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Updates From March
4/06/2020

Over the years, companies have played an important part of the success of the International Superyacht Society. We would like to thank the below companies for renewing their ISS membership this month and for their commitment to exceptional excellence for our industry. By building alliances with other companies, the Society has created a powerhouse of influence on matters of significance for the superyacht industry.

 

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Join Our Private Facebook Group
4/06/2020

Members come together to discuss relevant topics related to the yachting industry. 

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Design Awards Video
4/02/2020

The 2019 Design & Leadership Awards Gala is now available for viewing. 

 

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Fire Prevention & Response
3/26/2020

For episode 6 of Behind the Wrap, we ask the difficult questions about the recent spate of fires onboard yachts - 2019 seems like it was a terrible year for yachts catching on fire - so is there an underlying problem?

 

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Mental Health in the Yachting Community
3/26/2020

An Update From The Bridge - In this second article from the ISS Captains, we confront an issue that cannot be ignored.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3/16/2020

As the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation continues, ISS is committed to providing support to our members so the yachting community can be informed and operate as a cohesive unit.

 

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ISS Announces 2020-2023 Board of Directors
3/12/2020
The International Superyacht Society conducted its annual Miami Board of Director’s meeting where the new Board was officially voted in. Based on a member-based voting system, ISS stakeholders have awarded eight Board positions for three years for the 2020-2023 term. FIND OUT MORE
Fatigue in Captaincy
2/27/2020

An Update From The Bridge - The Captain’s Committee is a collective of current seafaring Captains from varying backgrounds and locations that work together to represent the concerns of yacht crew and Captains. Major projects include, the support for ISWAN and the launch of the yacht crew helpline www.superyachthelp.org and the publishing of issues of wide industry concern.

 

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The Richard Earp Award
2/26/2020

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) along with the Directors of the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) and MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association, request the pleasure of your company at the presentation The Richard Earp Award 2020 on 6 May 2020 in the hospitality area of The Superyacht Show, Marina Port Vell, Barcelona. 

 

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Awards of Distinction
2/24/2020
The superyacht industry is a unique business with truly outstanding individuals and businesses that deserve acknowledgement. The International Superyacht Society’s Awards of Distinction were established to celebrate this excellence.
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Meet the EC
2/20/2020

The 2020 Executive Committee has a wide range of experience and skills from around the world all contributing to make the ISS what it is today. The EC is responsible for providing input and insight to the worldwide efforts of the organization and helps to communicate information back to the Board of Directors.

 

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Mega-yachts help South Florida’s economy float
2/17/2020

Local tech executive Michael Saylor’s 154-foot luxury motor yacht is called USHER. The name has nothing to do with the R&B singer — though the vessel’s Polynesian and Art Deco interior gives it flair. 

 

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Miami Member Event
1/30/2020

The International Superyacht Society and the International SeaKeepers Society invite you to join us during the Miami Yacht Show for cocktails onboard motor yacht USHER to network with some of the leading
industry professionals.

 

 

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Message From The President
12/30/2019

Bringing professionals from all sectors of the industry together; sharing ideas, influencing regulatory decisions and encouraging professional excellence through collaboration, education and recognition is the core purpose of the International Superyacht Society.

 

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Yacht Management Committee Update
12/04/2019
The International Superyacht Society has been working behind the scenes with a number of yacht managers, maritime attorneys, insurance professionals and Flag-states for the advancement of technical, regulatory, education and crew welfare matters.
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RIP TIDES: Single Release
12/03/2019

The music video debuted at the 2019 ISS Awards Gala. Buy now on iTunes;  with proceeds to benefit rebuilding the Bahamas.

 

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Technical Committee Update
12/02/2019

The International Superyacht Society’s Technical Committee with liaison status at the International Standards Organisation (ISO) has been working on ISO standards development within the Large Yacht Sub-Committee (ISO TC8/SC12).

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Design & Leadership Awards Gala
10/31/2019

The 29th annual Design & Leadership Award Gala took place on October 30, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More than three hundred and fifty of the industry’s most influential professionals attended to recognize to this year’s award recipients. The Design & Leadership Award Gala is organized for the industry by industry volunteers.

 

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ISS Regatta | Results & Report
7/08/2019

ISS Regatta: 2019 Report

This year the wind was absent at the beginning of both days, restricting the number of races that the Race Committee was able to organise. The sunny weather on Saturday gave a freshening sea-breeze in the afternoon as we were able to complete two races to count. Some logistic challenges resulted in the third race being an extra which was not to count in the regatta.


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Crew Mental Health Support
5/28/2019

Recent events on vessels within our superyacht fleet have thrown spotlight on the pressing need to provide support for seafarers working on large yachts. Captains and their senior crew, along with vessel owners, have a duty of care for the whole crew compliment and often find themselves dealing with situations for which their training or experience has not fully prepared them.

 

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Dan Lenard’s Solo Transatlantic Voyage
2/27/2019

Dan Lenard, founding partner of superyacht design studio, Nuvolari Lenard, will be arriving this weekend in Fort Lauderdale after completing a solo transatlantic sailing expedition to raise awareness of global ocean pollution. Lenard left Cadiz, Spain on January 20 in Scia, a 33-foot (10 meter)“repurposed” carbon fiber sailing yacht of his own design (with no engine) that was constructed from the remnants of five abandoned projects.

 

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2018 Design & Leadership Awards Video
11/02/2018

We are thrilled to bring to you the glitz and glamor from this year's Design & Leadership Awards Gala, thanks to Between Two Yeti’s. By day they were behind the scenes getting shots of the show’s final rehearsal and by night they went ‘speed dating’ at the reception.

 

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Behind the Wrap with the ISS
10/17/2018

Between Two Yeti’s and the International Superyacht Society (ISS) have partnered to present a 12-part series called ‘Behind the Wrap’ to be aired as part of The Between Two Yeti ‘s new LIVE show platform. Each month a selected panel will look behind the façade of wealth, exotic locations and glamor of the Superyacht World and discuss the real issues affecting the people who work in the industry.

 

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ISS Partners with PYA
8/01/2018

The International Superyacht Society proudly announces a strategic partnership with the Professional Yachting Association. The PYA is a non-profit association which was founded in 1991, and exists primarily to represent the interests of professional yacht crew. The association has members from nearly 90 countries around the world and helps its members by verifying their sea service, and by providing accurate, unbiased advice on certification, training, welfare, and regulations.

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Oceanco and the ISS Partnership
7/23/2018

Underscoring the Society’s goal to broaden its impact on the superyacht industry and its global growth objectives, the International Superyacht Society enthusiastically announces a strategic partnership with Oceanco, a world-class builder of superyachts ranging from 80 to 140 meters.

 

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