ABS Hosts Yacht Seminar in Southampton



More than 30 yacht owners, designers, builders, and regulatory bodies attended a yacht seminar led by ABS on July 16th in Southampton, United Kingdom.

The seminar focused on navigating the regulatory challenges by limiting the environmental footprint of larger and more sophisticated superyachts.

The seminar was led by Daniele Bottino, ABS Business Development Manager who opened the event by welcoming the participants and providing an overview on ABS’ capabilities in the yacht industry.

During the seminar the Cayman Islands Ship Register provided an overview on the new Red Ensign Group Yacht Code that came into force on 1 January 2019 superseding the Large Yacht Code LY3.

ABS Engineering offered insight into how ABS responds to technological innovation and new construction solutions, outlining present and future ABS Classification tools.

ABS Director of Regional Business Development, Christian Schack provided solutions on limiting the environmental footprint of large yachts, looking at the technology and tools available to create greener, quieter and more efficient vessels.

Guest speaker, Tjeerd Piket, Compliance Manager at Sunseeker International, delivered a presentation on the challenges yacht builders face in complying with the rules and regulations in a highly innovative industry.

ABS is one of the leading class organizations for the global yacht fleet. The ABS classed yacht fleet consists of more than 500 vessels which represent all types of sailing and motor yachts, from historical replicas to some of the fastest and most advanced super yachts in the world.

As a Recognized Organization for more than 120 flag States, ABS is authorized by the leading flag Administrations involved in the registration of yachts. ABS has received delegated authority for the application of the respective codes: Large Yacht Code, Luxembourg Code, Madeira and many others which form the basis of yacht registration.

In addition to its specialized Rules and Guides for yachts, ABS is advancing the latest in sustainable technologies and addressing the industry’s most pressing environmental challenges. To learn more, please click here.