SuperYacht Pavilion brings bright note to year end for METS

The SuperYacht Pavilion now a central platform for the worldwide superyacht industry and a ‘’show within a show’’ at METS has been declared a winning formulae by the show organisers.

They have stated that the SuperYacht Pavilion 2010 was a bright finale to an economically difficult year with a modest rise in attendance over 2009 and a record number of 1,320 exhibitors.
The SuperYacht Pavilion 2010 reinforced its pole position as the leading international business platform for superyacht professionals with a non-stop flow of visitors out to meet the industry’s essential suppliers.
“The show was fresh and lively with a strong sense of optimism,” said METS senior product manager, Irene Dros. “There was a definite mood amongst exhibitors that corners were being turned and that progress was firmly back on the agenda.”
She added “A modest but nonetheless noticeable rise in attendance – 18,861 visits for 2010 from 94 countries versus 18,454 in 2009 – endorsed the significance international visitors place in attending METS/SYP,” she added. “We see this as an incredibly positive sign that 2011 will be a brighter year for many.”
The DAME (Design Award METS), which celebrated its 20th anniversary at this year’s METS, attracted 132 entries from 19 countries. There were six outright Category Winners (out of eight categories) and 15 Special Mentions, and certificates were awarded for Most Innovative Product and Most ECO-Friendly Product. Swedish company Seldén Mast was Overall Winner of the DAME with the Seldén reversible winch, a product described by DAME Jury chairman, Bill Dixon, as “very intuitive and very easy to use.”
Statistics 2010
·         18,861 visits from 94 countries (2009: 18,454)
·         1,320 exhibiting companies from 41 countries (2009: 1,261)
·         Including 151 exhibitors in the SuperYacht Pavilion (2009: 115)
·         5,575 exhibitor staff
METS and SYP for 2011
Next year METS and the SuperYacht Pavilion 2011 will be held 15-16-17 November.  Brochures for 2011 and an online exhibitor application module are available at