The Antibes Yacht Show first staged in April 2007 is still considered a relatively new event in the industry. Last year’s show drew exhibitors from 14 different nations and attendees from 65 countries. Attendance figures are rising each year, from 8,000 during the 2007 debut to 13,000 people in 2011.
The event is now firmly-established as a key boat show for the global superyacht community and this year’s event, from April 12th to 15th, will the organisers anticipate, be bigger than previous outings.
The show is the only event specifically staged for superyacht brokerage, charter and refits held in the Mediterranean during spring.
New events this year include Yacht Hop Day, where brokers will exhibit their yachts in a fun and entertaining way to fellow brokers in the Show’s Bastion St Jaume marquee.
Exhibitors will run competitions, games and provide giveaways on their stands. This year a new late evening will take place on Friday 13th April where exhibitors will be able to welcome their clients and visitors until 9pm.
Yachting Pages, the directory published for the superyacht industry, is exhibiting alongside other large brands including:
Visitors to the Yachting Pages’ stand can win an iPad, simply by reviewing a superyacht business on yachtingpages.com. The lucky winner will get their own brand new iPad 3, donated by Advanced New Technologies (ANT).”
An invitation only Crew BBQ will take place on Thursday 12th at 8pm. Seminars will be staged throughout the show and include ‘How Crew can help with chartering and selling yachts’, ‘When the VAT man comes knocking and Interpol does you for Money Laundering’, ‘Engineering, regulatory changes and management training rollout’, ‘learn what to recycle on board yachts’ and lots more.
Facilities at the Show include a number of dedicated venues with
- Captains’ Lounge
- Crew Lounge
- Press Lounge
- VIP Lounge