Inaugural Dubai Superyacht Summit sees challenges for UAE as a yachting destination

Inaugural Dubai Superyacht Summit sees challenges for UAE as a yachting destination
Inaugural Dubai Superyacht Summit sees challenges for UAE as a yachting destination

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.

It was noted that to achieve its goals, massive on-going investment is required in infrastructure to allow for the development of the region. A revision of local regulations was also called for to simplify the Continue reading “Inaugural Dubai Superyacht Summit sees challenges for UAE as a yachting destination”

Sirena Yachts set to debut in the superyacht sector

Sirena Yachts set to debut in the superyacht sector
Sirena Yachts set to debut in the superyacht sector

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.

German Frers, naval architect and head of exterior design and engineering, said, Continue reading “Sirena Yachts set to debut in the superyacht sector”

The largest ever China (Shanghai) International Boat Show gets ready

The largest ever China (Shanghai) International Boat Show gets ready
The largest ever China (Shanghai) International Boat Show gets ready

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.

This year, the show will present more than 550 exhibitors in three key sectors, including Continue reading “The largest ever China (Shanghai) International Boat Show gets ready”

New sustainable Marina High Tech show announced for South of France

New sustainable Marina High Tech show announced for South of France
New sustainable Marina High Tech show announced for South of France

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.

In a recent statement, organisers said Continue reading “New sustainable Marina High Tech show announced for South of France”

LYBRA announces THE SUPERYACHT SHOW in Barcelona

The Superyacht Show in Barcelona
The Superyacht Show in Barcelona

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”.

Traditionally, boat shows have had a strong business-to-business element Continue reading “LYBRA announces THE SUPERYACHT SHOW in Barcelona”

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