British excellence was top of the agenda at the Monaco Yacht Show last week. Seventy seven UK companies were exhibited at the largest superyacht event, which ran from Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 September, with 19 in a dedicated Superyacht UK Pavilion.
Their presence at Monaco was accompanied by the launch of a new publication, Destination UK, which was very well received by yacht crew and industry alike. The guide aims to promote British excellence in this sector and demonstrate everything there is on offer, to a captive audience of captains, buyers and owners.
Their presence at Monaco was accompanied by the launch of a new publication, Destination UK, which was very well received by yacht crew and industry alike. The guide aims to promote British excellence in this sector and demonstrate everything there is on offer, to a captive audience of captains, buyers and owners. SYUK, an association within the British Marine Federation, also held a successful champagne reception on Thursday 23 September with approximately 300 guests attending including delegates from previous SYUK tours, buyers and other industry contacts.
The UK superyacht industry is now worth just over £420 million a year according to latest survey results, announced at the start of the Monaco Yacht Show, which is an increase of 3% on the previous year’s revenue. For further survey results click HERE.
Tom Chant, International Development Manager at British Marine Federation said: “For the last 10 years Superyacht UK has organised a UK pavilion to collectively promote British Excellence with large and small businesses. The Pavilion, which was once again a great success, includes a bar and networking area, whilst SYUK provides support to the exhibiting companies through stand design and promotion.”
“After an initial slow start the Monaco Yacht Show closed with a very positive outlook for the future. We met both existing and new customers, most of them discussing projects that were actually going ahead. We exhibited a new controllable pitch propeller system for the first time and received very positive interest, proving the value of this show for bringing new product into this unique market. The support from the excellent BMF personnel and the impressive Superyacht UK Pavilion helped Bruntons project a very professional image to our existing and potential customers.” Adrian Miles, Bruntons Propellers
“The 2010 Monaco show was very positive for BMT Nigel Gee and we have come home with numerous leads to follow and a good level of enquiries to prepare quotations for. Whilst it will be some time before we can tell if enquiries will turn into orders, the mood at the show was vastly improved over 2009 and we sense the market starting to pick up. Once again we were very lucky to have the full support of the Superyacht UK team who are all a credit to the BMF. Exhibiting with SYUK enables us to focus fully on the development of business, with full confidence that all matters relating to exhibiting at the show are taken care of.” James Roy, Yacht Design Director
“The Monaco Yacht Show this year has been entirely different to previous years. This year we have seen many friends and previous students all of whom seem to be saying that their yacht is working more charters or the Boss is starting to spend more time on the yacht. Some have also been talking about boat sales to prepare for the delivery of a new larger yacht in the next 12 – 18 months. This year we employed a number of new staff to deliver the wide range of courses we offer and in addition employed an Installation and Design IBS Manager. In the very short time he has been with us we have, from this Monaco Yacht Show, “in principal“ agreements to provide the design, installation and commissioning of bridges for two new large yachts. Once again, with the support of Superyacht UK, I consider the Show to be a great success so much so we have already booked a stand for next year.” Capt. John Percival, John Percival Marine Associates