Superyacht Investor London 2022

16-17 May 2022 | Hilton London Tower Bridge

Superyacht Investor London is one of the leading conferences for connecting and informing the dealmakers of the superyacht industry.

Superyacht Investor 2022 was held at the Hilton London Tower Bridge, on May 16th and 17th. With over 200 senior executives representing, this was a fantastic opportunity to expand your network and enhance your industry knowledge.

With over 10+ hours of scheduled networking, you will multiply and strengthen your connections at our popular cocktail receptions and networking events.

It is the perfect opportunity to keep up to date with latest insights from an expert line up of speakers, in a relaxed and jovial setting. But it is not just the speakers who have their say; you are integral in shaping the conversation too. The conference sessions incorporate lots of in-depth Q&A sessions, interactive audience polling, stimulating debates, quizzes and more.

If you’re interested in meeting the yachting industry’s most important shipyards, financiers, brokers, advisers, management companies, designers, insurers, lawyers, appraisers and other leading figures involved in the ‘business’ of superyachts, this event is the perfect platform for you.

Superyacht Investor London is CPD certified:



09.00 Registration

09.30 Opening remarks
Alastair Whyte, Superyacht Investor

09.35 How the Russian invasion impacts yachting
Sanctions, seizures and other issues
Issues for the different groups: yards, management companies, crew, insurance
Moderator: William MacLachlan, HFW
Miguel Angel Serra, ALBORS
Ben Mennem MB92
Daniel Martin, HFW

10.15 Is this the start of the Roaring 20s?
Understanding the Covid-Rebound
What are the key trends to watch
How will the current up-cycle end?
Does the Great Financial Recession offer a guide – or is this cycle completely different? 
Matthew Attard, Ganado Advocates
Francesca Webster, SuperYacht Times
Rory Jackson, The Superyacht Group
Antonio Vollero, Deloitte

10.55 Morning coffee hosted by HFW

11.25 Selling in a boom
Will first time buyers stay?
Finding inventory in a boom?
Wil the boom last?
Is the broker/yard relationship shifting 
Merijn de Waard, SuperYacht Times
Jamie Edmiston, Edmiston
Will Christie, Christie Yachts
Raphael Sauleau, Fraser Yachts

12.05 Legasea – Diversity and inclusion in yachting
Jenny Matthews, She of the Sea & Legasea

12.25 The costs of a badly managed new build project
How things can go wrong with a new build
Picking the right team
What can go wrong
The essentials that need to be in place for every build
How can owners protect themselves?
Moderator: Andrew Charlier, HFW
Richie Blake, Döhle Yachts
Julian Smith, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
Mike Hitch, Yacht Captain
Jan-Bart Verkuyl, Feadship – Royal Van Lent

13.05 Lunch

14.30 Managing yachts in a boom
Dealing with new customers
Finding crew
Will new buyers stay?
Moderator: Duncan Bateson, INCE
Ryan Green, B
Thomas O’Nial, Camper & Nicholsons
Raphael Sauleau, Fraser Yachts

15.10 The green premium and how to market it 
Why owners can be misled about sustainable new build yachts 
Explaining lifetime costs 
Matteo Magherini, Lateral Engineering

15.30 Afternoon tea hosted by HFW

15.50 Crewing issues
The rise of rotation
Pros and cons of crew getting rotation
The (surprisingly) high cost of crew leaving
Is yachting attracting the next generation of talent?
Moderator: Rachel Butlin, INCE
Tim Clarke, Quay Crew  
Elise Ciappara, Pelorus Yachts
Mike Hitch, Yacht Captain

16.30 The evolving yard-broker relationship
Who has the power during the boom?
Is now the time to reset it? 
Bob Allen, Robert Allen Law
Jay Tooker, HFW

17.10 Closing remarks
Alastair Whyte, Superyacht Investor

17.30 Cocktail reception hosted by Trident Trust

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