View of superyachts across the harbour at MYBA Charter Show

2019 MYBA Charter Show Success

The 2019 MYBA Charter Show has set new records and raised the bar once again in it’s popular Barcelona destination. During the recent yacht show it was announced that OneOcean, Port Vell will continue to host the international event for at least the next two years. A decision celebrated by all those in attendance.

There were 60 yachts on show with a total L.O.A. of 2,652.92m and an average L.O.A. of 44,21 m. The total gross tonnage was 29,464.7 with an average gross tonnage of 491,07. The accumulated charter rate was €11.486.500 and the average charter rate was €194.686.

Exhibitor stands were manned by 502 dedicated members of staff, with 138 of them belonging to MYBA’s list of “Loyal Exhibitors”. The total number of attendees was 2,074 of whom 518 were charter brokers and central agents. 167 were MYBA Members. 616 Captains and crew worked tirelessly to ensure that everything was shipshape and 65 members of the press including the GSM team were there to document the event.

The 2019 MYBA Charter Show continues to evolve and develop with a new and improved hospitality lounge and interactive competitions and seminars that were very popular with the crews in attendance. It was a pleasure to work with everyone who was a part of the show and we look forward to seeing you again at OneOcean Port Vell in 2020!

Crew of a superyacht sat on the aft deck

To contact MYBA please visit www.mybashow.com

If you need support attending MYBA Charter Show or any of the international superyacht shows click here to find out how the team here at Global Superyacht Marketing can help you.

FunAir inflatables on MY Sirocco

Superyacht Tenders & Toys launches eco-friendly watersports toy rental service in the Mediterranean

Leading independent tenders and toys consultancy expands European offering.

This month, Queen’s Award winner Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT) has announced the opening of its new superyacht toys rental division in Monaco. The move comes in response to rising consumer demand and offers the company a base outside of the UK in the midst of uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

RS Aero foiling available from Superyacht Tenders and Toys

Open for business from spring 2019, the new department will specialise in eco-friendly rentals, including FunAir exclusive inflatables, RS sailing dinghies and electric toys such as the Seabob, Lift eFoil and bikes. Based in Monaco, SYTT’s rental service will be managed by Roxane Ducruet. Having worked in the yachting industry for a number of years, Roxane has a wealth of experience and a wide network of contacts having lived in Monaco her whole life.

SYTT managing director Josh Richardson commented, “With charter guests increasingly coming to SYTT to hire the latest and greatest watersports toys, investment into a Mediterranean rental outlet is the natural next step for the company.

“We have been supplying other rental operators throughout the Mediterranean for a long time, so it is a logical move to bring it in-house. By managing the rentals ourselves, we can offer clients our usual efficient service and ensure they get the best products at the best price.”

Josh continued, “Roxane is motivated, knowledgable and well-connected; she is a great fit for SYTT and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

FunAir climbing wall and slide on MY Sicrocco

SYTT will ensure competitive rates with broker-friendly pricing and credits towards future purchases with the aim of building a repeat-purchase customer base. One-way rentals will also be an option, with SYTT collecting the toys from the charter end destination.

SYTT sales agent Roxane Ducruet added, “ All the rental toys on offer are either electric or inflatable, which is not only better for the environment but they are also much more efficient to maintain versus petrol-powered toys. With our next-day shipping service, we will be able to offer a choice of toys delivered to anywhere in the Mediterranean at short notice.”

The portfolio of products available to hire includes Seabobs, Lift eFoil boards, Radinn Jetboards, RS sailing dinghies, yacht slides and a selection of in-stock inflatables from leading superyacht specialists FunAir. Stand-out toys on offer also include Yacht Golf, Yacht Joust and inflatable sailboats.

FunAir yacht golf and joust available from Superyacht Tenders and Toys

John Courtney, MD of Yachting at FunAir commented, “We are delighted to be chosen by SYTT as their exclusive inflatables partner for this venture. Our in-stock inflatables regularly assist charter vessels with last minute requests from guests, now they will be able to rent or buy a full toy box from Roxane and the team which is fantastic.”

