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ISS September 2016 Newsletter 9/20/2016
35th America’s Cup: Action, Excitement and Exclusive Access
 
ISS is pleased to announce 35th America’s Cup: Action, Excitement and Exclusive Access, as its featured presentation topic for the Society’s Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast on Wednesday 2 November 2016 from 8:00-10:00 am in the AIM Marine Group Pavilion at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Moderator: Diane M. Byrne-MegayachtNews.com. Panelists: Sam Hollis-America’s Cup Event Authority, Bill Hanbury-Bermuda Tourism Authority, Stefano Tositti-BWA Yachting
  
 
 

 

YachtInfo@FLIBS 2016


Expanding on last year’s very successful early morning YachtInfo format at FLIBS, ISS’s Education Committee has again lined up a four-day series of one-hour panels on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. All YachtInfo seminars are being held in the CruiserPort seminar tent on B Dock, Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Topics include leadership, destinations, an update on Cuba and interior maintenance.

Read More...YachtInfo@FLIBS 2016.pdf
 
 
 

Elevating the ISS Gala through Global Support


Attracting new owners and enthusiasts to superyachting is an industry-wide initiative with far-reaching and growing support. ISS is deeply involved in the success of this mandate. Our annual gala honouring yacht design and leadership-celebrating its 26th Anniversary on 2 November 2016-is already a cornerstone event in outreach efforts to showcase our most amazing works of art, the superyachts. 
ISS has developed a close cooperation with the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) while opportunities to partner are available to every stakeholder who recognizes the need to elevate our industry to attract new enthusiasts.

Read More... Elevating the ISS Gala through Global Support.pdf
 
 
 
 

Association Alliance Member Feature -- Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss)


SYBAss unites and represents builders of large motor and sailing yachts. The member shipyards have built at least three custom or semi-custom yachts over 40 metres in length in the past decade. Monaco is the seat of the association and where the annual General Assembly is held, during which the elected board explains current policies and asks members for input. The secretariat is based in the Netherlands from where all of the association’s activities are supported. SYBAss’ focus is on three fields: promotion, regulation and professionalism.

Read More...Association Alliance Member Feature—Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss).pdf
 
 
 
 

Board Member Profile-Simon Harvey-N2 People Skills

 
Simon Harvey has been around yachts his whole life. From building boats to working from deckhand to captain, and now working with captains and crew on leadership and people skills development with his company N2 People Skills. Simon’s working and volunteer roles have always been focused on people, leadership and yachts. Always striving to give back to the industry, Simon continually lends his time to those looking for a helping hand whether Master Mariner or green crew. 

Read More...Board Member Profile-Simon Harvey.pdf
 
 
 
 

Spotlight on Supporting Member -- Kevin Glancy & Jonathan Fawcett

 
Kevin Glancy and Jonathan Fawcett are one of the world’s leading outfitters to superyachts. From their headquarters in Manchester, UK, the project management team draw on decades of expertise to guarantee seamless professional service. they have worked on over 400 of the world’s finest yachts. They perceive their involvement and affiliation with ISS as strengthening their offering and the way they work.

Read More...Spotlight on Supporting Member-Kevin Glancy and Jonathan Fawcett.pdf
 
ISS Announces Annual Membership Breakfast Feature Presentation 9/19/2016

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to announce 35th America’s Cup: Action, Excitement and Exclusive Access, as its featured presentation topic for the Society’s Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast on Wednesday 2 November 2016 from 8:00-10:00 am in the AIM Marine Group Pavilion at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Click the link for more details ISS Annual Breakfast-35th Americas Cup-Action Excitement Exclusive Access.pdf

ISS 2016 June Newsletter 6/28/2016
 
ISS Recognizes Significance of PYC with New Design Award
 
The International Superyacht Society recognizes the significant benefit of the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) related to carriage of up to thirty-six passengers while in charter and also for those in private use under the Red Ensign Group. ISS also recognizes the extraordinary achievement of designers and builders in complying with challenging PYC restrictions while also creating incredible lifestyle designs using exotic materials and unique construction techniques.
  
