2019 aYCA Seminar Information





8:00 AM - 9:30AM- Belle's Daily Breakfast in Main Tent sponsored by Bank RI and Southcoast Health Urgent Care.

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM - Trolley Ride courtesy of Guest Sponsor DISCOVER NEWPORT. Ride a historic trolley for a guided tour of Newport! Pick up coffee and muffins-to-go from 8:00-8:45 AM in the main tent during daily breakfast. Leave from the Newport Shipyard parking lot at 8:45am sharp with your coffee, muffins and credentials for a 1-hour tour of Ocean Drive, the Mansion District, the Historic District, and the beaches. See that which would appeal to your charter clients. Attending captains and brokers welcome. First come, first served.


8:30 AM - 10:00AM- Belle's Daily Breakfast in Main Tent sponsored by Bank RI and Southcoast Health Urgent Care.

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM - Guest Speakers:  BELIZE SAILING VACATIONS Discover Belize “A Curious Place” presented by AYCA during daily breakfast.


Location: Newport Shipyard,  Main Show Tent

8:00 -8:45AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:45 - 8:55AM - Welcome with Emcee Neal Harrell from Brooks Marine Group/NYYC American Magic. +1 (401) 619-5411


Topics for Presentation and Discussion:  Maritime Arbitration, Maritime Liens, Demise Contracts, and General Questions.

About our presenters:  Clinton & Muzyka, P.C. Our attorneys are admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and other states on a Pro Hac Vice basis.  +1 617.723.9165 


Clinton & Muzyka, P.C. is a maritime defense firm founded by Thomas J. Muzyka and Thomas E. Clinton in 1984.  We represent clients internationally, nationally, and throughout the New England area.  The firm has expertise with the handling of legal issues for private Vessel Owners, Vessel Brokers, Insurance Carriers, Protection and Indemnity Clubs, Domestic Underwriters, and major Shipping Lines.  Our practice areas include: Civil Maritime Litigation Defense, Limitation of Liability Act, Vessel Transactions and Documentation, Salvage, Towage, Maritime Liens, Vessel Charters, Collision/Allision, Jones Act Defense, Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation, U.S. Coast Guard Regulations, Fisheries Law, OSHA, Oil/Chemical Releases, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, Subrogation Recovery, Products Liability, Labor Agreements, and Insurance Coverage Matters.


Thomas J. Muzyka (Founder with Thomas E. Clinton in 1984)

Attorney Muzyka is a Proctor in Admiralty.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point and sailed as a Deck Officer aboard U.S. flag oceangoing break-bulk, container, and tank vessels.  He obtained his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.  After graduation, he joined the maritime defense firm of Glynn & Dempsey specializing in all types of maritime defense.

John J. Bromley

Attorney Bromley is a Proctor in Admiralty and a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served in support of various naval missions both on shore and at sea throughout the first Gulf War.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Admiralty & Maritime Law at Suffolk University Law School.  He obtained an Associate Degree in Journalism at Broward Community College and his undergraduate degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College.  He earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.  Attorney Bromley is also designated as a Certified Subrogation Recovery Specialist (CSRP).

Robert E. Collins

Attorney Collins is a Proctor in Admiralty and an Adjunct Professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law at Roger Williams School of Law in Rhode Island.  He is a graduate of Roger Williams University and the University of Miami School of Law.  He earned an LLM from Boston University School of Law.  Attorney Collins has been with Clinton & Muzyka, P.C. since 1988.

9:25-9:30am  RAFFLE sponsored by Global Marine Travel  +1 866.746.8872

15 mins per Topic: 8-10 Guests per Table

BELIZE SAILING VACATIONS:  Meet the owners and hear about the variety of catamaran sailing itineraries out of Belize City.  Belize is the biggest reef system in the Western Hemisphere. All-inclusive vacations for full week or 5 days. Fishing, diving and eating fresh food every day… It is the other Caribbean! Coined as “Curious Place”, former British Honduras offers so much for every age group. +1 888.200.0370 

CLINTON & MUZYKA, P.C.: Meet attorneys Thomas J. Muzyka, John J. Bromley, Robert E. Collins for a one-on-one question/answer that you may not have heard on the panel discussion.  +1 617.723.9165  

FANFOUNDRY: 2019 AYCA Luxury Travel Market Update presented by Ed Alexander  The luxury broker's expertise remains relevant, if you adapt to the expanding travel choices and expectations of the tech-savvy, beliefs-driven HNW buyer. We will examine how "Why people buy" is a different conversation today.  +1 781.492.7638

MONEYCORP: Creating an effective foreign currency payment process-Bespoke service and processes, risk management and cost efficiencies, presented by Erica Soscia+1 401.274.9009 x1316

THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY: Meet Lucy Kinsley, Visitor Experience Programs Manager. Learn about unique private high-end experiences that can be created in the Newport Mansions, built as "Summer Cottages" for prominent American industrialists in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Bring the Newport Gilded Age alive for your Charter Clients and Owners!  +1 401.847.1000 x105

YACHTING MAGAZINE:  Marketing Insights presented by David Carr, Publisher/Director of Business Development at Bonnier Corporation.  +1 954.594.7655 

Sponsor not presenting, MARSHA YACHTING SRL, is a dynamic superyacht agency based in Naples with satellite offices in Salerno, Marina di Stabia, Capri and Ischia. The team are extremely experienced yacht agents with extensive knowledge of the Napoli area as well as the Amalfi and wider Mediterranean coasts. info@marshayachting.com +39 081 192 044

11:00am  RECAP OF SEMINAR and MORE RAFFLE PRIZES! With Emcee Neal Harrell & Julia Russell of Global Marine Travel