The 2011 Monaco Yacht Show another success

Once again, the Monaco Yacht Show served up the perfect recipe for a successful superyacht business, spread over four days basking in the Mediterranean's September sunshine. This year's show was buzzing with wealth and business excitement. More than 100 superyachts, with over 40 making their worldwide debut, lined the docks inside Port Hercules. They set the tone for what was perhaps the most successful show in the events 21 year history.

Video of the Monaco Yacht Show Day one

28,200 visitors, slightly up on last year’s attendance, came to view superyachts from 25 to 86 metres. This year’s yacht line up included the 86 metre Seven Seas and the 85 metre Cakewalk, the two largest yachts at the show.

Video of day two of the Monaco Yacht Show

Confidence was high that the superyacht industry was sailing forward towards a bright horizon despite the gloomy world economy. The real benefits the Monaco Show will bring to exhibitors that attended are only determined over the weeks that follow the event, but many left the show on a high, enthused by the quality and quantity of enquiries.

Miriam Cain, Communications Manager at Camper & Nicholsons said, “At this year’s Monaco Yacht Show we welcomed a large number of existing and new clients. All our yachts on display received good interest, and the feeling is that the market overall continues, albeit slowly, to improve.”

Video of day three of the Monaco Yacht Show

Billy Smith, Vice President at Trinity Yachts knows that the Monaco Yacht Show always brings solid inquiries. He said, “Interest level seemed to be up from last year. Of course, while we are at the show expressly to showcase our custom superyachts, we appreciate the opportunity to network at the many fine events which run concurrently throughout the show.”

Hein Velema CEO Fraser Yachts in Monaco was equally enthusiastic saying, “2011 at Monaco has seen a positive Show with plenty of qualified buyers, serious discussions, realistic prices and positive negotiations. Success at boat shows is never immediate and we have to study the reports of our brokers, but they were all kept extremely busy with qualified client viewings and consultations throughout the four days.”

Alev Karagulle Director of Marketing and Communications at Burgess said, “We have every reason to believe that Monaco Yacht Show 2011 was a continued improvement to recent past years and will prove to be a key event in supporting our successful performance in this challenging market environment.”

Video of day four of the Monaco Yacht Show

In association with Monaco Yacht Show, the RINA classification society presented the Green Plus Yacht certificates 2011 to Prima (2011/53.90m/Palumbo shipyard) and Numptia (2011/70m/Rossi Navi shipyard), two yachts whose construction meets with compliance of the strictest environmental regulations. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II made the award to the yachts builders in the company of his guest; His Royal Highness King Juan Carlos of Spain who joined him on his tour of the show.

Monaco Yacht Show
Johan Pizzardini
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