For Immediate Release, 22 October 2009
ISS: Vanessa Stuart, 954.525.6625; Amy Halsted, 540.784.4561
MIASF: Gordon Connell, 954.524.2733
USSA: Corey Ranslem, 786.390.0196
YachtInfo Announces 2009 Sponsors
Critical Support Enables Comprehensive Program on Friday, 30 October 2009
Registration Now Open—www.usyachtinfo.com
The organizers of the first Annual YachtInfo program—ISS, MIASF and USSA—are pleased to announce a remarkable list of sponsors without whose support the comprehensive program these key industry associations have created would not be possible. YachtInfo acknowledges each company’s steadfast dedication to the continuing need for professional development for our industry. The day commences at 9:00 A.M. at the Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Presenting Sponsors: Making the Seminars a Reality
Curtis Stokes & Associates
Curtis Stokes is a licensed and bonded yacht broker with Curtis Stokes and Associates based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and specializing in worldwide yacht sales, yacht charters and yacht new construction. Curtis Stokes offers professional, honest, discreet and personal assistance to a select group of clients and customers worldwide.
Fowler White Burnett
Founded in 1942, Fowler White Burnett is a full service law firm committed to delivering quality legal counsel and superior client service. We serve domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries. A nationally-recognized leader in the maritime area, Fowler White Burnett provides counsel in numerous disciplines including aviation, commercial litigation, corporate, bankruptcy and restructuring, healthcare, labor and employment, immigration, family law, real estate, tax and white collar crime. For more information, visit fowler-white.com
Lewis Marine is a worldwide marine distributor offering quality boating products. Their five locations provide fast delivery nationwide and export daily around the globe. This makes Lewis Marine the ideal one-stop shopping choice. They produce a 1200+ page catalog featuring products from over 500 manufacturers.
Viking Recruitment Ltd.
Viking is the leading cruise ship and large yacht crew management specialists primarily offering career opportunities globally for officers and crew of all positions. Viking has been providing exemplary quality of service and support to the maritime community for an excess of 20 years. Their knowledge and experience has enabled them to extend our support to the training, travel and operational needs of clients as well as the wider marine industry, creating a full crew management facility.
Captains Briefing Sponsors: Policy Professionals Discussing Critical Issues
RPM Diesel Engine Co. and its sister company Diesel Services of America are essentially the one-stop for all diesel needs. They stock over 68,000 parts in their parts department. They sell and service top manufacturers marine diesel engines and they are one of the few dealers that have a complete fuel injection and turbocharger repair facility to complement their state-of-the-art engine overhaul and repair facility. In 1956, RPM Diesel Engine Co. opened its doors with a total of three employees. Today RPM and DSA are complemented by a staff of over 60. RPM is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Port Everglades Association, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Association of Diesel Specialists, Chamber of Commerce, and Marina Mile Association.
Ward’s Marine Electric
Ward's Marine Electric is a third generation family-owned and operated business dedicated to providing for the electrical needs of the recreational marine industry. Decades of hard work and professionalism have been rewarded well beyond the modest expectations of the firm’s founders. For, in fact, Ward’s has come to be recognized, by owners and captains alike, as the yachting world's premier provider of electrical parts and service. Their mission now is to maintain that proud position, and to continue to earn the respect of those who have come to depend on them here at home in South Florida, and in ports of call around the globe.
Cocktail Reception Sponsor: The Chance to Network
Established in 1884 and bestowed the Royal Warrant in 1984, Royal Huisman is a family-owned shipyard, specialized in custom sailing and motor yachts, from 26 to 90 meters, for a discerning clientele. The yard is proud of the track record of many award winning yachts and of its ability to push the boundaries of new technologies, systems and processes; Royal Huisman understands the harsh marine environment in which these innovations must perform and there is a strong emphasis on personal relation¬ships.
Royal Huisman is more than a shipyard: it is an organization dedicated to perfection. The yard’s unique “Intelligent Engineering™” concept offers a flexible array of infrastructure, specialist skills and technologies rarely seen in the marine industry, achieving efficiency, quality and cost-effectiveness from concept to launch. Fabrication takes place in a 30,000 m2 purpose-built shipyard where construction, systems, electrics, electronics, furniture fabrication, deck gear fabrication, rigging, painting and its engineering are all under one roof.
Royal Huisman is located at the geographical heart of Holland’s concentration of world-leading specialists in maritime industries. Working with leading international naval and styling architects, Royal Huisman is perceived by many as one of the world’s foremost custom yacht builders.