YPY Monaco recently celebrated its second anniversary along with its most successful turn
out ever for one of its events. The seminar, entitled “Founders of Yachting” saw three of the
industry’s most established yacht brokers talk about their experiences in the industry and
share their thoughts about the future.
First established in Fort Lauderdale in 2009, Young Professionals in Yachting aims to help
educate young people in the industry, improve their networking skills and promote good
ethics. In May 2013, the YPY Monaco branch was launched with the same aims and since
then has continued to grow and now numbers over 150 members.
For the second anniversary event, nearly one hundred members and guests were welcomed
at the Yacht Club de Monaco to hear Peter Insull, Jonathan Beckett and Michael White talk
about how they got into the industry, what it was like “back then” and how it has changed to
what it is today. Along with many anecdotes there was also much advice given about
working hard and having good ethics. Norma Trease, Director of Salamanca Group and a
yachting legend in her own right compered the evening and ensured plenty of interesting
questions were put forward to the panel.
Norma Trease commented “YPY is a great organization, with a large and enthusiastic
membership worldwide. Their education series is impressive, and it was a true pleasure to
join with such a knowledgeable panel at their record
-breaking session 'Founders of Yachting'
Lisa Peck, President of YPY Monaco remarked “It was a great honour for us to be able to
welcome such esteemed characters from our industry and hear their advice on how we can
develop the yachting industry for our future. It is a clear indication of how seriously the
industry is taking YPY and it was wonderful to see so many people attend the seminar,
particularly as it marked our second anniversary. The Association has grown incredibly over
the last two years and we hope to continue providing interesting topics for our members to
YPY Monaco holds monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month at the Yacht
Club de Monaco, with topics ranging from industry education, to personal development and
networking skills. Membership is open to shore based industry professionals under the age
of 40. Non
-members of any age are welcome to attend seminars for a nominal fee.
This month also saw the official launch of YPY London at the Royal Thames Yacht Club where
over 50 guests attended to learn about what the Association has to offer. This new branch of
the Association will be led by Risa Merl from Boat International and will hold monthly
meetings on the second Wednesday of every month.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY) is a non
-profit organization, which has been formed to
educate, promote ethical business practice, and ultimately facilitate success for young
professionals within the worldwide yachting business community. First established in Fort
Lauderdale in 2009 it now also operates successful