On 2nd May we opened the doors of the Superyacht Clubhouse, home of SuperYacht Times, to over 150 yachting professionals for a casual event on the eve of the World Superyacht Awards 2014, held in Amsterdam.
SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard says, “there are many superyacht events and conferences held each year and we wanted to do something different. We share our office with two other young companies, Oculus YachtEye and FairPromotion, and together we wanted to organise a fun and relaxed event, whereby people still had the opportunity to network with fellow superyacht professionals. The first edition of the SuperYacht Festival has been a great success."
The ‘Burgers & Bubbles’ themed party was held in the offices of SuperYachtTimes next to the canals of Amsterdam, complete with crates of Gasparini prosecco and a premium burger van. Following the success of SuperYachtTimes’ annual METS party for superyacht professionals in November, the casual affair was praised by all in attendance.
Stefan van Cleef, CEO of Oculus Technologies, commented, “days after the event designers, sales people, managers, brokers and CEO's got back to me to say that they enjoyed the laid back, open and positive vibe during the evening. It’s really great to hear back and a pleasure to facilitate this!”
Marlous van Rooijen of FairPromotion commented, “It's great to see the spirit of the other companies in the Superyacht Clubhouse. We are happy to be part of it and let our clients enjoy the energy that comes out of our cooperation. We do our utmost to keep up the spirit and we look forward to organising many more branch events!"