News | Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Superyacht Industry Seminar

‘The Superyacht Industry: A Challenge/An Opportunity’ will be the theme of a seminar to be held in the last week of April. This seminar is being organised by Wilfred Sultana & Associates publishers of ‘Yachting in Malta’, the Directory to Malta’s yachting services and facilities which was first published in 1976.
Originally this seminar had to be held last October as part of the launch programme of the 8th Edition of the publication but had to be postponed due to uncontainable circumstances. While the original seminar was going to discuss ‘Jobs in the Superyachts Industry’, the topic has now been widen to focus on the whole industry. However, the ‘Jobs’ opportunities still form part of the matters to be presented.
The International Superyacht Society based in Florida USA and the Flagship Superyacht Academy operating from Portsmouth in the United Kingdom have both maintained their original support and will be nominating speakers for the occasion.
The International Superyacht Society, founded in 1989, is the sole organization serving and representing the large yacht industry worldwide. Society members are individuals and companies who have been recognized for their leadership and dedication in raising the standards of design construction, maintenance, repair and operation of large yachts.
The Flagship Superyacht Academy is part of the Flagship Group which was established in 1996 when a ground breaking association arrangement was signed with the Royal Navy to market the spare capacity in their training facilities and programmes. It has unique access to the Navy’s extensive training facilities which enables them to provide a comprehensive training portfolio for superyacht crew.
““This will be the first ever seminar of its kind in Malta and is bound to generate interest both amongst the local yachting trade and also in the higher education sector’, remarked Wilfred Sultana, publisher of ‘Yachting In Malta’ and mentor behind this initiative.



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11 February 2009

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