Preview of the Antibes Yacht Show 2008

    
Tuesday, 15 April 2008

By Merijn de Waard

Thursday the second Antibes Yacht Show will open its doors. This year the show is doubling in size and with more than 40 yachts over 30 meters on display, the show is set to become “the” Spring brokerage show. Among the exhibitors are well know brokerage companies such as Camper & Nicholsons International, Edminston, Burgess, Fraser Yachts, Ocean Independence/Cavendish White, Blue Water Yachting, Yachting Partners International and YCO.

Thursday at 10.00 o’clock the show will be opened by the Mayor of Antibes, followed by an inauguration cocktail. At 13.00 the CrewShow will open its door and the day will be closed with a Crew BBQ in the IYCA.

Seminars will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday Cathelco will be telling more about Corrosion, Yacht Carbon Offset will explain more about carbon offset on Saturday and on Sunday, the last day of the show, the seminar will be organized by Riviera Charts.

New this year is the Crew Show, organized by Celia Wagstaff, who has worked for over 10 years in the yacht industry on yachts up to 60 meters. The Crew Show is a yearly marketing event for yacht industry related companies to promote themselves.

“Until now nothing has addressed the marketing needs of the many smaller companies essential to the industry whose market is directly to the crew themselves. CrewShow is the marketing tool to bring the companies and yacht crew together. Add the boat budgets to the crew personal expenses and it equals the sort of figure any expanding company should be part of” says Celia.

For more information on the CrewShow visit: www.CrewShow.com and for more information on the Antibes Yacht Show visit: www.antibesyachtshow.com. We, Maarten & Merijn, will visit the yacht show from Friday until Sunday, please feel free to contact us if you would like to meet us.

Yachts over 30 meters attending at the Antibes Yacht Show 2008:

Yacht Exhibitor
Absinthe Edmiston & Co
Aquarius S Edmiston & Co
Albat Camper & Nicholsons International
Blind Date Cavendish White
Bulldog W Gaspard Yachts
C 2 YCO
Camara C Maritime International
Clarity Edmiston & Co
Dardanella Fraser Yachts
Dry Spirit Engel & Völkers Yachting
Equilibrium Blue Water Yachting
FanSea Fraser Yachts
Felicita West Camper & Nicholsons Int. / Hill Robinson
Firenze Star Harwal Marine Group
Fleurtje Edmiston & Co
Four Friends Blue Water Yachting
Friday Edmiston & Co
Griff Camper & Nicholsons International
Happy Hour CSO Yachts
Ionian Princess Cavendish White
Kalikobass II Yachting Partners International
La Mascarade Edmiston & Co
Lady Natinia Edmiston & Co
Leopard 34 SNP Boat Service
Madhuri Camper & Nicholsons International
Magna Grecia Burgess
Mangusta 108 SNP Boat Service
Ramses Yachting Partners International
Schnupsi Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage
Solaia Wilmar Yachts
Spirit of the East Fraser Yachts
St Jean Haas International
Stanley Blue Water Yachting
T6 Burgess
The One Edmiston & Co
TJ Esperanza Camper & Nicholsons International
Unica Aqua Marine
Vanquish Gaspard Yachts
White Heather Yachting Partners International