THE 16TH EDITION OF THE EU YACHTMASTER WAS HELD IN TOMBOLO, 3 DAYS OF PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP AND FUN
The Italian conference of the Azimut|BenettiYachtmaster was a rounding success, with more than 160 participants: captains, surveyors, owner’s representatives and sponsors.
The Italian stage of the 16th edition of the Azimut|BenettiYachtmaster, hosted in the splendid surroundings of the Tombolo Talasso Resort, at Marina di Castagneto in Tuscany from February 3rd to the 6th.
The opening presentation was held by Alessandro Gallifuoco, Benetti’sQuality and After Sales Manager, to a numerous and attentive audience, and underlined Benetti’s important commercial returns over the past year.
There were four fundamental themes to the workshops. Coordinated by a and paneled by experts, the groups of participants were able to participate in rotation in all the different workshops.
The four themes dealt with the fundamental issues of insurance, taxes, new environmental protection standards and new challenges in crew management. Benetti yacht captains also intervened, illustrating their experience in the various discussions.
The emphasis of YM16 is increasingly concentrated on the captain’s duties, in confronting and communicating experience. The captain’s valuable on-board knowledge is second to none and a better understanding of their duties allows Benetti to adopt ever more useful instruments to facilitate these duties. This creates a virtuous cycle without peer.
This year’s workshops were accompanied by the customary social activities: the evening gala dinner, this year dancing to the “Roaring ’20s”, and team-building with an exciting go-kart race.