24 November 2020

YARE DIGITAL 2020: THE PROGRAM OF THE SUPERYACHT CAPTAINS’ FORUM Moderators and topics of the in-depth market analysis about the yachting industry. On line, web and app, on 26th and 27th November.

Only one week to YARE (Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience), business event dedicated to networking between Superyacht Captains and the yachting industry which, on its 10th Edition, offers a totally digital program made of analysis, focus, workshop, business meetings, following a preview of the program of The Superyacht Captains’ Forum, co-organized by The Superyacht Group International media partner and NAVIGO center for innovation and development of the yachting industry.

For every workshop, a panel of experts, managers, captains, journalists and influencers will discuss on the current situation, affected by the Covid 19 pandemic, all the actions and points to be undertaken in the next years on refit and aftersales services following trends and innovation.

YARE opening will happen on Thursday 26th November (from 10am) with the Forum State of the Market – The Future is Bright? Led by Martin H.Redmayne, it offers a precise view on the future of leisure boating industry  focusing on a forecast of the next generation of yachting builders and suppliers also referring to Covid-19.

The workshop Managing the Owners Expectations (26th November 11am), focuses on the management and organization of the custode satisfaction (private or charter) for both refit and new building prjects and how he could be involved in the experience. Following some of the panelists who will discuss about the philosophy and the importance of  a tailor made approach, also they will analyse what has occured in the industry for pre-owned/purchase and refit during Covid-19: Vincenzo Poerio Chairman of YARE and CEO of Tankoa Yachts, Richard Skinner yacht manager of M/Y Nirvana, Nigel Beatty Chairman APSA (The Asia-Pacific Yacht Association) and Federico Rossi, chief operating officer of Rossinavi Shipyard in Viareggio.

The Life Cycle of Paint (26th November, 2pm) focuses on improvements panting and coating systems, but also on sustainable products innovations. Moderated by Ken Hickling Director of International Superyacht Society (ISS) the workshop will also involve the important companies Boero e Jotun.

On 26th November afternoon (3pm) the workshop Preparing for the Legal and Fiscal Landscape in 2021 will be broadcasted. A possible increase of the charter activity could happend in the Mediterranean in the short-medium term; which new fiscal and legal measurs could the various countries take with reference to the yachting industry? Among the panelists: Ezio Vannucci, fiscal consultant of Confindustria Nautica and Founder of SOS Yachting, Miguel Angel Serra legal and fiscal consultant of Spanish Boating Industry Association, Thierry Voisin fiscal consultant and Chairman of ECPY (European Committee for Professional Yachting) and former Chairman of MYBA.

The workshop The Digital Threat – Cyber Security is scheduled on Friday 27th November (12), The topic will face the digital threat, IT security and the new measures for the yachting industry, according to ONU, and International Maritime Organization guide on this matter. Among the panelists taking part: Lorenzo Pollicardo Technical Director at SYBAss, Matthew Roberts Riela Group, Iannis Maroulis ABS.

On 27th November afternoon (2pm) Superyachts – How Green can we be..? Sustainability, green economy, eco-awareness are all topics tha should be included in every Government and company agenda and: how to apply this approach to yachting? Moderated by Martin H. Redmayne, panelists: Robert Van Tol for Water Revolution Foundation promoted the main industry stakeholders to reduce the impact of industry and preserve Oceans and seas, Julien Mélot entrepreneur, naval architect and engineer specialised in sustainable naval project. Jesper Steenbuch for Exilator,

At 3pm (27th November), Refit – The Value of a Good Plan, how important an organized and efficient project plan is to avoid penalties, delays and pendings. Among the panellists Alberto Perrone Da Zara for Lurssen, Fortunato Di Marco for Lusben refit, Tanguy Ducros for Monaco Marine Group and Captain Malcolm Jacotine.

YARE is sponsored by Fabiani Yachts, Rossinavi, Rina, Jotun, Boero, Overmarine, Lusben, Porto Montenegro, Miele Marine and other leading companies of the industry.

Supported by: Distretto Tecnologico per la Nautica e la Portualità Toscana, Camera di Commercio Lucca, Lucca Promos, The Lands of Giacomo Puccini.

With patronage of SYBAss, ISS, APSA, ECPY, Italian Yachtmasters, Sezione Yacht Federagenti Italia and the local Comune Viareggio, Comune di Lucca e Provincia Lucca. Media International partner: The Superyacht Group. Mediapartner: The Boat Show, Nautica Report, Superyacht Radio, The World of Yachts, Superyacht Digest e Yachting Pages.