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Superyacht - - Meeting - By Eleo­no­ra Al­bi­ni

from Swi­tzer­land). The Me­di­ter­ra­nean area was well re­pre­sen­ted by Croa­tian, Fren­ch, Mal­te­se, Ita­lian, and Spa­ni­sh, companies and al­so from Mo­na­co. In ad­di­tion to se­ve­ral port and marina buil­ding so­cie­ties and nu­me­rous going con­cerns spe­cia­li­sed in lighting equi­p­ment, car­pen­try, le­gal and fi­nan­cial ser­vi­ces, in­su­ran­ce companies, in­ter­na­tio­nal re­gi­stries, ya­cht and crew ma­na­ge­ment, the­re’s a tru­ly in­ter­na­tio­nal par­ti­ci­pa­tion whi­ch has ex­pan­ded beyond Eu­ro­pe as far as cap­tains and ya­cht re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves are con­cer­ned sin­ce so­me of them co­me from the USA. In the cour­se of the la­te­st event ap­pro­xi­ma­te­ly 1,600 mee­tings bet­ween cap­tains and companies we­re held, thanks al­so to the App ma­de avai­la­ble and th­rou­gh whi­ch to ex­press cu­sto­mer sa­ti­sfac­tion da­ta on the mee­tings. This co­ming 2017 edi­tion will al­low tho­se at­ten­ding to get ac­quain­ted wi­th so­me of Tu­sca­ny’s coa­stal re­gion, whi­le ta­king part in a se­ries of con­vi­vial ac­ti­vi­ties whi­ch will be ta­king pla­ce bet­ween Via­reg­gio, Ca­ma­io­re, Pietrasanta and Forte dei Mar­mi. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: www.ya­re­net­wor­king.com

The Superyacht Cap­tains’ Fo­rum – April 20th Or­ga­ni­sed by The Superyacht Group, and The Superyacht Cap­tains’ Fo­rum, whi­ch al­lo­ws you to ex­plo­re the cur­rent sta­te of the sec­tor, what’s ahead, and fu­tu­re pro­spec­ts from an in­ter­na­tio­nal view point.

The th­ree day event from Fe­brua­ry 1st to 3rd held in Tu­sca­ny wi­th as bac­k­drop the to­wn’s ap­pre­cia­ted ther­mal ba­ths whi­ch al­so hi­ghlighted the se­cond leg of the 2016/2017 edi­tion of A|B Ya­cht­ma­ster Eu­ro­pe that fol­lo­wed the No­vem­ber event held in Hong Kong – de­di­ca­ted to Asian crews – and pre­ce­des the May one whi­ch will be held in the USA. An at­trac­ti­ve sche­du­le whi­ch has now rea­ched its 17th edi­tion wi­th a re­cord brea­king at­ten­dan­ce of 200 peo­ple co­ming from 19 dif­fe­rent coun­tries, bet­ween cap­tains, crew mem­bers and sec­tor ope­ra­tors who di­scus­sed about to­pics dear to the ya­ch­ting in­du­stry, took part in trai­ning ac­ti­vi­ties and shared net­wor­king to­ge­ther and team buil­ding. Be­net­ti’s in­vi­ta­tion to this in­ter­na­tio­nal mee­ting, for their su­per and me­ga ya­cht cap­tains, was al­so ex­ten­ded to en­gi­neers, of­fi­cers, stewar­des­ses, ship ow­ners’ re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves, sur­veyors, part­ner companies and spon­sors. This modus operandi has crea­ted a rea­li­stic ef­fi­cient com­mu­ni­ty whi­ch adds up to be­ne­fit­ting from a pre­cious net­work ma­de up of mea­ning­ful wor­king re­la­tion­ships whi­ch al­so boo­st loyal­ty to the brand and to Be­net­ti’s hi­gh stan­dards of qua­li­ty. Ales­san­dro Gal­li­fuo­co in char­ge as Ya­cht­ma­ster ope­ned the fir­st day’s mee­ting by than­king the at­ten­dees for co­ming and went on to ex­press his sin­ce­re sa­ti­sfac­tion, un­der­sco­ring how this 17th edi­tion loo­ked pro­mi­sing and fruit­ful thanks to the num­ber and in­ter­na­tio­na­li­ty of tho­se at­ten­ding and to the con­si­de­ra­ble num­ber of spon­sor companies pre­sent. Trai­ning ac­ti­vi­ties we­re fol­lo­wed up wi­th con­fe­ren­ces, the­me talks and li­ve in­ter­views wi­th se­ve­ral cap­tains who vo­lun­tee­red to share their ex­pe­rien­ces wi­th an at­ten­ti­ve and cu­rious au­dien­ce, and con­de­scen­ded to an­swer que­stions re­la­ted to ya­cht ma­na­ge­ment, crew ma­na­ge­ment, wor­king re­la­tion­ships wi­th ow­ners, dif­fi­cul­ties en­coun­te­red be­cau­se of di­ver­se le­gi­sla­tions in se­ve­ral dif­fe­rent coun­tries, wi­thout for­get­ting to re­call a few anec­do­tes wi­th so­me mi­xed fee­lings that pro­fes­sio­nals of pro­ven ex­pe­rien­ce are in a po­si­tion to do so be­st.the spea­kers in­vi­ted to ta­ke the floor we­re cho­sen among­st qua­li­fied ex­perts in the field. They dealt wi­th ve­ry in­te­re­sting to­pics con­cer­ning in­for­ma­tion tech­no­lo­gy se­cu­ri­ty, how to com­mu­ni­ca­te in a cri­sis/emer­gen­cy, how to be­st ma­na­ge crew,

