, 2022-06-21 12:28:43,
A truly inspiring few days along the Pacific Coast of Canada raises key issues and poses real solutions…
Flying out to British Columbia is an experience in itself. The connecting flight from Vancouver to Victoria Harbour on a 60-year-old De Havilland Otter, a single-engine seaplane, is worth the price of admission. Expertly hosted with famous Canadian hospitality by Victoria International Marina, we were fortunate enough to have a diverse and fascinating group of delegates join us for the inaugural Superyacht Forum Live – Pacific Tour, and the work is only just getting started. The full Live Tour video and follow-up discussions will be published in the coming days.
My geography is pretty good; I’ve spent a long time looking at maps and charts, and thought I had a passing knowledge of the North West Coast, despite never venturing as far north as British Columbia. Speaking with captains and spending time on the water with owner Steve Sidwell onboard SY Ascente (as well at significantly faster speeds with the team from Hurricane Ribs) gave me an appreciation as to how much one misses when looking at large-scale charts. The coastline in this region is fractal in its detail, and the cruising is as close to limitless as anywhere on earth.
The Forum gave the chance for a group of highly influential industry stakeholders to bring their unparalleled levels of experience together. I must admit that I find the use of the term Blue Sky Thinking frustrating at times in this industry. Vague ideas of how the industry must change are too often spoken about and not followed up. Attendees at events are often spoken at, and not with. The Pacific Tour was different.
One of the most passionate and supportive advocates for the region is Ted…
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