18 October

Second IYC Captain’s Seminar to focus on “Technology and Advancements in the Yachting Industry”

Following the huge success of the inaugural IYC Captain’s Seminar in 2016, IYC is delighted to be hosting the second edition of the event with a focus on “Technology and Advancements in the Yachting Industry.” The Seminar will be held on 24 October 2017 at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Technology is a hugely important part of the entire yachting industry and the event will present some of the most pertinent topics around this discussion focus.

IYC takes its role as a partner of industry captains and crew very seriously, and is always looking for ways to work with crew and support them. The IYC Captain’s Seminar is intended as a tool for participants to inform them of the latest trends and developments within the yachting industry, offering the expertise and knowledge of IYC’s specialised team and wider network. Attendants of the 2016 edition praised it as a highly enjoyable and informative event, and IYC now plans to make this a permanent fixture in its annual calendar.

Over the course of the one-day seminar a variety of papers and discussions will be presented to attendees, complemented by plenty of opportunities for valuable networking. Topics of discussion include: “Company footprint & Yacht Management” by Sean Cassidy, COO and Yachting Management Director US; “Future of Communications for Mega Yachts”, by Ken Reisch and Matthew Gerken of E3 Systems; and “Cyber Security” by Justin Iserhardt of Lloyds Register; “Luxurious Amphibious Boats” by Steve Hupper of IGUANA; and “Insurance Emergency Response & Case Studies involving Norwegian Hull Club” by Geir Skoglund of Norwegian Hull Club. The forum will be followed by an evening cocktail event hosted at Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits.

IYC will also be presenting detailed information on its BLUE yacht management application, which launched to much acclaim in late 2016 and has seen huge growth and uptake ever since. The development of this software was undertaken with the goal of helping to simplify yacht management processes for captains and crew. The app functions by providing seamless customisation interactions between client’s vessels and IYC’s global network, assisting with the process of paperwork, vessel and crew documentation, compliance and more, all in a simple to use and straightforward interface.

As a global brokerage house with an extensive fleet, IYC greatly values the captains and crew it works with and their role in providing an exceptional superyacht experience to clients. As such the IYC team is always looking for ways and tools to assist in making the day to day operations of captains and crew as seamless and easy as possible, with this Seminar an important part of this overall goal.

For more detailed information on the IYC Captains Seminar and agenda click here.

To discuss the event or any of IYC’s range of services please contact the IYC office most convenient to you. IYC has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Miami, Newport, Nantucket, Great Lakes, St. Maarten, Monaco, Greece, Russia, Croatia, Montenegro, Barcelona, Scandinavia and Malta. To contact an IYC office click here.