TechTalk: The Shipyard

Thursday, 10 December 20202:45 PM - 3:30 PM
SYP Stage

The Sustainable Shipyard – Reducing & Reusing

There is a huge interest in sustainability and environmental impact within the Superyacht space, with the language being mainly focused on building greener yachts and reducing their impact on the planet. This session will discuss the manufacturing process and the supply chain, to explore how we can reduce our footprint, impact, time, waste and energy requirements in the whole process of building the fleet.


The session consists of a 30 minutes TechTalk  and a 15 minutes AfterTalk. The TechTalk is open to everyone, however the number of attendees in the AfterTalk is limited. Therefore make sure to secure your spot by registering on the METSTRADE Connect platform. 


This TechTalk is produced in association with The Superyacht Group and is brought to you by Savage Lighting.


Martin Redmayne

Moderator: Martin Redmayne

Martin Redmayne is the Chairman and Editor in Chief at The Superyacht Group. Established in 1992, The Superyacht Group is widely recognised as the global leader in delivering business-critical information, journalism and event programming for the superyacht market. Redmayne has spent time on over 1,000 yachts, interviewed hundreds of owners and designers, and gained a rare insight into the market by chairing conferences and events around the globe.



Rene Bremer

Speaker: René Bremer

Being born in a paint-family,  René's career started almost forty years ago as a developer in the laboratory of a paint factory. Positions in Technical Services and Sales followed as next steps in the years after. The red line was Decorative, Marine, Aerospace and Yacht coatings; the combination Aero and Yacht is an interesting one; both market- and coating wise. Aero and Yacht provided a synergetic effect for the last 25 years with great contacts and experiences. These experiences are joyful and form a stable base for the time to come. As account manager SuperYacht René Bremer is able to share the never-ending passion for coatings globally.



Speaker: Bram Jongepier

Bram Jongepier is Senior design specialist at De Voogt Naval Architects (Feadship). Schooled as a Naval Architect, Bram Jongepier has worked in various functions in large motor yacht design and building since 1993, at Feadship since 2008. His experience ranges from naval architecture, construction, interdisciplinary integration, technical sales assistance and risk analysis to sea trialling, R&D and regulatory developments. He has taken part in various international industry initiatives dealing with amongst others glass, Tier III integration, MLC translation into LY3 and other code developments.



Robert van Tol

Speaker: Robert van Tol

Robert van Tol is the Executive director at Water Revolution Foundation. Robert’s passion is uniting people and organisations to achieve things that are beyond the scope of the individual. While finalising his Global Business & Sustainability masters in Business Administration at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, he started working for the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) shortly after its founding in 2007. In his role of operational director, Robert compiled statistics and economic reports for SYBAss members, worked on ISO standards, researched the Hong Kong (recycling) Convention, conducted a superyacht fleet carbon-offset study as well as an economic impact study, and managed the SYBAss Sustainability Committee. Robert specialised in non-profit management and was co-founder of Water Revolution Foundation in November 2018. He also volunteers as international liaison for the Dutch chapter of Young Professionals in Yachting.