Taking place in London, a key focal point for the superyacht industry, The Future of Superyachts will attract a broad spectrum of leaders including superyacht captains, Owners, charter brokers, charterers, agents, yacht managers, tourism specialists, policy-makers, sales brokers, family offices, financiers, lawyers and corporate service providers.
The conference programme will focus on key topics such as:
* What`s the future for the Superyacht Industry?
* How can we address industry skills shortages going forwards?
* How will superyacht insurance evolve?
* What legal developments will shape the future of the industry
* Crypto explained
* The Media & the Superyacht Industry: How is the superyacht media changing
and how well is the industry taking advantage?
* Sustainability and Ecology: How can we really make an impact?
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Session One: Welcome to the conference 09.00
Conference organizer`s opening remarks
Lorna Titley, Director, Quaynote Communications
Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
Andrew Grant Super, MD, Berkeley Rand
Panel Discussion: What are the future trends and fashions for the
*What will the superyacht of the future look like and how will NextGen
Owners use it?
*What impact will AI, XR, green and other new technologies have in the
world of superyachts?
*What is the future for superyacht provisioning and wine training?
*How will the role of the yacht manager evolve in the future?
Moderated by: Andrew Grant Super, MD, Berkeley Rand
Panellists to include:
Dasha Moranova, Founder & Creative Director, Dasha Moranova Designs
Simon Turner, Sales Director, Sunreef
Jo Assael, Commercial Director, Döhle Yachts
Chris Stokes, CEO & Founder, Project Yachting
Session Two: Marine Tourism Case Study 10.15
Launching a new marina
*Making the business case for a new marina
*Raising finance and gaining planning permission
*Examining the regional marine tourism benefits
*What`s the vision for a marina of the future?
Tom Mukamal, CEO, Island Global Yachting, IGY
Morning Refreshments sponsored by:
Session Three: How will superyacht insurance evolve? 11.15
Tackling the question of how superyacht insurance will evolve in the future, this panel will bring together an impressive line-up of leading industry specialists
Moderated by Vincent Huens de Brouwer, Yacht Insurance Broker, Covership
Panellists to include:
Matt Halpin, Lead Class Underwriter (Yacht & Marine Trade)
Lead Yacht / MS Amlin
Aaron Jago, Associate Director, Marine & Aviation (Yachts), Tysers
Nicola Kingman, Syndicate Manager – Yachts, Yachtowners
Joanna Drysdale, Manager, Underwriting Services, MHG Insurance
Session Four: What legal developments will shape the future of the industry? 12.10
Panel: What are the latest legal developments?
Our panellists update you on changes affecting every stage of the yacht acquisition and operation process including:
*Sales & Purchases
*VAT & Customs
*What is the regime under which big yachts of EU or non EU flags can execute charters in Greece, VAT charter in Greece etc?
Moderated by: Quentin Bargate, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bargate Murray
Janet Xanthopoulos, Director, Head of Yacht and Jet Department, Rosemont International / Rosemont Yacht Services
Alex Chumillas, Tax Marine & Aviation Spain SL
Elisavet Kapasakali, SK Law
Carla Bellieni, Partner, Piana Illuzzi Queirolo Trabattoni
Session Five: Crypto payments: what`s the future? 14.00
*What`s the future role of cryptocurrencies in the Superyacht Industry?
Jonathan Wood, Chief Commercial Officer, HAYVN
Session Six: How can we address industry skills shortages going forwards? 14.30
* How to onboard / attract talent during their younger years
* Developing skills and attracting mid-career talent
Moderated by: Paul Cook, COO, Hill Robinson
Panellists to include:
Ed Ewer, CEO, Superyacht Recruiter
Tim Clarke, Quay Crew
Dr Emma Gillett DC, Crew Solutions UK
Andrew Hair, Director, Azimuth Nautical Solutions
Session Six: Sustainability and Ecology: How can we really make an impact? 15.20
Presentation: Educating the superyacht industry about sustainability
*How crew, family offices and superyacht industry can implement sustainability strategies that make a difference
Claire Ferandier Sicard, Founder & CEO of ETYC
Panel: Rebuild and Refit: why and how will the sector play a starring role in the future of superyacht sustainability?