In addition to watersports toys, SYTT has a fleet of Nautique boats for rental worldwide. From April, a new Super Air Nautique 210 will be available for central Mediterranean charter, which comes in addition to two G23s in the Greece and Ibiza areas. For US and Caribbean based yachts, SYTT has a Nautique G25 based in Fort Lauderdale.

Find out more at:

www.superyachttendersandtoys.com

www.funair.com

Nick stood taking photographs in Iceland

New Creative Director appointed at Global Superyacht Marketing

Following three years of continued growth, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Eaketts as our new Creative Director. Nick will head up our team of social media experts, Superyacht SEO specialists, designers, web developers, video editors and event managers to help us to deliver even more creative and strategic marketing solutions to our wide range of clients.

Nick has over 20 years’ experience in digital and traditional marketing, most recently in the role of Senior Marketing Executive with a market leading global company. Nick’s knowledge spans the entire spectrum of marketing activities from Google ad words and pay per click, to managing full service, cross-channel integrated campaigns. A talented photographer, designer and editor, he will support the fantastic existing team and bring valuable outside experiences and creative flair to GSM.

Sarrah Macey, CEO of Global Superyacht Marketing commented, “I’m thrilled with Nick’s appointment as Creative Director. Our portfolio of clients is growing every day, and this new appointment will ensure that we continue to provide the exceptional service that our clients expect. Nick’s knowledge and experience will also help us to provide a wider range of services to our customers and increase the return on their marketing activities.”

Nick has worked in the superyacht industry for the last two years and has previous experience working with UHNWI’s in the competitive horse racing sector. He understands the unique motivations and standards expected by the superyacht community and looks forward to working with GSM’s current and future clients.

Nick will be joining Sarrah at the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona at the end of April and can be reached at nick@globalsuperyachtmarketing.com, on LinkedIn, or via www.globalsuperyachtmarketing.com

Global Jellyfish Bloom Won’t Ruin Our Ocean Fun!

Is the recent jellyfish bloom a global issue when it comes to enjoying a dip in the ocean?

You may have heard that over the last few weeks, beaches and swim spots in Queensland had to be closed due to 5000+ jellyfish stings being reported in January. However this is not just a problem down under, and this rise in jellyfish numbers is seriously starting to impact owners and guests wanting to take a dip in the ocean, whilst onboard their superyacht.

Jellyfish

The USA and Mediterranean saw numerous beach closures and jellyfish warnings during the summer of 2018. In June, 800 people were stung in a single week by moon jellyfish at beaches in Florida. That same month, 200 people a day were being stung along the Spanish coast, totalling thousands by the end of the summer, and beaches near superyacht destination Palma de Mallorca and sister island Ibiza were closed due to a huge increase in numbers of jellyfish.

Not ideal when you have charter guests wanting to enjoy a leisurely dip without the worry of bothersome sea creatures. What you need is a rapidly actionable solution to keep the smiles on their faces (and tips in your pockets!).

Enter: the most Instagramed superyacht accessory of 2018, the FunAir Beach Club Sea Pool. This inflatable sea pool with extended deck area, loungers for sunbathing and SeaStairs making it easy for guests to get in and out of the water and is a comfortable and safer way for guests to enjoy swimming out in the ocean during their superyacht experience.

MY Loon Beach Club Sea Pool

Launched in partnership with MY Loon in 2018, the Beach Club Sea Pool has received tens of millions of views on Instagram in just a few months due to a combination of design excellence, practicality and fun.

Captains Paul Clarke of MY Loon explained, “We have two charter clients returning just because of the pool. Guests love the additional space it provides to lounge out on the ocean, and the safety of being able to jump straight into the netted pool. The owner even said how amazing it is.”

The pool provides a tightly woven barrier to help keep jellyfish and sea critters out, with an enclosed area to prevent guests from floating away in the current.

As always with FunAir inflatable yacht products the pools can be completely customised to suit your needs and tastes. They offer a variety of pool configurations to fit the back of your swim platform or sit alongside your yacht, and splash pools for the little ones on the ship’s deck.

