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    FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is project management?
    Project management involves supervising any and all aspects of a period in a boatyard or work done at a private dock. This includes, but is not limited to, scheduling, choosing vendors and contractors, budgeting, negotiating prices for each project, prioritizing and logistics, and consulting on the scope of the work to be done.

    2. What is the scope of the projects that you supervise?
    No job is too big or too small. We have re-powered boats, done major electrical and electronics installations and renovations, overseen the addition of cockpits, thereby lengthening the yacht, to just making sure that a bottom job is done properly, or organizing varnish work.

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    3. Where do you work?
    I have worked in most of the boatyards in Ft. Lauderdale area. If we opt to use a lot of sub contractors, Lauderdale Marine Center or Playboy Marine are very receptive to outside contractors, as long as the contractor carries appropriate insurance. On some occasions the yacht owner or manager might prefer to use a facility that has mostly in- house technicians. In such cases we would primarily monitor the work being done, and liaise between the yard management and the owner, and consulting and advising as necessary.

    4. How do you select sub-contractors?
    I have an excellent rapport with some of the best sub-contractors in the marine industry. That includes painters, fiberglass repair, carpenters, electricians, air conditioning and general machinery technicians, to name a few.

    5. How do you charge?
    I work on an hourly rate. My sub-contractors are paid their normal rates, and I usually organize them to be paid directly. My own employees are paid at an hourly rate.

    5. What is a Project Manager?
    A Project Manager person is a person acting solely in your behalf - with each of the varied and various subcontractors as well as the boatyard. Time out of the water- normally called lay days and billed per deim - has to be carefully managed to avoid excessive and unnecessary charges. Many issues need to be addressed immediately when the boat is out of the water: repairing frozen sea cocks (valves), rebuilding leaking sea strainers, replacing bilge pumps, repacking leaking rudder glands - all things which would be exorbitantly expensive to have a boat yard do. As your project manager, Eaton Yacht Works' president Jeff Eaton has the ability and experience to see that the work is done correctly and on a timely basis.

    The yard's responsibilities: the haul out, block and doing bottom repairs and paint, as well as the shaft and strut work and final launch all need close supervision - by a person working directly for the owner.

    Our years in the marine industry have proven that having your project managed by Eaton Yacht Works will result in improved efficiency of theproject as a whole, leading to improved quality and reduced overall costs.

    Contact Us today for better care of your yacht.