*How do we get to zero emissions via refits?
*How technical advancements mitigate Owners` risks
Moderated by: Stephen Hills, Commercial Director, Pendennis
James Roy, Managing Director, Lateral Naval Architect
Captain Nigel Marrison, Director, Blue-ESG
Captain Malcolm Jacotine, Three Sixty Marine
Txema Rubio, Commercial Director, MB92
Natalie Quévert, Yacht Club de Monaco, Sea Index
Session Seven: The Media and the Superyacht Industry 17.00
Panel: How is superyacht media changing?
*How is industry making use of various media outlets?
Moderated by: Dominic Bulfin, Director, Bargate Murray
Panellists to include:
Natalia Langsdale, Founder, Myth vs Reality Circle of Luxury Professionals
Merijn de Waard, Founder & Managing Director, Superyacht Times
Claire Hagen, Head of Social Media & Digital Communications, Fraser Yachts
Christophe Bourillon, CEO, PYA
End of Conference
Director, Quaynote CommunicationsMore
Director, Quaynote Communications
Andrew Grant Super
MD, Berkeley RandMore
Andrew Grant Super
MD, Berkeley Rand
MD of Berkeley Rand, a Superyacht experiential travel expedition design & engineering house. Part of BWA Yachting.
Advisor to UHNWs and yacht owners on planning adventures for their guests and working closely and intimately with the owners and their representatives. Developed the first NFT Superyacht experiences. Expert in immersive technologies on board and for the experiences at sea in remote and local regions.
Founder and Director, Dasha Moranova DesignsMore
Founder and Director, Dasha Moranova Designs
Sales Director, SunreefMore
Sales Director, Sunreef
Simon has over 25 years’ experience in the yachting industry and is a passionate sailor and eco-yachting enthusiast. He is responsible for the global business development of Sunreef Yachts and pushing the envelope of eco-yachting into every corner of the world. Prior to joining Sunreef he was involved in the successful build and launch of a pure solar powered catamaran that circumnavigated the island of Bali (350+ nautical miles) none-stop and solely on energy from the sun with no use of fossil fuels.
Prior to this he worked with some of the leading names in yachting including Camper & Nicholsons and Northrop & Johnson after being the General Manager of Aasia’s largest yacht dealership. In 2010 he founded the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Conference of which he was Chairman for many years and additionally was a co-founder of the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association.
This all came after many years in the financial media industry where he was involved in capital raising for hedge funds.
When Simon is sailing off the south coasts of England and France he spends a lot of time watching motor yachts passing at high speeds, burning lots of fuel, which gives him endless enthusiasm to embrace new technologies with the goal of emissions-free yachting and yacht construction.
Commercial Director, Döhle YachtsMore
Commercial Director, Döhle Yachts
Jo Assael started his career in the superyacht industry by studying as a naval architect 20 years ago. After working closely with Class and Flag on many large yacht projects, he moved to the UK’s MCA where he became a lead technical specialist representing the UK at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). With his experience in legislation development, Jo went on to join the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR) and as their ‘Yacht Code Specialist’, ultimately drafting the Red Ensign Group’s (REG) Yacht Code. Jo moved out of the regulatory sphere and into yacht management in 2018 joining Döhle Yachts as Technical Director before taking on his current role as Commercial Director.
CEO, Island Global Yachting, IGYMore
CEO, Island Global Yachting, IGY
As Chief Executive Officer of IGY Marinas, Tom Mukamal oversees all strategic initiatives and operations, placing a heavy focus on expanding the company’s global portfolio of owned and operated marinas, and developing key relationships and commercial partnerships.