Nika K Beach Club Sea Pool

Sea Stairs can be added to make exiting the water easy and elegant. The addition of Wave Loungers that affix to the surrounding beach club pool deck give guests onboard the option of that ‘chilling out by the pool’ experience, and a great place to keep an eye on the kids. All Sea Pools come with swimmer assist grab handles and ropes, and each includes a FunAir electric pump.

The Sea Pool sizes and weights vary depending on the design and materials selected for your inflatable pool. Typical sea pools are around 5Mx5M and packed dimensions are provided so you best understand how to store your product. The Beach Club Sea Pool on MY Loon takes around 20 minutes to set up and take down.

FunAir also have a standard 3m x 4m Pool in their Quickship range, meaning it ships globally within 48 hours. Once it arrives, it can be setup and ready for use in 15 minutes and comes with a 3-year warranty.

To find out more about FunAir please visit www.FunAir.com, email yachting@funair.com or call +1 512 751 4276

Superyacht chefs at MYBA Charter Show

MYBA Charter Show 2019

Registration is open for the 2019 MYBA Charter Show which will be held from Tuesday 30th April until Friday 3rd May in One Ocean Port Vell Barcelona, and it seems like a great opportunity to share some of the early news reaching us about this years’ event.

There have been some strong hints towards a host of new names at the show that now kick starts the Mediterranean superyacht season. Yachts in attendance will be announced via the official MYBA social media channels, so be sure to follow them for updates here.

www.facebook.com/MYBA.WorldwideYachting

www.instagram.com/myba_worldwideyachting

On the exhibitor front, there is a “Loyal Exhibitor” scheme in place to offer well-deserved privileges to companies who have attended the show for at least 10 years prior to 2016 and at least once from 2011 to 2016. So, expect to see a number of familiar names and faces showcasing their products and services. It has also been confirmed that BWA Yachting will be the official sponsor for the third consecutive year. 

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A booth at MYBA Show

The Chef’s Competition will return this year with the challenge of preparing a vegetarian meal. In just 30 minutes, the participants will be preparing their best lacto vegetarian starters and desserts and a full vegan main course. We can’t wait to see what they come up with! Running in parallel will be a Table Service & Wine Pairing competition for the interior crew. For the second successive year the competition will be co-sponsored by Yachts International magazine and World Wine Services.

“All Hands On Deck” will also return for 2019, allowing the deck crew to get involved with some friendly competition. The premise is simple: the yacht is spending the whole day out at anchor, what original and ingenious ways can the crew find to keep the charter guests entertained? May the most creative team win!

Crew and guests at MYBA Charter Show

It’s shaping up to be a great event this year so we hope to see you there.

If you are yet to register for the MYBA Charter Show, the deadline is 16th March 2019 so be sure to visit mybashow.com for details.

Aeriel Shot of Yachtneeds stand at MYS 2017

Where to go at MYS 2018 for the latest tech and the hottest parties!

With Monaco Yacht Show around the corner and recently being crowned the leading superyacht app to search and source onshore suppliers in the industry, YACHTNEEDS app thought they should share some of their statistics, and a list of six reasons why they think you should meet them at MYS 2018.

YACHTNEEDS STATISTICS:

Over 21,000+ Captains and Crew have downloaded and use the YACHTNEEDS app

Over 1,450,000 app screen views in 12 months

Over 26,000 onshore suppliers

Leading countries searched: United States, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom

Average time spent in the app – 3 minutes

Image of superyachts docked at Monaco Yacht Show

Six Reasons to meet team YACHTNEEDS…

1) YACHTNEEDS has seen over 1,400,000 page views of the app in the last 12 months, across the top ten yachting destinations in the world.

2) YACHTNEEDS has achieved over 21,000 downloads with a 35% user session growth rate in the last quarter. They will also be launching their brand new search feature soon that will change the way crew search the industry!

3) YACHTNEEDS currently offers it’s users a Service Directory of suppliers and products, a Chat and Social Platform and a training and recruitment platform to apply for jobs and courses. They also have two major announcements to make shortly about new products that will further benefit their users and your business.

4) YACHTNEEDS can strategically help your business target the relevant personnel you want to reach, in the right location at the right time of year with unrivalled accuracy.

