U.S. Superyacht Association Announces Schedule for Superyacht Seminar Stage Presented by InSite Group in the American Pavilion During Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

​​​The U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA), the country’s only non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting and protecting the valuable jobs supported by the superyacht industry, has worked with its members and industry partners to coordinate a number of educational and entertaining topics to be presented on the Superyacht Seminar Stage presented by InSite Group in The American Pavilion during the 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“These seminars are designed to highlight some of the hottest topics, incredible destinations, and latest happenings in the superyacht industry today,” said USSA President Kitty McGowan. “Connecting the general public with USSA members and industry partners works to promote the importance of the superyacht industry in the U.S.”

The Seminar Stage Schedule; also found at www.ussuperyacht.com:

Wednesday, November 1

Noon –                 American Pavilion Opening Ceremony, Bagpipes & Presentation of Colors, & Our
                              National Anthem

2:00 pm                A United Approach to the Caribbean Crisis: Superyacht Aid Coalition & YachtAid Global

                               Tim Forderer, Yacht Aid Global

3:00 pm                A New American Tradition is Born: Burger Boat Company New Product Launch

                               Ron Cleveringa, Burger Boat Company

Thursday, November 2

9:00 am                Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry, Master (Yachts) Unlimited License Panel
                               Discussion

                                Moderated by Peter Southgate, Ocean Management/Ocean Independence

                                Panelists: John Hafner (IRI/Marshall Islands)

                                Rafael Cervantes Mataix (Master Unlimited)

                                Ted Morley (Maritime Professional Training)

                                RSVP Required due to time of event

11:00 am              Big Boats, Big Data: What HTS Can Do for Superyachts

                                Daryl Matfin, KVH Industries, Inc.

12:00 pm              Sweetwater Cruising on the Great Lakes – Magical Mysteries Await!

                                Debora Radtke, American Yacht Agents

1:00 pm                Security at Sea – A Hands-On Approach to Ensuring Your Guests’ and Vessel’s Security

                                Patrick Estebe, Affairaction Corporation

2:00 pm                Exploring Nova Scotia, Canada and The Great Northwest Passage

                                Adam Langley, Waterfront Development & Matt Jess, Complete Expeditions Inc.

3:00 pm                Yacht Security – Cruising with Confidence

                               Tony Sparks, Phantom Services

4:00 pm                Jones Boatyard 100 Year Anniversary Party

                                Cliff DeFreitas, Jones Superyacht Miami, Inc.

Friday, November 3

11:00 – 1:30         Cruising the Bahamas – The Possibilities are Endless

                                Joe Dargavage, Romora Bay Resort & Marina

                                Earl Miller, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

2:00 pm                Below Deck Mediterranean  –  Chat with Captain Sandy

                                Sandra Yawn

3:00 pm                Patagonia – The New Superyacht Frontier

                                Carlos Miquel, SAYSS

4:00 pm                The Cocktail Guru – Making the Ultimate Cocktail

                                Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

Saturday, November 4

11:00 am              The Culinary Hour – Tips, Trends and Tactics from Top Chefs

12:00 pm              Direct Real Estate Investing

                                John Wijtenburg, InSite Group

1:00 pm                Exploring Nova Scotia, Canada and The Great Northwest Passage

                                Adam Langley, Waterfront Development & Matt Jess, Complete Expeditions Inc.

2:00 pm                Cruising in Cuba – Unraveling the Regulations to Travel to our Island Neighbor

                                Lisa Greenberg, Pacific Bound Yachts

3:00 pm                Below Deck – Chat with Captain Lee

                                Captain Lee Rosbach

4:00 pm                The Cocktail Guru – Making the Ultimate Cocktail

                                Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

Sunday, November 5

11:00 am              Yacht Crew Mixology Mini Course

                                Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

12:00 pm              Security at Sea – A Hands-On Approach to Ensuring Your Guests’ and Vessel’s Security

                                Patrick Estebe, Affairaction Corporation

Presentations on the Superyacht Seminar Stage presented by InSite Group are free of charge and are open to all ticketed boat show attendees. The American Pavilion is located on the Bahia Mar Yellow Zone Face Dock, adjacent to the Superyacht Pavilion.

The U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) is a non-profit trade association incorporated in 2006, with the mission “To promote and support the U.S. Superyacht industry and its members worldwide through advocacy, marketing and education.” For more information on the USSA and the 2017 Superyacht Summit visit ussuperyacht.com, call 800-208-5801 or email [email protected].  Like the USSA on Facebook at /USSuperyacht. 

Source: US Superyacht Association

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