address at last week's SuperyachtDESIGN Week
As an owner and investor, Zaman has strong feelings on how we can change our industry for the better. "If we want to change something, we need to look at bigger investments," he said to the audience. "We need to drive innovation, where the differentiation between yachts shouldn't be size alone." It is this very special type of owner that periodically enters the industry and instead of simply taking what they want and walking away, sees room from improvement and brings in their own personal background and expertise in order to do so. A long time businessman in Europe and Asia, Zaman has seen first hand both the fall in certain economies, and the emergence of new, stronger ones entering the fore, giving him a unique perspective on particularly the Asian market. "Our perception of China is wrong," he said. "Chinese billionaires are looking at a global picture, just like other billionaires."
It is this varied experience and global knowledge that new investors in the industry can make the biggest waves and improvements in the way we conduct business.