With one year to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games one thing is certain. London will play host to the largest number of superyachts ever seen on the Thames at one time. This spectacle, sure to become a tourist attraction in it's own right will provide a massive boost to the UK superyacht industry and prove London and the Thames to be a successful if different destination for yachts of all sizes.
"We are very excited to see such levels of interest from yachts so far" Says Mark Upton, Director of MGMT. "We were always confident yachts would book for the Olympics but expected this to happen later in the year once the summer charter season ended. We have made a huge effort to keep the industry informed of our concierge services and also the fact that the popular tickets, hospitality, and services will sell out very quickly. It seems our efforts are paying off and the bookings are being made early to ensure visiting yachts receive the full benefit of all the services available ."
It is expected, based on the interest so far that London can expect to see at least 30 Superyachts on the Thames for the Olympics next summer.