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ISS Retrospective Awards Celebration Calling all ISS Yacht Crew! Southern Destinations Meet Our Newest Board Members Thank You For Joining Us March Member Updates Rapid Covid-19 Being Used On Board Superyachts Palm Beach Virtual Lounge February Member Updates Superyacht Crew Charity Crossfit Challenge Top 100 Superyachts of Asia-Pacific 2021 New Member Meets January Member Updates A Chat Down Under - NZ Situation During the Pandemic December Member Updates USCG PSC Inception Guidelines on Cyber Security Management Message From the President November Member Updates ISS Seeking Nominations for BOD Drydocks World Expands Into Med Joining Dubai Consortium to Create Maritime Hub in Montenegro What happens to your garbage when you are cruising in remote regions? October Member Updates ISS Annual Member's Meeting ISS Virtual Lounge @ FLIBS Captain Chris Gartner, from S/Y Black Pearl, Creating A Greener Yachting CSS Platinum Joins ISS September Member Updates Isotropic’s Melissa Orlick Makes SSPI “20 Under 35” List Summer 2020 Updates From ISS Exclusive Hotel Rate for ISS Members Membership Benefits Resolve Maritime Academy Offer Course in Hazardous Materials Safety & Security Awareness New Ways to do Business We Want Your Feedback Webinar Replays April Updates Membership Giveaway Updates From March Join Our Private Facebook Group Design Awards Video Fire Prevention & Response Mental Health in the Yachting Community Coronavirus (COVID-19) ISS Announces 2020-2023 Board of Directors Fatigue in Captaincy The Richard Earp Award Awards of Distinction Meet the EC Mega-yachts help South Florida’s economy float Miami Member Event Message From The President Yacht Management Committee Update RIP TIDES: Single Release Technical Committee Update Design & Leadership Awards Gala ISS Regatta | Results & Report Crew Mental Health Support Dan Lenard’s Solo Transatlantic Voyage 2018 Design & Leadership Awards Video Behind the Wrap with the ISS ISS Partners with PYA Oceanco and the ISS Partnership
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ISS Retrospective Awards Celebration
6/28/2021

Join us poolside at the Lauderdale Yacht Club on October 27, from 7pm to 11pm, to network with worldwide industry professionals and celebrate 30 years of the best in yacht design. Instead of our normal Design Awards, we will be taking a retrospective look back to celebrate our previous award winners from the last 30 years.

 

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Calling all ISS Yacht Crew!
6/24/2021

The Red Ensign Group (REG) is seeking your opinion to help shape the future of Large Yacht Accommodation.

 

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Southern Destinations
4/20/2021

Join us on April 29 for part one of the Destination Series, as we head to the breathtaking South Pacific regions highlighting Panama, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Tahiti & Fiji. Our industry experts have a wealth of knowledge to assist in navigating these waters. From the unforgettable yacht experience to the best secluded islands, you’ll learn the knowledge for exploring each captivating island.

 

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Meet Our Newest Board Members
4/08/2021

Please welcome our 2021 board members. The below directors will serve a three year term for the International Superyacht Society. The ISS is so appreciative for all that support and contribute in the society’s role in advancing the industry.

 

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Thank You For Joining Us
4/02/2021

The International Superyacht Society welcomed over 75 guests at The Ben last Thursday to kick off the Palm Beach International Boat Show. Members were able to network in-person for the first time since our Member's Reception on M/Y USHER in Miami.

 

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March Member Updates
4/01/2021

The association's monthly e-newsletter is designed to notify members of important events, announcements, opportunities, and resources.

 

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Rapid Covid-19 Being Used On Board Superyachts
3/10/2021

Working onboard a superyacht is a challenging job in normal circumstances. On top of managing guest profiles, itineraries and needs, captains and crew now have the additional task of mitigating the well-known risks of a pandemic.

 

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Palm Beach Virtual Lounge
3/04/2021

Not able to make the Palm Beach International Boat Show, but still want to connect? Join ISS virtually during the PBIBS on Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST for an opportunity to network with ISS Directors and members worldwide.

 

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February Member Updates
3/01/2021

The association's monthly e-newsletter is designed to notify members of important events, announcements, opportunities, and resources.

