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Northwest Superyacht Summit – 2023 Schedule of Events

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Northwest Superyacht Summit!  We were excited to have a great group of industry leaders join this year in the Great Northwest for a 3-day program that included great round-table conversation, educational panels on new trends, local opportunities for charter, new regulations, growth of the job market, sustainability and much more.

Participants also had the opportunity for two different shipyard tours including Norland and Westport.

This event allowed for many in the pacific northwest to gather, network and learn how they can work together more in the future.

Stay tuned for 2024 updates.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - Seattle Yacht Club Outstation at Elliott Bay Marina

11:30 am: Registration

12:00 pm: Lunch Served

12:30 pm: Opening Remarks/Welcome
State of the Industry on the PNW
Speaker: Monique Webber, Chairwomen SYNW

1:00 pm: Session 1
Panel Discussion – Opportunities for new unique yachting options in the area. Chartering and Private Use Destinations
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Charlie Johnson (CV-9), Jaimie Wakeham (BC Pilotage Waiver Officer), Louis Klinnert (Evviva), and Leonard from Waggoner Guide

2:30 pm:  Session 2
Panel Discussion – How well do Marinas & Refit respond to local demand?
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Emerald Landing, Nautical Landing, Elliot Bay, and Salmon Bay Marine Center in discussing
berthing; Platypus Marine, Pac Fish, Nordlund Boat, and Westport talking about refit and repair
capabilities in the region.

3:45 pm:  Break Coffee/Tea

4:00 pm: Session 3
Panel Discussion – Alaska – The Next Frontier
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Alaska Luxury Tours, Destination Alaska Charter

5:15 pm: Wrap up

5:30 pm: Dinner

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - Rooftop Conference Room at Emerald Landing

8:30 am: Coffee

9:45 am: Session 4
Panel Discussion – The Future of Regulation in the PNW
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Fred Robinson, Jay Jennings

10:00 am: Session 5 
Panel Discussion – The Shortage of Maritime Employees
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Tory Gering – Core Plus Maritime, Jake Betty – Maritime High School, Ann Avary – NW Center of Excellence for Marine, Betty Davis – Port Townsend Center for Wooden Boats

11:15 am: Session 6
Panel Discussion – Sustainable Yachting
Moderator: TBD
Panelists to include: Washington Maritime Blue, Green Marine

12:15 pm: Transfer to Nordland Boat Company

12:30 pm:  Lunch on site and Tour of Nordlund Boat Company

4:30 pm: Return to Hotel

Thursday, August 3, 2023 - Westport, WA

8:30 am:  Leave Seattle and head to Westport, WA

Tour the Westport Yachts Facility, Lunch provided

3:30 pm: Leave Westport and head back to Seattle

6:00 pm:  Farewell Cocktails at Daniel’s Broiler at Chandlers Cover

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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