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A look at sustainability in the superyacht sector at the 11th Superyacht UK Technical Seminar – first speakers announced, have you got your ticket?

Published on: 23 January 2020

Superyacht technical seminar

This year’s Superyacht UK Technical Seminar will be held on the second day of British Marine Spring Expo (5 February 2020). Now in its 11th year, the event which is cemented in the superyacht calendar will look to the future of the sector and how the industry is changing with new technologies to ensure a sustainable, environmentally friendly industry which can continue to thrive.

The morning of the seminar will be centred on keeping industry updated with the new rules and guidance notices from the regulator. Speakers include:

Jason Collings, Cayman Islands Shipping Register
New IMO regulations will require appropriate and safe-to-use designs of mooring arrangements and introduce a maintenance and inspection regime, as well as proper documentation.

Adam Jackson, MCGA Large Yacht Services

The importance of lightweight ship checking post-delivery.

Jason Collings, Cayman Islands Shipping Register
Polar Code for sub 500 and 350GT yachts.

Julie Carlton, MCGA

A look at all aspects of crewing, including mental health and well-being.

Joseph Salmon, Salmon Power Sports

Crew and passenger comfort and safety in tenders and rescue craft, new technologies to improve tender operations, a look at ballasting for ride comfort and safety.

The afternoon is set to look at sustainability across the industry. Speakers include:

Russell Edson, Withers and Rogers
IP protection in the superyacht sector: emerging trends and technologies and how and why there is a need to protect intellectual property.

David Johnson, Wessex-Resins
Sustainable resins for fibre reinforced plastic.

Ffion Martin, National Composites Centre

A look to future-proof composites by optimising their resource efficiency through continually exploring novel materials, process capability and informed application. A look at glass fibre replacement and end of life.

With more speakers to be announced, including a keynote speaker from Lateral Engineering looking at the journey to zero hydrocarbon motor yachting, how these technologies might develop and the current issues in using these technologies that need to be overcome in order to allow them to become mainstream, such as an overhaul of the infrastructure and current distribution network.

The seminar will be held during the British Marine Spring Expo, at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on 5 February, tickets start from £150 for British Marine members. To book, click here.