The Australian Superyacht Rendezvous returned to Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard for the second time in March 2018. Yet for the first time, the organisers included a four-hour Industry Roundtable which brought together Captains, Owners and Industry thought leaders for some candid discussion about the state and future of the industry.
Given his standing in the industry and experience on varying levels, Joe Akacich was approached to facilitate the event through four main topics – Global Yachting Trends, Australian Charter Trends, Operations and The Future.
ASMA has taken the lead in manage commercial and domestic superyacht regulation and although it is not perfect, they are open to consultation from the industry.
The consensus was Australia is well poised to capture increased attention from the global charter market and there is a strong and growing fleet of yachts to charter to their needs.
The event ended with a networking lunch and a cocktail party in the evening.