Fraser Yachts and V.Delta, part of V.Group, have entered into a collaboration agreement providing Project Management Services to the superyacht industry to be called VF Yachts. Fraser Yachts is a full-service superyacht brokerage company with 14 offices and 140 employees. V.Group is the largest independent marine services provider worldwide, encompassing V.Delta, its Engineering and Project Management division for the leisure market.
The idea of the collaboration agreement between the two companies was generated by Roberto Giorgi, Executive Chairman of Fraser Yachts since September 2014 and Honorary Chairman of V.Group. The venture will be jointly led by Chris Semmens, Technical Manager at Fraser Yachts, and Davide Lajolo, Technical Director at V.Delta.
VF Yachts will focus on project management and refit supervision for superyachts from 40 metres in length but with particular emphasis on 60 to 140 metre superyachts. The service is aimed equally at Fraser Yachts brokers and external brokerage firms, as well as shipyards and owners directly.
In addition, the new company will offer expertise and competence in both yachting and operations. Owners and clients have access to the in-house knowledge base of highly-qualified engineers and naval architects, as well as an informed brokerage network and a network of reliable service providers.
“The track records of these two companies combined, plus their in-house expertise will add value to any Owner building or refitting a yacht in any yard worldwide”, says Roberto Giorgi, Executive Chairman of Fraser Yachts. Matteo Dimaio, Director of Technical Services at V.Group adds, “We believe that VF Yachts will offer superyacht owners a completely new, alternative, project management service, competing favorably (for the owner) with independent management companies and other companies within the industry.”