Prior to joining IGY, Mukamal served as managing director of a real estate/hospitality company, where he structured and negotiated a variety of commercial real estate acquisitions and divestitures, as well as construction, mezzanine and equity financings. He began his career as a corporate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in New York, where he represented numerous Fortune 100 Companies, private investment funds and other strategic investors in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, as well as a variety of corporate finance activities.
Mukamal earned a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Virginia.
CEO & Founder, Project YachtingMore
CEO & Founder, Project Yachting
Chris brings over 25 Years’ experience within the “Global Yacht Market”, having started his career in his early twenties as a very green crew member onboard a superyacht in Spain. Years later he then went on to being a very successful yacht broker in Australia and was voted “Best Yacht Broker” before then moving to the Middle East to run his own Multi Award Winning Boat Dealership for “Chris Craft Boats” for over 15 years.
In 2017 Chris started Project Yachting ( A Maritime Business Development Consultancy) based out of Miami & London which has successfully completed a wide range of assignments across a broad range of maritime sectors around the world, furthering enhancing his trusted reputation across the Maritime Industry.
Vincent Huens de Brouwer
Managing Partner, Yacht Insurance Broker, CovershipMore
Vincent Huens de Brouwer
Managing Partner, Yacht Insurance Broker, Covership
Having specialised in maritime law with a French and a UK master degree, Vincent began in 2000 as legal correspondent of the main P&I Clubs of the International Group.
In 2008, he embraced the career of superyacht insurance broker with leading Monaco-based insurance broker agencies, including top management position in Florida.
Vincent set up COVERSHIP, his own yacht insurance broker firm in 2018, that has now became a network of independent superyacht insurance agencies on both sides of the Atlantic.
He is also member of the European Development Committee of the International Yacht Broker Association and actively involved with The International Seakeepers Society in the South of France.
Happy husband and father, Vincent likes spending time cooking and golfing.
Associate Director, Marine & Aviation (Yachts), TysersMore
Associate Director, Marine & Aviation (Yachts), Tysers
Aaron began his Insurance career in 2008 at RFIB (Now Tysers) as a placing broker, focussing on yacht hull business. In 2014, Aaron established a Marine Superyacht practice for a small independent Lloyd’s broker before joining Miller Insurance Services LLP in 2017, where he led their Yacht team for negotiating and placing contracts on behalf of London and International markets. He has extensive experience handling yacht hull and machinery, professional crew and P&I risks, as well as new build superyacht construction. He has brought international business into London from locations across the USA and Europe, with a key focus on Florida and Monaco. Over the last 12 years, Aaron has arranged insurance products for many of the world’s largest superyachts.
Syndicate Manager- Yachts, YachtownersMore
Syndicate Manager- Yachts, Yachtowners
Nicola is a Liability underwriter and manager of the yacht syndicate at the Shipowners’ P&I Club, where she has worked since 1999. During her time at Shipowners’, Nicola has worked on a wide range of accounts in many different areas of the world, including, but not limited to, Canada, Europe, India, Middle East and the Baltics.
For a number of years Nicola was the underwriter for the East Coast Canadian business, handling a variety of commercial accounts in areas such as energy/offshore, passenger ferries, tourist excursion boats, tugs and barges and yachts. In addition to the Canadian business, Nicola also handled a number of yacht accounts through various insurance brokers based throughout Europe.
In 2014, the Shipowners’ P&I Club created a dedicated yacht team, with its own branding, under the name Yachtowners. Nicola heads up this team of 8, providing cover to over 3,700 yachts worldwide. The creation of the Yachtowners’ team was born out of the significant growth of this area of the business and the clear need to provide a high level of service and dedication to the yacht industry.
Nicola has also been involved in creating a number of comprehensive liability-based products under the Yachtowners branding, including the Yacht Pre-Delivery Liability Policy, Yacht Legal Costs Cover Policy and Enhanced Crew Personal Accident Policy.
During her time at Shipowners’, Nicola has obtained a Diploma in Superyacht Operations, reinforcing her excellent understanding of day to day yacht operations.
