Nigel Stuart – Marine Consultant / Former MD, Spirit Yachts & Discovery Yachts

Nigel is a qualified Mechanical and Electrical Engineer with 30 years experience in the marine industry. Besides his work in the UK, he has been engaged with marine operations in various European countries and the Caribbean. He is a passionate sailor with experience ranging from high performance windsurfing and dinghy racing to luxury super yachts. He has managed and operated charter fleets of sailing and inland waterway craft for international companies including Sunsail, Le Boat, First Choice, Tui Travel.

As MD of Discovery Yachts he oversaw the development and commercial success of the Discovery 50 catamaran along with the Discovery 58 and Discovery 67 mono hulls. His objectives have always been driven by excellence - which encourages a loyal following in the international sailing community.

As MD of Spirit Yachts, along with launching the Spirit 50 Cruiser Racer, he encouraged ground breaking eco designs including the Spirit 111 Electric Drive and Spirit 44e. The Spirit 65DH electric drive twin screw was developed for 100% hydrocarbon free operation.


NEXT GEN Marine HYDROGEN 2023: Workshop Objectives

With safety always front and centre, NEXT GEN Marine HYDROGEN highlights effective solutions for workboats, ferries, patrol craft, military vessels, SAR, wind farm support, super yachts and unmanned craft. With focus on sub 24m vessels, topics are also relevant for 25m to 100m vessels plus the ports and harbours they operate from. The workshop combines international marine energy expertise with dynamic Q&A sessions. End-users and industry come together to identify viable solutions and technology readiness levels. NEXT GEN Marine HYDROGEN focusses on viable Hydrogen technology that is available today or in the very near future. The unique knowledge gained from NEXT GEN workshops helps to shape real world decisions, from modifying in-service powertrains to shaping requirements for next generation vessels. Attendees include commercial, government and military organisations, boat builders, engine manufacturers, technology developers, engineers, naval architects, class societies and legislators.


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