21 February 2020


Focus on cyber security, green agenda, innovation on environmentally friendly materials and EU taxation 2020


Cyber Security applied to yachting, a green agenda on technologies for a lower environmental impact of boats, innovation in the field of coating and painting, EU 2020 legal and tax administration and news on refitting projects planning for shipyards.

These will be the topics of the five focuses conducted by experts and Captains during The Superyacht Captains Forum, the annual event held during YARE (Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience), scheduled in Viareggio frrom the 18th to the 20th March 2020.

Three days of business and meetings where hot topics will be addressed, in a sector in clear recovery that is arising in a global market with a new generation of owners that are more inclined to bring innovation, propulsions, hybrid systems, sustainable materials and be updated on cyber security and customs tax management.


The international meeting between Captains and the yachting industry is celebrating its 10th edition with insights on the state of the world superyacht market thanks to the intelligence data of The Superyacht Media Group – the international media partner of the event and organizer of the Superyacht Captains’ Forum, which will deliver some projections, forecasts, predictions and concerns for the future of the industry, specifically looking at geo-political, environmental and financial impacts on the sector.

During the event, topics and issues of debate for the sector will also be presented and discussed during The Captains Advisory, an appendix of the Forum where Captains, journalists, technicians and companies will discuss and then offer concrete solutions to the problems arised by the audience.

The event is completed by the BC2 – Meet the Captain, divided in two half days, to encourage the unique opportunity of face to face meetings between Captains and companies, pre-organized by an App.

The Passerelle Pitch, a contest where international leading companies will compete with innovative projects.

The Captains Award, dedicated to the best Captains.


YARE is organized and promoted by NAVIGO, center for the innovation and the development of thr Nautical Sector, promoted by Distretto della Nautica e della Portualità Toscana and endorsed da SYBAss, the international shipyards association.