Azimut Benetti holds Asian superyacht conference

Azimut Benetti held its first Yacht Master Asia, a two-day conference and workshop session for superyacht and megayacht captains in Hong Kong.
Author:
Updated:
Original:
Azimut Benetti held its first Yacht Master Asia on Nov. 17-18. The second day of the event took place at the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club in Hong Kong.

Azimut Benetti held its first Yacht Master Asia on Nov. 17-18. The second day of the event took place at the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club in Hong Kong.

Azimut Benetti held its first Yacht Master Asia, a two-day conference and workshop session for superyacht and megayacht captains in Hong Kong.

Yacht Master Asia is part of the company’s new “Year-long Yacht Master” project, which seeks to keep the community in constant communication before and after the event and through workshops and training sessions.

“Year-long Yacht Master” is composed of three major events that aim to extend the presence to a global scale 12 months a year, with local meetings in Asia (2015) and the United States (2016), in addition to the European Azimut-Benetti Yacht Master as the main event, from Feb. 3-6. Minor events will be held offseason from September to May.

"After the great success of Yacht Master in Europe and the U.S., last November we were in Hong Kong to welcome the first edition of Yacht Master Asia,” Benetti Asia marketing manager and event organizer Natalie Ye said in a statement.

The first day of the event was at the Kee Club in Hong Kong for a full-day conference, Ye said, followed by dinner at the Italian restaurant Carbone. The second day consisted of team-building activities at Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club, where a few Benetti yachts were lined up.

“As Benetti, we welcome all the superyacht captains, chief engineers, surveyors, owner's reps to join our events and share the joy with sponsors/partners, also yachting media in the region participating to witness the success,” Ye said.

Related

Netherlands Eases Covid Measures as Metstrade Approaches

The moves by the Dutch government open up travel prior to the show, which is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 at RAI Amsterdam.

Coming to America

Swedish electric boat builder X Shore has established a North American sales office in Newport, R.I.

Registration Opens for ABYC Standards Week

Scheduled for Jan. 10-14, the conference includes sessions to review current and new standards, the group’s annual meeting and the Marine Law Symposium.

New Initiatives To Push Boating Safety

The Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Discover Boating are promoting on-water safety, one in a digital format and and one analog.

Yamaha Develops Electric Propulsion System

The Harmo system comprises a rim-drive electric motor that turns an impeller.

Mercury Supports Local Food Drive

Employees in Fond du Lac, Wis., donated more than $5,600 and 2,500 pounds of food during the company’s annual Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger drive.

A Record Cannes Show

The first major boat show to be held in Europe in more than a year drew 54,400 attendees during its six-day run.

Iconic Cleveland Show Returns to the I-X Center

Also, the Northwest Marine Trade Association is offering grants to promote boating and fishing.