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Yacht Engineering Manager


To explore new changes and responsibilities as a manager in the yacht production industry


5/2000 – Present Grand Banks Yachts

Engineering Manager

- Managing a team of 30+ engineers, designers and draughtmans

- Development of new project: Monitor designs, review and approve all functions associated with engineering for electrical, mechanical, structural and outfitting, calculation of drive line systems, load analysis, and incorporate of compliance to regulatory rules.

- Monitor and oversees progress of design for yachts under construction: Liaise with vendors and customers on custom design; liaise with supplier for material costing and quotations, installation details and OEM approved installation; also on warranty issue as they pertain to product liability

- Ensure that accurate and timely drawings, designs and detailed drawings are issued according to the applicable rule.

- Manage the issuing of specifications standard equipment list and specification for on going projects.

- Review and distribute Engineering change order memo related to modification and documentation of all drawings

- Ensure good support is provided to Production Department on new design development, installation or customization

- Assist Marketing Department in preparing the Dealer Information Booklets, Full Equipment List and Sales Kits

- Manage department budgets with progressive outlook of future design

- Implement training program for the engineering department

- Purchase new and leading technological programs

- Liaise with certification body for certification program; RINA for CE, NMMA Inspector for the US certification and ABYC for clarification and requirement

- Attend technical seminars and presentation related to boating industry.

- Assist the set up of Grand Banks booth during the yearly International Boat Show in Florida

Involvement and Achievement

- GB45SX Eastbay Series: Launched in Ft Lauderdale Boat show, 2006 and displayed in Miami Boat show, 2007

- GB47CL: Classic Heritage Series: Debut in Miami Boat show, 2007

- GB47EU: Europa Heritage Series: Debut in Ft Lauderdale Boat show , 2005

- GB39SX; Eastbay Series: Refresh interior design by “Pacific Custom Interior Inc”.

- GB47FB: Eastbay Series: Debut in Seattle Dealer Meeting, 2003. Overseeing the commissioning in US for the first boat delivery.

- GB58FB: Eastbay Series: Debut in Ft Lauderdale boat show, 2001

- GB46EU; Europe Heritage Series; Refresh interior design thru “A’lamer Interior Designer.

- Office Automation; implementation of server base shared filing system; increase efficiency and better communication.

- Master Drawing Implementation; Standardization of electrical, mechanical equipments placement, creating master drawing for common equipment and furniture items.

- Equipment Matrix; Consolidation of material and equipments by requirement for ease of handling and monitoring.

12/98 to 5/2000 Senior Engineer, Grand Banks

Engineering Department

- Monitor and oversees the Engineering Department

- Check and verify drawing prior of releasing for construction

- Liaise with Production for troubleshooting.

- Ensure that accurate and timely drawings, designs and detailed drawings are issued

- Monitor and oversees progress of design for yachts under construction.

- Provide support for the Production on new developments or customized items

- Liaise with supplier on custom items for quotation and installation details.

Involvement and Achievement

- EB43 Development

- GB46EU- Europe Style Trawler Yachts.

- GB36CL- Classic Trawler Yachts: Transferring from Singapore plant to Malaysia plant.

- EB38- Hard Top Development

- Reduce the production hours by introducing new process flow

05/94 to 12/98 Engineer, Grand Banks

Engineering Department

- Preliminary design and technical research of new materials, method and equipment

- Provide support for the production departments.

- Involve in technical enquiries from customers regarding yacht design

Involvement and Achievement

- GB42CL- Classic Trawler Yachts

- GB42MY- Motoyachts Trawler Yachts

05/93 – 05/94 Malaysian Shipyard and Engineering

Shiprepair Department- Planning and Estimating

- Responsible in preparing estimation for repair tendering.

- Responsible in negotiating with owner and contractor.

- Involvement in the weekly department meeting.


1990 – 1993 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Bachelor of Science Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

1987 – 1990 MARA Institute of Technology, Selangor, MY

1st and 2nd Year College Education (credit transfer to University of Michigan)


Member - Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineer


People Management

Project Management

Custom design Management


Design Overview

Technical Troubleshooting

Quality Assurance

Health and Safety

Rules and Regulation Confirmation

Certification requirement

Computer skills:

Microsoft Office



Member of Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineer

Pasir Gudang, Johor,
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