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

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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.

MYS2018 100 Days to Go

100 Days to the Monaco Yacht Show

On June 26th, 100 days before the 28th edition of the show, the Monaco Yacht Show launched it’s countdown with an exclusive cocktail reception at the Monaco heliport. One hundred guests including partners, exhibiting companies and private clients of the show were in attendance to discuss their participation in MYS2018, which promises to be a new and exceptional edition with the most outstanding superyachts on the planet exhibiting in Port Hercules.

Earlier in the evening Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of the MYS, held a press conference in which the show actions to attract future superyacht clients were presented.

Gaëlle Tallarida highlighted the projects reserved for private customers who will be visiting the show. The MYS VIP visit program and the public relations events hosted abroad to promote the show and the superyacht industry to a high-profile audience were included, as well as the Monaco Yacht Summit and the Sapphire Experience.

MYS2018 Monacair coacktail event

The 3rd edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit will be taking place on the eve of the show, 25th September. The event is attended by a delegation of pre-qualified participants interested in embarking on a yachting experience. The Summit includes mini-lectures and discussions with a panel of notable experts in the yachting industry, examining the questions future yacht buyers and charterers should be asking to ensure success in their ventures.

Developed by the Monaco Yacht Show this year, the Sapphire Experience is reserved exclusively for future superyacht charterers and owners to experience superyachting. With private visits of the show’s most magnificent superyachts, a VIP Monaco Bay boat visit, evening receptions of the show’s partners, lunch at the MYS official restaurant and the benefit of the VIP services during the show the Sapphire Experience promises to give a truly memorable first time superyachting experience.

MYS2018 & Monacair cocktail reception

The all new configuration for the 2018 floating exhibition, displaying 120 superyachts was also unveiled at the event. The superyachts on display this year average in length at 49 metres. Of these 120 yachts there will be around 40 new luxury yachts making their debut at the show. On the quays the exhibition areas will be dedicated to the yachting and luxury sectors, as well as thematic areas related to the superyacht lifestyle such as the Car Deck, Tenders & Toys and Starboard is back for it’s second time at the show. A brand new area will be introduced for MYS 2018, the Art Pavillion will be dedicated to the exhibition of sensational art works.

For more information about the show head to www.monacoyachtshow.com

 

schiller bikes riviera water bike challenge 2018

44 A-List Athletes compete in the Schiller Riviera Water Bike Challenge 2018

44 world champion athletes raced with the Prince and Princess of Monaco on Schiller Water Bikes around Port Hercule for the second annual Riviera Water Bike Challenge in Port Hercule, Monaco on Sunday.

The Riviera Water Bike Challenge included 44 world class athletes, Formula 1 drivers and HSH Prince Albert and HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco racing Schiller S1-C Water Bikes over a 20km relay course just outside Port Hercules, Monaco.

2018 Riviera Water Bike Challenge schiller bikes

Sailing Yacht A watching the Schiller Bike racers

22 teams entered the challenge with each team consisting of two elite sportsmen or sportswomen and three other team members. The racers were announced by event compere Eddie Jordan at the events charity gala which took place at the Yacht Club de Monaco and included:

David Coulthard (Formula 1 – Scotland)

Mika Hakkinen  (Formula 1 – Finland)

Ian Thorpe (Swimming – Australia)

Paula Radcliffe (Running – United Kingdom)

Felipe Massa (Formula 1 – Brasil)

Ulisses Jr (Bodybuilding – USA)

Valtteri Botas (Formula 1 – Finland)

Dan Luger (Rugby – England)

Thor Hushovd (Cycling – Norway)

Percy Mongomery (Rugby – South Africa)

The proceeds of the race go to the Princess Charlene Foundation to help teach children to swim, which is an important cause for the Princess who was an Olympic champion swimmer before she married HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.

The Yacht Club de Monaco played host to the A-list teams on Saturday for practice sessions and race prep and then saw the start of the race at 10am on Sunday.

