2017 aYCA Seminar Information

Posted July 18, 2017 - Click here to view/download all the 2017 AYCA Seminar presentations.



8:30AM - Breakfast & Networking
9:00AM-12:00PM - AYCA Semiars

Registration before June 17, 2017:
$30.00 PP Brokers & Industry Partners
$20.00 PP Captain & Crew
$40.00 PP at the door after June 18th


Location: Newport Shipyard (Our Main Sponsor) Main-Tent

Greetings! This year the educational line up is quite impressive! You will want to take part knowing you will not miss a thing this very busy season. We have exciting new features-including news coverage of the " 35th America's Cup" in Bermuda and the "TALL SHIPS" event in Boston all taking place during this year's Newport Yacht Charter Show. As you all know, the networking and obtaining current information in the industry is crucial to everyone' business success.

SEMINAR LINE UP (as of 6/13/2017)

Our Emcee/Moderator this year is Neal Harrell of Brooks Marine Group

Neal B Harrell - Jr Director of Brooks Marine Group in Newport- is nationally recognized as the top management recruiting firm dedicated to serving the marine industry.  +1 401-619-5411 | neal@brooksmarinegroup.com

Speakers Lined Up for an Informative Seminar Include:

From Yachting Magazine:

Content Marketing: What is it and how can it help your business?  In this presentation we'll look at

  • what content marketing is
  • the benefits of a content marketing plan
  • how to incorporate content into an overall marketing strategy
  • how to be successful with content marketing

Presented by David Carr - Director of Business Development for Yachting and Flying magazines - david.carr@bonniercorp.com

SASYS South American Super Yacht ServicesPATAGONIA  –“The new super yacht frontier” With a list of 30 yachts coming season, July and August, this is a hot destination that is growing in the adventure segment of luxury vacations.  

Presented by Carlos Miquel, Regional Director - +1 954-999-2522 | c.miquel@sasyss.com

CRUISING out of NEWPORT, RI – Newport is the hub for sailing and motor yacht vacations.  Whether it is a 4night/5day or a full week 7nights/8days, this review of ideal island hopping will be of extreme interest.  You will learn how to sell New England!  Presented by Captain Frank Fricken, former long-time skipper of 108’ Sailing Yacht MARAE

IMPACT MELANOMA (Formerly New England Melanoma Foundation)Health and Well-being presentation that will touch everyone! Presented by Deb Girard Executive Director | + 1 978-371-5613 | dgirard@impactmelanoma.org

Please R.S.V.P.to the A.Y.C.A. Seminar via the following: http://ayca.net/

Or via check payable to:

Attention: c/o Mr. Steve McCrea, AYCA Treasurer
Ed Hamilton & Co
24B US Route 1
Edgecomb, Maine 04556 USA

For Bank Wire's please let us know.

Carol Kent/AYCA PR Chairperson/ Office: +1 781 631 1800 vacation@carolkent.com

Committee Members:

Molly Marston (Oyster Yachts)
Sandy Carney (Sanderson Yachting)
Jennifer M. Saia (B&B Yacht Charters, Inc.)
Sylvia Weston (Nicholson Yacht Charters)

Sponsorship Participation is up with our repeat and new partners being added every day! And expect great RAFFLE PRIZES!


2017 seminar supporters

2017 charter show photos