5) They have proven results from many of the industries leading businesses and verified statistics to back that up.

6) They host a fantastic line up of events from 5pm onwards every afternoon at MYS at their booth by the Rascasse entrance and you are welcome to join them.

To meet with YACHTNEEDS app at MYS email info@yachtneeds.net or pop along and visit them at their booth DSE7 right by the Rascasse entrance to the show.

www.yachtneeds.net

FunAir Loungers beach set up

Unforgettable Beach Days with FunAir at Monaco Yacht Show

In addition to the adrenaline pumping FunAir Yacht Slides, Climbing Walls and other superyacht toys built for action and adventure, FunAir also know exactly how to relax….. In partnership with the beach days theme at the official Captains and Crew Lounge at Monaco Yacht Show this year, FunAir will be launching three new to market products, perfect for an unforgettable superyacht beach experience.

Outside the Lounge on Quay Louis II visitors will be able to find the new Twin Escape floating on the water. Two detachable beach loungers sit on a stable platform that can float out in the shallows to enhance any beach excursion. The Twin Escape is 3.5m x 3m when deployed and comes with their patented Sea Stairs that help you elegantly step right out of the water and onto the relaxing Escape. Perfect for sunbathing, enjoying time with friends, or perhaps a private chat with drinks out on the ocean.

FunAir Twin Escape

If you like to feel the sand between your toes then you can detach the loungers for beach use and pair them with the second new MYS products launch; the Wave Lounger. FunAir have redesigned their superyacht beach lounger and created a unique, ergonomic flow that is stylish, eye-catching and comfortable. The inflatable Wave Loungers take just a couple of minutes to inflate and deflate, and allow crew to pack multiple loungers on even the smallest tender, making beach set up for larger groups quick and easy. The Wave Loungers can be colour customised and have optional luxury fitted covers available through a FunAir partner. They weigh just 10kg and are around 2.2m long and 85cm wide.

FunAir Wave Loungers

For the starfish amongst you the third product launching at MYS gives you even more space to sit back and beach out. The FunAir Daybed is a double width inflatable beach lounger that can accommodate couples in love, a hoard of kids or give those who like to sunbathe in style all the space they need to stretch out and starfish.

FunAir Inflatable Loungers beach set up

The day bed is an easy to lift 17kg and is 230cm long and 158cm wide. Also available in custom colours and with luxury fitted covers. The Wave loungers and Daybed will be on display outside the Captain and Crew Lounge during Monaco Yacht Show on the dock next to the on-water Twin Escape.

Visitors to the show are invited to come and try out the beach set up for themselves and to experience what total beach comfort really feels like. Captains and crew can also chill out on two loungers stationed upstairs in the private crew lounge where they will be complimenting the interior beach themed space.

To find out more about FunAir and their incredible inflatables head to www.funair.com

MacLaren_Monaco Yacht show

Luxury Cars at The Monaco Yacht Show 2018

For the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 the third edition of the Car Deck exhibition is once again set to showcase the very best in tailor-made, luxury cars, customised to the requirements and tastes of their owners, in the same way the superyachts are.

From September 26th to 29th, show visitors, owners and lovers of superyachts and exquisite machinery will have the opportunity to admire a brand-new range of luxury vehicles on display on the Car Deck of the Monaco Yacht Show. This year the MYS has joined forces with manufacturers specializing in tailor-made and custom designed vehicles and hypercars.

BRABUS Classic MB

“The new superyachting clientele is looking for new lifestyle experiences, new sensations to share. When price is not an obstacle to getting what is best the wealthy younger generation seeks more personal experiences that reflect their own identity,” suggests Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of the MYS. “Building a big yacht remains the ultimate in made-to-measure. In the same way the Car Deck reflects the superyachting lifestyle with a display of superlatively luxurious vehicles transformed to order according to their owners’ desires.”

Ford GT40

The Card Deck, located on Quai Antoine Ier in Port Hercules, will present a selection of about a dozen cars and a motorbike that are as original as they are exceptional, manufactured in limited editions or as unique prototypes, some of which will be available for test drives by potential buyers.