Motor Yacht Lionheart watched over the event with spectators on every deck keeping a close eye on the leading racers. After a close relay, Princess Charlene’s team ‘Serenity’ were crowned champions.  Her teammates Mark Webber, Christophe Dominici, Terence Parkin and David Tanner were thrilled to be part of the race and proudly stood with the Princess during the awards ceremony held back at the yacht club.

Paula Radcliffe on a Schiller Bike racing in Monaco

Paula Radcliffe on a Schiller Bike racing in Monaco

The Schiller S1-C Water Bike is an extraordinary machine. Think premium bike meets ultra portable catamaran. Hailed as ‘the world’s most radically redesigned bicycle’ each bike is constructed out of marine grade alloys and stainless steel and can be assembled in less than 10 minutes. It has a compact footprint that will easily fit in storage holds, and is light enough to be carried by hand if needed.

www.schillerbikes.com

 

Tunisia view sea mountains

Exploring Tunisia as a Superyacht Destination

Superyachts have been flocking back to the wonderfully exotic Tunisia after the over-cautious travel ban was lifted last year. We were very privileged to be invited for a tour by the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism and are happy to share the beauty of this northern African, French/British speaking country which is a mere 90 minute sail from Sardinia.

view over Sidi Bou said, Tunisia

Tunisia is blessed with several superyacht marinas, including Port Yasmine near Hammamet, Bizerte and Port Marina de Gammarth. They have been a popular destination, welcoming the Mediterrranean superyacht community for many years due to excellent quality duty free fuel, customs and immigration departments who make any paperwork as easy as possible, and as a provisioning stop to take advantage of Tunisia’s world class fresh local produce.

As well as the advantages of being a non-EU country so close to the Mediterranean, Tunisia is a hub of history and culture and makes a fantastic destination for owners and charter guests keen to explore outside the usual yacht spots. French is Tunisia’s second language and all residents are taught French from a very early age, as well as English in more recent years so there won’t be a language barrier with anyone you meet.

Street in Tunisia

Tunisia has a rich cultural heritage having been settled in by the Moors and the Romans. Carthage and its world famous ruins are breathtaking and only 30 minutes or so from popular Hammammet in the north. Hammammet also has fantastic shopping in both traditional souks and new, very modern shopping malls with lots of brands names you know and love.

view of ruins at carthage, Tunisia

The Bardo museum houses rich displays of Tunisian history within the walls of Husseinite palace, as well as an additional contemporary building added on to increase exhibition space. As well as Roman sarcophaguses, Punic jewels and precious cargo from a Roman ship wreck, the museum is home to the largest collection of mosaics in the world. These mosaics are astounding and must be seen in person to fully appreciate the sheer magnitude of work that went into these masterpieces.

Bardo Museum Mosaic

Sidi Bou Said is also very much worthy of a visit. This is the picture perfect, idyllic village you‘ll see in many depictions of Tunisia. Built on a hill over looking a lovely small leisure marina with stunning mountain ranges in view across the bay, this is the place to experience the Tunisian picture you probably have in your mind. Full of boutique restaurants you will be spoiled for choice and we definitely recommend visiting Café Sidi Chebaane for the best views, a great mint tea, and pastries to die for.

Beautiful top view of seaside and cafe terrace in Sidi Bou Said. Tunisia, North Africa

Moving south we start to find places made famous in some very recognizable TV and films. Monty Python’s Life of Brian was filmed in Monastir, in and around a Ribat (castle) that was also a monastery at one point. Whether you are a fan or not, we highly recommend a visit to this beautiful place.

Slightly further south, you will find El Djem and its huge and very well maintained amphitheatre. Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 the amphitheatre continues to be a cultural centre with theatre, opera and a range of classical and modern music performed there. The Romans seem to know a lot about building practical and beautiful structures and the ambiance and sound quality in this epic architecture are exquisite.

the Roman Amphitheatre of El Jem Tunisia

A little further south again and its back to film sets from one of the most famous films of all time. Located at a place called Tozeur  you will find the film set for parts of the very first, original Star Wars: A New Hope, and the fictional Tatooine is also named after the real life city Tataouine in Tunisia. Tataouine also appeared in The X-Files – in the end of the The X-Files movie as Foum Tataouine, making this a double movie buff destination!

