Benetti Yacht Master 2016 USA


The third and last stage of the project “Azimut Benetti Yachtmaster Superyachting On A Global Scale” was successfully held in Miami, keeping the yacht commander's community in constant touch throughout the year

Two days in Miami Beach brought the 16th edition of the annual event, dedicated by Azimut Benetti to the captains, surveyors, owner's representatives and sponsors of their megayacht fleet, to a successful close.

Following Hong Kong in November 2015 and in Italy this last February, the third and final stage brought the principle events of the Azimut Benetti Yachtmaster Superyachting On A Global Scale project to a close, even though the community involved will remain in constant touch throughout the year through workshops and other minor events that will be held off-season from September to May to guarantee continuity, together with technical sessions and in-yard meetings.


The first day was centered on partners and sponsors taking part in an enjoyable speed-dating encounter, where they had the possibility to meet and greet the participants before introducing their company and services offered. Again, the workshops were pertinant and interesting, cornerstones of the Yachtmaster spirit, an important moment where experience and knowledge were exchanged.

Harald van Exem, director of Yacht Services Worldwide at Fraser Yachts illustrated the complex world of maritime insurance, helping discover added value present in insurance packages. This was followed by an important overview and breakdown of reading yacht certificates from Clive McCartney, Senior Manager Yacht Services at Fraser Yachts.

Alessandro Gallifuoco, Benetti Quality and After Sales Manager, took us through the challenges for captains when dealing with crew and personnel management.


Ches King, Rina Business Development Manager, ended the day with an interesting panorama covering the coming regulations regarding environmental protection.

Alessandro Gallifuoco was very satisfied with the continuous positive feedback that the team received: “Yachtmaster ended with a success well beyond our expectations. We witnessed great enthusiasm from both the sponsors and the guests, including captains, surveyors and other members of this sector, as their very active participation in the workshops demonstrated. Here we were very lucky to have at our side guests at the level of Fraser Yachts who contributed highly in quality. This edition's success obviously reinforces our desire to transform Yachtmaster Worldwide into a consolidated tradition; we are already at work on next year's edition!”

A fundamental contribution to the success of the event was given by our partners and sponsors: AWLGrip, Boero YachtCoatings, Jotun, Peninsula Petroleum, Peters&May Superyachts, Team Italia, Versilia Marine Service, Viraver, Butch Kemp Designs, Fraser Yachts, SLAM, Refit 3 Yacht Refit Service, Naiad Dynamics.



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