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News: Prominent Yacht Owners and Designers at 2009 Superyacht Design Symposium

October 23, 2009 by john
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(press release) In the wake of last year’s highly successful inaugural Superyacht Design Symposium, Boat International Media are proud to be holding the second annual edition of the ground-breaking event on the 26th and 27th of October, 2009, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Superyacht Design Symposium 2009 will feature an impressive roster of large yacht owners, designers and other yachting industry experts leading panel discussions with an audience of their peers.

“We have an absolutely splendid lineup of speakers for this year’s event,” said Roger Lean-Vercoe, Chairman of Superyacht Design Symposium 2009 and Editor of The Superyachts. “The topics that have been selected for the presentations are key issues for the entire superyacht industry at this time – they include precautions to take against piracy, developing environmentally friendly yacht design, determining the value of a superyacht, whether to refit or buy new, safety and design issues for helicopter operations and advances in interior yacht design.”

Superyacht owners speaking at the Superyacht Design Symposium 2009 will include Joseph Vittoria, owner of the 75m S/Y Mirabella V; Raffaele Costa, owner of the 54m M/Y Sea Force One; Hani Jabsheh, owner of the 43m M/Y Hana; Henk Koster, owner of the 48m M/Y Grace and David V. Johnson, owner of the 40m M/Y Resolute. Also on the speakers list are noted yacht designers Ed Dubois, Ken Freivokh, Nigel Irens, Graham Hawkes, Mark Van Peteghem, Klaas Splethman and Andrew Winch, along with representatives from superyacht builders Derecktor Shipyards and Pendennis Shipyard.

The venue for Superyacht Design Symposium 2009 is the world-famous Plaza Hotel a New York landmark since it was built in 1907. A recent U.S. $400 million “refit” discreetly blended updated communications technology into the hotel’s timelessly elegant interior décor, making it an ideal setting for a discussion of contemporary yacht design.

A special highlight of Superyacht Design Symposium 2009 will be a private dinner on Monday evening at the exclusive Midtown New York restaurant Rouge Tomate, which had the notable distinction of being awarded a Michelin Star in its first year of operation. Dedicated to the philosophy, “The well-being of man and the well-being of the environment can be deliciously harmonized,” Rouge Tomate sources local and seasonal produce and utilizes innovative cooking techniques that ignite the natural flavors while heightening the nutritional value of each dish.

In addition to Rouge Tomate, other prestigious sponsors of Superyacht Design Symposium 2009 include:

- Amico & Co., a world leader in superyacht refit and repair;
- Leading yacht brokerage house Yachting Partners International;
- CRS Yachts, a specialist insurance broker to the superyacht industry;
- Renowned artist Dale Chihuly, whose glass masterpieces can be seen in more than 200 museums around the globe;
- QinetiQ GRC, developers of Paramarine™ Naval Architecture Design and Analysis products;
- Chartis, offering customized insurance solutions that address a client’s entire lifestyle.
- ADCO Technik GmbH, a consultation, development and installation specialist

To see the full event programme and for more information on the speakers, topics, venue and accommodation, go to http://www.superyachtdesignsymposium.com or contact:

Sally Doyle & Sarah Brooker
Tel: +44 (0) 117 985 8703 / 8704
Email: info@superyachtdesignsymposium.com

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