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Taking place in Palma, Mallorca on Tuesday, 15th October, 2019, The Future of Superyachts, is a one-day conference exploring international and regional developments in the superyacht industry.

Quaynote Communications, the specialist conference company with a successful track record of staging events across Europe, Asia and north America, has partnered with the Islander magazine, the monthly publication distributed across the yachting hubs of the western Med, to jointly produce The Future of Superyachts.

Targeting superyacht managers, marina operators, charter agents, lawyers, corporate service providers, tax consultants, registries, refit & repair yards, industry associations, captains, brokers, and other professionals, The Future of Superyachts will bring together senior industry figures for networking and discussion.

The Future of Superyachts will discuss the latest topics of global interest, while acknowledging the importance of Spain as a superyacht hub and destination:
* Global Trends and the Market in Spain
* The moorage problem
* Tenders & Toys
* The role of aviation in superyacht operations
* Refit – painting & warranty
* Marina development: around the world
* Marine conservation
* The Future of Palma

As a participant at The Future of Superyachts, you will be joining a distinguished roster of leading organisations expected to attend this important event. In order to make the most of your time at the conference, you wish to consider becoming a speaker, exhibitor or sponsor. If you would like to find out more about the opportunities for your company, please contact us now:

Lorna Titley, Director, Quaynote Communications

T: +1 604 9966937


Alison Singhal, Director, Quaynote Communications
T: 44 (0) 203 560 8154

AGENDA (subject to change)
08.00Refreshments and registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.00Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.05Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
09.15Opening presentation
Session Two: Global Trends and the Market in Spain
09.30Panel: Industry leaders discuss sales trends globally and in Spain
* Spain as a stepping stone for Owners starting with yachts less than 30m
* What are the trends in chartering in Spain and further afield?
* What puts off potential charterers
Fiona McCarthy, Charter Broker, Fraser Yachts
10.15Presentation: Chartering in Spain
* Spain as a stepping stone for Owners starting with yachts less than 30m
10.40Refreshments & Exhibition
Session Three: The moorage problem
11.10Presentation: Have we lost to the mainland?
11.30Panel: What are the solutions?
*What is being done to address the moorage shortage internationally?
*Is it sufficient to address the problem?
*What more should be done?
Begüm DOĞULU, Owner / Managing Director, Begüm Yachting
Session Four: Tenders & Toys
Craig Barnett, Sales & Marketing Manager, Triton Submarines
Vicky Farrow, Managing Director, Quintessence Yachts
Session Five: The role of aviation in superyacht operations
14.20Helicopters in Superyachts
*Advising shipyards on the technical and design solutions when building
or adapting yachts for helicopter use
14.40Questions & Discussion
Session Six: Refit – painting & warranty
14.50(Peer-to-peer) interview:
What happens when the Owner changes their mind?
15.10Questions & Discussion
Session Seven: Marina development: around the world
15.20Presentation: A closer look a marina developments worldwide
*What is hampering progress with marina developments?
Oscar Siches, Yacht Harbour Expert
Kenny Jones, EVP Operations, IGY
Eddie Woods, Managing Director, Trader Marine Yacht Services
16.00Exhibition & Refreshments
Session Eight: Marine conservation
16.30Panel: Water.
*Role & responsibility of STP, etc.
Brad Robertson Association Ondine
Session Nine: The Future of Palma
17.10What is happening with the new marina?
17.40Chair`s closing remarks
17.45End of conference proceedings
17.50Drinks Reception

Fiona McCarthy

Charter Broker, Fraser Yachts


Owner / Managing Director, Begüm Yachting

Craig Barnett Craig Barnett

Sales & Marketing Manager, Triton Submarines

Vicky Farrow

Managing Director, Quintessence Yachts

Oscar Siches

Yacht Harbour Expert

Kenny Jones

EVP Operations, IGY

Eddie Woods

EVP Operations, IGY

Brad Robertson Association Ondine

Location to be confirmed

In collaboration with:

Palma de Mallorca, Spain