Manager, Underwriting Services, MHG InsuranceMore
Manager, Underwriting Services, MHG Insurance
Joanna is the manager of the Underwriting Services team at MHG Insurance in the Isle of Man where she has been specialising in yacht crew insurance for 12 years.
An advocate for crew mental health and wellbeing, Joanna volunteers with the steering committee for Yacht Crew Help, a resource for yacht crew in distress which is run by International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bargate MurrayMore
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bargate Murray
Director, Head of Yacht and Jet Department, Rosemont International / Rosemont Yacht ServicesMore
Director, Head of Yacht and Jet Department, Rosemont International / Rosemont Yacht Services
Janet has an international background and graduated at University of Aix-Marseille III. She has Masters in International/European and Maritime Law.
Since 2001 Janet has gained significant working experience in the yachting sector in Europe and recently in Asia and headed up the yacht departments of two other Luxembourg and Monaco based companies.
Her extensive legal, fiscal and commercial experience is further strengthened with a practical background in the yacht sector ensuring the delivery of a dedicated range of services to the most exacting standards.
As head of the Marine & Aviation Division, Janet leads a team of professional and highly experienced people who can assist owners and brokers during all the ownership process starting from the purchase or construction up to the sale by considering also their structuring, legal, tax, financing, registration, insurance, crewing and day to day administration needs.
Tax Marine & Aviation Spain SLMore
Tax Marine & Aviation Spain SL
Alex advises both on tax and customs matters and on transactions and investments in Spain, yacht and aircraft purchases, tax audits, and as well on owning and operational structures. He has worked for top-tier foreign broker companies, yacht management and legal firms and foreign investors in Spanish marinas, most of which remain regular clients.
Degree in Economics, Master in International Trade, Master in Taxation, Post-degree in Yachting Business, Post-degree in the Insurance Industry, Post-degree in Customs Procedures and Licensed as Spanish Administrative Manager (2006).
He is a regular speaker at international conferences and workshops on tax matters concerning yachting. He has contributed to the specialist “Law of Yachts and Yachting” textbook published in 2012.
Founding member of the Barcelona Nautical Cluster, and member of EBAA and SPBAA.
SK LawElisavet graduated from the Law School of Athens and holds an LLM in Maritime Law.She started her experience in the Yachting Industry from 2012 when, during her studies, she started working as an Executive Assistant of a Greek Shipyard during the extensive refit of a superyacht. After her graduation, she worked as a Lawyer in Maritime and Yachting Law having handled many sale and purchase cases. In 2020 she decided to set up her own law firm under a partnership. Today, she is a Partner at SK LAW, a law firm specialized in Maritime and Yachting, based in Piraeus Greece.The office undertakes yacht Sales & Purchase for Greek and international owners/brokers, negotiation of contracts for new built yachts, company and flag structure, VAT issues, charter party and insurance claims.
Partner, Piana Illuzzi Queirolo TrabattoniMore
Partner, Piana Illuzzi Queirolo Trabattoni
Carla Bellieni has been a certified public accountant based in Genoa since 1990.
In her career Carla has dealt with tax matters in the shipping and yachting area for worldwide clients.
Born in Genoa (Italy) Carla started working after her studies when she joined the tax firm where she became a partner in 1997.
Her professional activity with focus on the maritime area includes consultancy in fiscal, customs and corporate issues, relations with the tax and customs institutions, tax litigation.
Carla is a speaker on Blue Economy tax matters at some of the most important European specialized events; she is also lecturer in specialized teaching courses and author of several articles regarding tax matters in the shipping and yachting industry. She is Member of the MEULC (*), IYAC (**) Certified Arbitrator, Member of Committees and Lecturer for the Roll of Certified Public Accountants and Lecturer for the training of Directors and Managers for Trade Associations.
Chief Commercial Officer, HAYVNMore
Chief Commercial Officer, HAYVN
COO, Hill RobinsonMore
COO, Hill Robinson
Paul Cook is a highly experienced, commercially and operationally focused senior executive with hands-on maritime experience. He joined Hill Robinson in 2021 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Paul is responsible for overseeing the company’s global operations, supporting clients in all aspects of superyacht ownership and charter.
