Secure your place at the Superyacht UK Technical Seminar 2023

Published on: 14 March 2023

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From regulatory changes to sustainability challenges, the impact of lithium-ion batteries to alternative fuels, join us to discuss the headline issues affecting the sector. 


Superyacht UK (SYUK) is pleased to confirm that the annual Superyacht UK Technical Seminar, this year sponsored by Pendennis, the UK’s leading superyacht refit, restoration and bespoke build shipyard, is set to return to London on 18 April alongside British Marine’s London Luxury Afloat boat show.

The SYUK Technical Seminar is now in its 12th year and is a well-established event in the superyacht calendar, welcoming industry professionals from within the superyacht world to come together to discuss sector specific topics. As well as being a must attend event for those working within the superyacht industry, the agenda is shaped to also provide valuable insight for insurers and lawyers who service the sector.

With a strong focus on sustainability within the sector and the future of the superyacht industry, the seminar promises a packed agenda filled with industry updates and panel discussions, alongside a networking reception sponsored by Laurent Giles Naval Architects and entrance to London Luxury Afloat as part of the ticket price.  View the full agenda here.

There will be updates on important industry matters such as regulatory changes including an REG code update, discussions on superyacht sustainability challenges, covering a hydrogen-hybrid case study, the importance of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA’s) to support effective sustainable choices and an alternative fuel panel discussion, culminating in a discussion looking at the drive to sustainability and the hidden risks. Chaired by Francesca Conn from Hill Dickinson, this session will look at how the hidden risks associated with the increased use of lithium-ion (Li) batteries are now causing the superyacht industry to look at the design and operation of vessels.

Industry expert speakers from Mayfair Marine, Cayman Islands Shipping Register, Marine Shift 360 and Hill Dickinson, are already confirmed for the event, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Keeping up with regulations is essential to our business and attending the SYUK Technical Seminar has always been a great way to catch up on the latest industry developments. We have attended for many years and have always found it to offer a valuable balance of networking, technical insight and learning, all packaged into a convenient single day out the office. We will be there again this year,” commented Alex Meredith Hardy, chief naval architect, Lateral Engineering.

“It’s great news that this year’s SYUK technical seminar is being held in the heart of London at the same time as London Luxury Afloat in St Katharine Docks. It’s a great opportunity to get a technical update while also meeting up with industry colleagues,” commented Stephen Hills, chair, Superyacht UK.

“We look forward to welcoming superyacht industry professionals to this year’s technical seminar,” commented Lesley Robinson, CEO, British Marine. “We have an incredible lineup of speakers in store, covering a host of diverse topics which are sure to ignite interesting debate and discussions and we hope that attendees will come away with some really useful insights to help shape future thinking in the sector.

“We also look forward to welcoming delegates to London Luxury Afloat and hope they are able to find time during their day to take in all the show has to offer,” Lesley concluded.

Book your place!


The Superyacht UK Technical Seminar will be held on Tuesday 18 April 2023 10am – 6pm at the Dickens Inn, St Katharine Dock, London.

Open to both SYUK and British Marine members as well as non-members. 

Tickets cost just £150 + VAT for Superyacht UK and British Marine members and £300 + VAT for non-members. 

Tickets include a light breakfast, refreshments, a networking buffet lunch, an afternoon drinks networking reception, plus entry into London Luxury Afloat, which is also being held in St Katharine Docks.

To secure your place please email to request the booking form.

London Luxury Afloat


To support those working within the high-end yacht market, British Marine launched London Luxury Afloat in 2022, tailored particularly to prospective buyers in this sector and to boost prospects at the start of the season.  

Some of the finest luxury yachts will be taking centre stage at this year’s show with British luxury sailing yachts builder, Oyster Yachts and performance motor yacht brand, Sunseeker already confirmed and even more incredible yachts set to join the line-up, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.  Shoreside there will be a selection of exhibitors featuring smaller craft and complimentary products and services and ticket holders can also take advantage of exclusive waterside hospitality on the floating bar and lounge.

Find out more about London Luxury Afloat at

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