New Yacht Construction & Refit

Spencer Buley Group are World leaders in luxury yacht design, naval architecture & build, specialists in luxury yacht construction and refits, project management of bespoke motor, expedition, sailing and luxury cruise yachts.

Spencer Buley Group and its leading independent partners have successfully completed over 1400 historic new yacht construction projects over the past 90 years, with the world’s top shipyards, project managers and designers, working on yacht projects from 40m to 150m+.

What makes Spencer Buley Group unique is that we work directly for our clients ‘Owners, Representatives, Family Offices & Captains’ and the luxury Maritime Industry ‘Shipyards, Yacht Designers, Management Companies etc’ tailoring our services to their requirements.

Our value is in providing a truly independent turnkey design and build solution. We tailor a team around our clients, introducing them to the world’s finest ‘independent’ partners, specialists yacht naval architects, yacht designers, interior designers, project managers & service providers… unmatched in their wealth of experience and knowledge in their specialist fields.

‘If you are going to do something, do it exceptionally or not at all’

From support to overall principle lead, for us it’s ensuring our clients experience an effortless & enjoyable journey, with projects that are delivered on time and to budget.

We can provide all or some of the following services:

  • Yacht Design
  • Specification
  • Project Management
  • Naval Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Yard Selection & Negotiation
  • Classification Compliancy
  • Handover to Aftercare & Support Services


Why Clients Choose Us

We have our client’s best interests at heart, we seek perfection, visionary engineering, technological advancements, pinnacle craftsmanship, to set new benchmarks, aesthetic acuity with a deep understanding of what an outstanding luxury yacht should be.

‘Keep it independent’

It is only by using the worlds finest independents are we able to offer expert and impartial advice, focusing and ascertaining the suitability and quality to surpass the most discerning luxury patrons.

‘We keep it private and professional’

Our clients remain private, as do their yachts. You wont see your luxury yacht advertised on our website and we certainly don’t make it public knowledge.

‘A partner by your side’

We offer our clients true value for money, that is why we do not put any mark ups on any of our support service partners and we certainly don’t charge our clients costly fees.

We provide our clients with the added value of delivering a first class solution, with reliable, trusted partners who deliver projects on time and to budget with exceptional results and engineering excellence, resulting in the finest quality yachts.

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“The Spencer Buley Group looks to the future; new and green technologies and advancements. If you are willing to go that extra mile, then we have the know how, experience and willingness to take you there.” Ashley Hurrell – Founder

Our services in more detail:

Initial Yacht Design & Concept Development

Our principle aim is to ensure we fully understand and explore our client’s brief. Establishing a design together we set to deliver concept designs and general arrangement ideas. With no limitations, the boundaries are only as far as your imagination is willing to take you.

Here we can reveal exclusive concepts with top yacht designers from around the world.

The Design Process:

Concept Development:
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Preliminary Design:
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3D Modeling & Visualisation
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Detailed Design
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Specification Outline & Review

At Spencer Buley Group we recommend full specifications for both new build and refit projects. SBG and its partners are experts in the development of technical specifications and are well placed to assist in the development and agreement of the brief, with our client’s vision and best interests at heart.

Consideration will be given to the exterior appearance, GA/interior layout and functionality, accommodation requirements for both crew and owners, budget, machinery, technical requirements, quality of equipment, safety, security, classification, overall purpose, prime purpose, classification and flag state requirements.

Project Management Selection & Placement

Choosing the right Project Manager to compliment the owners team or manage the overall superyacht build project is crucial. Once we have a clear understanding of what it is you require, Spencer Buley introduce our clients to the finest independent superyacht Project Managers in the industry, with impeccable track records and experience, an eye for detail and an on time and to budget ethos.

Quality Control is hugely important to our clients and us.

Project managers carry out a vital role, they add value across the project:
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We also work with leading yacht captains and build captains for certain projects and input and impartial advice for our clients.

Naval Architecture

With Laurent Giles at the helm, you are in safe hands. They are the worlds finest and longest established yacht design and naval architects in the business. Since 1927 they have successfully carried out over 1420 projects. Trusted by royalty and UHNW’s, top shipyards, designers, family offices and technical management companies around the globe, they are industry leaders for yacht naval architecture.

Working with the finest can save you a lot of money not just in terms of the tendering process but also finding errors later down the project, that lead into costly miscalculations. This is why it’s always worth working with the best and those you can trust.

Through our partners we cover:

Designers Technical Support
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Preliminary Naval Architecture
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Hull Design & Development
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Structural Design
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Additionally:Stability Books, Inclining Trials & Lightship Surveys
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“The Spencer Buley Group looks to the future; new and green technologies and advancements. If you are willing to go that extra mile, then we have the know how, experience and willingness to take you there.” Ashley Hurrell – Founder

Interior Architecture

Tillberg Design of Sweden – Founded in 1964, Tillberg Design of Sweden is a world leading marine design enterprise. The company’s global reference list includes some of world’s most creative and prestigious projects, including Private Yachts, Explorer Ships and Ocean Liners. The team of 120 architects and designers in Sweden, Poland, Miami and Singapore create award winning designs that span from cutting edge contemporary to timeless and classic.

Yard Selection, Tendering & Contract Negotiation

With no affiliation with yards SBG and its Partners are able to offer expert and impartial advice, focusing and ascertaining the suitability, quality and stability of the facilities selected. With the support of our legal Partners, Penningtons Manches Cooper, or your own.

With a professional team in your corner and a water tight tendering package, we can save our clients huge cost savings at this crucial stage of the process. Not just on the price negotiated but choosing the right yard for the project, that we know can deliver and that have the best terms, teams and skills in place for the job.

Classification and Flag State Compliancy

Through our Partners we have extensive experience of the Large and Passenger Yacht Codes and long standing relationships with key industry providers. Through their membership of certain ship/yacht Advisory Councils, Yacht Committees, Superyacht forums and Industry Working Groups allows us to inform our clients of future codes and regulations which are likely to come into play, which is invaluable for forthcoming yacht projects, giving SBG the edge.

Additionally we can provide:Class, Flag, SOLAS, MARPOL, MLC 2006
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Handover to Aftercare Support Services

On delivery SBG work to ensure that all documentation, guarantee and warrantees are identified, signed off and provided to ensure a smooth hand over to the Client, operating team or crew.

Spencer Buley Group pride itself on offering our clients the worlds finest hand selected partners & support services which covers key areas such as specialist yacht Lawyers
Asset Finance, Insurance, Recruitment for yacht crew, Branded Uniforms and Workwear Solutions, Fine Linens, AV & IT, Yacht Surveyors, Security, Tenders and Toys and more which can be found on our partners page.

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