Moscow International Boat & Yacht Show.
The Moscow International Boat & Yacht Show usually takes place in September every year. An important date on the international yachting calendar, the show is a place to showcase new yachts for sale and new luxury yacht ideas and designs. It is scheduled for September 4 through 7, 2008 at the Royal Yacht Club. Last year 14th Moscow International Boat & Yacht Show was a great success in Autumn, 2007 and the 2009 (16th) , 2010 (17th), 2011 and 2012 are expected to get larger and larger. The most current yachts and products were exhibited by the top names in yachting such as Wellcraft, Benetti, Evinrude, Celebrity, SeaRay, Bella, Maxum, and Atlantis, among many others.
Part of the Moscow International Boat & Yacht Show is on land, but the best of the show is on the water. 56 exhibitors displayed their talents by docking their most innovative new yachts, and some even offered lucky show guests a sea trial. There’s no better way to sell a puppy than to hand it to a child. The same holds true for a yacht. Enthusiasts were as excited as kids in a candy store with the knowledge that they might have a chance to pilot their favorite yacht display.
Some of the more significant yachts on display were the Leonardo 98, the Novaya Zvezda (which means New Star in Russian), and the Kral 500. The Kral 500 is a high speed powerboat offered by World Yachting Group. This boat sports a Volvo Penta 270 horsepower engine and is capable of moving at an amazingly fast 60 knots.
The Novaya Zvezda was the featured yacht from Timmerman Yachts. This three deck yacht features four cabins to accommodate eight guests, two saloons, and an amazing sun deck. After making the rounds throughout the Moscow boat show circuit, the new owner of the Novaya Zvezda intended to register her in Moscow and offer her for charter, making Novaya Zvezda the first yacht ever to be chartered in Russian inland waters.
The Leonardo 98 is a 98 foot superyacht that was presented by Azimut Yachts. This 100’ 10” superyacht is impeccably designed with the interior having a classic, open look with warm colors and light woods, and the exterior design looking more like a very large speedboat than a yacht, in a very appealing way. She is now being chartered in France by the name of Crystal for EUR 54,000 per week.
One Boat Show exhibitor noted that with the change of venue in 2007 there weren’t as many random visitors as previously, which gave the exhibitors more time to spend with current and potential owners as well as do some networking. This exhibitor was very pleased with the outcome of the 2007 Moscow International Boat & Yacht Show and is looking forward to 2011.
So far, the list of exhibitors already committed to the 15th Moscow International Boat & Yacht Show is about 60 strong. Some of these exhibitors include World Yachting Group, Prestige Yachts, Aquadrive, Boatmarket, Flagship, Concept Marine, Timmerman Yachts, and Ultrasail. Several yachting enthusiast magazines have signed up as well to be in attendance and no doubt more will come.
Some sponsors of the 2011 Show that will certainly be in attendance include Aquatoria, Trend, Yachts Magazine, Top Hotels, Golf.ru, Resort Property, Enigma, Allyachts.ru, and Wave. There are many more sponsors and more are sure to sign up before September.
Visitors must register to attend the 15th Moscow International Boat & Yacht Show and can do so online. Be sure to browse the website and see what exciting events and exhibitions are added. You can also get directions and a map to the show, and a brochure will be sent upon successful registration. The Moscow International Boat & Yacht Show is free to attend, so make a weekend of it and you may just get the opportunity to test drive one of the newest superyachts before it hits the market.