The 14th Azimut/ Benetti Group Yachtmaster event has now drawn to a close having hosted more than 150 guests, including 86 captains, experts, members of the press, and sponsors. Over three days guests attended meetings and workshops with themes centred on superyacht management as well as enjoying a comprehensive social programme.
Together with Azimut, Benetti, Yachtique and Lusben management, technicians, and sales directors, the captains had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on situations they handle on a daily basis, in both theory and practice.
One key moment from a professional standpoint was the Iproject Management presentation, a system for monitoring technical anomalies. This specially designed ipad/iphone application enables crew to send photographs of any damage or problems, together with comments, directly to the project manager; the application also includes a “construction log”.
Topics also included the latest information about RINA certification, with a detailed look at the importance of classifications and concrete advice about how to prepare for the changes under way. Finally, after a presentation of the latest Fraser Yachts offerings, a substantial period of time was dedicated to team building, with activities run by crew services and management company, Lesia Group. With the assistance of specialised coaches, participants engaged in role plays and explored various strategies for improving crew management, with a special focus on discipline issues.