fi­scal and le­gal aspec­ts con­nec­ted to char­te­ring ac­ti­vi­ties. A fir­st ti­me the­me was pre­sen­ted in the cour­se of this 17th edi­tion thanks to the PYA (Pri­va­te Ya­ch­ting As­so­cia­tion) whi­ch kind­ly de­di­ca­ted a full day to be­low deck crew to talk about qua­li­ty of the ser­vi­ces de­li­ve­red, what to pro­vi­de in set­ting up spa­ces de­di­ca­ted to bu­si­ness mee­tings, ca­re and main­te­nan­ce, lea­der­ship and team buil­ding; fun­da­men­tal aspec­ts di­rec­ted to Be­net­ti yachts’ crews and staff ou­tli­ning qua­li­ta­ti­ve stan­dards and the im­por­tan­ce of uni­for­med pro­ce­du­res. Among the at­ten­ding con­ven­tion’s part­ners the­re we­re al­so se­ve­ral lea­ding companies of the sec­tor na­me­ly: Awl­grip, Boe­ro, Jo­tun, Slam, whi­le the of­fi­cial spon­sors pre­sent we­re Team Ita­lia, MAN, RINA, CMC, CGT Ca­ter­pil­lar, Fra­ser Ya­cht. As per tra­di­tion the­re was ti­me de­di­ca­ted to entertainment and net­wor­king as well whi­ch are im­por­tant in­gre­dien­ts in ma­king a suc­cess of this kind of event and to per­pe­tua­te among the at­ten­dees the fee­ling of be­lon­ging to the sa­me Grup­po Azi­mut Be­net­ti com­mu­ni­ty. And to en­han­ce at­ten­dees loyal­ty the Ya­cht­ma­ster crea­ted th­ree di­ver­se ca­te­go­ries for tho­se at­ten­ding, na­ming “Com­mo­do­re” tho­se that at­ten­ded eve­ry one of the 17 edi­tions. The­re’s mu­ch to be ex­pec­ted the­re­fo­re from the co­ming 2016/2017 edi­tion whi­ch will be held in Mia­mi from May 3rd to 5th

Sin­ga­po­re will be ho­sting their se­ven­th Sin­ga­po­re Yachts Show, whi­ch is de­di­ca­ted to lu­xu­ry ya­ch­ting. The event will be ta­king pla­ce at ONE°15 Marina Club in Sen­to­sa Co­ve from April 6th to 9th. This ya­cht show is con­si­de­red as the Asian ver­sion of the MYS (Mo­na­co Ya­cht Show), it is the mo­st im­por­tant lu­xu­ry ya­ch­ting event in Sou­th Ea­st Asia and it is ga­the­ring a lot mo­re con­sen­sus as mo­re Eu­ro­pean shi­pyards are at­trac­ted and will be at­ten­ding, as the Asian mar­ket sho­ws what’s be­co­me an ex­clu­si­ve event whi­ch brings to­ge­ther in a pic­tu­re­sque bac­k­drop all of the things that re­pre­sent lu­xu­ry li­fe­sty­les, from the pre­sen­ce of fa­med yachts to glam par­ty ma­kers, ac­com­pa­nied by ri­ch en­ter­tain­men­ts and the ex­hi­bi­ting of lu­xu­ry col­lec­ti­bles and show ca­sed pre­sti­gious brands and pro­duc­ts as well as exo­tic mo­tor cars, hand craf­ted jewels and so on do­wn to lu­xu­ry re­stau­ran­ts. An­dy Tread­well, Ma­na­ging Di­rec­tor at the SYS, tal­king about the Sin­ga­po­re event whi­le in Thai­land du­ring the la­te­st Thai­land Ya­cht Show open­ly sta­ted as fol­lo­ws:”we’re ve­ry proud for what we’ve ac- com­pli­shed in ju­st se­ven years.and we’re en­thu­sia­stic about the fact that ma­ny lea­ding players in the sec­tor ha­ve iden­ti­fied the SYS as being the ideal plat­form th­rou­gh whi­ch to pre­sent their pro­duc­ts to the Asian mar­ket. We are cur­ren­tly wor­king full ti­me wi­th new lo­cal part­ners from all the stra­te­gic areas in the re­gion to bring to this event the right clien­te­le”. As far as the ex­hi­bi­tion on the wa­ter is con­cer­ned, the li­ne up for this 2017 Sin­ga­po­re Yachts Show sees in Be­net­ti’s “Am­bro­sia” the event’s flag ship wi­th her 65 me­tres, four decks ca­bins for 12 guests, Ja­cuz­zi, swim­ming pool, and he­li­pad.“ocean Eme­rald” is al­so ex­pec­ted, this mo­tor ya­cht has been de­si­gned by Nor­man Fo­ster and has re­cen­tly been seen in the re­ma­ke of the cult mo­vie Point Break. Ad­di­tio­nal­ly the­re will be se­ve­ral of the mo­st im­por­tant Superyacht shi­pyards co­ming wi­th their yachts or their re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves among whi­ch : Amels, Ba­gliet­to, Fead­ship, Fin­can­tie­ri, Heesen, Lürs­sen, Sil­ve­rya­ch­ts, Hey­sea, and West­port. Next to the­se Fra­ser Yachts bro­kers will be ex­hi­bi­ting a well tur­ned out fleet of su­pe­rya­ch­ts. The­re’s a long li­st of Ita­lian shi­pyards at­ten­ding as well as re­pre-

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