With the dates fast approaching, the organisers of the Pacific Yacht Conference, Quaynote Communications, are proud to announce that Volvo Penta and Dolphin Insurance have confirmed their support for the very first industry event, set to be held in Vancouver on 28th & 29th May, 2014.
“We are delighted to welcome Volvo Penta as an exhibitor at the Pacific Yacht Conference and Dolphin Insurance as an Official Sponsor”, said Lorna Titley, Director at Quaynote. “Volvo Penta is a leading supplier to the superyacht industry worldwide and we are delighted to have such a reputable brand associated with the conference”.
Jens Bering, Volvo Penta of the America`s Manager of Product Management, who is presenting at the conference, commented, “Our company is developing technology for the large yacht industry that is at the cutting edge of innovation. We are pleased to have this opportunity to consolidate Volvo Penta`s position in the region`s yacht industry by participating at the Pacific Yacht Conference”.
New speakers include Peter Schrappen, Director of Government Affairs, Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) & Legislative co-chair, U.S. Superyacht Association and J. T. (Tim) Ellis, Vice President and Richard Smith, Association of Marine Surveyors of British Columbia. They are joined by British Columbia`s Minister for Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, the Honourable Shirley Bond, who will be delivering the welcome address, Sara Anghel of National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada, Greg Marshall of Greg Marshall Design, Sonny Wong of Hamazaki Wong Marketing Group, Mark Drewelow of C2C & Founder, Yacht Aid Global (YAG), and Frederick Robinson of Carney, Badley, Spellman, P.S.
Official Conference Supporters including by Canadian Yachting magazine, NW Yachting, and Charterworld, are now joined by Refreshments Sponsor, Dolphin Insurance.
The company`s President, Sean Thompson, explains Dolphin`s decision to participate at The Pacific Yacht Conference, “Over a number of years, Dolphin Insurance has built up a solid reputation in the marine industry. Our expert team can advise on the full range of insurance needed by superyacht owners.” In his presentation at the conference, Sean will talk about what type of risks need to be covered and the costs involved. “Owners may not be aware of all the risks that superyacht ownership entails”, Sean explains. “I believe that my talk will give a clearer insight into how insurance can protect these valuable assets and their owners from unforeseen problems.”
Other topics discussed at the 2 day conference will include pilotage and regulatory issues, cruising grounds from Puget Sound to Alaska, marina demand and supply in the Pacific Northwest, servicing larger yachts and refit versus new-builds.