Griffen Marine Travel, specialised in the travel to the marine, offshore and maritime security industries and its Griffin Yacht Division will be hosting superyacht captains and crew in an exclusive lounge environment directly outside the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) in the famed restaurant, Le Saint Benoit.
“We think it essential to be close to the yachts to be convenient for crew members,” says Wally Kelm, continuing, “Time is precious for the crews during the show so they don’t need a long walk around the harbour.” Open strictly for actively serving yacht crew, the “Griffin Yacht Club” will be open daily during the show and will offer complimentary breakfast and lunch along with an open bar just steps from the Designers Gallery. In fact, a lift opposite the Chicane Entrance to the show will whisk crews to the restaurant five floors above the harbour.
Etihad Airlines has donated two Business Class tickets and Griffin is in final negotiations with 10 select commercial sponsors from the yacht industry to position their brands to this quality audience. “We’re working very closely with the owner of Le Saint Benoit, long term Monte Carlo restaurateur, Marcel Athimon, to ensure speedy service and the highest quality,” said Pieter Rieder, Griffin’s SVP Commercial Development, adding, “The idea, quite simply, it is that it should be fun and relaxing.”