SBG teams up with Derek Munro


SBG teams up with Derek Munro

The Spencer Buley Group ( SBG ) specialises in bespoke design, new builds and refurbishments of luxury yachts, together with private sales of yachts & luxury assets.

They work in association with independent partners to deliver trusted, tailored and transparent services for superyacht owners.

The latest of these partners to be announced is Derek Munro – MD of Yacht Consultancy who will now head up the Yacht New Builds for SBG. 

Munro’s previous role was Project Manager for the design and build of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced sailing yacht – SY Black Pearl. 

Derek now privately manages Black Pearl through his bespoke yacht management company Divergent Yachting.

At 106.7m, Black Pearl features many impressive technological systems such as one of the most advanced hybrid propulsion system and waste heat recovery systems. “The owner is committed to leaving as little ecological footprint as possible.” explained Munro.  Black Pearl can operate continually using zero fossil fuels whilst sailing. This is achieved through Regeneration and a very smart Energy Management system.

The synergies between Ashley Spencer Hurrell, Founder of Spencer Buley Group and Derek Munro are aligned. Both are passionate about the industry they work in, protecting the owner’s best interests at every stage of the design and build process and share their vision for zero emission yachts of the future. 

Hurrell said, “Yacht design needs to become more cutting edge, to meet the exacting standards and ‘green’ specifications required by our avant-garde,  eco-conscious, clients. Zero carbon footprint yachts will leave our planet in a better state for our children’s children and beyond.”

Hurrell and Munro have the same beliefs and vision to take the yacht industry into the future and are excited to be combining their core skills and principles to ensure the client’s needs remain at the forefront of the D&B process, whilst pushing boundaries in the zero emissions super yacht market, whether that is in exploration, sailing or motor yachts.

SBG’s value is in providing a truly independent turnkey design and build solution. With Munro heading up the new builds and forming part of the Owners team, SBG working in association with Yacht Consultancy will tailor a project or owners team around their clients, introducing them to independent’ partners unmatched in their wealth of experience and knowledge in their specialist fields.