Skip to main content

Superyacht UK Technical Seminar

Event date: 05/02/2020

Event time: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Superyacht UK

The Superyacht UK Technical Seminar 2020

The Superyacht UK Technical Seminar is back and will be held during the British Marine Spring Expo, on 5 February held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.


With the event now in its 10th year, it is firmly established within the superyacht calendar attracting a pool of international delegates from across the superyacht sector.


This year’s programme offers a diverse range of speakers and subjects looking at new regulations affecting the industry and current technological issues and resolutions.  There will be an emphasis on how the superyacht industry is becoming more sustainable to ensure it can thrive in today’s environmentally conscious world.


Tickets are inclusive of refreshments, lunch and entry to the annual Superyacht UK Techincal Seminar Networking Reception which offers a platform to connect with likeminded industry professionals over drinks and canapes.   


Member - £125 + VAT

Non-Member - £250+ VAT




Superyacht UK Technical Seminar Programme


  • 09.30 - Registration

  • 10.00 - SYUK Chairman’s address

  • 10.10 - Safe Mooring - New IMO regulations will require appropriate and safe-to-use designs of mooring arrangements and introduce a maintenance and inspection regime, as well as proper documentation. Jason Collings, Cayman Islands Shipping Register
  • 10.30 - The importance of lightweight ship checking post-delivery. Andy Hinshaw, MCGA Large Yacht Services.

  • 10.50 - Polar Code for sub 500 and 350GT yachts. Jason Collings, Cayman Island Shipping Register

Break 11.00 – 11.30

  • 11.30- Superyacht crew welfare issues - A look at all aspects of crewing, including mental health and well-being. Julie Carlton, MCGA
  • 11.50 – Crew/passenger comfort and safety in tenders and rescue craft, new technologies to improve tender operations, a look at ballasting for ride comfort and safety. Joseph Salmon, Salmon Power Sports

A look at how hybrid ship operations are already working effectively in the field.

  • 12.10 - Cyber Security - A look at what operators are facing and how this ties into the ISM requirements. 

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

  • 14.00 - IP protection in the SYUK sector - Looking at emerging trends and technologies and how and why there is a need to protect intellectual property. Russell Edson, Withers and Rogers

14.30 Break

  • 15.00 - Zero hydrocarbon replacement resins for FRP. David Johnson, Wessex-Resins

  • 15.20 - A sustainable future for the application of composites - A look to future-proof composites by optimising their resource efficiency through continually exploring novel materials, process capability and informed application. A look at glass fibre replacement and end of life.  Ffion Martin, National Composites Centre
  • 15.40 - Zero hydrocarbon motor yachting.  Lateral Engineering

           16.00 – 18.00 Networking Reception


Sponsorship opportunities are available, for more information please contact Johanna - 01784223628 -