Sustainable supplies, new construction materials, energy efficiency and propulsion, reduced emissions and new fuels. The best solutions, the best way towards sustainability of the industryfrom the perspective of those who operate in the global market.These are some of the issues that will be discussed during the Superyacht Cluster Matching, a digital event scheduled for 22 April 2021 that will compare companies, shipyards and suppliers of two of the most important nautical districts in the world: those of Italy and Holland, two Countries with a strong nautical vocation.

The program includes the opening by Pietro Angelini, General Manager of NAVIGO and CEO Rete Penta, Tuscan District cluster manager, followed by an opening and a webinar attended by some of the protagonists of international boating as speakers. Among them – moderated by Hein Velema, organizer and partner of Marstrat- Farouk Nefzi Marketing Manager of Feadship, Paolo BertettiVice President R&D San ​​Lorenzo, Vienna Eleuteriexpert in sustainable development and Vice President Water Revolution Foundation, Vincenzo PoerioAd Tankoa Yachts and Arie Van AndelTechnical manager Oceanco.

The following four workshops are extremely useful for the development of technological innovation, the search for sustainable and low environmental impact solutions to which shipyards and supply companies are interested. The first “Zero emissions” focuses on the IMO (International Maritime Organization) goals of reducing CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050and to the technological proposals that can help the industry to realize the reduction intent. “Energy efficiency” is the workshop focused on projects and products with innovative solutions that can make a substantial contribution to the sustainability of superyachts. The “Sustainable Supply Chain” workshop focuses on the materials used to build superyachts and their impact on the environment. New technologies, new ways of producing and new materials can have a positive influence on the sustainability of superyachts. This focus explores not only the availability, on the global market, of innovative systems and products available to construction sites, but also the new challenges of research. The last workshop concerns an in-depth study of the Water Revolution Foundation’s database of sustainable solutions, presented by Robert Van Tol, vice president of the foundation.

The adhesions of the most important shipyards are growing and include Royal Huismann, Heesen Yachts, Fipa Group with the Maiora brand, Baglietto, Azimut Benetti, Velmarein addition to the above mentionedFeadship, Tankoa Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Oceanco.

Italian and Dutch suppliers are registered (to name a few: Guidi Srlleader in the production of nautical accessories, ATS (naval hydraulic systems), Thermodynamics (engineering and production of the most advanced HVAC systems), Van Oossanen Naval Architects, MAR-IX advances HVACthat they will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual B2Bs, where they will meet the shipyard representatives directly.

The main purpose of the event is to initiate an exchange between the two nautical districts,among the most important in the world, around the biggest challenge in the sector: sustainability. The collaboration between shipyards and supply and service companiescan generate important opportunities for developing technological innovation and research of sustainable and low environmental impact solutions,respecting customer needs and being competitive on the market.

SMC is organized by the Technological District for the Nautical and Ports of Tuscanytogether with NAVIGO, an innovation and development company in the nautical sector and by Holland Yachting Group, an organization part of the Netherlands Maritime Technology, the most representative Dutch maritime association together with Marstrat.

Superyacht Cluster Matching is sponsored by the international companies Onlyyard Ship Insurance,specialized in insurance for Superyachts and crews and by RINA, which accompanies the fulfillment of the highest safety standards to yacht owners and manufacturers, by the Chamber of Commerce of Luccaand Lucca Promos, with the territorial promotion project The Lands of Giacomo Puccini, Rotterdam Maritime Capital of Europe and Topsector Water & Maritiem.