With Spain reporting an impressive upswing in the local chartering business, and new destinations becoming more accessible, the charter business is gearing up for more expansion.
As opportunities emerge, so do new challenges, with port state control, the customs code and taxation issues raising causing concern amongst many industry players.
As charter brokers, managers, corporate service providers and others seek clarification of regulatory changes, a new one-day conference is set to put the chartering, marinas and destinations under the spotlight.
The Future for Yacht Chartering takes place on 11th October, 2016, and is located appropriately at OneOcean Port Vell, in Barcelona, Spain.
Official Sponsors and exhibitors include One Ocean Port Vell, whose General Manager, Paul Cook, will be presenting, and local tax experts TaxMarine.
Chaired by Pat Bullock of Network Marine Consultants, the conference will be produced by Quaynote Communications
The conference will discuss what needs to be done to ensure the best experience for charterers, with a particular focus on the service offered by marinas and local tourism; what to do when the demand for yachts outstrips supply; the process of applying for a charter licence, as well as a look at which chartering destinations are set to be the must-see hot-spots of tomorrow.
With international relations with Cuba gradually thawing out, there is a lot of interest in prospects for chartering in Cuban waters. Bransom Bean, Consultant to Paul Madden & Associates, will examine the latest developments in the island`s fledgling charter business and asks what “wide open” really means for the superyacht industry.
Continuing the theme of emerging destinations, the conference attendees will hear from what the Nordic fjords can offer superyacht charterers with Ola Hiis Bergh of Norway Superyacht Services explaining how to explore this somewhat overlooked territory by yacht.
With the historic and scenic city of Barcelona providing the perfect backdrop, the conference is aimed at:
- Marinas operators
- Charter brokers
- Superyacht managers
- Regulatory authorities
- Yacht registries
- Industry associations and anyone with a vested interest in the growth of yacht chartering seeking an opportunity to network