 
 
 
ISS Holds Meeting to Elevate Gala 
 
In June, ISS held a collaborative meeting called a "Concept Workgroup" to discuss elevating ISS's annual gala for design and leadership, this year marking its 26th anniversary. By the end of the meeting on 9 June, a shared vision was clearly realized. Look to future ISS galas to heighten the celebration of achievement while reaching out to those not yet fully realizing the allure of yachting in all its dimensions.
 
 
 
  
Association Alliance Member Feature-YSTS of Malta
 
The aim of the Yachting Services Trade Section (YSTS) is that of identifying and raising the challenges faced by the various facets of the industry with the relative authorities with a view to finding workable solutions reports Dr Alison Vassallo, chairperson. The members of the YSTS represent and operate actively in a wide range of yachting services and are experts in their respective fields. This represents a valuable pool of resources and renders the YSTS well equipped to act as a consultative partner with the Government.

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Calling All Students: ISS Wants You!
 
ISS recently created its Student Membership for one simple reason: our industry is growing and embracing new ideas, and the best way to do so is to work with you. We provide mentoring opportunities for those of you who wish to pursue the many diverse career paths in the global yachting industry. 
 
 
 
 
Board Member Profile-Bill Tripp-Tripp Design NA
 
Bill Tripp started Tripp Design Naval Architecture in 1984, designing racing boats reflecting a childhood spent on the water sailing and racing in boats his father, William Tripp, Jr., designed. 30+ years later, Tripp Design Naval Architecture specializes in the design and engineering of state-of-the-art yachts ranging in size from 43 feet to 80+ meters with offices in Connecticut and Amsterdam. In 2016 he joined the ISS Board of Directors and currently co-chairs its Designers & Architects Committee with Tim Hamilton of Feadship.

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Spotlight on Sponsorship Cayman Registry
 
Registry-a division of Cayman Maritime- is the premium yacht registry in the world, as can be seen by the huge number of large yachts around the world that are flying the Cayman Islands Red Ensign. The registry was first established in 1903 when George Town was formally recognised as a British Port of Registry. The registry obtained British Registry Category 1 Status on 25 July 1991, and can register vessels of any size and type provided that they meet international standards.

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ISS Recognizes Significance of Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) with New Design Award 6/23/2016
 
The International Superyacht Society (ISS) recognizes the significant benefit of the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) related to carriage of up to thirty-six passengers while in charter and also for those in private use under the Red Ensign Group. ISS also recognizes the extraordinary achievement of designers and builders in complying with challenging PYC restrictions while also creating incredible lifestyle designs using exotic materials and unique construction techniques.
 
 
 
Pete Southgate Named Co-Chair of ISS Technical Committee 5/12/2016

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to announce Mr. Pete Southgate, Wright Maritime Group, has been appointed as co-chair of the ISS Technical Committee.

Southgate is a shipbuilder, naval architect and marine surveyor with experience spanning 30 years in the maritime industry and is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Read more ... 12 May 2016-Pete Southgate Named Co-Chair of ISS Technical Committee.pdf

ISS May 2016 Newsletter 5/5/2016
 
ISS 2016 Crew Membership Initiative Underwritten by WMG
 
ISS is pleased to announce Wright Maritime Group's (WMG) support in providing yacht crew with STCW BST a one-year free membership in ISS.  ISS President, Derik Wagner, says, "WMG's innovative approach to providing yacht crew with an entrance into this global organisation will build ISS's important relationships with crew and give one of the industry's most important groups, crew, a significant voice with top industry influencers."
 
 
  
 
Remembering Ed Dubois and Pieter Beeldsnijder
 
Diane Byrne remembers the two great design talents the superyacht industry lost just days apart in March. With yachts as familiar as the stars at night, again and again, these amazing gentlemen embodied the very elegance to which we all aspire.
 
