Thursday, April 30th, 2009
MYBA Super Yacht Charter Show in Genoa
Next week from the 4th to 8th May it is the 21st MYBA Charter Show in Genoa and what a stunning list of yachts! We are really looking forward to visiting the show.
Unlike the Monaco Yacht Show in September this is an event for the industry only and members of the public are not allowed in. This means the docks are relatively quiet and the yachts can be visited easily without appointments made weeks ahead of the show. Of course there are not as many yachts to see and all of them are there because they are for charter but it is an impressive fleet.
The crew work up is just as hard as for a larger show as they have to impress the charter brokers who will sell their yacht to potential charterers for the summer season in the Mediterranean.
This year the Organisers are telling us the show will be bursting at the seams, with a number of yachts waiting outside at anchor, just in case any yacht should drop out and a space open up.
The yachts to see range in size from the diminutive, at least relatively, 22 metre motor yacht Samakanda to the huge 70 metre megayacht Boadicea built by Amels, with 63 other yachts in between.
So what yachts are on our must visit list? Well there are a number of brand new motoryachts we must see including two from Benetti, Giorgia, the latest Benetti Classsic 120′ and the 59 metre Meamina; the 54 metre Proteskan Turquiose Leo Fun; Slipstream a 60 metre from CMN and 42 metre Natori from Baglietto. On the sailing yacht side there are fewer choices but Mondango the new 52 metre Dubois ketch from Alloy Yachts is a must and it will be interesting to see if anything has changed on Felicita West, the 60 metre Perinin Navi and she has recently been sold.
If you want to see what other yachts will be at the show visit www.mybashow.com