Underscoring the Society's goal to broaden its impact on the superyacht industry and its global growth objectives, the International Superyacht Society enthusiastically announces a strategic partnership with Oceanco, a world-class builder of superyachts ranging from 80 to 140 meters.
Oceanco’s partnership with the ISS embodies the advancement of the industry’s highest standards focusing on technical design with a view on the environment and owner lifestyle experience. This partnership includes the industry’s investment in global catastrophic event support.
In addition to the strategic partnership, Oceanco has volunteered to provide the highest level of sponsorship to key Society events, including the annual Fort Lauderdale Gala Design Awards on October 31 and a major event planned at the Monaco Yacht Club during the Monaco Yacht Show on September 26. In addition to these two significant Society events, Oceanco will continue to serve as the sponsor of the Fabien Cousteau Award in addition to supporting all Society education events.
“Partnerships are an important step forward for the Society,” said captain AJ Anderson, CEO of Wright Maritime and current president of the International Superyacht Society, who goes on to say, “The Oceanco partnership with the Society is an example of true leadership and commitment for the betterment of the industry, the environment and the regions most impacted by tragic events.” Captain Anderson goes on to say, “the Society continues its work to create partnerships that will build on the efforts of many independents and NGO’s to enhance the maritime impact by the large yacht industry, while also encouraging ethical and best business practices by all industry professionals.”
The CEO of Oceanco, Marcel Onkenhout, shares, “Oceanco is fully dedicated to the stated goals of the International Superyacht Society. Our corporate philosophy is 100% in line with the betterment of the maritimes and when possible to help those in need.”
Oceanco’s Paris Baloumis, who leads in Oceanco’s relationships, advances Mr. Onkenhout’s statement by offering that “Oceanco’s reputation is not only well built yachts and after delivery service to owners, it is also tied to our commitment to the industry, the environment and promoting support to impacted disaster areas.”