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.

BWA Yachting

BWA Yachting is a worldwide yachting services provider established to support captains, managers and crew. We aim to make their lives easier, assisting with the increasing demands of managing a modern superyacht. Our global office network stretches throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Americas, providing a unique and seamless experience, wherever our clients are cruising.

BWA Yachting can assist with a broad range of services from planning a complicated, multi-country itinerary to just a single port call. We can cover everything from clearance procedures to berthing reservations, bunkering, provisioning, itinerary advice, logistics, technical assistance, travel arrangements, and many more. With central and local points of reference, a ground breaking system developed in-house, that provides streamlined business workflows amongst our offices and enables seamless intercountry communication of your preferences, we plan to save you time and a whole lot of hassle.

We consider ourselves to be a people company-we prefer relationships to transactions, friendships over deals and building trusted partnerships with our clients from the very first meeting.

We are a dedicated yachting service provider; we don’t manage, sell or charter superyachts. We strive to deliver smart, reliable, transparent solutions to superyachts. Our offices will provide expert local knowledge in each port customising each client’s approach, looking after your entire trip; from pre-arrival and arrival to departure formalities, drawing upon the insight and capabilities that come from our unique global presence.

Essentially, We speak your language.

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Since the early 1980’s Headhunter has delivered dockside services to the South Florida marine industry.  Production of Royal Flush toilets began in the mid-eighties to serve customer demands for greater product reliability. The toilets gained notoriety for reliability and trouble-free operation and are still the only marine toilets to feature a 5-year warranty.

Headhunter now manufactures and supports a suite of high-quality marine products for the luxury yachts, offshore structures, and commercial vessels according to an ISO 9001:2015 approved quality management system in their4700 m2 Florida facility.

The Headhunter team includes experienced and degreed Ocean, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic Engineers involved in the management, design, sales and operation of the company. Our team’s diverse experience includes construction and operation of nuclear and surface vessels for the US Navy; management and operation of yachts and commercial vessels; avionics repair and maintenance for the US Air Force; geophysical engineers from the offshore oilfield industry; electronic and electronic engineers from the medical and consumer products industry and class approved welders and pipefitters.

Today’s products include:

  • Award winning water pressure systems
  • Ballast Water Treatment Systems
  • Tank Level Indicators and PLC based tank management solutions
  • Sewage Treatment Plants approved by United State Coast Guard and IACS authorities
  • Reverse Osmosis Desalination Devices
  • High Pressure Fog and Mist Fire Protection Systems

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MHG Insurance

MHG Insurance Brokers introduced crew benefits to the yachting industry in 1997 and has since grown into a multi-disciplined marine insurance broker and adviser. MHG is now recognized for developing innovative crew insurance programs for the maritime industry in addition to advising US businesses on employee benefits and property and casualty insurance.

What truly sets MHG apart from other brokers is the service provided to each client from inquiry stage, through the claims process, and beyond. Additionally, MHG’s relationships with the world’s leading insurance markets, flag states, and P&I clubs, have positioned MHG as one of the most respected insurance brokers in the marine industry. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, MHG also has offices in the Isle of Man and Hamburg, Germany.

Speak to MHG’s Insurance Specialists today about yacht crew insurance, employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, ocean marine insurance, and travel insurance.

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Tahiti Tourisme

As the first hub for Superyachts in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti offer endless cruising grounds around their 118 islands.

With 1% of land versus 99% of ocean spread over a territory as wide as the continental United States or Western Europe, both sophistication and adventure await in one of the safest places on Earth where ocean conservation has been a governmental priority for over ten years.

Cruise beautiful lagoons through the natural deep passes of the various islands, discover the friendly local people and their love for their amazing Polynesian culture, dive and snorkel world class pristine spots, enjoy the finest dining with a touch of French and Tahitian cuisine in a high end resort, indulge yourself with a local spa treatment, shop for your preferred Tahitian cultured pearls and love the barefoot luxury of a private picnic on a desert white sandy beach… The Islands of Tahiti have it all and will evoke even more unique emotions never experienced before.

Feel like you are a pioneer while enjoying all the comfort you would expect while cruising on a superyacht.

Local Superyacht experts will assist throughout the process of logistics and planning of your cruise whether you are chartering or sailing privately.

The Islands of Tahiti welcome an average of 50 superyachts every year. In 2018, just to name a few S/Y Aquijo, S/Y Twizzle, S/Y Nilaya, M/Y Dream, M/Y Silentworld, M/Y Polar Star, M/Y No Comment, M/Y Halo, M/Y Seven Seas … and a few other returning yachts have sailed around French Polynesia.

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Members that joined or renewed in March 2020

BWA Yachting
Francesca Fenucci, Nikolaos Patsiokas, Yann Prat, Paschalis Patsiokas

Mark Mellinger, Andre Kramer, Paul Mellinger, Scott Mulligan

MHG Insurance
Cathy Lane, Emma Bell, Joanna Drysdale, Andrew Dudzinski, Clayton Swart, Mark Bononi

Tahiti Tourisme
Manoa Rey, Jean-Marc Mocellin, Lotua Lenoir, Vaihere Lissant

Edward A Roberts, Roberts Consulting/ Grand Banks Yachts
Captain Santi Bianca

Alessandro Nazareth, A. Vallicelli & Co. Yacht Designers
Alistair Bendall, Hill Robinson
Alex Chumillas Amat, Tax Marine Spain SL
Brendan Emmons, Sch Yachts