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First Speakers Announced For 2020 Superyacht Gathering in Auckland
2019-10-25By Miranda Blazeby

The first speakers have been announced for next year’s Superyacht Gathering in New Zealand.

Set to take place from March 25-27 2020 in Auckland, the annual superyacht event will include talks by yacht designer Ron Holland and naval architects Gregory C Marshall and Gillian Carter.

Holland will discuss his award-winning career, his recent travels on board Rosehearty through the North West passage and look at his upcoming projects.

Superyacht designer Ron Holland is set to speak at the event

Marshall meanwhile will look at the impact of technology on superyacht design and discuss his future ambitions for designing intelligent superyachts.

Carter will look back on the projects that have shaped her career, including the 110m Jubilee. Looking ahead, Carter will discuss her predictions for the future of the industry.

The second annual Superyacht Gathering will take place in March next year

This preliminary speakers line-up is set to grow in the coming weeks, as event organisers announce further speakers.

Managing director of the Superyacht Gathering Linda Berry said: “The line-up for The Superyacht Gathering 2019 was a hard act to follow, but we are confident that 2020 will more than meet the challenge.

The 110 metre Oceanco superyacht Jubilee

“Ron, Greg and Gillian need little introduction and have each played a huge role in some of the most innovative and forward-thinking designs to come out of the superyacht industry."

The three-day annual superyacht event will follow the same programme as this year, with a bumper programme of social events, a day long symposium, an America’s Cup breakfast and long lunch.



Couach Yachts |  37 m |  12 guests |  €3,500,000


Feadship |  44.65 m |  10 guests |  €19,900,000


Heesen Yachts |  55 m |  12 guests |  €26,000,000