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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Captains’ Seminar – The Islands of Tahiti

Further to the success of last year’s seminar in Monaco hosted by ACrew during MYS after which, one captain had confirmed his interest to come our way, cruising and diving 3 archipelagos for 3 months with his owner, Tahiti Tourisme arranged another similar event during the Fort Lauderdale International Yacht Show early November 2016.

Thanks to the excellent relationships between the International Superyacht Society and Tahiti Tourisme, both organizations used their respective network to communicate about the event hosted within the frame of the ISS Education Committee.

Aside of the logistics and organization of a cruise, 2 of Tahiti’s main assets were highlighted: ocean conservation, which has been a government priority since 2002 and our culture associated to the “Mana”, a spiritual force having a strong impact on the Polynesian people.
Tahiti Tourisme has been targeting yacht captains and crew for the past couple of years to bring them first hand information about The Islands of Tahiti to create an interest to discover new grounds in the South Pacific, showing the fact that not only are our islands varied, pristine and safe but also that all superyacht professional services are available on location.

The seminar was hosted by Manoa Rey - Tahiti Tourisme, Christelle Holler - Tahiti Yacht Consulting and Captain Michael Schueler who cruised our area for a couple of years on a 50m charter yacht a few years ago.

The seminar triggered interesting and relevant questions and follow ups including one captain confirming that he would take his owner’s yacht to The Islands of Tahiti in 2017.

At the end of the presentation, one lucky winner, Nina Martinsen of Camper & Nicholsons, also a long time ambassador of Tahiti, had the opportunity to win a  beautiful Robert Wan pearl bracelet.