SuperYacht Conference Sessions
SuperYacht Conference Sessions
Dec. 26, 2004 12:00 AM
Safety is Your Best Insurance Policy
JOHN STRONG, INAMAR RECREATION MARINE INSURANCE NAMS-CMS MARINE
Large yacht maintenance and crew training for the safety of your guests and crew - an insurance company loss-control perspective.
BIO: John Strong has had a long career in the marine industry, founding and selling businesses along the way. He is a USCG licensed Master, and a member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS).
Advanced Electrical Power Systems for Superyacht Marine Applications
MARK SIIRA, KOHLER COMPANY
Director, Switchgear Systems America, Power System
Advances in technology have continually been made in industrial power systems for the past 6-7 years resulting in
significant cost reduction and performance improvement as well as better reliability. The marine market has not
developed in this area as rapidly. New entries into the Marine electric power system market will deliver more value to
customers through integrating advanced power technologies.
BIO: Mark Siira is the director of switchgear systems business for the Kohler Power Systems, Americas Division, with P&L
responsibility. Siira has held previous positions at Rockwell International and General Motors.
Stabilization at Anchor - Technology Update
HANS OOMS, QUANTUM CONTROLS
Chief Controls Designer
The introduction of stabilizer systems for yachts that are anchored has been heralded as one of the most significant
developments in the industry over the past several years. Now a ?must-have,? learn how the systems can be installed
during construction or retrofitted to existing yachts.
BIO: Hans Ooms is chief controls designer at Quantum, which pioneered, developed, and refined the technology for
stabilization of yachts at anchor.
Exhaust Gas Scrubbing & IMO Regulations on SO2 Reduction
ROBERT CLARKE, MARINE EXHAUST SOLUTIONS
With strict SO2 sulphur content regulations for marine fuel coming into force in Europe the development of scrubbing
solutions for the marine industry have rapidly advanced. This session looks at the recent trials of a commercial system
and how the application of these principles benefit yacht designers and manufactures interested in the elimination of
soot, diesel fumes and acidic sulphur deposits.
BIO: Robert Clarke, P. Eng, is business development manager for Marine Exhaust Solutions. He recently returned from
Shanghai where he was commercial manager for the Global Submarine Systems/China Telecomm joint venture submarine
cable laying and repair fleet.
How to Maintain Control and Still Have Time for Superyachting
JOEL FROST, MORGAN STANLEY
Vice President, Finacial Advisor, Rule 144 Specialist
When building a superyacht, you hire a coordinated team to oversee the planning, designing, engineering, building,
staffing and most importantly, the ongoing maintenance. Morgan Stanley?s Investment Consulting Services offers an
approach that incorporates all of these elements.
BIO: Joel Frost is a VP and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley.
Consultant Brokers & Superyacht New Construction Sales vs. Pre-Owned
Leslie Lallande, Global Ship Systems
Refit & Service
ROBERT GLEED, SUPERYACHT MEDIA LTD
Yacht marketing and promotion is becoming an ever more competitive business. Marketers are being bombarded with a
wide range of media to help them get the message across. This session will review current options that can help achieve
BIO: Robert Gleed, managing director of Superyacht Media Ltd, has 15 years? experience assisting clients to achieve
Marine Electronic Integration: The Future of Automated Vessel Systems
JOHN MIELE, MICAD MARINE
By giving vessel owners and crews access to real-time vessel data for virtually all systems on their vessels, the MICAD
System is the next generation of fleet and vessel management.
Azipod Propulsion - Sea Trial Experience
THOMAS HACKMAN, ABB MARINE
Area Manager - Yachts
In November 2004, the world?s first two Megayachts featuring Azipod propulsion performed sea trials. Here, Hackman
discusses the results, along with features of Azipod propulsion, a standard among cruise liners, but still fairly new to
the megayacht segment.
BIO: During the last 12 years, Hackman has held positions within ABB Marine as a sales engineer (automation systems)
and marketing manager. He is currently responsible for business development for megayachts and ferries.
ISPS Code and Its Effects on the Yachting Industry
JAMES KRUPSKI, BRADFORD MARINE GROUP
Technical Services Manager
The basic concepts and tennets of the ISPS/MTSA code will be discussed along with its implementation and the effects
on the yachting industry.
BIO: James Krupski's 25 years experience in the maritime industry includes 6 years on oil tankers, 9 years in marine
operations for a major petroleum corporation, and 7 years as port captain in St.Croix for the largest oil refinery in the
Brokers & Superyacht New Construction Sales vs. Pre-Owned
BILL SMITH, TRINITY YACHTS
Yacht Design as It Relates to Chartering
DOUG SHARP, DOUGLAS SHARP YACHT DESIGN, INC.
BIO: Doug Sharp opened his own design firm, Sharp Design, in 1986. He has been involved in the design, engineering, construction,
and operation of yachts ranging from 20?300 feet. He currently serves as president of the Superyacht Society.