Speakers

Martin H Redmayne

Chairman – Editor in Chief, The Superyacht Group

Having graduated in Business Studies and Mathematics back in the early ’80s, as an ‘immature’ student not yet ready for the real world of business, but with a love of sailing, a simple application was made via a classified advertisement in Yachting World to join a 90-foot sailing yacht as a second mate, deck hand, chef and any other crew position that wasn’t currently occupied on board. This introduction to the world of the superyacht lasted no more than a year, after becoming relatively bored with the slow pace of life and the constant polishing and sanding of varnish and teak. After a swift return to London, an interest in the media was fulfilled by various jobs within some of the largest publishing houses, until a senior position became available on the luxury yachting title Boat International. Five years later, in 1992, and after an in-depth look at the burgeoning superyacht business, a rash decision was made to fly solo and develop a brand new magazine that would stand alone as the only serious business journal focusing on the technology and business growth of the large-yacht market. The Superyacht Report has now established itself as the authority in the market, with accurate, intelligent and informed reporting on all aspects of the superyacht world. With the sister title SuperyachtDesign and having recently launched The Superyacht Owner, Martin has spent time on over 1000 yachts around the globe, interviewed hundreds of owners and designers and therefore has a rare insight into the market.

 

Giorgio Campini

Shareholder, Director, Tecnopool

Italian Superyacht Forum 2011
Italian Superyacht Forum 2012
Italian Superyacht Forum 2013

Giorgio Campini started his career in France in the late 1980s working in the sales area of a company providing refitting and installations for megayacht system.

In 1992, he took over the management of Rys Beaulieu Sur Mer, a leading shipyard for refits.
In 1999 he became CEO of the Monaco Marine Group, the European leader for refitting yachts measuring 20 to 140 metres.

From 2004 – 2007, he worked for the Azimut-Benetti Group, as CEO in their Refit area and, from 2005 to 2007, he had the same position with Alfa Yacht Yard in Genoa.

He is currently shareholder and sole director of Tecnopool, a mega yacht refit facility in Viareggio.

 

Andrea Giannecchini

President, CNA Nautica / Yachtica

Italian Superyacht Forum 2010
Italian Superyacht Forum 2013

Andrea Giannecchini was born in Viareggio on the 11th of January 1971. A businessman with a background in history and philosophy for more than ten years Andrea has been involved in the nautical industry through his involvement in different companies amongst which Yachtica which was the first company in the world to have applied home automation to the yacht industry through electronic devices specifically designed the the nautical world.

Andrea was also the founding partner of Viareggio Yachting Corporation which is involved in yacht brokerage, chart and general nautical services. As of December 2009 Andrea is the National President of CNA Nautical Production, the Union of CNA which encompasses over 4000 companies which operate in the sector. He is also the Vice President of CNA for the Lucca province. Andrea is also a member of the board of Navigo Scarl , the center of innovation and development of the nautical industry in Tuscany. Lastly, Andrea is a member of the Committee for the Local Economic system for the Lucca province.

 

Captain Rodney Hatch

M/Y Turquoise

Global Superyacht Forum 2008
Global Superyacht Forum 2010
Italian Superyacht Forum 2013

College Lecturer in a former life. In yachting since 1969, cruising under sail, offshore racing, and running large motoryachts. Spent six years mid-career in commercial shipping, and was one of the last of the dinosaurs to be awarded the Master Home Trade CoC. Currently building a 55m motoryacht in Istanbul for the same owner with whom I cruised worldwide in the first Turquoise in the ’90s.

 

Fulvio Luise

President, Federagenti Yacht / Partner and Manager, Luise Group

Italian Superyacht Forum 2011
Italian Superyacht Forum 2013

Born in Naples in 1962. Fulvio is Partner and Manager of Luise Group. He is Registered Ship Agent in Italy. He gave the impulse to the family company developing the business through all Italian coasts, from Sardinia, founding with Renato Azara “Sardiania Yacht Services”, to Venice founding with Stefano Tositti “JLT Yacht Agency”, so now Luise Group covers all Italian waters through a companies network providing high standard yacht services and assistance.
Furthermore Fulvio Luise is in the BOD of BWA Yachting (Luise Group is a main partner), of Venice Yacht Pier (the company managing the yacht berths in Venice), and of Banca Popolare del Mediterraneo. He is Councilor of Assoagenti Napoli and Vice President of Sezione Yacht of Federagenti.

 

Andrea Pezzini

General Manager, Technical Manager of Super and Mega yachts, Floating Life International S.A.

Global Superyacht Forum 2011
Italian Superyacht Forum 2011
Italian Superyacht Forum 2013
Superyacht Fiscal Summit 2012

Andrea Pezzini has worked for a plethora of the top names in the Italian superyacht industry, including PICCHIOTTI, AVIA S.r.l., NUOVA CARP NAVI S.r.l, DI.N.A. S.r.l., O.N.A.V. S.r.l., TECNOMARINE S.p.A., AMICO & CO. Srl, and LUSBEN CRAFT S.r.l.

Since November 2002 he has been the General Manager and Technical Manager of Super and Mega yachts, at Floating Life International S.A.. As a Consultant he has managed the construction of a 30m sailing yacht at the Jongert Shipyard (Holland) and of a 45m Expedition Yacht in China. He is, at present, the Project Manager for the construction of ten 41m motor yachts, on the stock in an Italian Shipyard, and I’m the Project Manager for the refitting of a 38m Vintage Sailing Yacht.

 

Vincenzo Poerio

Managing Director, BENETTI

Global Superyacht Forum 2012
Italian Superyacht Forum 2011
Italian Superyacht Forum 2012
Italian Superyacht Forum 2013

Engineer Vincenzo Poerio was born in Naples on September 19th 1955 He developed his professional formation mainly within the nautical studies sphere.
He completed his advanced studies at Nautical Institute of Naples and he subsequently qualified as a naval engineer obtaining the highest marks at the University of that town. He has developed such a consolidated professional experience within the naval and nautical spheres as to be assigned remarkably significant roles with some of the most important organizations within the sector.
He joined the naval construction sector at a rather young age, and, after a brief military experience at the Naval Academy in Leghorn, he handled for some years the role of researcher at the CETENA Research Institute of Genoa, being subsequently assigned responsible technical tasks at FINCANTIERI.
The experience acquired in the naval sector was further enhanced when he moved away from the public sector to enter the private one, through the assignment of responsible tasks at the INMA’s Technical Office of La Spezia, a company operating in the naval constructions and in the naval repairs sector.
In 1994 he was appointed as the General Manager of BENETTI of Viareggio, a company operating in the yachting sector. He has handled that position until he was appointed as the Managing Director of that company, which, in the mean time, had become the worldwide leader in that particular sector.

 

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