Tuesday 4th February

20.00 Dealmakers Dinner hosted by Action Aviation, AIC Title Service, Isle of Man Aircraft Registry & Viasat

 

 

 

 

23.00 FlightCap After Party hosted by The Registry of Aruba

Wednesday 5th February

Day 1 
7.45 Registration and refreshments

8.30 Opening comments
Mike Stones, Superyacht Investor

8.35 What keeps Captains awake at night?
Managing owners
Do yacht management companies make life easier?
Finding and retaining staff 
Job security for Captains and crew

Moderator: William MacLachlan, HFW
Captain Corey Adcook
Richard Bridge, Richard Bridge Yachting
Tim Clarke, Quay Crew
Captain Iain Flockhart, Saor Alba Holdings
Ryan Green, Burgess
Captain Piers French
James Stockdale, Pinpointworks

9.45 Yachts versus luxury goods
How does yacht building compare with other luxury industries?
Is the industry as good at selling yachting as other luxury companies?
What can the industry learn from other luxury industries?

Why are the margins so low & how can they be improved?
Frederico Bazzani, Deloitte Financial Advisory  

10.05 Being different: Managing unique new build projects
Managing the different parties and the relationship with
the buyer
Who owns the intellectual property?
Who takes the liability when things go wrong?

Moderator: Jay Tooker HFW
Paolo Casani, Camper & Nicholsons
Phil Noad, Cayman Island Shipping Registry
Richard Masters, Master Yachts
Patrik von Sydow, Turquoise Yachts

10.45 Interview: The Future of Yachting, with Jamie Edmiston
Jamie Edmiston, Edmiston
Alasdair Whyte, Superyacht Investor

11.05 Morning refreshments

11.30 The role of banks in yachting
Do private banks have to offer yacht finance?
How risky is yacht finance compared to other assets?
Is there enough data for regulators?

Why are there so few asset lenders?
Moderator: Andrew Charlier, HFW
Olivier Blanchet, BNP Paribas                
Andy Blundell, Close Brothers Aviation & Marine
Michel Buffat, Credit Suisse

Anthony Buneta, Société Générale         
Jim Simpson, First Republic Bank

12.10 The yacht of the future
Electric versus hybrid
Solar and green fuel

Retrofitting older vessels
The yacht of the future

Simon Brealey, Lateral Naval Architects 

12.30 She of the Sea – challenges faced
Jenny Matthews, She of the Sea

12.50 Lunch

14.00 The 30m-60m market
What are the key drivers?

What are the buyers doing?
Moderator: Howard Ricklow, Collyer Bristow
Will Christie, Y.CO
Richard Masters, Master Yachts
Captain Corey Adcook

14.40 The size of superyachts and small cruise ships are converging
Are there synergies to be explored?
What services do these valuable assets need and who’s best placed to provide them?
Per Bjornsen, V. Ships Leisure

15.00 Berthing problems
Attracting investment for investment
Intensifying competition for berths
Are yachts just getting too big?

Moderator: Mike Stones, Corporate Jet Investor
Tony Browne, Porto Montenegro
Mathieu Salomon, C&N Marinas

15.30 Art at sea
What are the biggest risks – physical, tax or other

How to plan the cost effective and safe transport, installation &
security of high value artworks on board yachts
Recent case studies
Tilman Kriesel, Yacht Art Management
Karolina Blasiak, Rosemont Art Advisory
Pandora Mather-Lees, Pandora Art Services  
Michelle Van der Merwe, Pantaenius                     
                     
16.10 Afternoon tea

16.30 Stopping cyber attacks
How big is the issue?

Cyber and safety management systems
IMO Maritime Cyber Security Guidelines and 2021 deadline
Insuring against Cyber Crime
Moderator: Mike Stones, Superyacht Investor
Peter Broadhurst, Inmarsat
Keith Chappell, Cyber Prism
Campbell Murray, Blackberry

Eric Stride, Atlas Cybersecurity
Malcolm Taylor, ITC Secure

17.10 Yacht crew welfare

The Revd Canon Andrew Wright, Mission to Seafarers

17.30 The ultimate experiences in the world
3 luxury travel companies each pitch a unique yachting experience – with the audience voting
Ben Lyons, EYOS Expeditions
Geordie Mackay-Lewis, Pelorus
Adam Sebba, Cookson Adventures

18.10 Closing remarks
18.15 Cocktail reception hosted by HFW

20.00 Historic public house walking Tour

Thursday 6th February

Day 2
8.00 Registration and breakfast

8.55 Opening comments
Mike Stones, Superyacht Investor

9.00 The Megayacht market 2020
The challenge of managing large yachts
Are we at peak mega-yacht?
The rise of support vessels
Moderator: Quentin Bargate Bargate Murray
Eric Lepeingle, Imperial Yachts
Geoff Moore, West Nautical

Toby Walker, Benetti

9.40 Commission issues relating to new builds
Bob Allen, Robert Allen Law
Robb Maass, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay
Jay Tooker HFW

10.20 Company setup and administration a risk based approach
Greg Coates, Trident Trust 

11.30 Understanding the complexities of physical asset management
Jim Acher, Master Asset Management

11.00 Morning refreshments

11.30 Charter market 2020:  the year for new experiences?
Where are charter clients coming from and where should we be looking?
What do we need to do to capture the bigger potential market?
What are the next big trends in yacht charter?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Superyacht Investor
Tim Johnson, TJB Superyachts
Fiona Maureso, Northrop & Johnson
Cristabel Nye, Camper & Nicholsons

12.10 Yacht insurance 2020 – a very different market
Is there enough capacity?
Has the market
turned?
The Protection and Indemnity (P&I) market

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Superyacht Investor
Ben Lind, AIG
Peter Mellett, BankServe             
Mike Taylor-West, La Playa UK      
Mike Wimbridge, Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
                

12.50 Lunch

14.20 Taking a decking: Superyachts & Helicopters
Usage trends of helicopters on yachts
Engineering requirements with heli-decks
Tax & insurance when travelling

Managing owners pilots
Charlotte Pedersen, Luxaviation Helicopters               

14.40 Under arrest: Latest yacht repossessions
Moving towards free and unencumbered judicial sales
Lessons from
 different jurisdictions
How can financiers prepare?
Moderator: Duncan Bateson, INCE
Lewis Baglietto, Hassans
Panos Pourgourides, Hill Dickinson
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, GANADO Advocates

15.20 Toy story undergoes a sea change
What are the top
trends in superyacht toys?
What’s popular: from small (powered surfboards, flyboards and inflatables) to big (submersibles,
water craft) 
How valuable is the market?
What’s the insurers perspective?

What are tomorrow’s top trends?
Moderator: Mike Stones, Superyacht Investor
Richard Booth, Superyacht Tenders & Toys

Craig Barnett, Triton Submarines 
Tim Clarke, MySea
Vicky Farrow, VLF International

16.00 Afternoon Tea

16.30 Keeping crew engaged and safe
How to safeguard your crew at sea and support their personal progress
Mental health and yachting
Are crew getting the support they need?

Managing owners
Moderator:
Captain Iain Flockhart
Sara Ballinger, Crew Glue
Elise Ciappara, Pelorus
Jonathan Harris-Lowe, Trident Trust

Andrew Holme, Insignia Crew
Jacqueline Lyne, Edmiston
Captain Gordon Percy

17.10 Closing comments
Alasdair Whyte, Superyacht Investor

17.15 Cocktail reception