To blow off the winter doldrums, the Newport marine industry meets for cocktails and networking twice a month. A tradition in this centre of yachting, these are well attended events.
Last week’s sponsor were the team at Berthon USA. Everyone gathered at Clarke Cooke House on Bowen’s Wharf to enjoy a quick little speech by Alan Baines from Berthon USA, and we then offered free drinks to the first 20 brokers to ask, which is always a hit!
These events have been going on for more than five years. As the yachting community operating out of individual offices and are always busy with clients, yachts and the business of selling yachts, it is a good opportunity to get out and catch up with colleagues in the industry and to find out what everyone is up to. The talk is all of what’s selling, what yachts and new models are being exhibited at the winter boat shows, and it is also a good opportunity to keep up with tax laws and other legislative initiates that may affect our industry.