Newport Charter Yacht Show Announces Seminars for 2012

A new component to the  newly revitalised Newport Charter Yacht Show (NCYS) has been announced by Newport Harbor Corporation, the show’s new owner.

Industry focused seminars will be featured each day of the June 18-21 event, which will be held at the Newport Yachting Center in historic downtown Newport, R.I, immediately before the start of the America’s Cup World Series.

The Newport Charter Yacht Show, the only one of its kind in the U.S., caters to the charter yacht industry with a showcase of luxury charter yachts as well as ancillary boating goods, services and educational information.  It also allows consumers (attending with brokers) to learn more about vacationing on one of the many world-class yachts (ranging from 50 to 200 feet) that will be on display. 

  • Monday, June 18, “Entering U.S. Waters” A presentation by Donna Bradbury, a representative of BWA Yachting for Florida and the Bahamas, will take the audience through the process of bringing a foreign-flagged vessel to the U.S.
  • Tuesday, June 19, “Discover New England” With so much recreational boating and charter activity prevalent throughout New England, tourism representatives from Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island will come together to share tips with charter industry professionals. 
  • Wednesday, June 20, “STCW Changes and Implications to Your Mariner’s License” Julie Liberatore of Maritime Professional Training and Michael French of International Yacht Training will highlight the changes to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) for seafarers, which took effect January 1, 2012.  
  • Thursday, June 21, “Enhancing Crew and Guest Safety” Steve Monk of Da Gama, Ltd., a navigation management company with a focus on training, will speak on the importance of captain and crew preparation at sea and how vital it is for passenger safety.