Swiss Ocean Yacht Management specialises in all aspects of yachting asset management, ranging from Superyachts to Gigayachts. We provide an individually tailored service, independent from brokerage activities. In addition to operational and Crew management services, Swiss Ocean Yacht Management also specialises in New Build and Refit projects as well as Superyacht development.

As part of the Columbia Shipmanagement Group, one of the largest ship management companies in the world, we are able to offer unparalleled cost savings and resources with 24/7 access to an extensive network of experts. With offices in Germany, Switzerland, Cyprus and Singapore we pride ourselves on having both local and global expertise.

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Why Swiss Ocean?

The Future of Yacht Management.

We are the only yacht management company with a real emergency response centre and we can remotely assist, 24/7.


Hospitality & Training

We are unique with simulation centres around the world and we run award-winning hospitality training programs in our own institutions.


A Beneficial In-House Team.

Being part of the Columbia Shipmanagement Group, we offer unparalleled cost savings and unparalleled across industry expertise.


Yacht Management

New Build & Refit

Consulting & Survey

Yacht Development

Yacht Expedition Planning

Every step of the way.

Whether you're just embarking on the exciting project of creating a yacht or you're already
an owner and require management, our experienced team provide a complete
and efficient service at each stage that accounts for every detail.

Yacht Development

This is the initial planning stage of creating your yacht.

We draw up initial sketches based on your requirements and the yacht's intended purpose.

We recruit designers and naval architects based on the owner's vision.

Project Management

We oversee the yacht build and ensure everything is completed to the highest standards.

We locate the best yard for the project, taking the specifications and negotiating the contract with the shipyard.

We check the designs to ensure that they match up to legal and technical requirements, and create technical specifications for the build.

The building process begins with our experienced team overseeing the build and making regular progress reports.

We ensure that the yacht build is adhering to costing predictions and the budget, as set out in the contract.

We log the entire build process, conducting regular checks and drawing up reports.

We deal with any claims, processing them quickly and efficiently with minimal involvement required from the owner.

We send the vessel to be trialled at sea, and the finished yacht is launched and delivered to the owner.

Yacht management

We organise every element of your yacht ownership, from recruitment through to safety management.

This advanced system monitors the systems and machinery on your yacht from thousands of miles away.

Using our years of expertise and strong industry connections, we find the right captain to command your yacht.

We recruit crews worldwide, running background checks and providing training.

We work to not only comply with maritime regulations but exceed them, ensuring your yacht is in the ideal condition to be taken to sea.

We ensure that your yacht is correctly registered in case of inspection in ports.

Expedition planning

When your yacht is ready to set sail, we help you have the best possible exploration experience.

We plan engaging and exciting itineraries to some of the most beautiful and impenetrable areas.

We organise permit applications, recruit expedition staff and consider ecological regulations.