Superyacht Investor London 2023 – Presentations


Thank you for attending Superyacht Investor London 2023.

See below for downloadable presentations, videos, photo gallery and results from the conference.


Superyacht Investor London 2023

09.25 Opening Remarks


09.30 Understanding the new consumer demographic  
Richard Lambert, Burgess



09.50 Sustainable Yachts
Hydrogen vs electric vs methanol
How important is efficiency?
What are the costs of going green?
Moderator: Alessio Sbraga, HFW
Giedo Loeff, Feadship
Olivier Blanchet, BNP Paribas
Simon Brealey, Lateral Naval Architects
Simon Turner, Sunreef Yachts



10.30  Yachting Association Updates
John Wyborn, Bluewater



10.50 Morning Coffee hosted by HFW

11.20 Has the Russian invasion reshaped yachting?
Are sanctions and seizures working?
Will the rise of the Eastern Med continue
Will Russian owners ever return
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Superyacht Investor
Quentin Bargate, Bargate Murray

Dan Martin, HFW
Matthew Attard, Ganado Advocates
Chris Anderson, Robert Allen Law
James Jaffa, Jaffa & Co


12.20 Yacht finance – a view from the borrowers
Do banks take too long
Are banks too conservative?
Are there enough options available?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Superyacht Investor

John Stephens, J B Capital
Leon Batchelor, Carrig Partners

Umberto Bonavita, Robert Allen Law



13.00 Lunch hosted by Robert Allen Law

14.20 Risky Business
Is the only way up for rates?
Is capacity rising?
Why are we seeing so many incidents?
Moderator: Sarah Allan, Penningtons Manches Cooper
Paul Miller, Millstream

Mike Taylor-West, Partners&
Mike Wimbridge, Pantaenius
Ben Lind, AIG


 15.00 Why buy a whole yacht?
Fractional versus whole ownership
Choosing the right owners
Moderator: Nic Arnold, JTC Private Office
Raf Breuls, SeaNet Europe

Filippo Rossi, Floating Life


15.40 Afternoon Tea hosted by HFW

16.10 How can we reduce crew turnover
What can be done to improve retention
Tim Clarke, Quay Crew
John Walsh, Yacht Captain
Angus Cowan, Yacht Captain
Oliver Batty, Dohle Yachts



17.00 Managing shipyard insolvency
How can buyers protect themselves?
Buyer security: refund guarantees versus ownership
Moderator: Alex Sayegh, HFW
Jay Tooker, HFW
Robert Allen, Robert Allen Law




17.45 Cocktail Reception hosted by Trident Trust

10.00 Opening Remarks
Andrew Charlier, HFW



10.05 Right team = right decisions = right outcomes
How crucial is the team for a new build?
What does the right team look like?
Moderator: Andrew Charlier, HFW
Ed Beckett, Burgess
Peder Eidsgaard, Harrison Eidsgaard
Michel Breman, Lürssen
Jay Tooker, HFW


10.45 A Natural Re-fit
Is -re-fit demand still high?
Are we still in the covid bounce back
What can we expect for 2023 and beyond
Ben Mennem, MB92  Group


11.05 Are we entering the age of exploration?
Is this still a growing market?
Do clients now want more from an explorer yacht?
Elise Ciappara, Pelorus
Dominic Byrne, Arksen
James Bond, FRASER Yachts
Tim Soper, EYOS Expeditions


11.45 Morning Coffee hosted by HFW

12.10 Changing charter requirements
Has what clients want changed?
How to maximise vessels’ potential
Advait Deodhar, TJB Super Yachts
Senior Rep, Pelorus
Geoff Moore, West Nautical


12.50 Is there still a place for new coins during a crypto winter
Is the demand for crypto sales falling?
Managing KYC issues
Moderator: Ian Petts, Equiom Group
Giles Whitby-Smith, Bitchashier
Henry Smith, Cecil Wright & Partners


13.20 Lunch

14.20 We didn’t start the fire
Are Lithium-ion batteries to blame?
How can they be prevented
Moderator: Rachel Butlin, Ince
Peter Mansi, Fire Investigations UK
Nicola Dyer, Shipowners Protection
Thomas McCaughey, Charles Taylor
Dan Shacklock, Millstream Underwriting
Paul Madeley, Wavebreak


15.00 How yachting and cruising are moving closer
Will boutique cruising start a new route to yachting
Moderator: Will MacLachlan, HFW
Yannis Terdimos, Elixir Cruises
Richard Twynam, Scenic & Emerald Cruises


15.30 Yacht finance 2023
What is keeping financiers awake?
Can yacht lending survive bank ESG policies
Moderator: Ian Hughes, HFW
Martin Hofacker, Credit Suisse

Andy Blundell, Close Brothers
Sam Cook, JP Morgan Private Bank
Robin Clayton, Investec Bank


16.10 Closing Remarks
Andrew Charlier, HFW