‘Convergence’ 2017: The Ferretti Group’s training sense
Ferretti Group: 4 busy days with 90 captains and chief engineers taking part in refresher courses and workshops
The Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, hosted the 2017 edition of ‘Convergence’, the traditional meeting with professional training and refresher courses that the Ferretti Group organises for captains and chief engineers working on the craft in its fleet. The goal of the four-day event held in March has been to promote direct discussion on topics linked to the management of the Ferretti Group’s yachts and vessels as well as issues relating to the prevention and management of on-board risks and safety.
The Top Management and the Engineering Department demonstrated the new projects unveiled between late 2016 and early 2017 which are currently under construction in the Group’s yards, together with the most innovative technologies fitted on board. The educational day was very interesting and they were divided into CE craft and CLASS boats, run respectively by the RINA certification body and by the Pantaenius and Willis Towers Watson insurance companies.
The Group’s technical partners took part every day with dedicated corners: Amaregroup (electro-hydraulic drives and glazed window portholes), Dometic (air conditioning systems), Idromar (watermakers), Naviop-Simrad (monitoring and integrated bridge systems), Oceanled-Indemar (underwater lights), Videoworks (infotainment systems), Webasto- Indel Webasto (yacht fridges, chillers and electric roofs) and Wolz Italia (teak decks).
The grand finale with the Team Snow Challenge, sponsored by the main partners was in the magnificent snow-capped resort of Krvavec. The captains were divided into ten teams and competed in group activities out on the snow. The final challenge involved a contest to build the best igloo.