september, 2018


Event Details

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: Charlie Birkett, Dirk de Jong, Richard Lambert


2. Experience & exploration

From the Mediterranean to further afield, investigating destinations and activities that yachting enables clients to access and enjoy.

Speakers: Richard Bridge, Geordie Mackay-Lewis, Fiona Maureso, 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


(Tuesday) 12:00 am - 12:00 am



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