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Yaiza Cuñado


My name is Yaiza and my mission is to bring yachts to safe haven. I do that by applying my vision about ship design, knowledge of engineering and my experience at shipbuilding production to new projects. With this skill set, I have ensured the successful completion of three 50+m yachts, delivering the last project 10% under budget. If you are interested on learning how I can contribute to the prosperous realization of your projects, I hereby invite you to a face-to-face meeting to find out.


Business owner Oct 2017 – Present

Port Royale

At Port Royale I put my knowledge and skills to serve as a freelancer. I work as a designer Naval Architect, shipbuilding engineering Project Manager and as a consultant for yacht owners and educational institutions.

Project Leader – Shipbuilding Engineering Nov 2015 – Sept 2017

Heesen Yachts
As a Project Leader, I oversaw the delivery of a building package to the Ship- building and Outfitting Production departments based on the given concept design. I managed the planning, budget, technical aspects, class and purchasing.

Project Coordinator – Naval Architect Jul 2012 – Jul 2015

Huisman Equipment B.V.
As a Project coordinator, I translated client requirements into a viable and efficient concept, leading a team comprised of different naval architecture disciplines. I also managed the communications between client, yard, class and team.


Business Administration and Management Sep 2015 – Present

Economics, Finance, Strategy, Management, Business development, Accounts ability, Production, Human Resources and Marketing.

Offshore Master Aug 2011 – Jul 2012

TU Delft
As a supplement to my Naval Architecture Master’s degree:
Offshore Structures (bottom founded and floating), Hydrodynamics, Operations, Renewable Energies, Subsea Engineering, Risk Assessment.

Master Naval Architect Sep 2006 – Feb 2013

Ship design, Shipbuilding, Hydrodynamics and Stability, Ship Systems, Operations, Trading, Shipyard management, Renewable Energies.


On my free time, I manage the restoration of a 1900s house and its extension. I manage the budget, prepare long and short term planning, design the construction details and take part on the building activities.

More detailed information regarding my work experience, education, training and skills, can be found at my LinkedIn profile (see link above). References available upon request.

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