 
 
 
Association Alliance Member Feature-News from Down Under
 
Guest columnist, MaryAnne Edwards, Chief Executive, AIMEX & Superyacht Australia offers commentary on three projects. 1) Australia Working Hard to Simplify Chartering Rules & Regulations; 2) Australia Plans 4th Visit to Tahiti; and, 3) ICOMIA President Speaking at ASMEX 2016.
 
 
 
 
ISS's YachtInfo at MYBA's 28th Annual Charter Show in Genoa
 
YachtInfo--ISS's educational platform--presented Destinations Seminar: Norway and Cuba on 3 May 2016 at MYBA's 28th Annual Charter Show in Genoa. The seminar was sponsored by Superyacht Norway with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by Genoa International Supplies. The show's charter seminars are organised each year by the MYBA Charter Committee, ever deeply involved in the curriculum. ISS's Education Committee chair, Bransom Bean, moderated.
 
 
 
 
Board Member Profile
Will Mathieson-The Superyacht Group
 
Will Mathieson entered the superyacht industry in 2010, as The Superyacht Group's news editor (he's now editor of The Superyacht Report), following a number of years working as a business journalist covering the sports industry, including the 2007 America's Cup. His editorial focus remains enhancing the transparency of the yachting business and how the industry's collective initiatives can bolster market performance. He plans to continue this as a member of the ISS board of directors.
Spotlight on Sponsorship
MarineMax Yachts
 
MarineMax is the largest retailer of boats in the United States with over 50 offices in 20 states.  A publicly traded company (HZO) on the NYSE, MarineMax offers a variety of services to yacht owners, buyers and charterers. With Bob Saxon at the helm of its expansion into the large yacht sector, MarineMax is immediately supportive of the global industry through its sponsorship of ISS's Business (Person) of the Year award of distinction.

 

ISS 2016 Crew Membership Initiative - Underwritten by Wright Maritime Group 5/2/2016

 

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to announce Wright Maritime Group’s (WMG) support in providing yacht crew with STCW BST a one-year free membership in ISS.
ISS President, Derik Wagner, comments, “WMG’s innovative approach to providing yacht crew with an entrance into this global organisation will build ISS’s important relationships with crew and give one of the industry’s most important groups, crew, a significant voice with top industry influencers.”

To read more click on the following link... 2 May 2016-ISS 2016 Crew Membership Initiative.pdf

ISS’s YachtInfo at MYBA’s 28th Annual Charter Show in Genoa 4/29/2016

 

The ISS (International Superyacht Society) is pleased to announce that YachtInfo—its educational platform—will present Destinations Seminar: Norway and Cuba on 3 May 2016 from 8h30 to 10h00 at MYBA’s 28th annual Charter Show in Genoa. The seminar is sponsored by Superyacht Norway with a complimentary breakfast from 8h00 sponsored by Genoa International Supplies. The Show’s charter seminars are organised each year by the MYBA Charter Committee, ever deeply involved in the curriculum.

To read more click on the following link... 29 April 2016-ISS’s YachtInfo at MYBA’s 28th Annual Charter Show in Genoa.pdf

ISS March 2016 Newsletter 3/24/2016
 
Happy Easter!
 
ISS has a basket full of benefits for all our members. In particular, all of you
who nominate vessels for our annual design awards will be delighted to know that there is no cost associated with putting forth your amazing creations. Ever. Get started today. Contact Vanessa Stuart, info@superyachtsociety.org, for nomination information. Then eat jelly beans.
 

 

Association Membership Update
 
During its monthly meeting in March, ISS’s Executive Committee adopted a new Association Membership benefit. Beginning immediately and reflective of ISS’s membership year which is based on the date one joins or renews, current and new association members may designate five affiliates from their own membership ranks or association staff as ISS members.
 

