The British Marine Federation (BMF) has announced the agenda for the 2014 Superyacht UK Technical Seminar to be held at next year’s London Boat Show.

The seminar, scheduled for Thursday 9 January, will bring together a range of delegates from around the world to discuss specific technical issues within the superyacht sector.

Confirmed speakers include Alan Massey, CEO of the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA), who will discuss the importance of the superyacht market to the global fleet.

The Vessel Policy Branch of the MCA and the BMF Technical team will provide an overview of regulatory developments over the last 12 months, including the work of the International Standards Organisation Large Yacht Sub Committee and the MCA implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006.

Juliet Benning, editor of Superyacht Business, will round off the morning with an insight into the influence of media in the global superyacht sector, from editorial influence to exploring how reporting can be utilised to lobby specific campaigns for the benefit of industry.

The day will end with a panel discussion exploring the entire superyacht process from the owner’s initial inspiration through to sea trails, and an outline of an owner’s perspective throughout the superyacht experience, providing invaluable client insight to all aspects of the sector.

For booking enquiries, contact Liv Whetmore at or on +44 (0)1784 223 631.