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The first Dubai International Superyacht Summit saw global industry leaders come together to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the emergence of an “Emirati Riviera” as a superyacht hub and a winter yachting destination.
The summit, which took place between 28th February and 1st March 2018, led to local industry leaders and visitors almost unanimous in acknowledging the vast potential of the region to become a yachting destination and in stressing the improvements needed to realise this potential.
Sirena Yachts chose the 2018 Miami Yacht Show to unveil further details of its 26-metre (85.3-foot) flagship Sirena 85, which marks its entrance into the superyacht sector. The Sierna 85 is Sirena Yachts’ flagship, marking its entrance to the superyacht market.
With construction already underway at the Turkish shipyard, she features exterior design by Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering, and interiors by Cor D Rover.
According to the yard, her lines are the evolution of the sleek styling that it has come to be known for, with a glass-fibre hull and carbon-fibre superstructure guaranteeing lightweight durability.
Preparations for the 23rd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2018 are well underway for April 2018, with organisers announcing more exhibitors, conferences and initiatives than ever before.
As Asia’s biggest boat show, organisers are expecting over 40,000 visitors to explore all aspects of the boating industry, from yachting culture and maritime lifestyles to water sports, water tourism, accessories, equipment and entertainment.
A new international trade show, the Marina High Tech show, has been announced for 2018, dedicated to new technology in yachting.
Marina High Tech is “a high-calibre showcase of nautical and sustainable innovation across the marine industry”, according to the organisers.
The first edition is set to take place at Marina Baie des Anges in Villeneuve-Loubet from 24 to 25 May 2018 with the support of Villeneuve-Loubet Council, CCI Riviera Ports, Nice Côte d’Azur council, the Regional Tourism Board and local stakeholders in the PACA region.
The Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) has revealed plans for a new superyacht show with a “fresh, unique and appealing format”.
THE SUPERYACHT SHOW will take place from 2nd to 5th May 2018 at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona. According to organisers, it will offer buyers, charterers, brokers and representatives the opportunity to step aboard some of the finest superyachts in the world in an “exclusive and private setting”.