Speakers confirmed for the Superyacht UK Technical Seminar 2017

Published on: 22 December 2016

The Superyacht UK Technical Seminar takes place annually at the London Boat Show and will be held again on 12 January 2017. This successful event will cover the most important and current technical issues facing the superyacht sector.


10:30 – Intro from Superyacht UK Chairman, Peter Brown                

10:50 – State of the Industry, presented by David Dingle, Maritime UK Chairman                

11:10 – Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) and Large Yacht code ‘3’ (LY3) Update, from Jo Assael, Yacht Codes Specialist at Cayman Islands Shipping Registry                

11:30 – Break

12:00 – Design Trends – Av and Cyber Security, from Tania Berry, Senior Electrotechnical Specialist at Lloyd's Register     

12:30 – Training and Qualifications - STCW changes and new engineering pathways, presented by Alan Cartwright and Lars Lippuner, of Warsash Superyacht Academy                  

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Concept-to-completion, how to make today's Superyacht Concepts a reality – An interactive panel discussion looking at a current SY concept and how it can meet the current legislation and engineering challenges. It will include representatives from BMT Nigel Gee, Lloyd’s Register, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and Richie Blake as panel mediator          

15:00 - Break

15:30 – Brexit talk – Discussion on how will Brexit affect brokers, Class/regulations and the Law. It will feature representatives from Lloyd’s Register, Hill Dickenson and Cayman Islands Shipping Registry.              

16:00 – Key Note Speaker - Kate Ware, Director of Maritime Safety and Standards at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Permanent Representative of the UK at the International Maritime Organisation.

16:30-18:00 - Networking Drinks

The cost of attending the seminar includes an entry ticket to the London Boat Show. The fees are:

British Marine member: £84.00

Non-member: £210.00

Further information about this event, and to book your place, please contact Liv Whetmore on lwhetmore@britishmarine.co.uk or 01784 223631.