Technical Support

New Construction & Refit Projects

DFD Inc. is a company dedicated to providing on time on budget project management for new construction and refit projects within the marine industry.

With over 30 years in the yachting industry of South Florida, DFD has developed the experience, techniques, and working relationships to provide our clients with the professional and personalized attention required to produce successful results.

DFD did an amazing job as project manager on a very difficult refit. And their work managing our site in Malta was extraordinary, overseeing capital improvements that have since proved to be successful in their vision and execution.

In today’s market owners representation and project management have become a key factor in vessel refits and new construction due to the technical complexity and integration of multiple trades required for modern boat building.

The key to a successful project or yard period is organization and experience. The controlled flow of information and resources will ultimately result in a project that operates in a timely manner and keeps costs to a minimum.

After many projects both local and abroad, DFD has developed the experience, tools, and techniques necessary for achieving these results.

The following lists some of the items that will guarantee a more successful project.

Pre project package:

  • Have a plan
  • Assembly of work lists, build specification, drawings, vendors, and equipment lists prior to the vessel arriving in the shipyard or start of construction

Tracking progress:

During the course of the project all work lists & contractor lists are updated weekly to ensure items are not overlooked and any new items are included. Weekly progress reports are produced for the owners, Management Company, and / or captain to keep everyone informed, and up to date.

Controlling Costs:

All invoicing is reviewed, approved, & paid weekly / bi-weekly so that any discrepancies can be addressed immediately during the refit process. For scheduled milestone payments on new construction projects, progress can be monitored while tasks are signed off keeping payments on track with progress accomplished.

While DFD is not an architectural or engineering firm, we work closely with naval architects and designers to provide on site information through digital sketches and pictures. We can provide these details in a timely fashion as build information that can be injected into the design package.