Note from the Chairman
It is an honour, as such a recent member, to be asked to serve as Chairman of this august association. I have known three of our founders for very many years;
in fact since the Association’s inception. Over that period the Superyacht Industry has evolved enormously, and so as an association we keep adapting to keep up.
Christiana Cairns has come on board as Executive Secretary not just to organize our events but to help us grow this quality network by expanding our global coverage. AYSS is an association of Global excellence through unbeatable local knowledge which our member agents are open to share with your team either afloat or ashore.
All of our agent members have the Superyacht Industry as their core business and are there to go the extra mile whether for the Captain and Crew or Management and
Charter Agent. Deep knowledge of local laws, tax systems, service providers and more, means that in today’s increasingly complex logistical and beaurocratic world
it is the agent on the spot who will help get your yacht fully prepared for either Owner, Charter or Passage in a very timely matter.
Our global network is constantly expanding. Our selection process is rigourous. Interested potential members must have been in business for a minimum of two years with their core business being within the Superyacht Industry as agents.
Applicants are strictly vetted and requested to provide references not just from Captains but also from within the Superyacht Industry, as well as being recommended by other member agents. In case of any dispute AYSS has an Ethics and Grievance working group which will attempt to mediate to the satisfaction of both parties.
Every year during the Monaco Show we host Monaco Net as many of our members have flown in from around the Globe. This is an ideal opportunity to meet with them and discuss any needs and to make inquires about the assistance available along the way for any possible future voyages.
All are very welcome and we look forward to meeting you there if possible. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Council for their input and support and we wish all of you a very sucessful year whether in your home port or further afield.