 

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Superyacht Crew Charity Crossfit Challenge
2/23/2021

Join us at the America’s Cup next week for the Superyacht Crew Crossfit Challenge. In partnership with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, the International Superyacht Society and UK based Super Yacht Charities, the Superyacht Crew Charity CrossFit Challenge is a fun Team Fundraising Endurance activity taking place on 3rd March 2021 at the RNZYS, Auckland.

 

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Top 100 Superyachts of Asia-Pacific 2021
2/11/2021

INDIAN OCEAN, PACIFIC ISLES PROVE POPULAR GET-AWAYS - Owners of large motor yachts and super sailboats highly valued stays aboard their vessels during the pesky pandemic, but cruising and chartering became a little more complex as captains sought to avoid lockdown ports and reduce peripheral risks.

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New Member Meets
2/09/2021

Join new members, on the second Tuesday of each month, to learn about their companies and make connections.

 

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January Member Updates
2/01/2021

The association's monthly e-newsletter is designed to notify members of important events, announcements, opportunities, and resources.

 

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A Chat Down Under - NZ Situation During the Pandemic
1/19/2021

Lance Sheppard, Head of Marine Division of EcoStore in New Zealand and ISS Board Member, chats about the situation in his country, which has been in lockdown since March last year, and how he has been handling his business under these very unpredictable circumstances.

 

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December Member Updates
12/31/2020

The association's monthly e-newsletter is designed to notify members of important events, announcements, opportunities, and resources.

 

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USCG PSC Inception Guidelines on Cyber Security Management
12/18/2020

The International Superyacht Society has been made aware of the recently issued United States Coast Guard's Work Instruction which covers their guidance to vessel cyber risk management during Port State Control (PSC) inspections.

 

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Message From the President
12/15/2020

As we leave 2020 in our wake, it is time to look at the highlights and reinforce lessons learned to look toward bright horizons. The last year has forced us to look at new innovative ways to drive our business forward, both professional and personal.

 

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November Member Updates
12/01/2020

The association's monthly e-newsletter is designed to notify members of important events, announcements, opportunities, and resources.

 

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ISS Seeking Nominations for BOD
11/18/2020

ISS is seeking nominations for open Board of Director positions. The period for nominations will close on the last day of November. Voting will begin on the first day of December and continue until the last day of January.

 

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Drydocks World Expands Into Med Joining Dubai Consortium to Create Maritime Hub in Montenegro
11/13/2020

Drydocks World, a DP World company, joins Consortium to transform the Bijela Shipyard into a world-class superyacht service, maintenance, repair and refit facility.

 

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What happens to your garbage when you are cruising in remote regions?
11/12/2020
Breathtaking scenery, remote off -the- beaten- track cruising… many travelers seeking exotic beauty, quietude, different cultures and adventures in nature are traveling further and further afield. Some adventures are only possible by sea. Nowadays,  more and more superyachts are designed and built to be able to explore remote destinations.
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October Member Updates
10/31/2020

The association's monthly e-newsletter is designed to notify members of important events, announcements, opportunities, and resources.

 

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ISS Annual Member's Meeting
10/26/2020

Please join us online, November 10 at 10am EST, for our annual member’s meeting. Attendees will have a chance to network with other member's as well as get an update from the Society. In addition, member's will learn about our featured marinas from around the world.

 

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ISS Virtual Lounge @ FLIBS
10/21/2020
Join ISS virtually during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Wednesday, October 28 to Friday, October 30 from 9.a.m. to 10a.m EST for an opportunity to network with ISS directors and members worldwide.

 

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Captain Chris Gartner, from S/Y Black Pearl, Creating A Greener Yachting
10/19/2020

The 106.7-meter S/Y Black Pearl built by Oceanco is a true eco-conscious yacht for the 21st century. Captain Chris Gartner and his crew aboard Black Pearl took the time to answer the questionnaire put forth by the International Superyacht Society regarding strides to create greener yachting.

 

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CSS Platinum Joins ISS
10/14/2020

CSS Platinum are delighted to announce their professional membership of the International Superyacht Society.

 

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September Member Updates
10/01/2020

As summer comes to and end and fall begins, we look back at September. The association's monthly e-newsletter is designed to notify members of important events, announcements, opportunities, and resources.

