Referent 2022

CARLO NUVOLARI

Designer 

Theme: "Duo Gigantissimo - a look behind the scences of the renowned Italian design studio"

Designer and builder Carlo Nuvolari travels from Venice to attend the German Superyacht Conference and reviews the exciting history of Nuvolari Lenard, the design studio he founded together with Dan Lenard. Today, the international creative team is one of the top addresses for yachts with lengths between five and 140 meters.

CARLO NUVOLARI

FAROUK NEFZI

Marketing & Brand Director, Feadship

Theme: "Current market analysis, Covid 19´influences on the industry and an insight into the world of millenials"

 

 

 

The Marketing and Brand Director of the Dutch Feadship shipyard talks about the current large yacht market, the impact of Cov-19 on the yacht industry and whether the market will be saturated in the near future. To this end, he has been intensively studying the increasingly younger superyacht owners - the so-called millenials - and reveals to us what this environmentally conscious and digitally permanently networked clientele expects from a yacht.

FAROUK NEFZI

ANDERS KURTÉN

CEO, Baltic Yachts

Theme:  "A Sustainable Approach to Building Sailing Superyachts"

 

 

 

 

The motto of the Finnish Baltic shipyard "lighter, stiffer, faster" has recently been supplemented by the enhanced adjective "greener". The first proof of the seriousness of the sustainability efforts is provided by the 68-foot-long Café Racer, half of whose hull is made of flax fiber and whose operation requires no fossil fuels. At GSC, Baltic's CEO will speak about implementing green technologies in larger sailing yacht projects.


 

 

 

ANDERS KURTÉN

PROFESSOR HARALD GUMBILLER

owner "Big Joy"

Theme: "How to end up with your perfect custom yacht"

 

 

The orthopedic specialist uses the 27-meter compact explorer "Big Joy" together with his wife, two children and no crew at all. Because the market did not offer a suitable yacht, the acupuncture professor had it built according to his own ideas at the Turkish Arkin Pruva shipyard. The family yacht serves the Gumbillers in the Mediterranean as a base for kitesurfing adventures and they market the concept under the name German Explorer. A story about great happiness on a tailor-made yacht.

PROFESSOR HARALD GUMBILLER

JENNY MATTHEWS, NATASHA AMBROSE

She of the Seas

Theme:  "She of the Sea" - Women in Yachting

The native New Zealander founded the "She of the Sea" initiative together with Natasha Ambrose to improve career opportunities for women in maritime professions. The platform now supports over 400 members worldwide, from female crew members to lawyers to shipyard managers. Matthews got into yachting at 19 and most recently worked as a first mate on mega-size vessels, as did her She of Sea the Partner Ambrose. Women currently make up 30 percent of the crew on yachts, but only four percent on the bridge and in the engine room. In their presentation, the two yachting experts explain why they are nevertheless against a quota regulation and how women and men mutually inspire each other in the job.

JENNY MATTHEWS, NATASHA AMBROSE

DR. MANFRED STEFENER/DR. JUSTUS REINKE

Freudenberg/Lürssen

Theme: "Are fuel cells on yachts soon to be a reality? Insights into the Pa-X-ell project"

Hydrogen is no longer just a propulsion dream in superyachting either. Since 2012, Lürssen and its technology partner Freudenberg have been part of the Pa-X-ell research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport. This involves a test rig that simulates fuel cell implementation in a new yacht. The Bremen-based Lürssen shipyard and the Weinheim-based company Freudeberg will announce in due course which speakers will report in detail on the Pa-X-ell project on the GSC stage.

DR. MANFRED STEFENER/DR. JUSTUS REINKE