Prior to joining Hill Robinson, Paul served for 25 years in the Royal Navy, rising to the rank of Commander. During his time in the Navy, he commanded three Royal Navy warships and gained extensive experience in leadership, operations, and management, as well as a deep understanding of the complexities of operating in challenging environments.
After leaving the Navy, Cook turned his hand to captaincy of superyachts before applying his impressive expertise to a number of senior executive roles in the private sector, managing superyacht marinas and working with a number of industry firms on their growth and strategy development.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys being out in the water, undertaking various water sports such as sailing, water skiing and diving. He also is an avid fan of classic cars and a keen supporter of Southampton Football Club.
CEO, Superyacht RecruiterMore
CEO, Superyacht RecruiterEd is CEO of leading shoreside recruiter SYR.
With 10 years recruitment experience across all areas of shoreside, he launched his own agency early in 2021 and alongside his team, works strategically with the global large yacht industry to place individuals from the shop floor to the board room.
From 2006 to 2007 Tim was lucky enough to spend two years as a deckhand on MY Sai Ram and MY Leander, two excellent charter yachts. After leaving yachting, Tim moved up to London for a career in recruitment. Tim worked predominantly in the Finance and Accounting sector supplying senior staff to a variety of clients including Barclays, HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Thomson Reuters.
Quay Crew was set up in 2013 to provide a different recruitment service to yachts. Tim looks after the Captain roles whilst managing the team which is now 8 strong. One of the things Tim loves about his role is offering career and mentoring advice to Captains and senior Deck Officers. He also enjoys writing yachting related blogs which attempt to educate and guide crew in their chosen career.
Dr Emma Gillett DC
CEO of Crew Solutions UK and Just Yachts SolutionsMore
Dr Emma Gillett DC
CEO of Crew Solutions UK and Just Yachts Solutions
Emma spent thirty one years in a highly regulated medical profession before gaining her STCW and a Stewardess position in the same week at the age of fifty one years.
Drawing on her past experience, knowledge and three seasons at ‘the coal face’ with crew, she is now running two companies which systemically approach the issues around crewing, education, professionalism, communication and regulations, using a longer term, bottom up approach and promoting feedback culture. Developing the softer skills in conjunction with the strength of character and ethics Yachts need.
Director, Azimuth Nautical SolutionsMore
Director, Azimuth Nautical Solutions
After enjoying 19 years at sea as a Navigation Officer on a variety of vessel types with the P&O Steam Navigation Company and P&O/Princess Cruises, Andrew moved ashore and spent four years as the company’s recruitment and training manager for Officer Cadets and technical officers.
Joining Warsash Maritime Academy after completion of his MBA in 2002, Andrew initially managed the professional education and training of Officer Cadets and certificated officers in the merchant navy and
commercial yacht sectors before taking responsibility in 2007 for the Academy’s business operations.
In 2011 Andrew became Director of Warsash Maritime Academy with overall responsibility for the Academy and its course operations, while also progressing the Warsash Superyacht Academy project from initial
concept stage to operational launch in 2012.
This was followed with a role as Director of ChartCo from 2016, having responsibility for the company’s Southampton-based office operations such as Regs4ships, Regs4yachts and maritime training and consultancy services.
With experienced marine colleagues, Andrew then established Azimuth Nautical Solutions Ltd. in 2017 to provide commercial clients with specialist management consultancy and training services, such as Maritime Lead Auditor courses, development of ISM Safety Management Systems and specific marine projects.
One major project entailed development and operationalisation of a new bridge and engineering maritime simulation centre in Portsmouth for the cruise, ferry and superyacht sectors, from initial concept, project
scoping and equipment specification through centre build and proof testing to formal launch and initial management of the centre for six months until it was fully operational.
