Yacht industry leaders are guest speakers at Ince & Co Yacht seminar
Wednesday 15 February, 2012
Ince & Co’s Yacht Group hosted its bi-annual Yacht seminar in London on 9 February. Ince hosts included the firm’s senior partner James Wilson, the Chairman for the evening Albert Levy (partner and head of the superyacht practice), Paris managing partner Andrew Charlier and partner Jérôme Cohen, also from Paris.
Topics for the seminar included:
“Sale and purchase disputes under the MYBA Form” presented by David McInnes, partner at Ince & Co
• David discussed the interplay of the MYBA clauses on the extent of compensation or damages recoverable following default by a buyer or seller as well as the importance of initiating arbitration proceedings so as to protect the deposit.
“How to make a small fortune in the Yacht business” presented by James Grazebrook OBE, Chairman of Halyard
• James described how he raised his capital and invested it in the distribution of a structure borne noise reducing product leading to investment in insulation and exhaust silencing. He provided additional insights on how to work with trade organisations to develop awareness of one’s product, including thought provoking ideas on how to deal with management buy-outs as well as the eventual sale of the company.
“Pendennis – the past and the future” presented by Mike Carr, joint MD of Pendennis Shipyard
• Mike spoke on the development of the shipyard, illustrated with photographs of iconic superyachts. He explained how they plan to expand the yard in the future. He also mentioned the Pendennis award-winning apprenticeship scheme which is an initiative to train 16-19 year olds with the skills to continue to work within the yacht/shipping industry.
Albert Levy (pictured) commented: “At our Yacht seminars we aim to provide insights from different experts within the industry and a stimulating forum for discussion on the latest developments. This seminar provided an opportunity to hear about some of the leading business, craft and design-related topics in the British yacht world.”
We were delighted to hear during the evening the news that the first British design student had just won the Seatec Abitare La Barca Concept Award in Italy. http://saltecdog.blogspot.com/2012/02/superyacht-uk-design-competition-winner.html
In addition, this year, Ince & Co is very pleased to be one of the sponsors of the Pendennis Cup, which takes place, as on the previous two occasions, in Falmouth, Cornwall 2-7 July. It will be the biggest large yacht regatta in the UK in recent years and is held every other year. 14 yachts are confirmed so far.
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