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The 2018 Monaco Yacht Summit: Introducing new clientele to the superyacht world

Held on Tuesday September 25 on the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show, the Monaco Yacht Summit is a key event for end-user clients and their advisors looking to enter or understand better the world of yachting.

Potential yacht purchasers, charterers and their representatives will attend a series of informative panel discussions with acknowledged experts from across the superyacht industry.

Panel Discussions

Four panel discussions will cover different topics in yachting to deliver insights and provide guidance from a client perspective:

1. Myth busting
Challenging assumptions and addressing common misconceptions about the charter, purchase, building, ownership and operation of superyachts.
Speakers: Dirk de Jong, Richard Lambert, Jaqueline Lyne

2. Experience & exploration
From the Mediterranean to further afield, investigating destinations and activities that yachting enables clients to access and enjoy.
Speakers: Fiona Maureso, Geordie Mackay-Lewis, Farouk Nefzi

3. Design to delivery
Using the case study of a recent new build project to highlight the yacht design and construction process from initial inspiration to completion.
Speakers: Mark Cavendish, Ben Harrison Jim Evans

4. The owner interview
Yacht designer Espen Oeino and a superyacht owner discuss the vital ingredients that contribute to the ‘fun factor’ from a yacht ownership point of view
Speakers: Espen Oeino and guest owner

The panel discussions will be moderated by Charles Dence, a specialist consultant with a superyacht brokerage background.

Face to face meetings

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with selected specialists to answer their questions reading different aspects of yacht charter, purchase, construction, operation and ownership.

1. Charter a superyacht
Covering different aspects of yacht charter as a charterer and owner: Cruising regulations, tax and customs, insurance, contracts and the role of the charter broker & charter manager.
Speakers: Sophia Tutino

2. Build or buy
Key points to consider before and during a yacht purchase: Finding a broker, choosing a shipyard, negotiations, purchase and build contracts, finance, surveyors, project teams, design, refits and refurbishment.
Speakers: Richard Lambert, Anouch Sedef, Federico Rossi

3. Tenders & toys
Guidance on choosing tenders and water toys, plus specialist submarine and helicopter integration and operation expertise.
Speakers: Louise Harrison, Jonny Mutch, Richard Booth

4. Operations
Understanding yacht management: Crew, safety, compliance, maintenance, budgeting; flag, insurance, VAT, registration.
Speakers: Jo Assael, John Cook, Xavier Lamadrid, Glenn Weiss

The Monaco Yacht Summit is an event organised by the Monaco Yacht Show in partnership with Monaco Economic Board, Red Sea Collection, Priva, Yacht Investor and the support of Monaco Convention Bureau.

Now in its third year, the Summit seeks to inform and educate yachting clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and thus better prepare their visit to the show.

Monaco Yacht Summit
3rd edition
Tuesday 25 September 2018
All information at
Organiser: Monaco Yacht Show SAM.




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