Giga Yacht Captains’ Forum



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AYA and Porto Montenegro

Following up on the initiatives of the Adriatic Yachting Association (AYA), Porto Montenegro supported the organisation of inaugural event gathering some of the world’s most prominent captains and industry representatives for learning, networking and socialising. The Forum hosted several captains of boats over 90m in length, joined by long-term clients of the marina who shared with guests their perspective of living and working in Tivat. The first day of the event focused on showcasing the Porto Montenegro marina, upcoming Bijela shipyard and highlights of the Boka Bay. The upcoming shipyard, currently under construction in cooperation with one of the world’s leading shipyards, Damen, was of great interest to all captains.

Porto Montenegro
The Giga Yacht Captains’ Forum was the first big initiative to come from the region’s association

The key focus of the forum were the seminars – Captain Christoph Schaeffer gave a presentation about his amazing trips to the North. Guests from the Swiss Ocean Service, captain Jose Suoto and Alexander Schoeller presented their management app, created to make life on board more comfortable and to offer much-needed support to the captains and crew at all times. Bas Nederpelt, commercial director of Feadship, gave an insightful presentation discussing the ‘state of the industry’. Latest data on the industry trends and forecast served as an introduction to Feadship’s design workshop where participants themselves sat with the company’s designers giving them direct input on how they would built their yacht. Closing the Forum, AYA and Porto Montenegro welcomed industry’s superyacht designer Igor Lobanov who showcased some of his latest projects through a VR presentation.
Photos Porto Montenegro

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