 

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Isotropic’s Melissa Orlick Makes SSPI “20 Under 35” List
9/25/2020

Melissa Orlick, Director of Maritime Communications at Isotropic Networks, Inc. (Isotropic), has been selected by Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) as one of this year’s “20 Under 35” cohort of outstanding young professionals and entrepreneurs in the space and satellite arena.

 

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Summer 2020 Updates From ISS
8/31/2020

Message from the President: We have all watched the events of this year unfold and take us in a very different direction both in our personal and professional lives. We could never have envisioned the pandemic changing our basic way of life to the extent it has.

 

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Exclusive Hotel Rate for ISS Members
8/21/2020

 

W Fort Lauderdale is currently offering an exclusive rate for ISS members during FLIBS 2020.

 

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Membership Benefits
6/30/2020

In an effort to support yachting companies large and small, who are doing their best to navigate through this challenging environment, we are extending a fifteen-month membership option for the 2020-2021 membership year.

 

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Resolve Maritime Academy Offer Course in Hazardous Materials Safety & Security Awareness
6/30/2020

Resolve Maritime Academy and Nova Southeastern University offer this free 8-hour course in Hazardous Materials Safety & Security Awareness training.

 

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New Ways to do Business
6/14/2020

The current pandemic has caused companies to reevaluate and reinvent how they do business. As we adapt with new skills and tools to succeed, unique developments and opportunities become available for businesses.

 

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We Want Your Feedback
6/05/2020

Take a short survey about the future of our industry. 

 

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Webinar Replays
6/01/2020

Watch some of the latest webinars on topics that are affecting the yachting industry. 

 

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April Updates
5/01/2020

In the midst of this global situation, we hope you and your company are managing to stay safe and operate efficiently during this very strange and difficult time.Like many companies around the world, we at ISS have been working from home and are committed to keeping this industry connected.

 

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Membership Giveaway
4/29/2020

Interested in becoming an ISS member? Head over to Instagram for more details on how to win a complementary professional membership.

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Updates From March
4/06/2020

Over the years, companies have played an important part of the success of the International Superyacht Society. We would like to thank the below companies for renewing their ISS membership this month and for their commitment to exceptional excellence for our industry. By building alliances with other companies, the Society creates a powerhouse of influence on matters of significance for the superyacht industry.

 

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Join Our Private Facebook Group
4/06/2020

Members come together to discuss relevant topics related to the yachting industry. 

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Design Awards Video
4/02/2020

The 2019 Design & Leadership Awards Gala is now available for viewing. 

 

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Fire Prevention & Response
3/26/2020

For episode 6 of Behind the Wrap, we ask the difficult questions about the recent spate of fires onboard yachts - 2019 seems like it was a terrible year for yachts catching on fire - so is there an underlying problem?

 

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Mental Health in the Yachting Community
3/26/2020

An Update From The Bridge - In this second article from the ISS Captains, we confront an issue that cannot be ignored.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3/16/2020

As the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation continues, ISS is committed to providing support to our members so the yachting community can be informed and operate as a cohesive unit.

 

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ISS Announces 2020-2023 Board of Directors
3/12/2020
The International Superyacht Society conducted its annual Miami Board of Director’s meeting where the new Board was officially voted in. Based on a member-based voting system, ISS stakeholders have awarded eight Board positions for three years for the 2020-2023 term. FIND OUT MORE
Fatigue in Captaincy
2/27/2020

An Update From The Bridge - The Captain’s Committee is a collective of current seafaring Captains from varying backgrounds and locations that work together to represent the concerns of yacht crew and Captains. Major projects include, the support for ISWAN and the launch of the yacht crew helpline www.superyachthelp.org and the publishing of issues of wide industry concern.

 

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The Richard Earp Award
2/26/2020

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) along with the Directors of the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) and MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association, request the pleasure of your company at the presentation The Richard Earp Award 2020 on 6 May 2020 in the hospitality area of The Superyacht Show, Marina Port Vell, Barcelona. 

 

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Awards of Distinction
2/24/2020
The superyacht industry is a unique business with truly outstanding individuals and businesses that deserve acknowledgement. The International Superyacht Society’s Awards of Distinction were established to celebrate this excellence.
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Meet the EC
2/20/2020

The 2020 Executive Committee has a wide range of experience and skills from around the world all contributing to make the ISS what it is today. The EC is responsible for providing input and insight to the worldwide efforts of the organization and helps to communicate information back to the Board of Directors.

