The 29th MYBA Charter Show
For the first time in its 29-year history, the MYBA Charter Show is moving from its historic home in Italy to the impossibly vibrant Catalonian capital, Barcelona. Here the show will remain for the next three years, offering an opportunity to view the latest vessels on the charter market and providing an excellent starting point for luxury yacht charters in the Mediterranean.
One Ocean Port Vell
Barcelona’s revamped 148-berth One Ocean Port Vell – originally constructed for the 1992 Olympics – will host this trade-only show from April 24th–27th. This idyllic and centrally located port allows for visitors to marvel at both the intricate architecture of the surrounding Gothic Quarter and the superb naval architecture of the yachts on show. The show also enables charter brokers to gain practical knowledge of each yacht prior to the start of the summer season; they can step aboard each vessel and meet with crews to gain an even better understanding of the features that make each yacht the perfect charter option.
The Event’s Attractions
Alongside the spectacles of the yachts themselves, additional entertainment will be provided at the MYBA Charter Show 2017, including the annual Superyacht Chef Competition and the incredibly popular Yacht Hop Nights – the latter of which enables brokers to accurately relay to their clients what a vessel is like. Moreover, a Captains’ cocktail event will enable Captains to network and gain destination inspiration for the upcoming season.
One such yacht that will be on show is the 50.00m Feadship M/Y HANIKON, which is recognised as being one of the quietest Feadships on the yacht charter market. Built in 2004 and having undergone a full refit in 2011, M/Y HANIKON accommodates up to 12 guests in six sumptuous staterooms. Her subtly opulent interior having been designed by HB Design and incorporate a full-beam upper salon – the ideal space in which to relax with loved ones. For ultimate relaxation, however, guests can take advantage of the massage room, which can also be converted into a double stateroom. Important for maintaining popularity in this competitive industry, M/Y HANIKON also boasts the latest water toys, as well as enviable exterior deck space. She is available for charter in the Mediterranean during the summer and the Caribbean/Bahamas in the winter, from EUR 225,000/week.
Built by Viudes Yachts in 2013, the 44.80m M/Y PRIDE will also be on display in One Ocean Port Vell in April. With impressively opulent interiors, designed by Viudes Yachts, M/Y PRIDE accommodates up to 12 guests in six stunning staterooms, including a full-beam master suite that enjoys two balconies and a private lounge – a rare layout for a vessel of her size. The spacious superyacht benefits from a large swim platform, which enables easy access to the sea. The vast sun deck offers space for a barbeque and a bar, as well as various seating areas for unwinding under the sun. M/Y PRIDE is available to charter from EUR 160,000/week; her full Croatian crew makes her ideal for a yacht charter in the Adriatic.
The Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association
The MYBA Charter Show is an exceedingly important event for the continuing work of MYBA. It helps to maintain the high professional and ethical standards of this constantly evolving industry, providing an important and effective framework in which industry professionals operate. The MYBA Members’ Open Forum will allow attending MYBA Member Brokers to discuss the evolution of the organisation and the industry as a whole.
Hakinon photographed by Quinn Bisset
Pride photographed by Jeff Brown