Azimut | Benetti Holds YachtMaster In Miami
Published: Thursday, 21 April 2016
The third and last stage of the “Azimut | Benetti YachtMaster – Superyachting On A Global Scale” project was successfully held in Miami over two days. The Miami stage of the 16th edition Azimut | Benetti YachtMaster was dedicated to captains, surveyors, owner's representatives and sponsors of the Group’s megayacht fleet.
Following a Hong Kong event in November 2015 and an Italy event in February, the third and final stage brought the principal events of the project to a close.
The project’s main objective is to keep the Azimut and Benetti communities in constant communication throughout the year with workshops, technical sessions and in-yard meetings.
The first day of the Miami event allowed partners and sponsors the chance to speak before introducing their company and services offered to guests on the second day.
Director of Yacht Services Worldwide at Fraser Yachts Harald van Exem illustrated the complex world of maritime insurance during the second day, helping attendees learn the added value present in insurance packages. This was followed by an overview and breakdown of reading yacht certificates Fraser Yachts Senior Manager of Yacht Services Clive McCartney.
Benetti Quality and After Sales Manager, Alessandro Gallifuoco, discussed challenges for captains when dealing with crew and personnel management.
Rina Business Development Manager Ches King ended the day with an interesting outlook regarding upcoming environmental protection regulations.
“YachtMaster ended with a success well beyond our expectations,” says Gallifuoco. “We witnessed great enthusiasm from both the sponsors and the guests, including captains, surveyors and other members of this sector, as their active participation in the workshops demonstrated. We were lucky Fraser Yachts at our side who contributed highly. This edition's success obviously reinforces our desire to transform Yachtmaster Worldwide into a consolidated tradition.”