Resume Antibes Yacht Show 2012 (24 April 2012)

It’s on a beautiful sunshiny day that Antibes Yacht Show closed its doors Sunday, April 15th, 2012 making it the fourth and final.
Exhibitors have completed the show’s 6th year with a mile. Indeed, 13,380 visitors came to admire the 130 yachts on display. It seems that the changeable weather simply pushed away the curious but did not discourage buyers to come. There was a wide variety of units from15 to 49 meters: motor yachts, sailing yachts and catamarans, there was a choice for every budget (from € 200 thousand to tens of millions of Euros).
This year, a large number of vessels of 40 meters and plus stood out from the others. They were exhibited by Hill Robinson Yacht Management, Neo Yachting, Blue Navigation LTD, Unique Yachting Monaco, A7 Rent, Gaspard Yachts, K & K Superyachts, International Yacht Collection.
Brokers are pleased to have received as in previous years of quality visits. Some brokers have received offers to purchase or charter (Watkins, IYC, YPI, Power to Sail, Abys Yachting …). Of course, the weeks or months to come will be more crucial to see these deals to fruition. However, Antibes Yacht Show seems to announce a positive trend for the coming season.
The Refit and the Crew areas have also received many visitors. As Pendennis shipyard testifies: it’s up to us now to turn those contacts into customers’.
The Crew Lounge, sponsored once again by Bluewater Yachting, proposed various and interesting activities. More than 800 crew members have visited the Crew lounge during the four days of the show. The chef contest won by Richard Atkins of MY Georgia Rose or workshops of floral art, cupcakes or cocktails were great successes.
On the terrace of the Bastion Saint Jaume, the Captains’ Lounge remains the dominant view of the entire show. Partners this year, Marina Port Vell, V. Ships and Lloyds TSB were in direct contact with the captains.
As in previous years, the inauguration was traditionally chaired by Mr. Léonetti, Mayor of Antibes Juan Les Pins and Minister of European Affairs.

Press release

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