The seventh Antibes Yacht Show, held at Port Vauban from 18th to 21st April, has recorded increased visitor numbers on last year. Over 15,000 people attended this first charter and brokerage show of the Mediterranean season. Other highlights included:
- • Buyers from China and the USA arriving expressly to view yachts at the show
- • A plethora of happy exhibitors from across the industry
- • Show-wide WiFi provided free by Global Marine Communications (GMC)
- • The popular Captains’ Lounge, Crew Lounge and Chef Lounge dedicated spaces
- • A successful superyacht auction – MY Lone Ranger sold for €750 000.
Kerry O’Neill, marketing executive with Yachting Pages, said, “It was great to meet so many of our clients and partners face to face. Former superyacht captain, Michael Howorth – who is writing much of the content for our Superyacht Owners’ Guide in 2013 – also popped by. He’d attended the show at the last minute to view the Vicem flagship, SY Vulcan, which made her debut at the show.”
WiFi at the show was provided by Global Marine Communications (GMC), with exhibitors and visitors enjoying this free service for the first time at AYS.
The show’s full refit department proves that Yachting Pages Refit guide – due out this September and detailing every refit-capable shipyard in the world – will be a very useful and well-received publication, in a time where refit and repair are gaining in popularity due to their money and time-saving advantages over new build.
View Yachting Pages photograph album from the Antibes Yacht Show 2013 on Facebook.