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“There’s no more valuable asset than my time.” That comment by Matt Voorhees, the owner of the 171-foot (52-meter) Broadwater, had everyone buzzing at the U.S. Superyacht Association’s Superyacht Summit this month. The annual conference, which I have the pleasure of chairing, is hailed for being thought-provoking and engaging, but this took the proverbial cake.
You could have heard a pin drop the moment Voorhees uttered his words. He prefaced them by saying, “If the yards and crew don’t understand that my time is important,” they don’t get a second chance to get the job. He went on to say, “I’m even more willing to spend a little more money” to get a contract-guaranteed date.
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