YACHTING PAGES DELIVERS: LATEST DELIVERY REPORTS
On this page you can view our latest Yachting Pages Delivers delivery reports, containing details for each distribution trip and photographic proof of deliveries on the route.
The last trip of 2019 saw YPD's return to France and access some of the world's top 100 yachts. This also gave ample oppurtunity ro re-stock some key public outlets, such as Marinas & Shipyards.
In total, over 2500 copies of our directories were distributed by hand. As with all our YPD trips, we delivered 500 packs to 500 yachts. 3421km of travel were covered during the 8 days of distribution.
With 254 yachts over 24m (79ft) and an average length of 35.4m (116ft) this was the biggest FLIBS ever both in terms of number of large yachts and the average yacht size. The addition of the 'Superyacht Village' at Pier 66 certainly helped raise the average length of yacht.
Palma is an incredible collection of shipyards and marinas. The yachts accessed here were certainly impressive, with an increased ratio of Sailing Yachts to Motor Yachts. Our 2nd trip of the year was greeted with heavy rainfall, fortunately our recycled pink YPD bags are waterproof!
The average yacht length that we delivered to in this trip was by far the highest over previous trips. The number of yachts present in Italy this October was the highest seen since 2008.
This YPD trip was timed to finish just 4 days before the start of the Cannes Yachting Festival, and only 3.5 weeks prior to Monaco's iconic yacht show. This enabled access to many yachts that are less frequent to these waters.
Throughout both Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show, we delivered to a total of 500 yachts. It is always a special occasion to deliver during these famous yachting festivals.
In line with the significance of our July France trip – this was a very important delivery run. Only the second of our many planned ‘S.O.S. Bottle Campaign” trips.
This distribution trip was perhaps the most significant of the year thus far, alongside those which correspond with the launch of our new-edition Yachting Pages directories.
Six days of distribution, 1,300 copies of the Yachting Pages 2019/20 Mediterranean directory delivered to over 300 yachts, 120 business addresses and all key ports/marinas and shipyards. Our reception was truely spectacular.
The significance and influence of Italy in todays superyacht industry is unquestionable. Each and every distribution trip made here re-enforces this. The number of new builds is astounding, the marinas are full, the yards busy. Italy is prospering.
This trip visited two new marinas and several new shipyards. In total over 3400km were driven, the pledged 500 yachts delivered to and over 25 ports and marinas visited, not to mention shipyards!
Our first hand-distribution trip of 2019 easily surpassed the 500 yachts we pledged to reach - we actually delivered to 549 yachts! The South of France is most definitely a superyacht capital within the Med, and the various yachts delivered to during this trip demonstrates this.
We had unique and exceptional access around the South of France, with a warm welcome wherever we went. All of the crew we met were simply great and loved delving through our Pink YPD Bags!
This was the most successful trip yet in mainland Spain, both for the number of yachts we delivered to (in terms of average length and significance of the yachts) and the outstanding reception and access we received. We love Spain, and the superyacht industry in Spain loves us!
At what appears to be an industry-wide time of prosperity, it is no real surprise to find Italy is busy. As is normal at this time of year, the average yacht length we deliver to is higher than the other other deliveries - principally due to the decline in charter/owner usage.
This delivery is timed deliberately just before the start of the Cannes Yachting Festival, which is closely followed by the Monaco Yacht Show. Our access as always was perfect, every yard, port and marina, and our reception from the crew was one of the best ever.
As with every September in the South of France – the average length and size of yachts present in the ports and marinas is higher than other times of the year. In addition, let us not forget that in comparison with other areas of the Mediterranean basin, the SoF has a greater proportion of larger yachts.
June always seems to be an anticlimax in the start of the Med. season here in France. The summer is here – high temperatures, beautiful blue skies, and the majority of all superyachts are already ‘ready to go’. However, following the Monaco F1 and Cannes Film Festival there is always a lull in activity.
May in Northern Italy is always very busy – especially in the Shipyards – where the finishing touches to the larger winter refit works are coming to a close and last minute preparations before the summer cruising are being made on numerous yachts of all sizes from 24m to 140m.
Previous delivery reports are available on request.