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Allan Prior
Prior Yacht Management.
93 Wellington Ave, Apt # 3
Newport, RI 02840, USA

USA    +1 401 662 6055

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Some Projects:
Project Manager on 171ft Hoek Design Ketch Elfje built at Royal Huisman Shipyard.
Owners 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
Sailing Director and helmsman on J Class replica Hanuman (Endeavour 2)
Owners Consultant 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 
throughout the entire design, specification, bidding and tendering process, 
is greater 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,
I also offer complete continuity in the form of full 
post-construction 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 
called upon to manage modifications  that may subsequently be desired.

New Project underway.

Specific Services offered by Prior Yacht Management include:

Specification writing, systems design and review with Designers, Crew and shipyard.
Equipment selection.
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.
Insurance package selection.
Management of yacht logistics & finances.
Supply parts & equipment.
Crew supply & 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.

The yacht was awarded the "Show Boats International Best Sailing Yacht over 38 Meters" for 1999.

The yacht 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 June 2005.

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 sail. 

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.

“Endeavour 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

2009 Superyacht Design Awards - Nominees - Sail: 40 Meters + More photo's at bottom of Allan Prior Yachting  p2


Chelsea January 2013

Newest addition to Security and paper shredding.