MCI YACHT NEWSLETTER – OCT 2016
MCI LAUNCHES NEW YACHT NEWSLETTER
(THIS IS OUR FIRST ISSUE!)
This newsletter is one of the many concrete results that came out of the Deputy Registrars (DRs) conference this year. We have listened to your views and concluded that a separate newsletter for the yachting business would be beneficial to the DRs who focus on this area.
We hope to have your support as we strive to transform Maritime Cook Islands into the flag of choice for top quality yacht owners.
DR CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
The Cook Islands Deputy Registrars Conference was held at the Crown Beach Resort and Spa in Rarotonga, Cook Islands from the 27th June – 1st July 2016. Deputy Registrars from all around the world gathered to discuss the future progress of the Cook Islands flag and to meet with Government Officials.
As our last meeting in Athens was almost two years ago, it was great to finally meet most of the Deputy Registrars face-to-face in a single location. It was also a great opportunity to re-connect and share with the DRs our vision to transform MCI into a flag of choice for ship owners all over the world.
Click here to see highlights from the conference.
JUST FOR THE YACHTIES! LAUNCH OF NEW MCI YACHT WEBSITE
Specifically for the yacht owning community, the new MCI website is a one-stop site, filled with a wealth of information (from the latest news to publications, and upcoming events) – all these at the click of a button.
Registration services are also available on-site, and with a global network of DRs, yacht owners can easily speak to one in their preferred time zone.
Have a first look of the website here!
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY – COOK ISLANDS YACHT ABLE TASMAN VISITS THE COOK ISLANDS
The Cook Islands Yacht – Able Tasman – arrived in Avatiu harbour, on its way to Tonga to be used as a support boat for the making of Australia’s Channel 4 drama about Captain Bligh. The yacht has made its voyage from Chile and after filming will be heading to Antartica.
THE WOLF HOUND BY MB YACHT
The Wolf Hound – built in American Schooner style was a custom yacht building project by MB Yachts. Commissioned by Steven and Louise, it was a fulfilment of their lifelong dream which was eight years in the making.
Finally completed in July this year, it is currently undergoing sea trials in preparation for a world cruising schedule. Timber construction with New Zealand spars and sails, it runs on a single John Deere engine and one northern light generator.
The vessel is named in memory of their two dogs, who are no longer with them.
DR FOCUS – HILDA LOE FROM SINGAPORE
Hilda’s relationship with MCI started way back in 2006 – when she first helped a client register his yacht with the Cook Islands. As time went on and as Hilda signed on more yachts – she was approached by MCI to be its Deputy Registrar.
Watch her interview here!
(We’re at the Thailand Boat Show from 15 – 18 December 2016. Book an appointment with Deputy Registrar, Hilda Loe to find out more about our yacht services. Email her at email@example.com or call her at +65 6834 3323)
ALLURE SUPER YACHT
Flagged by MCI, the Allure Super Yacht is a majestic beauty. With ample outdoor and indoor living areas, it is a luxurious ride for nine guests visiting the West Mediterranean. Built in 2004, it was refitted in 2015; boasting a maximum speed of 32 knots. The Allure comes equipped with its own ‘toys’ for sea sports such as paddle boards, water ski and snorkelling equipment, and it is also decked out with the latest communication systems – giving passengers the option to stay in touch with the rest of the world, if they choose to.
To view the spectacular super yacht, check out her video here.
NEW APPOINTMENTS – DEPUTY REGISTRARS & SURVEYORS
Maritime Cook Islands (“MCI”), the leading ship registry, has recently appointed new Deputy Registrars (DRs) and Surveyors to better serve yacht owners of MCI. The MCI yacht’s book of business has been steadily growing over the years and supporting its growth is the strengthening of MCI network of DRs and surveyors. This is so that owners have a contact point in the area close to them, to personally address their needs and queries more promptly and efficiently.
The new appointments are:
1. Ing. Andrea Emanuele Pippa – Surveyor and Yacht Technical Expert
2. Marin Sobin – DR for Croatia
3. Jacques Tourneur – DR for Philippines
1. Ing. Andrea Emanuele Pippa
Andrea is newly appointed as Surveyor and Yacht Technical Expert of MCI, and will be based in Italy.
Andrea has over 10 years of experience in the shipping industry, specifically on recreational and charter crafts in Italy, providing surveys and technical consultancy. He is also a full member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), having attained it in 2014.
2. Marin Sobin
Newly-appointed Deputy Registrar, Marin, is based in Croatia with more than 29 years of experience in the shipping industry spanning across ship surveys, shipbuilding design as well as maritime consultancy work. His appointment underlines MCI’s move to strengthen its European presence.
3. Jacques Tourneur
Jacques Tourneur has been appointed as the Deputy Registrar for Philippines.
A certified coastal yacht master, Jacques is no stranger to the shipping industry and owners can register their yachts with absolute confidence.
Jacques is fluent in Swedish, English and Tagalog.
Chief Executive Officer of MCI, Glenn Armstrong said: “We are delighted with our new appointments, and we believe our clients will stand to benefit the most from this development. Our network is growing from strength to strength with experienced and quality maritime professionals and they will certainly play a major role in building up MCI’s book of yacht registration.”
LAUNCH OF NEW MCI TV
Here’s another way to keep in touch!
We are proud to announce the launch of our YouTube channel – aptly named – MCI TV!
We hope to reach out to a wider audience this way; raising our profile online as well as showcase the top-notch quality of people we work with.
We strongly believe that going digital is the right way forward for MCI. Should you have any feedback or comments on our efforts, please do share them with us. That is the only way we can improve.
Last but not least, subscribe to our channel to view the latest news!