Memories of Monaco
CNI’s presence was stronger than ever during the 18th Monaco Yacht Show, and for the third consecutive year CNI, in partnership with the show’s organisers, made the show CarbonNeutral by measuring the source and levels of greenhouse gases produced from the travel, electricity and waste of the exhibiting companies – as well as those of the yachts and stands – and offsetting them with dedicated programmes.
The social scene at the show saw CNI hosting several events; On the eve of the opening day of the show, CNI commenced its series of events by hosting a splendid evening at the Yacht Club de Monaco, in association with Banque Jacob Safra SA. Maybach had its latest model on show, while renowned marine photographer, Kos Evans, showcased her unique exhibition Against the Elements.
Held on the first evening of the show, CNI’s annual Gala Dinner, in association with Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, and in collaboration with Cartier and Maybach, took place at the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel in the company of 250 select clients and friends.
CNI concluded a busy week of sales activities and stunning events with a cocktail party on board the 46m (150’) Leopard Pure One in collaboration with Van Cleef & Arpels and Timbers Resorts.
Jillian Montgomery, CEO, commented “It has been an incredibly active Monaco Yacht Show, with lots of interest in the CNI yachts displayed as well in the new ones presented by the shipyards. Although the question that was on everyone's lips was whether the market would remain buoyant given the US financial situation, there was no sign of the European side of the business slowing down, thanks to the current growth of the Eastern European market, and beyond."
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
From the 30 October to 3 November, superyachts will be rubbing shoulders with fast production boats at the 49th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, the largest boat show in the world. CNI’s Fort Lauderdale office, at the Bahia Mar Marina, is based at the centre of the show, and this year CNI has two areas, one on the Face Dock of the show and the other at the Las Olas Marina.
At the time of going to press, confirmed yachts from the CNI fleet include the 48m (157’) Kanaloa from CRN, the 45.72m (150’) Vita from Trinity, the 40.25m (132’) Monte Carlo from Amels, the 33.4m (109.7’) Lady J from Mangusta, the 32.9m (108’) Musbe Dreamin from Westship, the 32m (105’) Pacific Mermaid from Johnson & Winter, the 31.4m (103’) Blue Sky from Cheoy Lee, the 82’ Ellen Louise from Horizon, and the 72’ A-Rate from Lazzara.
Antigua Yacht Charter Meeting
Starting off the winter season in the Caribbean, the Antigua Yacht Charter Meeting, from the 4 to 9 December, welcomes 16 yachts from the CNI charter fleet, including debuts from the 60m (196’) Xanadu from Benetti, the 49m (161’) Anjilis from Trinity Yachts, and the 31m (103’) Lady Andrea from Broward.
Other yachts showcasing at the show include the 60m (196’) Amnesia, the 50m (164’) High Chaparral from Feadship, the 47m (153’) Big Aron from Royal Denship, the 43.65m (143.2’) Sedation from Heesen, the 37m (121.4’) Beverley from Benetti, the 36.9m (121’) Java from Broward, the 34.1m (112’) Symphony II from Westport, the 29.35m (96.3’) Serenity Now from Westship, the 34.1m (112’) Resilience from Westport, and the 33.8m (111’) Cherish from Broward. Sailing yachts on display include the 54m (177’) Parsifal III from Perini Navi, the 37m (121’) Northern Spirit from Perini Navi, and the 28.35m (93’) Sea Shuttle from Jongert.