 

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Mega-yachts help South Florida’s economy float
2/17/2020

Local tech executive Michael Saylor’s 154-foot luxury motor yacht is called USHER. The name has nothing to do with the R&B singer — though the vessel’s Polynesian and Art Deco interior gives it flair. 

 

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Miami Member Event
1/30/2020

The International Superyacht Society and the International SeaKeepers Society invite you to join us during the Miami Yacht Show for cocktails onboard motor yacht USHER to network with some of the leading
industry professionals.

 

 

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Message From The President
12/30/2019

Bringing professionals from all sectors of the industry together; sharing ideas, influencing regulatory decisions and encouraging professional excellence through collaboration, education and recognition is the core purpose of the International Superyacht Society.

 

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Yacht Management Committee Update
12/04/2019
The International Superyacht Society has been working behind the scenes with a number of yacht managers, maritime attorneys, insurance professionals and Flag-states for the advancement of technical, regulatory, education and crew welfare matters.
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RIP TIDES: Single Release
12/03/2019

The music video debuted at the 2019 ISS Awards Gala. Buy now on iTunes;  with proceeds to benefit rebuilding the Bahamas.

 

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Technical Committee Update
12/02/2019

The International Superyacht Society’s Technical Committee with liaison status at the International Standards Organisation (ISO) has been working on ISO standards development within the Large Yacht Sub-Committee (ISO TC8/SC12).

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Design & Leadership Awards Gala
10/31/2019

The 29th annual Design & Leadership Award Gala took place on October 30, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More than three hundred and fifty of the industry’s most influential professionals attended to recognize to this year’s award recipients. The Design & Leadership Award Gala is organized for the industry by industry volunteers.

 

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ISS Regatta | Results & Report
7/08/2019

ISS Regatta: 2019 Report

This year the wind was absent at the beginning of both days, restricting the number of races that the Race Committee was able to organise. The sunny weather on Saturday gave a freshening sea-breeze in the afternoon as we were able to complete two races to count. Some logistic challenges resulted in the third race being an extra which was not to count in the regatta.


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Crew Mental Health Support
5/28/2019

Recent events on vessels within our superyacht fleet have thrown spotlight on the pressing need to provide support for seafarers working on large yachts. Captains and their senior crew, along with vessel owners, have a duty of care for the whole crew compliment and often find themselves dealing with situations for which their training or experience has not fully prepared them.

 

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Dan Lenard’s Solo Transatlantic Voyage
2/27/2019

Dan Lenard, founding partner of superyacht design studio, Nuvolari Lenard, will be arriving this weekend in Fort Lauderdale after completing a solo transatlantic sailing expedition to raise awareness of global ocean pollution. Lenard left Cadiz, Spain on January 20 in Scia, a 33-foot (10 meter)“repurposed” carbon fiber sailing yacht of his own design (with no engine) that was constructed from the remnants of five abandoned projects.

 

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2018 Design & Leadership Awards Video
11/02/2018

We are thrilled to bring to you the glitz and glamor from this year's Design & Leadership Awards Gala, thanks to Between Two Yeti’s. By day they were behind the scenes getting shots of the show’s final rehearsal and by night they went ‘speed dating’ at the reception.

 

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Behind the Wrap with the ISS
10/17/2018

Between Two Yeti’s and the International Superyacht Society (ISS) have partnered to present a 12-part series called ‘Behind the Wrap’ to be aired as part of The Between Two Yeti ‘s new LIVE show platform. Each month a selected panel will look behind the façade of wealth, exotic locations and glamor of the Superyacht World and discuss the real issues affecting the people who work in the industry.

 

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ISS Partners with PYA
8/01/2018

The International Superyacht Society proudly announces a strategic partnership with the Professional Yachting Association. The PYA is a non-profit association which was founded in 1991, and exists primarily to represent the interests of professional yacht crew. The association has members from nearly 90 countries around the world and helps its members by verifying their sea service, and by providing accurate, unbiased advice on certification, training, welfare, and regulations.

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Oceanco and the ISS Partnership
7/23/2018

Underscoring the Society’s goal to broaden its impact on the superyacht industry and its global growth objectives, the International Superyacht Society enthusiastically announces a strategic partnership with Oceanco, a world-class builder of superyachts ranging from 80 to 140 meters.

 

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