MYBA -The Worldwide Yachting Association is pleased to announce the completion of another successful MYBA Charter Show in Genoa from May 2 – 6 2011. The MYBA Boat Show Committee worked hard with the Show Managers, Pesto Sea Group, throughout the year to ensure the success of this unique charter Show. A total of 79 yachts were presented in Marina Molo Vecchio, the Aquarium Quay and the new Marina Fiera which was accessed by ferry and shuttle. The standards and quality of the exhibiting yachts was exceptionally high with many brand new yachts having only just left the yard. The Show remains a unique opportunity for top charter brokers to view charter yachts available for the season ahead. This year over 350 brokers attended from all over the World and there was an impressive selection of over 59 exhibitors.
The organising Show Committee, composed left to right of Sonia Palfrey, Jacqui Lockhart (Committee Chairwoman), Fabio Pesto (Show Manager), Pat Codere & Sylvie Romain.
This year the Captain’s Briefing was sponsored by Spectrum Group Ltd and Mannmade Group Ltd who gave a presentation to Captains. The spectacular Gala Dinner for over 500 show guests including brokers, Captains, Exhibitors and Press was a great success at the beautiful Villa Lo Zerbino. The Crew Party held on the last day of the Show was co-sponsored by MYBA and Global Services Ltd. It was well attended and a fun end to the show for the hard working crew.
The destination seminar held on Tuesday 3rd May was well attended. Three destinations were presented. Captain Jonas Svensson, motor yacht Moecca – Saba, Malaysia Captain Gui Garcia, M/Y M/Y Tuscan Sun – Bahamas ; and Tim Soper, Eyos Expeditions – super yacht Hanse Explorer – Arctic/ Antartica.
The MYBA Association again collaborated with Yacht Carbon Offset for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions from the Show.
The 2012 Show will be held from April 30 – May 4 2012. The MYBA Boat Show Committee and the Pesto Sea Group are already working on improvements for next year, and look forward to another successful Show.