On 13th March 2014, Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY Monaco) held a seminar at the Yacht Club de Monaco on the evolution of marinas and its impact in the industry. The speakers were Norma Trease, Director of Salamanca Marine, currently heading the development of Barcelona’s Marina Port Vell
, as well as MooringSpot’s own Peter Murray Kerr.
The evening began with a short introduction from Cristina Ruiz on the Monaco’s new yacht club marina facilities, opening on 20th
June. In addition to a new state of the art building signed by Sir Norman Foster, the Yacht Club de Monaco will independently be managing the berths in the outer basin of Port Hercule, primarily reserved to yacht club members and their superyachts (over 40 m LOA).
Peter began the seminar focusing on the French Riviera, the overwhelming demand from yachts for berths in the area, reminding the audience of key figures as well as giving a short but comprehensive overview of the history behind the development of one of the world’s leading cruising destinations, from the 1950s until today.
Norma Trease was able to share her vast experience of the yachting industry, having been a very active player in all aspects of this exceptional business, and explained the innovative approaches modern marina developers are adopting to create the infrastructure for tomorrow’s yachts. You can view the highlights of this seminar on video.
YPY is an organisation that brings together the next generation of yachting, young professionals, aged up to 40, working in the industry.
Its goals is to educate, build, improve, and inspire by holding seminars and events, strengthening ties in the industry, addressing the burning issues in yachting and promoting innovative thinking. More on www.youngprofessionalsinyachting.org
MooringSpot, May 2014.