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ISS December 2014 Newsletter 12/11/2014

Your Vote is Your Voice - ISS membership has many benefits. To help steer the strategic direction ISS takes, nominate an industry peer—or yourself—for the ISS Board of Directors. Nominations are open until 20 December 2014. Send a 150-word biography and a high resolution photo to Amy Halsted, amyhalsted@gmail.com. Then be sure to vote. The official 2015 ISS Board Election commences 2 January 2015 with the newly constituted board meeting during Miami in February.... To read more click ISS Board of Directors Election.pdf

Growing the Market - Comprised of more than one hundred presidents and executive directors, the Associations Alliance has been convening for the last several years and now hones in on growing the market to find new clients and keep the ones we already have. Read how the B2C, B2G, B2M and B2B workgroups are distilling the right message for the right audience.... To read more click Associations Alliance Communications Project Update .pdf

YachtInfo Spans the Globe - YachtInfo—ISS’s educational programme held in collaboration with global/regional associations—enjoyed a successful FLIBS and is actively planning events in the Med and Asia for 2015. A full summary of the five FLIBS seminars is posted on our site.... To read more click YachtInfo FLIBS 2014 and Beyond.pdf

YARE 2015 Offers Discounts to ISS Members - Want to go to Tuscany? ISS has worked with YARE’s organizers to secure a 10% discount on attending and discounts on exhibitor and sponsorship packages. A broad reaching affair, YARE is hosted by Seatec in Viareggio, Italy from February 2-6, 2015. We might even orchestrate a multi-company stand if you’re interested.... To read more click YARE 2015 Offers Discounts to ISS Members.pdf

Board Member Profile: Roberta Sabatini - Voted onto the ISS Board of Directors late last year, Roberta Sabatini is one of the superyacht industry’s leading marketers and handles all image and communications for CRN Shipyard.... To read more click Board Member Profile-Roberta Sabatini CRN.pdf

Spotlight on Sponsorship: Viking Crew Management - As a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization, ISS depends on sponsorship and membership for its operations. Viking Crew Management, steadfast in their commitment to the industries they serve, is a Gold Platinum ISS sponsor, translated as digging deeply to support both ISS initiatives (Gold) and the Annual Monaco Membership Mixer at the Platinum title level. You know them for superyachts but did you know they equally manage cruise ships?.... To read more click Spotlight on Sponsorship-Viking Crew Management.pdf

 

ISS Announces 2015 Officers and Executive Committee 12/3/2014

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to announce the appointment of its 2015 Officers and Executive Committee with an effective start date of 1 January. Officers include the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary who are distinguished superyacht industry leaders elected by the organization’s Board of Directors and who will serve a one-year term at which time they may be re-elected to the same post for not more than three consecutive years.

Click on link for Press Release 3 December 2014 ISS Announces 2015 Officers and Executive Committee.pdf

ISS 2014 November Newsletter 11/14/2014

Awards of Distinction - Recognizing the programs, products and people that propel the superyacht industry to enhanced excellence, this year’s winners include well known names and brand new innovative ideas. Read the recap of the stand out nominees and the well-deserving honorees.    To read more click Awards of Distinction.pdf

Presidents’ Award - Only three Presidents’ Awards have ever been presented. This year’s recipient, the dashing Joe Purtell, has worked tirelessly chairing the yacht design awards while working full time with Interlux. We wish him well in his retirement while demanding he ride back in to the Gala at least every other year.     To read more click President's Award Joe Purtell.pdf

Who Manages ISS? - To wrap our arms around the management of a global association that represents every aspect of designing, building and enjoying really big boats, ISS has refined the task. Meet the incoming ISS Executive Committee who serves at the pleasure of the 24 member board.       To read more click New ISS Executive Committee.pdf

METS Membership Mixer - NEW LOCATION!! Great annual gig again sponsored by GMC. The ISS Membership Mixer is the best networking event for METS superyacht attendees. Period.     To read more click METS Membership Mixer.pdf

ISS Announces the 2014 Design & Leadership Award Winners 10/29/2014

ISS (International Superyacht Society) is pleased to announce winners of the 2014 Design & Leadership Awards. Representing superlative achievement, the awards were presented last night at the 24th Anniversary of ISS’s Awards Gala in Fort Lauderdale.

Click on the link for full details. 29 October 2014 ISS Announces Design Leadership Award Winners.pdf

ISS Announces YachtInfo FLIBS Schedule and Overview - Two Half-Day Sessions to Meet the Needs of Busy Constituents 10/21/2014

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to announce its educational program, YachtInfo, will be held during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on two consecutive days in order to meet the needs of a busy professional constituency. FLIBS YachtInfo is the first of this season’s global series which now include the Antibes Yacht Show and the Singapore Yacht Show. YachtInfo is a long running collaborative project involving ISS, leading superyacht brands and associations and is designed to unearth and share knowledge from within our own industry on current topics of interest.

Click on link for more details ISS Announces YachtInfo FLIBS Schedule and Overview.pdf

ISS Announces Topic for Annual Breakfast Presentation - Generation Z: The World's Got Talent 10/20/2014

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to announce Generation Z: The World’s Got Talent, its featured presentation topic for the Society’s Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast on Wednesday 29 October 2014 from 8:00-10:00 am in the Grande View Room at the Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Click the links below for full press release and photos

20 October 2014 ISS Announces Topic for Annual Membership Breakfast UPDATE.pdf

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Marnix Bouwhuis and Bart J Hoekstra, Vripack.jpg
Toby Allies, Pendennis.jpg
Tahiti Tourisme Joins ISS as Platinum Sponsor of its Annual Gala 10/17/2014

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to announce Tahiti Tourisme as a Platinum Sponsor of its 24th Annual International Design Awards Gala, this year on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 6:30 P.M. newly at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. The theme celebrates Tahitian Flair!.

Click link to read more about Tahiti 16 October 2014 Tahiti Tourisme Joins ISS as Platinum Sponsor of its Annual Gala.pdf

Gala Invite to the 2014 International Superyacht Society Awards for Design & Leadership 10/13/2014

2014 International Superyacht Society
Awards for Design & Leadership
Wednesday 29 October 2014 @ 6:30 pm
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

To purchase tickets click on invite link below

ISS_Gala_Invite.pdf
ISS_Gala_Invite_Ticket Request Form Writable.pdf
ISS Announces 2014 Design Awards Finalists 10/6/2014

ISS (International Superyacht Society) today releases its lists of finalists for the 2014 International Design Awards. For 24 years, ISS’s Design Awards—based entirely on peer review—has celebrated the very finest naval architecture, design, interiors, engineering and builds the large yacht industry presents annually. Click on the links below to see PR and Finalists

3 October 2014 ISS Announces

2014 ISS Best Power Finalists 24m-40m 40m-65m.pdf

2014 ISS Best Power Finalists 65m+.pdf

2014 ISS Best Sail 24m-40m 40m+.pdf

2014 ISS Best Refit Finalists.pdf

Annual ISS U.K. Regatta Raises £2500 for Sail 4 Cancer - Race Results also Announced 7/3/2014

Thirteen boats sailed in the Annual ISS U.K. Regatta aboard Fairview Beneteau 37s, held this year from 27-29 June 2014 in the waters of the Solent, U.K. Festivities included a Friday Evening Curry with 95 people attending, 115 attending the Saturday BBQ at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes IOW and, most important to all, raising £2500 for multi-year charitable designee, Sail 4 Cancer.

Click link for full Press Release 3 July 2014 Annual ISS U K Regatta Raises 2500 for Sail 4 Cancer.pdf

Photos of event 

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