Trinity VP to address the future of superyachts

GULFPORT, Miss. — William (“Billy”) S. Smith, vice president of Trinity Yachts, will be the first featured speaker at the 6th Annual The Future of Superyachts Conference in Mallorca, Spain, on June 20.

Now in its 6th year, The Future of Superyachts is an annual event that brings together many of the large yacht industry’s leaders. It takes place just prior to the Superyacht Cup.

Smith is tasked with digging deeply into the subject “How Can Yards Weather the Economic Storm?” He will discuss the importance of retaining a skilled workforce and the vital role of diversification.

Smith also recently spoke to the Young Professionals in Yachting monthly membership meeting. Key points included steps to build superlative superyachts; industry trends in both the U.S. and overseas markets; his opinion of the future of the industry; the recession’s impact on private yacht building; Hurricane Katrina and its effect on Louisiana and Mississippi and Trinity’s response; and, the development and legacy of Trinity Yachts.
“YPY hosts industry leaders as speakers at our meetings to offer our members first-hand knowledge directly from the source,” D.J. Kiernan, YPY President, said in a release. “Mr. Smith was a model guest for our organization sharing with our membership his perspective on industry trends, the future of yacht building and ethical business practices.” 

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