For its first participation in the Car Deck, the Italian company ARES Design will unveil its superb redesigned two-door Bentley Coupé, based on the four-door Mulsanne 2017 model and built in very small numbers. The new look given to the Coupé by ARES Design involves a total transformation of the bodywork, mainly using hand-worked carbon fibre and aluminium. Prices for this model, for MYS participants, start at € 715,000.

ARES Bentley

Fans of 1960s British motor-cycles will certainly appreciate the ARES Design trial, based on the minimalist style of the latest BMW R nineT, with a sublime vintage look combined with modern performance levels.

ARES Design trial

ARES Design will most probably also showcase the finest version so far of the emblematic Land Rover Defender. A genuine rebuild for this exceptionally robust vehicle that combines a luxury interior with a very high level of performance thanks to a tailor-made turbocharged V8 engine. Prices for this ARES 4×4 built in limited numbers, only 53 to date, start at € 215,000.

ARES Land Rover Defender

This year MYS participants will have the unique opportunity to meet with Alexandre Danton, French automobile designer and artist. Starting with a given model, or even a wreck, Alexandre builds a chassis and bodywork from customized parts, making the vehicle a unique work of art. His company, Danton Art Kustoms, will present two outstanding hot rods: a unique version of the Lamborghini Espada Edition CHD (Super Cars V12) in pure neo-vintage style with an astounding and refined new exterior; and a 1987 Porsche 911 Targa which, with its aggressive aesthetics, flamboyant red paintwork and redesigned racing body, is customized with a Bentley Turbo engine providing exceptional power (400 BHP).

Danton Porsche

Hemmels returns to the Car Deck and will display the finest Mercedes-Benz SL series restorations. Whether it’s the iconic 300SL Gullwing or Roadster, the sporty 190SL or stunning 280SL Pagoda, each car is taken back to its bare metal beginnings. Every component is painstakingly returned to original factory specification, or beyond. In the spotlight too is a new generation of hypercars, including the spectacular Milan Red model. Built by the Austrian motor manufacturer Milan Automotive, the first and only hypercar producer in Austria, Milan Red is at one and the same time a very fast car, a design object and a source of exceptional driving sensations. This luxury vehicle, with a power output of 1,325 HP for a weight of 1,300 kilos, is limited to 99 units at 2 million euros each.

Hemmels luxury cars

For its second participation in the Car Deck, Gentleman Car, the official French dealer for genuine American Shelby cars, will present three prestige models. Hand crafted with total respect for the spirit of the original, the FIA of the Shelby Cobra 289 FIA Continuation Edition series reproduces the characteristics of the race car driven by Dan Gurney in 1963 and 1964 (prices from € 159,000). The Shelby Cobra 427 S / C Continuation is based on a robust chassis built from 4-inch tubes and equipped with a 7-liter Ford V8 engine (prices from € 148,500). The Ford GT40 MKII Continuation is a perfect clone of the car that won at Le Mans in 1966. 90% of the parts are interchangeable with the vintage model! It is also the only vehicle officially authorized to use the GT40 name, as the chassis number testifies (prices from € 218,900).

Luxury car BRABUS-900-Cabrio

BRABUS will show a selection of customized Mercedes models. This German company is the largest specialist in the transformation of Mercedes vehicles and one of the leaders in the development and integration of innovative, functional business multi-media systems for vehicles. This manufacturer is well-known for its tailor-made luxury cars, combining outstanding performance with interior fittings of the highest quality (the models to be displayed will be announced shortly). Alongside its vehicles BRABUS will also be displaying its luxury 11-meter “hyper”-tender, the BRABUS Shadow 800, as part of the Tenders & Toys floating exhibition. Built in partnership with Axopar Boats the tender is distinguished by its use of the latest high-tech components and its thoroughbred exterior design in BRABUS’s distinctive signature color: black. For the first time on the international stage MYS visitors will be able to test the BRABUS Shadow 800 in the water.

http://www.monacoyachtshow.com/en/discover/car-deck.html

 

Schiller Water Bike racing in Monaco

Schiller Water Bike Races at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff

Following on from the epic Riviera Water Bike Challenge in June which saw 44 pro-athletes racing Schiller Water Bikes in Monaco, the San Fransisco based company has joined forces with the Extreme Sailing Series to host two days of water bikes races alongside the pro sailing championship.

