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SunStone Marine Advisors was recently formed to support project management for the small to middle size passenger ship owners. Its founders Rodolfo Spinelli and John Kafouros have been involved in the shipping industry for over 35 years. The company services include:

New Buildings & Project Management

We provide the following services for new buildings, conversions and other large projects:


  • Develop new building or vessel conversion specifications
  • Review and comment on existing building specifications and drawings
  • Produce and print drawings and G.A.s in AutoCAD
  • Drawing review and comment
  • Design modification proposals based on operational experience

Project Management:

  • On site supervision of new building and conversions worldwide
  • Systematic project progress reports
  • Budgets and financial administration
  • Equipment selection

Technical Review and Supervision:

  • Stability, safety, nautical and operational areas
  • Machinery and technical areas
  • Accommodation, public spaces and catering areas

Site Inspection and Daily Supervision of Projects:

  • Computerized follow up and reporting procedures
  • Automated periodical budget analysis
  • Regular and detailed status reports

Flag State Authority, Classification Society and Registration Formalities:

  • United States Public Health approval formalities
  • United States Coast Guard approval formalities
  • Selection of Classification Society and development of project
  • Flagging and registration formalities

Vessel Outfitting, Planning and Supply:

  • Automated vessel maintenance system
  • Computer based purchasing and inventory systems
  • Owner's supply planning and importation
  • Customs, financial and legal arrangements

Warranty Claims and Representation:

  • Post-delivery warranty claim follow-up with shipyards

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