Cayman Islands Shipping Registry representatives from the George Town headquarters, the European Regional Office in Southampton, U.K., the London office, and the Mediterranean office in Monaco, once again attended the Annual Monaco Yacht Show. It was the 19th consecutive year for the event staged in late September at the Port Hercules yacht basin.
The Registry, formally known as the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, established in 1903, is a division of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands. The Registry has had a presence for a number of years at the event, deemed the most prestigious yachting event in the world, attracting a global high-end professional and private clientele with 500 exhibitors and nearly 30,000 participants.
‘International luxury yachting industry professionals are not mistaken in positioning the MYS as the world’s leading super yacht show,’ said A. Joel Walton, the organisation’s CEO, who leads the Cayman Registry’s delegation at MYS.
‘Participating in the show has become a must for industry leaders,’ he said. The Cayman Registry attends in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority which is becoming increasingly successful in the registration of aircraft.
Attending from George Town headquarters were Mr. Walton, Peter Southgate, Advisor, Maritime Policy, Dorisley Jackson, Coordinator, Events, who annually organises the delegation’s participation, and intern and the organisation’s scholarship recipient, Vassel G. Johnson. Attending from the European Regional Office in Southampton were Richie Blake, Lead Surveyor (UK), Peter Simpson, Senior Surveyor (UK), and Yvonne Webb, Client Service Officer, along with Tamara Bostock, Assistant Registrar of Shipping (UK), from the London office, and Eduard Henny, Consultant Surveyor, who is in charge of operations in the Mediterranean office in Monaco.
Attending on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority were Richard Smith, Director-General, Nikki McCoy, Director of Commercial Affairs Regulations and Administration and R. Barry Goodliffe, Head Airworthiness UK/Europe.
Yacht owners/managers and various maritime industry professionals were invited to the Cayman Registry’s popular ‘Mojitos in Monaco’ party, sponsored by the law firm of Appleby at the Zest Monaco restaurant in Monte Carlo. Bruce Putterill and. Sherice Arman represented the firm.
The Cayman Registry is the global leader in flagging mega-yachts (private vessels in excess of 120 feet), and many of the world’s biggest and best yachts were on display at the MYS, a significant portion of them seen to be flying the Cayman maritime flag, or Red Ensign.