BY APB STAFF on 22 Nov 2021

The 2022 edition of the Superyacht Gathering, originally planned for March 2-4 in Auckland, has been moved to November 23-25.

The changes have been made because New Zealand’s borders remain closed to almost all international travellers, despite a gradual easing of Covid restrictions across the country. Organisers of the Superyacht Gathering have confirmed they will instead host a new ‘long lunch series’ to encourage a gathering of those who would otherwise have attended the Gathering in March. The first event in the long lunch series will be held at Mudbrick Vineyard, Waiheke Island, from March 1-4, 2022.

The annual Superyacht Gathering combines panel discussions, inspiring presentations from activists and industry experts, as well as entertainment and plenty of social and networking opportunities. Organisers say the aim is to bring together changemakers to rethink the future of the luxury yachting industry, promote innovation, and cast focus on the importance of protecting the oceans: the event’s official charity is Live Ocean. Confirmed speakers for 2022 include superyacht master Ron Holland, live-aboard master chef Angela Pennefather, eco-conscious boat designer Isaac Burrough and Tahiti Tourism ambassador Manoa Rey.

“At The Superyacht Gathering we believe it’s time for change. A change to how we talk about our industry, to how we look after our world and seas, and to how we market and communicate the one-of-a-kind luxury yachting,” the event’s website says. “We are excited by new innovations and ways of thinking, and by those who can see how much good the superyacht industry has the potential to do.

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