Project Manager on 171ft Hoek Design Ketch
Elfje built at Royal Huisman Shipyard.
Consultant on 75 Meter refit project in South of England.
Project Manager on 192ft Ethereal built by Royal Huisman Shipyard.
Owners Consultant on Dubois 58 Meter Ketch, delivered 2010
and helmsman on J Class replica Hanuman (Endeavour 2)
on purchase of 190ft Expedition yacht, refitting and Cruising.
Project Manager on 150ft new Build Trideck powerboat.
Project Manager and Financial
controller for 300ft Schooner Athena.
Project Manager and Captain for Hyperion
158ft Sloop built at RHS
Project Manager and Captain for Anakena 140ft Sloop built at RHS
|Project Manager Allan Prior in Monaco at the Showboats Super Yacht awards
Project Manager Allan Prior in Monaco at the Showboats Super Yacht awards.
Master Mariner and World Class Sailor.
America's Cup Programs - 1992 & 1995
Whitbread Round the World
Races - 77/78, 89/90, 93/94
Maxi Boat Programs.
Super Yacht Project Manager.
Owner's On Site Representative.
Super Yacht Captain, Navigator and Trained CPA.
J Class sailing programs
|Sailing the J Hanuman in Newport 2009
Given the sophisticated
and complex nature of modern yachts,
the need for the owner
to have on-site professional representation
the entire design, specification, bidding
and tendering process,
than ever and is key to the success of the project.
The on-site representation I offer throughout this
process in the
owners interests raises the level of project organization,
ensuring that the
vessel is properly constructed and equipped, keeps the
necessary budgetary constraints intact whilst ensuring scheduling
goals are met.
Once the vessel has
completed acceptance trials,
offer complete continuity in the form of full
support for the owner, captain
and crew .
This continuity translates into faster problem-solving,
less down-time and lower operating costs for vessel owners.
I routinely assist in resolving warranty issues,
procuring best value replacement
parts and am often
to manage modifications that may subsequently be desired.
|New Project underway.
Services offered by Prior Yacht Management include:
Specification writing, systems design and review with Designers,
Crew and shipyard.
Architect & Interior designer selection.
Plotting & editing
of drawings as required.
Yard selection and oversight of Building Process.
Contract negotiation and Payments.
Procurement of Owner furnished items.
Budget preparation and monitoring.
Sailing & Mechanical trials.
Management of yacht logistics & finances.
Supply parts & equipment.
& Management of crew training.
On Board Documentation and Data Transfer.
Cruising guide, Weather routing and
Safety at Sea issues.
| Hyperion - Palma SuperYacht winner 2006
Hyperion won the Superyacht Millennium Cup in New Zealand just prior
to the America's Cup in February 2000.
This Frers Designed, Huisman Built 47m Sloop was nominated for the prestigious "Boat International Super Yacht of The Year award" in 1999.
yacht was awarded the "Show Boats International Best Sailing Yacht over 38 Meters" for 1999.
was awarded the "Super Yacht Societies International Super Yachts Design best sailing vessel over 36 meters" for
1999, and also won the award for "Best Interior for a sailing yacht" for 1999.
|Athena in Sardinia Italy Summer 2008
Athena was awarded the "Show Boats International
Best Sailing Yacht over 40 Meters" for 2004, in Monaco in
Athena was nominated also for "Show Boats International Highest
Technical achievement in a sailing yacht"
and "Best Sailing Yacht Interior".
Prestigious award by KNVTS
Royal Huisman Shipyard and Athena
are recognized by the Royal Dutch Corporation for Shipping Technicians
At 295 feet overall, Athena is the largest
private sailing yacht of
the modern era and the largest all-aluminum yacht built to date.
Built entirely of high-tensile Alustar,
this giant displaces 1,177 tons.
Her three masts soar 197 feet above the deck supporting 28,632 square feet of
The last yacht completed before Wolter Huisman’s death in December 2004,
she pays homage to a
man whose name is synonymous with the best in yacht building.
|Newport Bucket Regatta 2010 Winners
Newport Bucket Regatta 2009
The J Class yachts, RANGER and the new Huisman replica of ENDEAVOUR
II, HANUMAN, started a minute apart, in the first contest between these designs since the 1938 Americas Cup, also off
Newport! In an extremely close contest, HANUMAN was able to maintain her lead, however RANGER shaved off 22 seconds,
leaving HANUMAN to finish third and RANGER 38 seconds behind in fourth.
In their second engagement on the
race course, the new Huisman J-Class Sloop, HANUMAN was able to best J-Class RANGER by a minute and 50 seconds. Without
a doubt, these two yachts are destined to a great future within the re-emerging J-Class fleet!
Athena was awarded the "International Super Yacht Societies International Super Yachts Design
award for best sailing vessel over 36 meters" for 2005, and also won the award for "Best Interior for a sailing
yacht" for 2005.
|Monaco Showboats Awards June 2005
|Athena was awarded the "Show Boats International Best Sailing Yach
|J Class Hanuman training for Newport Bucket
Back in 1937 the original “Endeavour
II” was built in steel at the Nicholson’s Yard and designed by Charles Nicholson.
II” was built to battle the J’s in the America’s Cup Race that year, maximizing the waterline to 87ft she
challenged “Ranger” but did not beat her.
|Ethereal sailing near Vigo March 2009
WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2010 – FINALISTS Best Sailing Yacht in the 45m+ size range.
International Superyacht Society Awards for Design 2009
Design Awards - Nominees - Sail: 40 Meters + More photo's at bottom of
Allan Prior Yachting p2
Chelsea January 2013
to Security and paper shredding.