 

Association Alliance Member Feature-The GUEST Program
 
Guest columnist, Joey Meen, PYA Director of Training & Certification and the Founder of GUEST- Guidelines for Unified Excellence in Service Training-discusses the three-year old program. With support from ISS and endorsements from MYBA and SYBAss, GUEST is viewed as the industry-led global training standard for interior crew.
 
 
 
 
ISS at the Palm Beach International Boat Show
 
Diane Byrne comments on ISS’s Board decision to hold its winter meeting at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. “As for the ISS Board of Directors meeting, committees focused on education, events, and more were expanded. We’ll be bringing you more in-depth news about some of these initiatives in upcoming newsletters,” she writes. Diane also brings you news of Bob Saxon’s major announcement.
 
 
 
 
Board Member Profile
Timothy Hamilton-Feadship
 
Timothy Hamilton is proud to say his work as Director of the Americas for Feadship allows him to live in his beautiful home state of Florida and be a part of building the most incredible boats in the world. Tim newly joins the ISS and already brings strategic and creative thinking to the Society which complements Feadship’s enduring support.
 
Spotlight on Supporting Member
Döhle Yachts
 
A superyacht is a valuable asset as well as a luxury pleasure vessel. It may start as a dream but when it turns into reality it requires professional management and specialised services by highly qualified personnel-and that is something in which we at Döhle Yachts have considerable experience.
 

 

 

ISS February 2016 Newsletter 2/24/2016
 
Announcing the 2016 ISS Board of Directors
 
With an unprecedented number of votes cast, the 2016 ISS Board of Directors election was as close as any in recent memory. Congratulations to all who were nominated, to those voted in and to those who have already indicated they will stand again for the 2017 election. Thank you to all ISS members who voted. Effecting the direction of the global superyacht industry through one’s vote is a privilege of membership.  
 
 
  
 
26th Anniversary of ISS's Design Awards-Yacht Registration Open
 
To set the stage and celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the ISS Design Awards, registration is now open for all custom new build projects completed, launched and delivered from 1 May 2015 through 30 April 2016 that are 24 meters (79') or larger in length overall. ISS’s Design Awards also includes a Refit Category: yachts must have had extensive refit work that comprehensively and esoterically changed and upgraded the vessel.
 
 
 
 
Why are Americans Still Buying Their Yachts Abroad?

Guest columnist, Jim Gilbert, celebrated yachting journalist and newly-minted president of Christensen Shipyards, examines the American yachtsman's inclination-and its reasons-to buy and build abroad. With a glimpse at plans underway at Christensen, Jim offers salient insight into design, artisanship, marketing and pricing.
 
 
 
  
ISS's Awards of Distinction-Your Nominations Are Requested
 
The process is simple. Perhaps the nominee is sitting next to you at this moment. Perhaps a supplier comes to mind and a forward-thinking innovator and a company committed to providing breakthroughs for resource protection and green technologies. You may have recently read about unprecedented actions by a captain and crew. ISS's Awards of Distinction were established to celebrate excellence.
 
 
 
 
Board Member Profile
Michele Flandin-Oceanco
 
Michele Flandin has extensive yachting experience and has been involved in the industry for nearly 21 years. At Oceanco she is closely involved in all aspects of promotion, media relations, event management, and public relations, among other things. She has just been re-elected to the ISS Board, is an active SYBAss member and is Oceanco's representative in the 'Chamber Monegasque of Yachting' in Monaco.
 
Spotlight on Sponsorship
Wright Maritime Group
 
A worldwide industry leader in large vessel construction, operations and management for yachts up to 138 meters (450'), Wright Maritime Group finds ample time and unwavering support for the global superyacht business. ISS, MCA, and Cayman Islands Ship Owner's Advisory are but a few receiving WMG's gift of time and the expertise of AJ and Ellen Anderson.
 
Read more...Wright Maritime Group.pdf