Yare superyacht networking event kicks off in Tuscany
Superyacht captains and companies are gathering at the thirteenth edition of Yare (Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience), which takes place in Italy from 15-17 March 2023.
The annual event, which is spread around Versilia and Viareggio, is organised by Navigo, a centre in Europe for the innovation and development of the nautical sector.
Navigo reveals around 100 superyacht captains in the main categories of the 40/60m market will be hosted at Yare 2023. There is an increase in representation for over 50 metres compared with previous years; about 70 per cent of attending companies are non-Italian (mainly northern Europe and Mediterranean) – mostly representatives of private shipowners with a prevalence of motor yachts over sailing boats.
The event encompasses a tour of the Tuscany district, which includes various stops at both production and refit shipyards and in product and service companies present in the area including NCA Refit in La Spezia, San Lorenzo in Ameglia, Cantieri di Pisa, Seven Stars and Leopard in Pisa to name a few.
Among the companies that have confirmed their presence at Yare 2023 are shipyards, companies in the production chain and services. Among them: Lürssen, Astilleros de Mallorca, Giangrasso group, Cantieri Navali Tureddi, Overmarine with Mangusta Yachts as well as those in the supply chain, such as Jotun, Vulkan, Castor Marine, Rolls Royce/MTU, Team Italia, Netinsat Catai, Coleiro Group of Companies, AkzoNobel Coatings, Alma Management, Hill Robinson, the French association Riviera Yachting Network representing the district between Marseille and Menton.
International marinas that have already joined include West Istanbul Marina, Marina Port Vell, Cala del Forte. Among the service providers: BWA, RINA, Blue Water and Vistra.
The Superyacht Group will present data and trends of the production and refit market within The Superyacht Forum Live – Captains Edition, scheduled for Thursday 16 March 2023 at the Una Hotel in Lido di Camaiore. On Thursday 17 March, insights within the technical workshops on sustainability, management and organization are scheduled, including a presentation by the Water Revolution Foundation of the Yeti (Yacht Environmental Transparency Index) project dedicated to tracking superyacht emissions.
The heart of the event remains the ‘B2C meet the captain’ series of business meetings between captains and companies. Among the side events, the RINA Captains’ Awards in its third edition and the Passerelle Pitch.