New Build, Refit and Regulatory Updates with Panel Discussions and Presentations
Superyacht Business Consultant at Marstrat
Hein Velema is superyacht business
consultant and partner at Dutch
maritime consultancy firm Marstrat.
Hein is former CEO of Fraser Yachts,
former director at Feadship and
founding president of the SYBAss,
founding vice president of LYBRA and
former director European operations
at IYBA. Today Hein’s clients are
shipyards, suppliers, brokerage
companies, family offices and
Espen Oeino International
Born in Norway, Espen Oino has been
fascinated by boat design and naval
architecture throughout his whole life.
He grew up in a family of small boat
builders and he started drawing boats,
cars, buses and ski boots since his
young age. Espen Oino International
S.A.R.L (EOI) was founded in 1994
and has been based in Monaco since
Executive Director of IYBA
Paul has been involved in the marine industry for almost his entire life, having started as a dock boy on Eastern Long Island in the late 1960's and working his way up to the position of captain on custom sportfishing boats in the tournament circuit. He holds a 500 ton U.S.C.G. Masters license, has traveled many of the oceans of the world and is also a licensed private pilot.
In 1992, Paul began working in a yacht brokerage position in Jacksonville Fl. and in 1996, he opened Flannery Yachts, Inc where he was a new boat dealer, ran a complete marine service company and enjoyed great success in the brokerage markets. In 2004, Flannery Yachts combined efforts with HMY Yacht Sales and launched the North Florida representation for various high end production new boat brands as well as brokerage sales. His affiliation with HMY lasted for 12 years and the final two years of Paul's brokerage career were spent with SYS Yachts as Director of Sales, Palm Beach Division.
In early 2018, Paul was approached by the Executive Committee of IYBA and asked to assume the role of Executive Director on a full-time basis, where he currently directs the day to day operations of the association. His current duties involve the coordination of seminars, networking events, legislative affairs and working with the Board of Directors to shepherd the growth of the organization. When asked what he enjoys most regarding his career, he says that he genuinely enjoys the opportunity to continue to "give back" to the industry which has given him so much.
General Manager & co-founder of ATLANTIC REFIT CENTER
Stéphane Marcelli is the General Manager &
co-founder of ATLANTIC REFIT CENTER 16
years ago. He has been in the Marine business
his all career working first on sailing yacht, then
as Project Manager in new build shipyard and
refit shipyard. He decides to found ATLANTIC
REFIT CENTER in La Rochelle-France exclusively
dedicated to refit for superyachts up to 140 m in
Director of International Business Development at Nautech
Nautech Group Shipyard is a high end full-service shipyard based in France and the Caribbean, specialised in the refit and repair of superyachts from 25m to 140m LOA.
Nautech Group Shipyard offers project management, technical expertise and skilled craftsmanship in the South of France and the Caribbean.
Director, Lurssen Americas
Benetti European Sales Manager
Toby Walker is the Area sales manager
for Benetti in Europe. He has been
in the industry for 25 years and has
been involved in some of the most
prestigious yacht builds.
President & CEO of Quantum Stabilizers
John Allen opened Quantum Marine Stabilizers, in Rhode Island in 1985 with two people and 35 years later has grown to 100 employees in two countries—United States and The Netherlands. John has always been very philanthropic between sponsorships and donations with a keen awareness of those in need. He was awarded Business Person of the Year by the International Superyacht Society in 2016 and continues to be an industry icon.
Head of Project Development at Icon Yachts
I am a keen sailor and learned boat building from the ground up starting at Jongert as an apprentice. Leading on with a three year training in Boat-building in Germany i then set to study Naval Architecture in Southampton.
After a number of high profile projects such as rebuild of Velsheda, SY Zanna and working closely with Industry Legends such as Gerard Dijkstra I turned to the shipyard side at ICON Yachts in 2008.
Since then I have been leading client inquiries, shipyard proposals and contract bids for Refits, Conversions and New Construction Projects.
Looking forward to meeting you All!
Chief Business Development Officer at MB92 Barcelona
Chief Technology Officer at CSS Platinum
A skilled Security Leader with 15 years of IT and Information Security experience and proven expertise in Security Architecture, Consulting, and Program Management. Having supported the MOD, MOJ, UK Government, NATO, and leading Fortune 200 organisations in a broad range of complex security programs I am an accomplished, focused professional with a rich background and skillset.
Co-Founder & Chief Data Officer of CSS Platinum
Mike is the Co-Founder and Chief
Data Officer of CSS Platinum. Mike
retired as a British Army Major in 2016,
following a 20 year military career
working in technical and information
assurance roles including in Northern
Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Managing Director at Swiss Ocean
Christophe has been in the
marine industry for more than 20
years, originally in the fast ferry
activity and subsequently in the
superyacht industry. Christophe has
long experience with superyacht
fleet management ranging from
Superyachts to Gigayachts and refit
and new build supervision, in Asia-
Pacific and Europe. He is the founding
member of the Asia Pacific Superyacht
Association and is serving as the Vice