Welcome to Pro Advisor ...
WHERE OUR SUBSCRIBERS CAN SECURE PROFESSIONAL HELP AND ADVICE ON THEIR BOATBUILDING, REFIT, AND REPAIR ISSUES, AS WELL AS OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING TO YACHT AND BOAT OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION.
[Please note: this service is available only to paid subscribers.]
Please write “Pro Advisor” on the subject line of your email, and include in the body a brief description of your vessel, problem or issue — and what sort of help you are seeking.
Include your return email address and the best telephone number at which to reach you.
We will generally respond within one business day to set up an initial 1/2-hour teleconference, at which time we can discuss your situation and how we can help. Once we’re set up, because we can readily attend to your project or problem via video-conferencing, it’s like having a project troubleshooter in the office next door.
I look forward to speaking with you soon. Fair winds and safe harbors!
— Phil Friedman
About me, Phil Friedman:
During nearly 40 years in the marine industry, I've worn numerous hats — yacht designer, boatbuilder, marine operations and business manager, marine industry consultant, marine marketing and ghostwriter, boating magazine writer/editor, yacht surveyor, and marine industry educator. I'm also trained and experienced in interest-based negotiation and mediation, and offer cost-effective alternative dispute resolution for parties in the marine industry. In a prior life, I taught logic and philosophy at university.
For marine industry clients, I solve problems in and create cost-effective solutions for:
- Boat and yacht construction, refit, and repair
- Project development, planning, and management
- Costing, bidding, and proposal writing
- Contract negotiations and vetting
- Hands-on yacht construction, ship fitting, and refit
- Engineering management
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Industry educational development and training
An illustrated portfolio of my background and previous work can be viewed at:
For even more information about me, you can also Google ‘phil friedman yacht’.