Resume and Project History

Steven B. Jacover

  • Place of Birth: Connecticut, USA
  • Marine Certificates: MCA Class 4 Master for yachts up to 3000 GRT

Yacht Building Supervision

Over 25 years experience working in Super Yacht construction with demanding Owners and the world’s premiere yacht builders has given me a wide range of experience. I have comprehensive experience in Team management with complex projects coordinating all disciplines including design, technical, production and commercial and contractual matters necessary in a Super Yacht Building project. Having served at sea in both Sail and Power as Master of numerous yachts my practical experience in operation and maintenance of luxury yachts has been very beneficial in construction and refit management.

Yacht Construction History Summary

  • 2016 – 2019
  • Owner’s Representative 64 m Hakvoort m/y bld no 249.
  • 2015 – 2018
  • Owner’s Representative and Project Manager for “FEMKE” at De Vries Yachts, NL.
  • 2012 – 2014
  • Owner’s Representative and Project Manager for 47m Dubois/Feadship m/y “COMO” at De Vries Yachts, NL.
  • 2008 – 2012
  • Owner’s Representative and Project Manager for 67m m/y Feadship “DRIZZLE” at De Vries Yachts, NL.
  • 2007 – 2010
  • Owner’s Representative and Project Manager for 57m s/y Dubois “TWIZZLE” at “Royal Huisman” Shipyard, NL.
  • 2004 – 2008
  • Owner’s Representative and Project Manager for 55m m/y “STEEL” at Pendennis Shipyard, UK.
  • 2003 – 2005
  • Warranty Supervisor for Owner’s of m/y “OCTOPUS” during her post delivery period.
  • 2000 – 2003
  • Chief Owner’s Representative for the construction of the 126m m/y “OCTOPUS” at Fr Lurssen Werft/ HDW in Kiel Germany. Responsible for assembling and management of Owner’s on site technical team of 10 persons, project budget and control, quality control , contractual matters, acceptance trials and all shipyard related commercial matters on behalf of the Owners.

Commenced Full Time Yacht Project Management Ashore and retired as Operational Yacht Captain.

  • 1996 – 2000
  • Owner’s Representative and Project Manager for 66m m/y “Lady Marina II” Feadship at “De Vries Yachts” NL. Yacht constructed to MCA Code for Commercial Yachts. Composed the Building Specification and tender bid package sent to leading yacht builders for consideration. Analysed all yard bids and conducted contract negotations with selected yard on behalf of the Owner. Responsible for all design plan approval, quality control and acceptance trials. Upon completion sailed as her Master from November 1999 to May 2000.
  • 1991 – 1996
  • Owner’s Project Manager for 50m m/y “Lady Marina” at the Hakvoort Shipyard in NL. Upon completion and delivery of the yacht in 1994 sailed as her Master until starting a new project for the same Owner in 1996 (see above).
  • 1987 – 1990
  • Owner’s Representative and Project Manager for 46m m/y “Mi Gaea” Feadship at “De Vries Yachts” NL. Upon Delivery sailed as her Master until 1991.
  • 1984 – 1986
  • Marine Electronics Planning and System Engineer at Rich Marine Electronics, Miami Fla. Responsible for new construction electronics planning and sales.
  • 1974 – 1984
  • Crew and Captain on various world traveling Sailing Yachts. Grand Prix Ocean Racing on Maxi Yachts world wide. Captain on maxi Ondine 4 and maxi Kialoa 3, navigator on maxi Xargo IV.