NMMA talks Cuba travel at superyacht summit

The NMMA participated in a panel discussion about Cuba last week during the third annual Superyacht Summit in Fort Lauderdale.
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The National Marine Manufacturers Association participated in a panel discussion about Cuba last week during the U.S. Superyacht Association’s third annual Superyacht Summit in Fort Lauderdale.

NMMA export development director Julie Balzano shared the findings of the association’s three fact-finding trips to the island with an audience of more than 150 superyacht professionals during a discussion titled “Cuba: Separating Fact from Fantasy About the Forbidden Island Nation.”

Balzano also discussed updates on the normalization of U.S.-Cuba trade relations.

Lisa Greenberg, of Pacific Bound Yachts, addressed updated procedures about Cuba boat travel. Laura Sherrod, of Atlass Special Risks, discussed insurance concerns and accessibility.

This summit reiterated the NMMA’s identification of Cuba as a potential future emerging market.

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