Paula Radcliffe racing a Schiller Bike in Monaco

Paula Radcliffe

At the end of August the Extreme Sailing Series™, now in its 12th year, arrives in Cardiff Bay, UK and from 24th – 27th August an array of Olympians, world champions and America’s Cup superstars racing on identical hydrofoil catamarans called GC32 will battle it out to win the only UK leg of the ultimate stadium sailing race global championship.

Extreme Sailing Series race yachts lining up

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, the revolutionary Schiller Bikes will also take to the waters in Cardiff Bay. A series of water bike races will be held, with the winner riding away on their own Schiller Water Bike.

A mix of the superstar sailors, VIP guests and members of the public will compete in 20-minute relay races in a knockout tournament from 5-7pm. The winner with the fastest time over the two days will receive a Schiller bike to take home.

If you are interested in taking part in the Schiller Bike races, there are a few spaces left and you can can email martin.evans@ocsport.com to get involved.

Schiller Bike race with Sailing Yacht A in view

The Extreme Sailing Series™ began in 2007 as the original Stadium Racing sailing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore at a free-to-enter Race Village and allowing guests to feel part of the action. Some of the world’s top sailors take part, racing the hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses, covering the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

Team of Pro sailors on GC32 sailing yacht

Hailed as “the world’s most radically redesigned bicycle” the S1-C is constructed out of marine grade alloys and stainless steel, it has proprietary propulsion, a high gloss carbon fibre outdrive, integrated handle bar steering and rugged high-pressure, drop-stitch pontoons that allow for easy transport, assembly and breakdown. Cruising speed is 4-5 mph and the S1-C can achieve speeds of approximately 10 knots per hour (10 mph / 16Kph) depending on rider ability.

Schiller-bike on land with prop turned up

Come and meet the team, take the ride of your life on a Schiller Water Bike and watch some world-class extreme sailing in Cardiff!

www.schillerbikes.com

www.extremesailingseries.com/events/view/cardiff-uk-2018

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

ENHANCEMENTS PLANNED FOR 59TH ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW

As the guests arrive at the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), an array of changes to form and function will offer a fresh approach to enjoying the largest in-water boat show in the world and an even more successful sales environment for exhibitors.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show superyacht on display

One of the most noteworthy changes to the 2018 show, set to take place October 31 to November 4, is the redesign and repositioning of the main entrance several hundred yards to the north end of the Bahia Mar Hotel and Marina property, along Seabreeze Boulevard, just south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Marina. The brand new, professionally designed entrance will feature a plaza-like configuration, efficient security and a VIP and exhibitor gate. The previous main entrance will be used for exhibitor move-in, move-out and other show logistics, improving access for both show guests and exhibitors.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show superyacht visitors walking along the dock

“Informa is focused on evaluating the overall show experience and how FLIBS is perceived by people who arrive from many different places and spend time at the show each day,” said Informa U.S. Boat Shows General Manager Andrew Doole. “First impressions are crucial, which is why we are creating a professionally designed, dedicated show entrance with a thoughtful layout and other elements of convenience for guests and exhibitors.”

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show superyacht at dusk

Varied and easy to obtain food and drinks options are part of the plan, with emphasis on quality and convenience. A new culinary provider will offer fresh, farm-to-plate fruits and vegetables, sustainable seafood, and natural, organic meats through partnerships with purveyors of locally-sourced, organic and sustainable products.

“Wherever you are in the show, and whether you want to grab a cold drink, a snack or a gourmet meal, we want it to be easy and satisfying,” added Doole.

About The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is recognized as the largest in-water boat show in the world. FLIBS spans more than three million square-feet of exhibit space across seven waterfront locations that are connected by an intricate network of water and ground transportation services. The five-day show attracts approximately 110,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors representing 52 countries with more than 1,500 boats on display each November.

For more information, visit www.FLIBS.com.