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In the production of a large yacht there are quite a large number of persons, companies, regulatory bodies, authorities and processes that have to be very carefully monitored and co-ordinated in order to produce the desired product by the owner.
In many cases, to make this process more complicated, these entities involved in the design and production have a direct say that can seriously affect the final product. Some examples are Classification Societies, Maritime Authorities, engineering requirements, etc. From a shipyard point of view this process starts with a peculiar aspect of this industry that generally does not occur in other sectors. The yard receives a project in its initial stage and it has to be developed and completed. Someone starts the project and somebody else finishes it.
This does not happen in the vast majority of industries where there is just one responsible for the entire duration of the project…