Superyacht Design Symposium - Post Event Wrap
A dozen yacht designers including Ed Dubois, Martin Francis , Ron Holland, Bill Tripp, William Collier GL Watson and Sparkman & Stephens, members of RINA and the 2008 Winner of The Camper & Nicholson Young Designer Award, Fadi Pataq.
International Shipyards represented included Giancarlo Ragnetti - CEO Perini Navi, Tony Hambrook of Alloy Yachts, Alice Huisman of Royal Huisman, Jay Miner of Delta Marine, Wim Koersvelt of ICON, Timur Mohamed of Palmer Johnson, along with representatives from Blohm & Voss, Fincantieri Yachts, Burger Boat Company, Raffles Yacht Builder, and SYBASS.
Senior industry spokesmen from High Modulus, Delta Marine, Standard Hydrogen and Rolls Royce evoked hot debate and questions as they discussed issues in construction and design that will unquestionably shape the future of the superyacht industry.
Following the champagne networking cocktail at Harold Pratt House, the sponsor and speaker dinner at the pre-opening of Rouge Tomate gave guests the opportunity to meet in a relaxed environment after a busy day.
"All the things they talked about yesterday afternoon; we've ticked off all those boxes,". "I was really chuffed." Michael Bradfield, Superyacht Owner
" A perfectly organized symposium where I know you dedicated strong efforts on the organisation. I have to say that such appointments are really useful for all us in the business. " Giancarlo Ragnetti - CEO Perini Navi
"I was very surprised to find so many senior people attending, it is of great interest to me to meet so many new owners. I benefit by learning about different owner's needs and demands when considering a new yacht." Philippe Briand – Designer Vitruvius project
Valued sponsors supporting the 2008 inaugural annual event are: CRS Yachts, Silver Lining Furniture, Inmarsat, G.L Watson, Delta Marine, Dohle Yachts, Abu Dhabi Mar, Yachting Partners International, Rouge Tomate Group.