American Yacht Charter Association Seminar

American Yacht Charter Association

Hello AYCA Members:

We are pleased to update you on our annual Educational and Informative Seminar organized and sponsored by the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) during the “new and improved” Newport Charter Yacht Show, June 18-21, 2012, now owned by the Newport Harbor Corporation.

Please mark Thursday, June 21, 2012, on your calendars to attend the Seminar from 8:00 – 11:00am, with registration and a continental breakfast starting at 7:30am. We will return to 41* North again this year. The cost for the Seminar is $ 35 in advance or $ 40 at the door. You can RSVP to Bruce Brakenhoff at: and mail a check to: AYCA, c/o Bruce Brakenhoff, 816 East Shore Road, Jamestown, Rhode Island, 02835.

The following Topics/Speakers have now been confirmed and we are very excited about having a Keynote Speaker this year for the 1st Segment:

  1. Marketing Segment: Brian Butler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of The Allied Group, a leading provider of high impact marketing communications programs and successful author, is customizing his presentation to address the yachting industry with guidance to help spark new ideas for growth from his diverse experiences in sales, marketing, and life.
  2. Legal Segment: Maritime Attorney, David Bohonnon, “MARAD Waivers – How/Why To Get Them”.
  3. Destination Segment: Captain Sean Meagher, NEWVIDA – “Newport by Land” and Michael Sawyer of Infinity Yacht Charters – “Pacific Northwest/Alaska”.


We are delighted to have the following Sponsors this year:

Charter Fleet/Showboats International
Charter Fleet/ShowBoats International – Boat International Media Publications


National Marine Suppliers
National Marine Suppliers


We have several Raffle and Door Prizes this year including: New England Coffee Table Book and $ 50 Gift Certificate from Bluewater Books and Charts, plus the “Ultimate Edge” program (7 CD’s) from Anthony Robbins! Additionally, the first 60 people that sign up and pay for the Seminar will receive a complimentary copy of Brian Butler’s book: “Find ‘em, Get ‘em, Keep ‘em – Proven Strategies for Attracting, Acquiring and Retaining the Right Customers”!

P.S. If you have not registered for the Show, The more of us that register, the better the attendance will be from the yachts!

Kind regards,

Jennifer M. Saia, Gina Robertson, Molly Marston, Sandy Carney, and Karen Kelly-Shea.

AYCA Members/PR Committee