Two months to go until the Yaching Aftersales and Refit Experience takes place in Tuscany, hub of the international superyacht industry

The international meeting between Captains and refit yachting industry

12_160406_guido_mencari_viareggio_yare-352_webTwo months to go until this year’s YARE (Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience) – held in Tuscany, hub of the international superyacht industry, from the 19th to 22nd of April 2017. Now in its seventh edition, YARE welcomes a global audience to discuss aftersales and refit in the Superyacht sector and provides a meeting space for Captains and Companies. Internationally renowned, YARE is an unmissable event in the superyacht calendar.


YARE is organised and promoted by NAVIGO, service centre for innovation and development of the yachting industry.

During the four days, the event will focus on various issues in the superyacht sector. The Superyacht Captains’ Forum, organised by YARE’s media partner, The Superyacht Group, will host dynamic and interactive workshops, dedicated to the themes of refit and aftersales.

yare-captain-previewYARE works with a database of Superyacht captains that is continually updated throughout the year. This allows industry representatives to renew connections at each edition of the B2C Meet the Captains, which are face to face meetings that take place to begin direct and useful relations.

The B2C meetings offer aunique opportunity for captains to discuss issues and seek advice and for companies to identify trends in the market using the feedback provided.

YARE 2016

YARE 2016 played host to a truly international audience, welcoming guests from a wide variety of companies including; Northern European shipyards, ports and marinas; suppliers of lighting systems, electronics and carpentry; yacht and crew management companies; tax and legal services; insurance, and shipping registers.

Areas such as Croatia, France, Malta, Italy, Monaco, and Spain were particularly well represented, as were Northern European countries, including (Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.

07_160405_guido_mencari_viareggio_yare-434_webThe same international trend can be seen in the captains’ audience –over 52% of captains in attendance came from outside of Italy. Last year’s event also saw a significant increase of the length of the yachts being represented, the majority of which being built by the world’s top shipyards, including those in The Netherlands, Italy, the UK and the USA.

Twenty different nationalities were represented through Captains’ participation, including British, French, Spanish and American. We also saw a growth in the size of yachts being represented, with an increasing number of captains operating yachts between 40 to 60 metres.

Our B2C programme connected captains and companies in nearly 1,600 meetings. Our new event app ensured that delegates were able to make the most of these meetings, compiling their schedules and allowing them to give feedback on the individual meetings. From the last edition, Yare has had the endorsement of SYBAss, the prestigious international association of superyacht builders, in addition to important partners and sponsors.

YARE promises to be an unmissable event for captains and the refit and aftersales industry. It offers the unique and international platform for Captains and companies to gather, learn about new regulations, discuss current issues and future trends, and expand their network.



The Superyacht Captains’ Forum is organised by YARE’s media partner, The Superyacht Group. The 2017 edition of The Superyacht Captains’ Forum will feature an updated format, reflecting YARE’s focus of aftersales, warranties, refit and lifecycle.  The Forum explores the current state of the market, its dynamics and future from an international point of view.

B2C MEET THE CAPTAINS – April 21st  

09_160407_guido_mencari_viareggio_yare-345_webThe real “heart” of Yare are the face to face meetings between Captains and Companies. They provide an intimate platform in which to meet the participating Captains, and make valuable connections.


Beyond the meetings, the Forum and the District Tours, Captains and Companies attending YARE will have the opportunity to discover Versilia and the surrounding area. Thanks to the many activities on offer in the areas of Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta and Viareggio, there is plenty to engage with in this beautiful part of the world.

Viareggio, February 15th 2017

Where: Versilia – Lido di Camaiore (Una Hotel Versilia)

When: 19th to 22nd April 2017


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