The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) welcomed its newest member to the Secretariat. Patrick Hemp will with immediate effect take over as Technical Manager - representing ICOMIA on technical legislative and standardization issues covering recreational craft, restricted range superyachts and equipment including marine engines.
Patrick, a naval architect with almost 20- years’ project management and design experience, is from Cape Town, South Africa with dual U.K. citizenship.
Having started off working full-time as professional crew on board privately owned superyachts, Patrick developed a passion for design and in June 2004 graduated from The Landing School Yacht Design Program in Maine, U.S., and it was here he learnt the intricacies of yacht design as well as conforming to industry standards.
Patrick’s sailing highlights include crewing on the J Class Endeavour for two and a half years and racing her in the Americas Cup Jubilee; taking Kentra (a Fife) down to Cape Horn/Falklands and racing on classic yachts like Altair and Shenandoah in the Mediterranean circuit.