Based in Haarlem, The Netherlands, Azure is an independent office for a broad range of yacht related services. The integration of creative design, technical development and yacht services is the core value of the company. Our mission as a true yacht-specialist is to provide the highest level of service and deliver the best possible solutions.
Plus years recognized as an established office. Founded in 2003.
Plus highly skilled yacht specialists.
Projects under construction
Yachts in the water
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We offer a wide range of services for new build and refit projects and we have established long term relationships with other key players in the yacht building industry. Throughout the whole yacht spectrum, from design to launch, all aspects involved with the building process are overseen and coordinated by Azure. Our dedicated team guarantees smart and reliable solutions with proven technologies and effective communication to optimize design and minimize build lead time.
During an iterative process our creative team blends together the client’s wishes regarding exterior style, layout and regulations into a fitting concept design. The design is developed following requirements from selected Classification societies and Flag.
To guarantee a feasible concept our designers and naval architects work closely together from the start of the project. Collaborating with an interior designer, the initial concept is step-by-step refined into a fully detailed design. In preparation of construction Azure works together with the shipyard to find the most fitting detail solutions.
One of Azure’s strengths is the early involvement of naval architecture in the design process. Our naval architects assist in defining the specifications and behavior of the yacht. Parameters regarding speed, fuel-efficiency, seakeeping and material are fused into a suitable overall ship design.
The team is able to support in refining the hull shape design and creating detailed weight-, stability- and performance predictions for new build and refit projects. Before delivery to the owner Azure oversees stability tests and sea trials.
Azure defines the overall ship construction. Our specialists oversee the integration of all structural elements such as construction, propulsion and climate systems, and are able to comply with regulations of all major Classification societies.
For new build projects the detailed engineering of individual elements is performed by subcontractors or the shipyard.
During construction of the yacht Azure supervises the technical developments, acts as key decision maker and assesses build quality on behalf of the owner. After delivery to the owner, our surveyors evaluate the state of the yacht for quality or safety. Additionally we perform regular compliancy checks as requested by Class and Flag.