Next edition: 28 September 2023 "Engineering Superyachts of the future; alternative fuels, operational challenges & class societies"

As the Superyacht Owner’s main representative and key responsible person for the daily operational management onboard, theSuperyacht Captain is an indispensable player in the futuredevelopment of Yachting. There are 150 professionals, holders of theCaptain 3000 certificate working on superyachts sailing under theYCM flag, federated in the Captains’ Club. The theme of this 27thCaptains’ Forum is: “Engineering Superyachts of the future;alternative fuels and operational challenges with class societies”


9.00am – 10.30am: Alternative fuels a session hosted by Captain Malcolm Jacotine

To have a better understanding of the use of alternative fuels, helping to identify the challenges and opportunities facing the yachting industry present & future.

  • The different types of alternative fuels available for luxury yachts
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each type of alternative fue
  • Installation and operating costs of a yacht powered by alternative fuels
  • Environmental impact of alternative fuels
  • Current regulations governing alternative fuels for luxury yachts
  • Future prospects for alternative fuels in luxury yachting

With Superyachts Captains :

· Camille Lopez – Founding President · HY-Plug

· Captain Ange Di Maggio – M/Y IMPORTANT BUSINESS 27m

· Captain Carlos – MY BLUE INFINITY ONE 28m

· Captain Chris Durham – M/Y SAVANNAH 84m

· Captain Jean-Maxime Berthet – M/Y LAMMOUCHE 44m

10.30am – 11.00am Coffee Break

11.00am- 12.30 pm: Engineering & new propulsion, a class society’s perspective a session hosted by Captain Sean Meagher

How do you see yachting in the next decade?

· How do you see the evolution of fuel ?

In your opinion, which fuel is most suitable for the future?

· If you had to give advice to an owner on how to build their yacht, would you recommend building a yacht with fuel flexibility?

Collaborative Opportunities: Hosting or participating in discussion panels fosters collaboration between class societies, yacht manufacturers, shipyards, and technology developers. This is why we are hosting this panel today! Everyone is talking about collaboration in the yachting industry and while everyone agrees it is necessary, we know this is much easier said than done.

  • Environmental Concerns: As class societies, you are responsible for ensuring that these yachts meet environmental standards and regulations, ensuring new propulsion technologies are compliant.
  • Safety and Certification: Class societies play a crucial role in conducting safety assessments and issuing certifications for these new propulsion systems.
  • Advancements in Technology: Class societies are responsible for ensuring the safety, reliability, and compliance of these cutting-edge propulsion systems, making it crucial for them to be updated on the latest developments

With Superyacht leaders / DNV / VERITAS / RINA / ABS / Marshall Flag / SEA INDEX

· Fiorenzo Spadoni, Marine North Europe Region Senior Director

· Mark Kruidenier, Business Development chez DNV

· Engel Jan Deboer, Yacht Segment Director Lloyds ‘s Register

· Daniele Bottino, Business Development Manager and Yacht Sector Lead ABS

· Olivier Cartier, Vice President Technical chez Bureau Veritas

12.30pm : Lunch with selected Captains & all Speakers

Lunch: 12.30-2.00pm





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