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Everything you need to know about the 2023 Explorer Yachts Summit

14 June 2023

What is it?

The Explorer Yachts Summit, held 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 9, at the Yacht Club de Monaco. The conference will run from 9am and conclude with networking drinks from 5-6pm. Session timings will be revealed shortly, but you can find an overview of our exciting line-up below. 


What is happening at the Explorer Yacht Summit 2023?

Attendees can expect a packed programme covering all areas within the explorer yacht sector. The programme is still being finalised but topics and speakers for this year’s event will include:

The state of the explorer market: Last year’s Global Order Book saw a record number of explorer yachts under construction, but can this trend continue? And is there a continued growth in demand for go-anywhere vessels? We delve into the latest data from BOATPro to present an up-to-date overview of the market. Presented by Sophia Wilson, BOAT International

Keynote: Mike Horn, What's Left?: South African-born adventurer and explorer Mike Horn is known for his global expeditions to remote and extreme environments. Having embarked in May on a four-year circumnavigation programme on board 32-metre Pangaea – which has just completed a two-year restoration with Sunreef Yachts – Horn will give an update on the expedition.Visiting destinations including the Arctic, the Amazon jungle, Antarctica and Patagonia, Horn is aiming to take stock of the state on the planet. 

The allure of the pocket explorer: A new generation of owners are rocketing the demand for smaller vessels, with the Global Order Book indicating 70 per cent of all explorer yachts fall within the 24 to 40 metre range. To find out the benefits, and the potential limitations, two owners join BOAT’s Stewart Campbell, to discuss why they have opted for compact explorers to embark on global adventures.

Staff up: How to get the best crew for global voyages: Taking on the ice of the Antarctic or the isolation of an atoll in the South Pacific atoll, is a very different role from serving cocktails in St Tropez, so how do you ensure that your crew on board are up for the challenge? Captains share their tips or hiring (and firing) to make sure you have a harmonious group, with all the expertise required.

How to buy a ticket

This year's Explorer Yachts Summit ticket prices are:
Single ticket: €375 + VAT 


Where is the Explorer Yacht Summit 2023?

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 2023

For more information about the Explorer Yachts Summit please contact the BOAT events team.

For further information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Harry Warburton.

For further information about content and speaker opportunities please contact Sophia Wilson.

Thank you to our premium partners Cantiere delle Marche, EYOS and Triton

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 editions in 2021 and 2022, the 2023 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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