With peak boat show season fast approaching, we cannot help but get excited about what international boat shows will be running this year, especially after the pandemic led to most events being cancelled in 2020.
With the promise that this year we will be able to get to see some of the world’s most amazing mega yachts in person, it is the perfect time to start planning for some awesome experiences at this year’s international boat shows.
Despite the ongoing health concerns over live events, the calendar of boat shows is looking good this year. As boat shows tend to be mostly outdoors, it is looking very promising for many shows, even with strict precautions in place to limit numbers and visitor movement around the events.
These shows give us a great opportunity to take the family to see some of the newest yachts on the market as well as innovative new marine-related gadgets, tenders and toys. While most indoor talks, workshops and seminars may not be running this year or may be moved outdoors for health and safety reasons, the main luxury boat shows are still promising an amazing experience for all those in attendance.
The Superyacht Show Barcelona
To be held at Port Vell, Barcelona in May, the exact dates are yet to be announced. The Superyacht Show has been going for four years and is home to a range of outstanding vessels that you can see at the world-class marina of OneOcean Port Vell.
This show has quickly become an un-missable event for brokers, buyers, charter guests and representatives to get to see some of the world’s best superyachts. Visitors are provided with an extremely elegant and relaxed environment to view some amazing luxury yachts and experience some of the leading associated luxury brands that come with the yachting lifestyle.
Palma International Boat Show
The show will now be held from June 3 until June 6. The event was due to take place from the 30th of April to the 3rd of May. The new dates coincide with the reopening of most of the island’s hotels and a projected start of Balearic tourism.
Everything possible is being done to host the kind of quality event the visitors and exhibitors have become accustomed to and at an optimum time for all.
Although later than initially planned, the Palma Superyacht Show will go ahead and, when it does, it will be a joyous celebration of the strength of the local and international yachting community. We’re excited about the 2021 Mediterranean yachting season and very much look forward to seeing you in Palma in June.
Monaco Yacht Show
The world-famous Monaco Yacht Show is scheduled to be held between the 22nd to the 25th of September 2021 at Port Hercules, Monaco. There will be a list of the floating exhibits, including superyachts and tenders from July 2021, so you will know what to look forward to seeing at this world-class boat show!
The Monaco Yacht Show is owned by the Informa Group, and they took the opportunity of the 2020 show postponement to carefully redesign the event for 2021. This year will see the introduction of a 3-category visitor plan, each with its own badge – Discover badges for yacht clients, Advise badges for advisors and consultants and Connect badges for trade visitors.
The new badge system will enable the organisers to control the flow of visitors on the quaysides over the different days that the event will run.
Cannes Yachting Festival
It will be a great pleasure to welcome the return of the Yachting Festival in Cannes, France, in September this year, although the exact dates are yet to be announced.
The Cannes Yachting Festival is well known for welcoming an impressive fleet of luxury yachts each year, and this year we can expect to see more than 600 boats, including sailing yachts, motor yachts, multihulls, tenders and day boats, with around 200 boats being showcased for the first time.
UK Boat Show goes virtual
The UK Boat Show is usually held in London each January, but due to lockdown restrictions, it was cancelled for 2020. However, on the 6th – 9th January 2022 the UK Boat Show will be offering the first full virtual event.
The virtual show will replicate the physical show in great detail and will have everything you expect from the live show, including exhibitor halls, networking lounges, an auditorium, sponsored talks and events and live Q&A sessions and ‘meet the expert’ sessions. They will even have digital swag bags for participants to collect – just like the real show!
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