The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has appointed Pete Southgate of Ft Lauderdale-based Wright Maritime Group as co-chair of the ISS Technical Committee. He joins AJ Anderson, Wright Maritime Group CEO, in the role.
Southgate is a shipbuilder, naval architect and marine surveyor with experience spanning 30 years in the maritime industry and is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
After a period with Lloyd’s Register in London, Southgate worked with the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and was involved in the implementation and expansion of the Large Yacht Code and directly responsible for the development of LY2.
Southgate later joined the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry as a marine surveyor, Shipping Master and policy advisor. More recently, he played a lead role in the development of the Red Ensign Group Passenger Yacht Code, which was first published in November 2011.
The ISS Technical Committee works with yacht builders, flag state and port state regulators, classification societies and crew organisations in developing appropriate regulations and best practices for the yacht industry. The ISS was founded in 1989 and is based in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.