October 25, 2023 9:00 AM
Conference
450 EUR
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel

4th Super Yacht Americas 2023

We are pleased to announce the 4th Super Yacht Americas 2023 by Mare Forum to be held on Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel, following Lunch hosted by the Cayman Registry. We look forward to welcoming you to Fort Lauderdale... [scroll down]

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The 4th Super Yacht Americas 2023 is organized by MareForum and supported by our leading partner, Cayman Registry.

In this symposium, the transfer of knowledge and exchange of thoughts and ideas accompanied by good wine will occur. It will be attended by yacht owners, yacht builders, executives from the yacht, shipping and maritime industries, lawyers, flag and port states representatives, brokerage companies, key investors in yachting, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, marine and yachting equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, regulators, politicians and the media.

This prestigious gathering is to exchange views, visions and valuable information on the yachting future, making this forum another imperative and meaningful event.

It will be inspiring - Be there.


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Tentative list of Speakers and Discussion Panellists [as of October 23th]

- Joel Walton CEO, Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands
- Lisa H. Verbit, Director, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
- Thierry Voisin President, European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY
- Sandy Yawn Founder & CEO, Captain Sandy Inc.
- Gabriella Cramer DPA/CSO, Y.CO
- Kelly J. Gordon Captain, M/Y Andiamo II
- Barrett Wright President, Hill Robinson USA
- Robb R. Maass Partner, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.
- Peter Southgate Regional Director, Americas & Yacht Code Specialist, Cayman Registry
- Nurettin Caliskan Board Member, President International Relations, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
- Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons Owner, Total Marine Solutions
- Matteo Magherini
Lateral
- Louis R. Montello Owner, Montello & Associates, P.A.
- Michael Moore Founding Partner, Moore & Company
- Corey Ranslem CEO, Dryad Global
- Graeme Lord Owner, Fairport Yacht Support
- Scott Dancy CEO, Azuna's TT Marine.
- Norma Trease CEO, Yacht Knowledge and Board Member, The International SeaKeepers Society
- Peter Brady, Director General, Maritime Authority of Jamaica
- Nemos Kostoulas Managing Director & Founder, Phaeste Innovations
- Greg Evans Global Director, Safety & Compliance, Cayman Registry
- Alexander von Stein Regulatory Affairs Liaison Yachts
- More panellists to be announced - stay tuned

08:00
Registration

08:30
Opening and welcome
- Greg Evans
Global Director, Safety & Compliance, Cayman Registry - CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
- Ioannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum


08:50
session 1

Billions to invest - the Super Yacht (green) market outlook

- Global Economy, wars, wellness.
- What is the market outlook for (green) superyachts? The green order book,
- What are the new Owners’ expectations and yachting trends?
- What is the future of the charter market?

- Will we see continuing growth in the use of chase boats?
- Investing and financing the super yachts.

MODERATOR:
- Peter Southgate Regional Director, Americas & Yacht Code Specialist, Cayman Registry
PANELLISTS:
- Norma Trease CEO, Yacht Knowledge and Board Member, The International SeaKeepers Society
- Lisa H. Verbit, Director, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
- Thierry Voisin President, European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY
- Corey Ranslem CEO, Dryad Global
- Michael Moore Founding Partner, Moore & Company
- Graeme Lord Owner, Fairport Yacht Support
- Louis R. Montello Owner, Montello & Associates, P.A.
- Matteo Magherini Business Developer Coordinator, Lateral
- more panellists to be announced

10:00
Break

10:30  
Session 2

The Exciting New Yachting Trends in Sight

- What are the future trends?
- How will artificial intelligence affect the yachting industry - pros and contras - Who are the 2050 Super yacht Pioneers and first movers?
- What is the trend of super-yacht marinas in the era of sustainability to accommodate (green) super yachts? What are the imperatives?=
- The increased presence of top players in the hotel and cruise industry entering in the luxury yachting industry with new concepts and new buildings -threats and opportunities.
- What is the next hot destination, home port or refit facility and what services will be expected?
- Will we see more drones, submersibles or helicopters?