In addition to usual service operations, Andrew has also been undertaking an integral and ongoing support role in the establishment and ongoing development of Just Be Maritime Ltd. This company provides an extensive range of Officer Cadet management services on behalf of clients operating across the maritime sectors, including cruise, container, ferry, superyacht and Trinity House’s Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management and has acted as a representative on a number of maritime industry and professional body committees, including as former Chair of the
International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI), the UK’s Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).
MCA & Cadetship Manager, UKSAMore
MCA & Cadetship Manager, UKSA
I began my career in the maritime industry as a Watersports Instructor, honing my skills and gradually ascending to the role of training individuals to become instructors themselves. After a six-year stint, I embarked on a new chapter in the superyacht industry, starting on a prestigious 100m+ superyacht. Through hard work and dedication, I earned my officers’ qualifications and became a first officer onboard. Seeking new horizons, I transitioned to a shore-based position where I now train and mentor future officers in the superyacht industry.
Claire Ferandier Sicard
Founder & CEO of ETYCMore
Claire Ferandier Sicard
Founder & CEO of ETYCClaire Ferandier Sicard grew up in the French West Indies on an island called Guadeloupe. She moved to France in 2009 to study psychology and after graduating she ended up in the south of France where she started working in the yachting industry. For over 8 years, Claire worked on board yachts as a Chief Stewardess and sailed all over the Mediterranean.In 2019, she decided to join the ocean protection movement and apply its principles to her work – she wanted to help the yachting industry work more sustainably while remaining profitable and efficient. Armed with her ISO 14001 certification, she created ETYC, the first environmental training course for yacht crews, based in Monaco. In 2022, she decided to expand her knowledge of sustainable development and obtained a certificate in “Business Sustainability Management” from Cambridge University.“I believe that education is one of the keys and that every action can make a difference. By combining innovative technologies with the right training, I am convinced that the yachting industry will be more sustainable and efficient in the long term”
Commercial Director, PendennisMore
Commercial Director, Pendennis
A chartered Naval Architect and graduate from Southampton University Stephen’s career started in Project Management and progressed to leading and developing organisations principally in the Superyacht Sector. Projects have included the majority of UK new build and refitted superyachts projects over 70m as well as delivering numerous smaller International award-winning and technical breakthrough projects.
He is the current Superyacht UK Chairman and a former Chairman of the Southwest Branch of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. In his current role at Pendennis he has three main foci, turning enquiries into projects, development of the Pendennis team while also delivering ESG transition and it is because he is committed to finding paths for the industry through the inevitable climate driven transition that he is delighted to lead this discussion panel.
Managing Director, Lateral Naval ArchitectsMore
Managing Director, Lateral Naval Architects
From a very young age James decided that drawing boats was what he wanted to do for a living, so when he came across a leaflet advertising Yacht Design at Southampton Institute the stage was set and in 1996 he graduated with first class honours.
James believes that clarity of thought and focus are key ingredients for success and thrives in small teams working on creative and innovative projects that challenge accepted practices.
When not leading the company’s yacht work, James will most likely be found either sailing around the waters of the Solent or soaring above the Hampshire countryside in a hang glider.
Captain Malcom Jacotine
Three Sixty MarineMore
Captain Malcom Jacotine
Three Sixty Marine
A Master Mariner with an engineering, computing and business background who has been involved in the superyacht industry since 1989. Having hung up his binoculars he now runs Three Sixty Marine, an independent consultancy based in Monaco, established to help owners get the best from yachting. He is a leading advocate for a more sustainable industry, and created Superyacht2030.com to both challenge, and educate, the industry on environmental issues.
Captain Nigel Marrison
Director, Blue ESGMore
Captain Nigel Marrison
Director, Blue ESG
As a superyacht captain with over 20 years’ experience, I have sailed extensively all around the world from the Caribbean to the Arctic, delivering the ultimate in luxury experiences for owners and guests.
I am an active supporter of the superyacht industry and regularly participate as a moderator, panelist, podcaster and speaker at industry events.
