Increased membership, an annual conference, and consultations with regional superyacht groups are all part of a new strategy by the USSA (United States Superyacht Association) to strengthen its position in the US market.

The USSA wants to become the recognised association that will lobby on behalf of the US industry in Washington DC. It hopes to achieve this by 2012.

The USSA is already working in areas such as the shortage of crew especially engineers with US citizenship