Forlì, 28th March 2008 – After the success of the previous four events, this year Ferretti Group renewed its customary appointment - Convergence - the training and refresher courses organised exclusively for Ferretti Group yacht and megayacht Captains, in Rome.
For the very first time, Convergence and Convergence Navi were organised as a single event, featuring distinct, separate training courses. 6The decision to organise a single, longer appointment, with even more technical content, and to choose Rome to link Ferretti Group to its Italian culture, was a winning idea. Indeed, almost 200 captains from Europe, the USA, the Middle East, New Zealand and Australia attended a highly interesting few days, also thanks to the participation of Service Managers from all the companies present to meet captains personally and respond to their many questions and requests for explanations.
The technicians of MTU, Official Main Sponsor of this year’s event, Rolla, Saim, and ZF were at the disposal of participants, offering their experience in a specially fitted out area. Moreover, the presence of other sponsors, such as Besenzoni, Catef, CCLG, Idromar Rina and Studio Ti, contributed to making this year’s Convergence an opportunity to further increase their knowledge.
As on previous occasions, Convergence was organised in meetings and classroom sessions in order to make an in-depth study of all the main topics concerning the daily management of motoryachts. It featured training workshops; technical presentations by motorisation, component and on-board systems experts; updates relating to medical and legal issues; and practical training. Moreover, a round table was organised with the aim of discussing and making comparisons regarding the more complex aspects of the daily management of motoryachts and the experience of each of the participants. Convergence also featured a number of team building activities, specially studied projects both technical-training and more entertaining, such as the treasure hunt to discover the capital’s artistic beauties.
As always, Convergence provided participants with the opportunity to compare experiences, and was crowned by an exclusive Gala dinner in the prestigious location of Palazzo Taverna in Rome, which Group CEO Vincenzo Cannatelli and the brands’ Chairmans and CEOs attended.