When the global superyacht industry meets at the Monaco Yacht Show from 27 to 30 September, Deutsche Yachten will be there with a joint stand. Other members of the group will be exhibiting separately.
From 27 to 30 September, the Principality of Monaco will once again become the hub of the global superyacht scene. Around 500 exhibitors from all over the world will set up their stands around the Port Hercules, and more than 100 superyachts of all lengths and equipment will be docked. The aim of the four-day Monaco Yacht Show is to present itself in the best possible way to the expected 30,000 visitors, who, as experience shows, include many owners and those who would like to become owners.
The Deutsche Yachten working group will be represented with a joint stand at the world’s most important superyacht fair. The approximately 60 companies will once again have their “show home” at stand number AL6 in the air-conditioned tent on Quai Albert 1er. A total of thirteen German Yachts members have booked separate stands: Tilse Yacht Glazing (AL39), SKF Marine (DS35), Ocean Independence (JS17), Furuno (DS47), Fuchs (DS35), Meyer Yachts (JL5), Octoport (PP37), Drettmann (J03), Oldenburger Interior (AL9), Pantaenius (QH13), Yachtglass (DS52), Wolz Nautic (AL18) and Alexseal (AL12).
The only “group-internal” yachts in the marina are from Ocean Independence with the freshly delivered and 45-metre-long “Milele” and the almost 40-metre-long “Plan A” as well as from Drettmann with the Majesty 100 “Nixtun”.
By the way, those who want to visit the Monaco Yacht Show this year will have to invest another 20 percent more than last year. A one-day ticket costs 600 euros, but it is relatively cheaper for a visit on several days (1020 and 1620 euros). The first day of the fair is reserved for visitors who have received an invitation to the show and those who have a so-called Sapphire Experience ticket. According to the fair management, the aim is to create a more relaxed atmosphere when visiting the yachts and to present the exhibitors with a hand-picked clientele.
Claus-Ehlert Meyer, Managing Director of the German Boat and Shipbuilders’ Association and thus also of its Deutsche Yachten group, is nevertheless looking forward to the show: “The fair is an extremely important event for our members and the theme ‘Made in Germany’ is still very much in demand in the industry. It’s not for nothing that our members’ products can be found on the largest yachts in the world.”
Incidentally, the traditional Deutsche Yachten reception at the show will be postponed by one day this year. On Thursday evening, the group will invite shipyards, suppliers, owner representatives, designers and captains to a get-together (which is always well attended). Meyer: “With this we are taking into account the new admission policy of the trade fair company. We want to invite as many interesting guests as possible to our event.”