Around 100 superyacht captains expected to attend

The ninth edition of YARE, the international aftersales and refit event dedicated to the superyacht sector, is returning to Viareggio next month for another four-day run. From March 20-23, around 100 superyacht captains will descend on Italy’s yachting capital for a series of B2B meetings with Italian and international aftersales and refit companies.

Viareggio itself is home to 13 shipbuilders and around 700 companies from five industry sub-sectors – shipyards, refit, suppliers, ground and marine services. The Tuscany region, which is almost exclusively dedicated to the superyacht supply chain, comprises 4,000 nautical/marine companies (3,000 in yachting), 18,000 workers, 70 specialist branches (production and services) and a sales volume of €2bn.

Once again, YARE will host a workshop to discuss the latest market news and trends. The Superyacht Captains’ Forum, organised by The Superyacht Group, will engage around 500 insiders and analyse the state of the industry, its dynamics and outlook, while looking at data from an international point of view.

The ‘Meet the Captain’ event will provide a unique opportunity in which captains can meet with refit and aftersales companies to look for consultation and services. This allows both parties to acknowledge the state of the market while hearing feedback directly from who works and operates in it and actually represents ship owners.

As usual, there will be other restricted-access workshops where specific refit industry subjects will be discussed between captains and company groups.

YARE is organised by NAVIGO, a research and innovation service centre for the nautical sector, supported by the Distretto della Nautica e della Portualità Toscana (Tuscany’s port and nautical district authority), endorsed by SYBAss, the international superyacht builders association, and by other important partners and sponsors.