Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Yacht Brokerage and Legal Panel - American Superyacht Forum

As I previously wrote, I was on a panel in June at The Yacht Report's American Superyacht Forum in Newport, Rhode Island. The panel discussion was on issues and concerns with yacht brokers.  The transcript of the panel discussion can be found here:

For those of you that know me as a travel agent, this will probably give you some insight as to my dealings as a superyacht lawyer.  While some of it may be rather dry or boring, there are some really good comments and observations from the panelists.

And, importantly, there are some parallels between issues with some yacht brokers and some travel agents regarding lack of knowledge, misrepresentations and a personal need to "make the deal" (earn a commission) versus being in the industry for the long term and building a solid reputation through doing things the right way.