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Everything you need to know about the 2022 Explorer Yachts Summit

5 August 2022

What is it?

The Explorer Yachts Summit, in association with Damen Yachting and in collaboration with ExplorerYachts.com, is the only international summit dedicated solely to the expanding explorer yachting sector and is taking place on November 10, at the Yacht Club de Monaco. 

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What is happening at the Explorer Yacht Summit 2022?

Attendees can expect a packed programme covering all areas within the explorer yacht sector. Topics include:

The explorer market: There is a lot of hype around the explorer yacht market but what is the reality? BOAT International reveals the real story using the latest data from BOAT Pro. Find out how big explorer yachting is, what parts of the sector are growing fastest, and who’s buying explorer yachts.

Keynote: Victor Vescovo: The owner of DSSV Pressure Drop, Victor Vescovo has dived deeper than any other human being and visited the deepest points in all of the Earth’s five oceans. He shares his insights on what fuels his passion for adventure, how he aims to educate through his adventures and why his sights are now set on space.

The growth of the adventure charter market:  With explorer vessels including Octopus, Arctic P and Bold now part of the charter fleet clients seeking global adventures are spoilt for choice. Four leading charter brokers will join the panel to discuss what is driving this surge in interest. Which destinations are at the top of charterers' wish lists? And what factors make an adventure charter a success?

What will explorer yachts of the future look like? With an explosion of “go anywhere” vessels on the market, explorer yacht design is evolving at a pace. Top designers share their thoughts on which design trends are here to stay and how yachts of the future will enable owners to venture even further off the well-beaten yachting path.

The rise of the support vessel: One boat good, two boats even better. Support vessels are increasingly allowing owners to achieve their exploration dreams – from providing emergency disaster relief to allowing underwater exploration of previously untouched wrecks. Support boat specialists will explore the evolving role of these vessels and delve into what might be possible in the future.

The philanthropic adventures of Seahawk: Winner of the Special Award in the Voyager category at this year’s World Superyacht Awards the owners of the 60-metre Perini Navi, Seahawk, have set up an ambitious programme, which will see them cruise the world with the ambition of assisting marine science and community life. The Captain of the yacht will share insights from their adventures so far and what is planned for the future.

Protecting the pristine: a guide to Polar Code: With an ever-growing emphasis on cruising without a trace we delve into how regulation changes are ensuring that yacht design and use are becoming increasingly sustainable. A representative from RINA (TBC), IMO (TBC) and a captain will talk through the practicalities of these changes.

Destination focus - Papua New Guinea: With a heady combination of breath-taking scenery and fascinating culture Papua New Guinea is on the bucket list for many superyacht adventurists. An owner, captain and industry experts share their tips for exploring “The Land of the Unexpected”.


How to buy a ticket

This year's Explorer Yachts Summit ticket prices are:
Single ticket: €350 + VAT 

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Where is the Explorer Yacht Summit 2022?

This year's event will be held at the Yacht Club de Monaco, Quai Louis II, 98000, Monaco.


Further information about the Explorer Yacht Summit 2022

For more information about the Explorer Yacht Summit please contact the BOAT events teams at events@boatinternationalmedia.com
For further information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Harry Warburton at: harry.warburton@boatinternationalmedia.com
For further information about content and speaker opportunities please contact Sophia Wilson at sophia.wilson@boatinternationalmedia.com

Thank you to our headline partner Damen Yachting BV and our premium partner EYOS Expeditions.

The first edition of the Explorer Yachts Summit was held in 2019 by ExplorerYachts.com; a newly-founded digital hub with the goal of uniting and serving those in the global superyacht community who have a shared passion for adventure travel. Following the success of the 2019 event, BOAT International (2019 media partner and guest speaker) and ExplorerYachts.com have joined forces. After a highly successful 2021 edition, the 2022 event promises to bring together leading experts from across the world and address the hottest topics in the exciting, multifaceted world of exploration yachting.


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