I am also passionate about people and the planet. I am committed to repairing, restoring and regenerating yachting social and environmental ecosystems.
Using my decades of experience, in 2021 I founded Blue ESG, a scientific, data-driven platform and consultancy driving decarbonisation and sustainable operations across the superyacht sector.
Commercial Director, MB92More
Commercial Director, MB92
Director, Bargate MurrayMore
Director, Bargate Murray
Dom is a Director in the Firm’s superyacht group based in London. Dom advises owners and their representatives on all aspects of superyacht ownership and management.
This includes the negotiation of new build and refit contracts, interior design contracts, contracts for the purchase of toys, tenders and lifeboats, sale and purchase agreements and sale and charter agency agreements, as well as matters relating to the employment of crew members and operational staff.
Dom also has significant experience in the negotiation of yacht finance agreements and re-financings, having started his career in the transportation finance group at Clyde & Co before moving to Bargate Murray in 2019.
Dom is often called upon to offer real-time support for Captains and yacht managers as matters requiring immediate attention arise onboard.
A life-long sailor himself, Dom has a practical understanding of the reality of life on the water and is able to apply his personal experience as both an owner and a charterer to offer clients practical, pragmatic, and realistic advice.
Dom has been involved in projects ranging from the design and construction of some of the largest new-builds in the superyacht fleet to the complex modification and repurposing of older vessels.
With an undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology, Dom has a keen interest in the preservation of marine ecosystems and sustainable use of the World’s waters for recreational purposes. This passion also spills into day-to-day life at Bargate Murray where Dom has championed a number of “green” initiatives to help reduce the Firm’s impact on the environment.
When he is not in the office, Dom can often be found sailing on the south coast of England or enjoying the warmer climes of the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas.
Founder, Myth vs Reality Circle of Luxury ProfessionalsMore
Founder, Myth vs Reality Circle of Luxury Professionals
Merijn de Waard
Founder & Managing Director, Superyacht TimesMore
Merijn de Waard
Founder & Managing Director, Superyacht Times
Head of Social Media & Digital Communications, Fraser YachtsMore
Head of Social Media & Digital Communications, Fraser Yachts
Multi-award-winning social media expert Claire Hagen joined the Fraser Marketing Team in 2022.
Claire brings to Fraser a strong track record for delivering digital innovation and audience growth across yachting, hotels, book publishing, music and entertainment in international markets. Over 8 years of working in social media, she has launched over 30 successful brand accounts on Instagram and Facebook.
Prior to joining Fraser, Claire most recently worked for Boat International, where she achieved results including a 697% increase in social media engagement, and a growth in impressions of 589% on Facebook, 77% on Instagram, and 470% on LinkedIn. Her most popular video achieved 47 million views and achieved a company record-breaking 85 million impressions on Facebook alone that delivered the most traffic ever to the website. It remains today the most viewed yachting video of all time on Facebook. Claire also created a TikTok account and grew it organically from 0 – 52k followers including a video that attained 1.7 million hits.
Claire’s awards include Best Use of Social Media 2018 for a campaign for Park Plaza called ‘London Revealed’ and she was featured in the Evening Standard for her work on the opening of London’s Trafalgar Hotel.
An expert in Google analytics, keywords and all paid social AD platforms including Pinterest, TikTok and LinkedIn, Claire has also successfully utilised social media to market book tours and sell-out events for names including Tom Hanks and Richard Branson.
Prior to joining the PYA, Christophe was Executive Director of the World Federation of Science Journalists. He offers a 25-year experience in senior management, public affairs and communication at the national and international levels. He founded and led various industry associations, such as Wind Europe and drove other organizations through major transformations such as the World Nuclear Association, the European Biofuels association and the European robotics association. He held senior management positions in larger organisations, such as Pechiney/Alcan (now Constellium) and logen.
He has been active on the international policy-making scene and was an accredited expert to the United Nations. He participated in the negotiations of the UN Convention on climate change for more than fifteen years.
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