats, the overall sailing systems including the rigs and hardware are surveyed for their condition.
Dry Dock Survey
After the vessel is lifted and placed in dry dock the survey continues and includes bottom, top sides and deck examination. The bottom is internally examined as well and hull equipment like Tail shafts or drives, propellers, flaps, thrusters and anchors with chains are surveyed for their condition.
Depending the construction material, age and condition of the vessel Non Destructive Testing may be effected, like Ultrasonic, Moisture Measurements, Radiographies and Dye check for Tail shafts and propellers and Magna Flux for shafts.
Is duty-free fuel for yachts available in the East Med?
All commercially registered yachts under charter can obtain duty free fuel. At OCEDA we handle all necessary formalities with the port and customs authorities to allow for duty-free fueling. We advise Captains intending to fuel with duty-free fuel during their charter in Greece to contact us prior to arriving in Greece to finalise all paperwork in advance.
Duty-free fuel is available for private and commercially registered yachts in Albania. At Oceda we are able to cover all duty-free fueling needs working closely with our local partner in Sarande and Durres.
Duty-free fuel is available for private and commercially registered yachts in Turkey subject to such yachts exiting Turkish waters within 24 hours of fueling. At Oceda we are able to cover all duty-free fueling needs working closely with our local partner at all the main marinas/ports on the Turkish coastline.
How is Covid-19 affecting travel in Greece?
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What are the charter duration and booking lead time?
The charter duration depends on the yacht’s availability. A charter can last from 1 day (for some of the yachts) to more than a month, also depending on how long the charterer wants to charter. To ensure finding the perfect yacht for you we recommend that clients reach out to us at least 6 months in advance to the high season and up to three months in advance for off-peak season.
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