Published: Monday, 12 March 2018

Ferretti Group has held Convergence – a four-day training event with professional training and refresher courses for its captains and chief engineers – in Dubai from March 3-6.

Ferretti Group Holds Convergence In Dubai 1 

(Photo: Ferretti Group)

The goal of the event was to deepen with audience technical topics relating to the use complexity, maintenance, and boats’ functionality, involving participants in active debates on current issues of the sector.

The classroom sessions were focused on three major topics: yacht data integration in dashboard electronics – Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity; yacht painting – innovation and maintenance; and new regulations on emissions and exhausts – the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IMO3).

All the panels were moderated by Stefano De Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group. The Group’s technicians were involved too, adding further value to the experience of 94 participants.

On the second day after the educational sessions, the guests measured themselves with a treasure hunt set first in Bastakiya, the ancient district of Dubai, then in the Jumeirah mosque, and finally reached the city of Habtoor.

The grand finale took place on March 5 in the Arabic desert. Participants, divided into teams, fought in six different disciplines, from obstacle course to sandboarding in the Desert VIP Camp.

The ‘Convergence dinner’ under the stars and surrounded by the panorama of the Al Awir Desert sealed the end of the intense day.