Phil Friedman in Lifestyle, Directors and Executives, Engineers and Technicians Writer/Editor | Marketer | Ghost Writer | Marine Industry and Small-Business Consultant • Port Royal Group Jul 25, 2018 · 1 min read · 3.1K

Golden Advice for Developing and Managing New-Build Yacht Projects

Golden Advice for Developing and Managing New-Build Yacht Projects


More than 6,000 copies of my eBook on yacht building have been distributed to date. And the strong response from readers, including noted industry professionals, motivated me to update and expand the original.  See what some reviewers and readers have said about Ten Golden Rules for Successful New-Build Projects ... 

From Douglas Sharp (Douglas Sharp Yacht Design, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA): “I read your e-book with great interest, and appreciate you sending it to me. The school of hard knocks has certainly taught us many of the lessons alluded to in your book, and I heartily agree with your conclusions and advice… Our industry needs to pay attention to hard-won accumulated experience.”

From Stephen Moon (Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law Specialist, Stephen M. Moon, P.A., Cocoa, FL, USA):
“Your e-book is excellent. I should have been doing a lot of other things this morning but I could not resist reading the e-book as soon as I had a break… Your remarks are very insightful and will be appreciated by many. I have a much better understanding of the events leading up to the actual build process and the important issues to consider before construction now. Your e-book is a quick, must-read for anyone involved in a new build project or major refit.”

From Harry Jorgenson, (Jorgensen Marine Ltd, Atatu, Auckland,.NZ):
“Having been involved with large yacht building since the late 70s in varying roles I understand your 10 Golden Rules better than most. It is the most sensible advice that I have read for some time and should be essential reading for all involved.”

From Diane M. Byrne (Editor, Megayacht News,
“I've just finished reading your eBook, and it contains sage advice for owners and their team of advisers.”

From Kenny Wooton (Editor-in-Chief, Yachts International magazine):
“Each “rule” is explored in clear, concise prose easily accessible to non-experts.”

This is just a sampling of the response, and my sincere thanks and genuine appreciation go out to all who have taken the time to read the eBook and send their comments.

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Fair winds and safe harbors    Phil Friedman


Phil Friedman Jul 8, 2019 · #11

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Jerry Fletcher Aug 22, 2018 · #8

Phil, Congrats on successfully upgrading and expanding your book. I know what a task it can be. Right now I'm n the middle of upgrading 3 more of my Marketing Without Money products. Each time the pace of change seems to get faster. And so it goes.

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Lada 🏡 Prkic Jul 28, 2018 · #7

Phil, 6,000 copies of your eBook is a quite impressive number. Congratulations! Knowing you from your posts, comments and personal messaging there is no doubt that your advice is clear, concise and easily accessible to non-experts, as one of the reviewers said, because of your experience and knowledge in this field.
Wishing you much success in your future endeavours.

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Congratulations on the success of your book, @Phil Friedman.

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Louise Smith Jul 27, 2018 · #5

"Some of them might even need psychological services." I think you mean a few drinks !

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Louise Smith Jul 27, 2018 · #4

#3 I would absolutely love to do that. Please remember as it might be a while.
My close friend & her husband built their own Cat.
I shared your article with them on FB. You got a LIKE !
They have been sailing ins SE Asia for the last 5 years. They just sailed up past Sri Lanka, through the Red Sea went to Cairo
Then via Suez Canal to Turkey. Just left Fethiye, Turkey for Marmaris. They plan to do 3y in the Med. She asked me to visit. I haven't been OS for a no of years.I decided I "have" to go. I am going to become an Online Counsellor so I can work anywhere. !

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Phil Friedman Jul 27, 2018 · #3

#1 Louise, come to Fort Lauderdale. I am sure I could put you in touch with someone who is looking for yacht crew. Some of them might even need psychological services. Cheers! And thanks for the share.

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