The one-of-a-kind Newport Charter Yacht Show (NCYS) will be held next month, from June 18 to 21, in Newport, R.I. Look for a revitalized NCYS under the new ownership of the Newport Harbor Corporation featuring a showcase of luxury charter yachts, boating goods, and services, plus an opportunity to learn about vacationing on world-class yachts that range from 50 to 200 feet. The show will be held at the Newport Yachting Center right before the start of the America's Cup World Series.
This year's show will also feature four industry-focused seminars. NCYS' press release gives more detail on these opportunities:
Monday, June 18, “Entering U.S. Waters”
A presentation by Donna Bradbury, a representative of BWA Yachting for Florida and the Bahamas, will take the audience through the process of bringing a foreign-flagged vessel to the U.S. and explain how the yacht entry process varies from country to country based on local compliance regulations.
Tuesday, June 19, “Discover New England”
With so much recreational boating and charter activity prevalent throughout New England, tourism representatives from Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island will come together to share tips with charter industry professionals. Presentations will be focused on servicing luxury charter clientele and include new product developments, tours, services and special areas of interest along the coast of each state.
Wednesday, June 20, “STCW Changes and Implications to Your Mariner’s License”
Julie Liberatore of Maritime Professional Training and Michael French of International Yacht Training will highlight the changes to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) for seafarers, which took effect January 1, 2012. Each with backgrounds in maritime training, Liberatore and French will discuss how the process of receiving and renewing licenses, which allow mariners to operate large commercial and private vessels, has evolved, along with the implications of those changes.
Thursday, June 21, “Enhancing Crew and Guest Safety”
With private yachts becoming larger and their systems more complex, the crew responsibilities increase and advanced training becomes vital. Steve Monk of Da Gama, Ltd., a navigation management company with a focus on training, will speak on the importance of captain and crew preparation at sea and how vital it is for passenger safety.
For more information, visit NCYS' website.