Josh Burdett, a London-based luxury yacht broker for CharterWorld, appeared on Dubai TV to speak on the trends of Arab clients following the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, which ran from the 27th of February until the 3rd of March.
Water toys were a prominent and popular subject at the Dubai International Boat Show, where everything was showcased from the latest Seabobs and submarines to the dolphin-like Seabreacher. This is reflected in Middle Eastern clients’ desire for charter yachts with a comprehensive selection of water toys, especially unusual and new toys that push the boundaries of exploration and excitement.
The Dubai International Boat Show reported excellent luxury yacht sales for both local and international brands, with Gulf Craft announcing the sale of its Majesty 135 on the first day of the event and Princess Yachts noting an increase in sales and leads in an industry going from strength to strength. This statement was echoed by Josh Burdett during his interview, who found from his own experience that corporate yacht charters were not hampered by the economic downturn, but the number of charter yachts available in the Middle Eastern region for the provided dates.
With the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix, a large number of luxury yacht charters in the Western Mediterranean are expected to be by Arab family groups and corporate groups, chartering yachts from 25m up to 100m+ mega yachts. Summer high season prices range from €50,000 per week up into the millions of Euros to reflect the size of the yacht and the facilities available on board.
Josh Burdett has over 12 years’ experience as a yacht charter broker, catering to the exceptional standards and cultural requirements that his Arab clients expect.
Find out more about luxury charters catering to the needs of Arab clientele, the preferred charter destinations and the likely impact of developing Dubai Harbour watching the video below: