Phil Friedman has a long and varied background in the marine industry, as a yacht builder, boat and shipyard manager, small-craft surveyor, and as a writer/editor.
As the Managing Director of the Port Royal Group, he provides clients with the benefit of his intimate knowledge of yacht construction, major refit and repair, surveying, damage assessment, estimating, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution.
As president and CEO of Palmer Johnson Yachts, Phil was responsible for executive management of a group of companies with annual gross revenues in excess of $100 million and 600 employees across the country. Under Phil’s direction, PJ developed and sold several hundred million dollars in new yacht construction and major refit work, and built and delivered more than a dozen luxury megayachts in the 30- to 60-meter range.
Before that, Phil was VP-Operations and CFO for a multi-location Hatteras and Bertram yacht dealership and chain of boatyards, employing 150 craftsmen in the commissioning, maintenance and refit of luxury yachts. Additionally, over the years, Phil provided a broad range of marine-related technical and business consulting services to a wide variety of clients, Including yacht owners, boatbuilders, marine manufacturers, and aerospace companies.
During several years as Senior Editor for Power & Motoryacht magazine, Phil tested and evaluated hundreds of yachts worldwide. He has published more than 900 articles and several books on yacht design, construction, repair and maintenance. His recently published e-Book, Ten Golden Rules for Successful New Build Projects, has received wide acclaim from industry professionals.
Some of Phil’s published writings, can be found at:
Phil continues actively as a consultant to yacht builders, buyers, owners, and sellers (www.portroyalgroup.com). His more recent consulting work includes supervision of the construction of an Offshore 80 motor yacht in Taiwan, the planning and supervision of shipfitting for a 45-meter high performance composite military patrol vessel; the project planning and management of prototype construction for a new line of 65-foot high performance catamaran motor yachts; and the design, planning and supervision of the fabrication and installation of ultralight interior joinery and furniture in a number of high-performance Hovercraft patrol vessels.
Phil welcomes questions and comments, which can be sent to email@example.com.
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