- Integration of yacht and villa or other assets?
- Integration of management services, cooperation and integration of yacht, family office and service providers?
- How the yachting sector can become more mature and more structured in the operation, recruiting and training of seafarers aligning more to the shipping and cruise industry.

MODERATOR:
- Michael Moore Founding Partner, Moore & Company
PANELLISTS:
- Matteo Magherini Business Developer Coordinator, Lateral
- Sandy Yawn Founder & CEO, Captain Sandy Inc.
- Gabriella Cramer DPA/CSO, Y.CO
- Nemos Kostoulas Managing Director & Founder, Phaeste Innovations
- Kelly J. Gordon Captain, M/Y Andiamo II
- Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons Owner, Total Marine Solutions
- Scott Dancy
CEO, Azuna's TT Marine.
- Corey Ranslem
CEO, Dryad Global
- Nurettin Caliskan
President International Relations, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
- more panellists to be announced

11:30  
Session 3

Synergy needed!
How regulations become better balanced with market realities. Imperatives

- What are the new owners’ regulatory expectations and yachting trends?
- What are the regulatory requirements of the Superyacht Pioneers and first movers?
- Can the regulators follow the speed of the decarbonization first movers with effective regulations?
- How can the “yachting” flag states and class societies fulfil the need for better regulations?    
- Is regional regulation a bad thing in the meantime?
- What is the future of regulations, legal issues and financing the yachting industry?

- Will yachts be operated differently?
- What are the REG yacht code pros and contras?

- The image of the industry, social media threat and training, how the yacht cluster can have one voice internationally?

MODERATOR:
- Peter Southgate Regional Director, Americas & Yacht Code Specialist, Cayman Registry
PANELLISTS:
- Robb R. Maass Partner, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.
- Peter Brady, Director General, Maritime Authority of Jamaica
- Greg Evans Global Director, Safety & Compliance, Cayman Registry
- Alexander von Stein Regulatory Affairs Liaison Yachts
- Gabriella Cramer DPA/CSO, Y.CO
- Thierry Voisin President, European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY
- Barrett Wright President, Hill Robinson USA
- Norma Trease CEO, Yacht Knowledge and Board Member, The International SeaKeepers Society
- Louis R. Montello Owner, Montello & Associates, P.A.
- more panellists to be announced

12:30

Conclusions and recommendations

12:50

Lunch hosted by the Cayman Registry

14:00
end

Speakers & Panelists

Louis R. Montello
Louis R. Montello
Owner
Montello & Associates, P.A.
Robb R. Maass
Robb R. Maass
Partner
Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.
Thierry Voisin
Thierry Voisin
President
European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY
Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons
Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons
Owner
Total Marine Solutions
Captain Sandy Yawn
Captain Sandy Yawn
Founder & CEO
Captain Sandy Inc.
Lisa H. Verbit
Lisa H. Verbit
Director
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Alexander von Stein
Alexander von Stein
Regulatory Affairs Liaison Yachts
International Registries, Inc.
Joel Walton
Joel Walton
CEO
Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands
Peter Southgate
Peter Southgate
Regional Director, Americas & Yacht Code Specialist
Cayman Registry
Barrett Wright
Barrett Wright
President
Hill Robinson USA
Nurettin Caliskan
Nurettin Caliskan
Board Member, President International Relations
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Nemos Kostoulas
Nemos Kostoulas
Managing Director & Founder
Phaeste Innovations
Michael Moore
Michael Moore
Founding Partner
Moore & Company
Rear Admiral Peter Brady
Rear Admiral Peter Brady
Director General
Maritime Authority of Jamaica
Kelly J. Gordon
Kelly J. Gordon
Captain
M/Y Andiamo II
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Gabriella Cramer
Gabriella Cramer
DPA/CSO
Y.CO
Matteo Magherini
Matteo Magherini
Business Developer Coordinator
LATERAL Naval Architects
Greg Evans
Greg Evans
Global Director
Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands
Graeme Lord
Graeme Lord
Owner
Fairport Yacht Support
Norma Trease
Norma Trease
Member of the Board of Directors
International SeaKeepers Society
Corey Ranslem
Corey Ranslem
CEO
Dryad Global

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