Town featured in Starwars in the Sahara Desert, Tunisia

While you are in the southern part of the country, at the start of the Sahara desert, you can experience all sorts of desert activities. Night camping, camel riding trips and 4×4 motor cross days are very popular and usually come with a team of local residents who will cook you traditional Tunisian cuisine in stone earth ovens, or you can bring your own provisions if you prefer.

Camel caravan going through the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert, Morocco.

The sublime team at Yacht Services Tunisia are the best superyacht contacts you could have in this area. Founders Kim and Duncan sailed into Tunisia 12 years ago and never left. They know every corner of Tunisian life and can take care of everything you could possible need during your visit. They also have great taste in wine and food so be sure to take advantage of their recommendations.

YS Tunisia have offices in Port Yasmine, Bizerte and Marina Gammarth, have excellent relationships with customs and immigration and can deal with all the paperwork before you even arrive. Then they can arrange for bunkering, provisioning and organise the most fantastic trips to some of Tunisia’s famous places.

Rows of colourful spices piled high in the Tunisian Souk

We particularly like the YS Tunisia ‘Follow Me’ program for yachts that wish to experience everything Tunisia has to offer. They meet you in the northern tip of Tunisia usually in Bizerte, and then follow your yacht along the coast line meeting up with you along the way to take you and your guests on cultural trips, picturesque viewpoints, shopping in the souks, and out to experience the delectable Tunisian foods at the very best restaurants. The same team follows you for the entire trip and is on call to help with anything you might need at a moments notice.

We can’t finish without mentioning the taste sensations on offer. Tunisia doesn’t import very much food at all and are almost self-sufficient. Most foods, herbs and spices are freshly and organically grown in their rich soils. They have excellent, I mean really excellent olive oil and their beef, lamb and chicken is also free range and chemical free. Tunisia is named after the Tuna run and the Med’s finest tuna skirt the coast and end up on the plates of locals and visitors alike.

Le Pirate Restaurant Sidi Bou Said Marina

We love that almost every coastal restaurant has its own little fishing team. Rather than commercial fishermen bringing in the catch of the day, each restaurant goes out in a little boat sand catches the fish they will need. The seas are clean and well stocked throughout Tunisia, and we enjoyed some of the finest fresh fish we have ever tasted. Yacht chefs regularly come and stock up their freezers with meat and fish and save an absolute fortune whilst buying some of the best produce in the world.

We hope you add Tunisia back into your travel itinerates for 2018 and for anything you need at all, we recommend you contact Kim and Duncan at Yacht Services Tunisia by emailing info@ys-tunisia.com, calling +216 98364875 or visiting their website ys-tunisia.com.

FunAir Yacht Slide

Yacht Slide delivered in time to save a Superyacht Charter

The FunAir Hanger Yacht Slide is part of the in stock, QuickShip range at FunAir and fits all mid range superyachts with a rail to water height of four to six metres. It’s the lightest, fastest and easiest yacht slide to deploy for charter guests. Purposely engineered to provide maximum fun on the yacht, while taking minimal storage space and effort to deploy for crew.

Having saved many charters over the last three seasons, this FunAir Yacht Slide can be shipped globally within 24 hours. This means if you are a charter broker with a potential client who specifically asks for a slide, and the charter booking depends on it, only FunAir can ensure their dreams are delivered in plenty of time.

If you are a yacht owner, Captain or senior crew-member who needs a slide in a hurry to inflate the fun, then FunAir has the Hanger Yacht Slide in stock, in multiple locations globally to get you what you need, faster than ever before.

Special Features
Set up time is just 30 minutes.

You’ll find non-slip material on the steps for worry free fun.

The slide is made from ultra-slick, commercial grade vinyl with FR and UV ratings giving guests smoother sliding and even more fun.

