YachtInfo To Host Two Half-Day Seminars at FLIBS to Meet the Needs of Busy Constituents

YachtInfo is a long running collaborative educational programme project involving the International Superyacht Society (ISS) leading superyacht brands and associations and is designed to unearth and share knowledge from within our own industry on current topics of interest.

At this years Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show YachtInfo will hold two seminars That will be the first of this season’s global series which now include the Antibes Yacht Show and the Singapore Yacht Show.

They will be held on two consecutive days in order to meet the needs of a busy professional constituency.

The session on Friday, October 31, 2014 runs from 14:00 until 18:00 in State Room D of the Bahia Mar Hotel

Chaired by Dieter Jaenicke (Viking Recruitment) and Roger Horner (E3 Systems) they will be joined by some more as yet unnamed Superyacht industry leaders.

Session one focuses on Business Outlook and asks: Are we managing to build, maintain or reach our capacity—as a network of shipyards for both new build and repair, we have a finite number of build and repair slots. As the fleet grows, are we investing to support the bigger fleet, or are many shipyards in survival mode, downsizing, collapsing, diversifying and, therefore, will we see a shrinking of capacity, especially in the USA?

Session two borrows from the world of TV entertainment programming and is entitled The World’s Got Talent.  This session will explore what outreach activities have worked in different parts of the world, and how we may assemble a toolkit that will enable this industry to engage with educators to find our workforce for the future.

Session three will focus on Flat Panel Satellite Arrays and asks: Great for designers, but what is the operational impact?

On Saturday, November 1, in the same location running from 10:00 until 14:00 Day two will be chaired by Ed Roberts (Hodgdon Yachts) and Ian Bone (Yacht Captains Association) with Additional Panelists

Session 1 looks at the 2-Step Career Path—Working on a Superyacht and then Working Ashore.  It will ask: How easy is it to make the transition from Department Head or Captain of a vessel to working within the many companies ashore that support the global superyacht fleet?  How should we continue to develop the necessary skills to develop as professionals?

Session 2 looks at Tenders and On-Board Operations.  It will seek to answer the question: With 10 deaths on superyachts this year and several serious injuries, what’s going wrong? Where does good design interface with the regulations which are meant to increase safety for crew and guests?