Bluewater will offer “Introduction to Yacht Refitting for Yacht Managers, Captains and Crew” seminar series and certification January 10-11, 2018.
Bluewater Crew Training and The Triton have partnered to develop a seminar series for the 2018 Refit Show, January 10-11, 2018, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The two-day “Introduction to Yacht Refitting for Yacht Managers, Captains and Crew” certification program is part of the Refit Show’s conference at the Broward County Convention Center. Industry professionals who complete six of the nine sessions offered will be awarded the new certification by Bluewater Crew Training.
A well-established crew training facility, Bluewater is known for its MCA Master, USCG and RYA Yachtmaster courses in Antibes, Fort Lauderdale and Palma. Bluewater faculty are developing the curriculum for the new certification, which is aimed at improving the skills of captains and crew during yard periods. The Bluewater certification will expand the capabilities and job prospects for those who complete the program. All of Bluewater’s courses are also open to Refit Show attendees who aren’t seeking certification, but who wish to develop their own refit management skills.
“Captains and crew are integral to the refit process in any shipyard,” said Jim Miller, Refit Show director. “Providing them with the communication, management and teamwork skills offered by Bluewater will improve their efficiency, making them more valuable to yacht owners and their representatives.”
Kevin Petrovsky, chief academic officer at Bluewater, said, “The refit process involves a wide variety of expertise and experience that must be well organized and coordinated. This seminar series is designed not only to provide an overview of the process, but to provide practical and tangible guidance at each stage of the process.”
The Bluewater certification seminars available at the Refit Show are: Refit Yards, Legal and Liability Issues for Refits, Trends in Design, Basic Refit Preparation, Teamworking and Communication, Refit Case Studies, Department Responsibilities Before and During Refits, Creating a Refit Planning Guide, and Conflict Resolution.
The 2018 Refit Show will double the size of its exhibit hall and increase its seminar options from 15 to 24. In addition to Bluewater, more educational partners are contributing to the conference program, including American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association, American Boat & Yacht Council, and The Landing School. The Refit Show is also adding more networking events and live product demonstrations.
Refit Show organizers will announce the full seminar series soon. Registration for the Refit Show opens early November.
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