There is no need for a cover sheet, which reduces weight and pack down size, and removes those sneaky, hidden areas that can trap water and risk mould on other products.

Rapidflate™ is FunAir’s patented system that Inflates and deflates FunAir slides six times faster than traditional methods.

316 stainless steel crane straps and reinforced crew lifting handles make sure handling is super easy, and there is minimal risk of rips or tears.

Integrated water distribution with a simple hose connection provides continuous water flow for the fastest sliding.

Every FunAir inflatable comes with a three year limited warranty.

Dimensions
Slide: 4M – 6.5M
Packed: 110cm x 90cm x 80cm, 158kg.

Accessories:
Rapidflate™ Pump
Blower
Storage Wrap
Repair Kit
Unbeatable customer service.

To find out more about custom Yacht Slides visit www.funair.com/products/yacht-slides

The Superyacht Show advert with a lady sat on a yacht looking out to sea

The Superyacht Show

Barcelona and One Ocean Port Vell continue to be in the superyacht limelight with the recent announcement of The Superyacht Show hosted by the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) to follow straight on from the MYBA Charter Show (23 – 26 April 2018), and the Palma Superyacht Show (27 April – 1 May 2018).

The Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) has revealed plans for an exciting new superyacht show with a fresh, unique and appealing format. THE SUPERYACHT SHOW will take place from 2-5 May 2018 in OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona. It will offer buyers and charterers, as well as their brokers and representatives, the opportunity to step on board some of the finest superyachts in the world, in an exclusive and private setting. Complementing the on-water display will be a hand-picked selection of some of the world’s premier luxury products and lifestyle brands.

Traditionally, boat shows have a strong business-to-business element whereby industry professionals come together to trade specialist products and services. These are essential elements for builders and operators, but they’re not conducive to creating a truly “luxury experience” for yacht buyers. THE SUPERYACHT SHOW will be a client-centric showcase that delivers the optimum buyer experience by attracting the highest quality superyachts and yachting companies, the most prestigious sponsors, global luxury brands, and the most discerning visitors. The quayside experience for the ultra-high net worth clients and their representatives is specifically designed to be relaxed, elegant and enjoyable.

Jonathan Beckett, President of LYBRA comments: “Our long-term plans are ambitious but also realistic. The idea of a client-focused show was put forward several years ago and we’ve been working on the details for quite some time. We have a great team in place and while our expectations for the first year are modest, I’m confident we’re laying a very solid foundation for the future. 2018 will see the participation of all our member companies and in 2019 we aim to incorporate a number of top quality shipyards and other exhibitors. Everyone is welcome to visit the show since our ultimate aim is to benefit the clients, brokers and the industry as a whole.”

Eric Blair, Secretary General of LYBRA adds: “The collective fleet of superyachts that LYBRA members represent for sale and charter is hugely significant. Our members are acutely aware of their responsibility to exhibit their client’s vessels at a time and place that is most likely to produce serious enquiries from qualified buyers. Over time, we therefore plan to develop the show into the definitive, pre-summer buying opportunity in the Mediterranean. The LYBRA members have both the ability and desire to bring together a world-class display. Our members’ long-term vision is not simply to create another superyacht show; their vision is to create THE SUPERYACHT SHOW.

The inaugural event will be held in the private marina of OneOcean Port Vell in the heart of Barcelona. Ignacio Erroz, General Manager of OneOcean Port Vell observes: “The luxury world is changing. Affluent clients are now increasingly driven by lifestyle experiences, creativity and individuality. They seek experiences that are inspiring and interesting. OneOcean Port Vell and our beautiful, vibrant city of Barcelona can offer an abundance of incredible things to see and do. We’re delighted to welcome THE SUPERYACHT SHOW and to host a world-class fleet that adds yet another attraction to the myriad wonders of our city.”

A strictly limited number of exhibitors and sponsors are being invited to participate in 2018. If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please visit: www.thesuperyachtshow.com