The Superyacht Gathering is the brainchild of two passionate yachting industry women, with the inaugural edition hosted in Auckland, New Zealand. An evolution of the previous, successful Yacht Vision conference, and with smatterings of long gone NZ Day’s in Palma, The Superyacht Gathering is a fresh take on industry events that is designed to inspire, ignite and engage in an authentic and relevant way.
Sharing Stories Sharing experiences
Sharing knowledge sharing challenges
Influencers, owners, designers, senior crew and industry figureheads will come together in an exclusive environment, with limited numbers, to enjoy an experience-based three-day event that will focus on people and stories. A busy programme, designed to be interactive and inspiring, will include a welcome event, one-day symposium, and a relaxed social day on beautiful Waiheke island. Together we will share our love for the sea, environment and superyachts with people who feel the same.
LINDA BERRY - MANAGING DIRECTOR - CO-FOUNDER
Spearheading The Superyacht Gathering, Linda Berry has had a long career in the yachting industry and in the 20 years since she arrived in New Zealand has built an undeniable wealth of knowledge about the yachting industry and its people.
With a diverse range of experience, from running her own boutique marketing agency to many years as Marketing Manager at Alloy Yachts, organising superyacht regattas and symposiums, creating stunning print material, and more, Linda’s broad experience has given her the knowledge needed to make The Superyacht Gathering a memorable and stand out event. Passionate about sustainability (Linda’s arsenal includes several rescue dogs, bees, some goats and a pig named Wilma), this vision for a better world and seas will translate to The Superyacht Gathering which aims to be the industry’s lowest impact event.
ELLIE BRADE - PR & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR - CO-FOUNDER
Having begun her career as a journalist at The Superyacht Report, Ellie has spent more than a decade living and breathing the world of superyachts and telling the stories of those within it. Since relocating to New Zealand in 2011 she continues to work as a freelance journalist, and has worked on the PR and Communications strategies of a number of the Asia-Pacific’s leading brands including Doyle Sails and Yachting Developments.
Ellie is passionate about communicating all that the yachting sector has to offer, and is looking forward to using The Superyacht Gathering as a means to showcase New Zealand and the South Pacific to the world.
The superyacht gathering will be a showcase
of auckland's superyacht life
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 lifestyle.