Pre-pandemic, the New Zealand marine industry anticipated that the upcoming America’s Cup would see more than 100 yachts visit the country. Now, however, the America’s Cup superyacht hopes are fading. Only a fraction of the original bookings remain in place, due to COVID-19 restrictions. That fraction, one marine official says, may only remain if the
Some traditions never change, despite time marching on. Such is the case with the Monaco Yacht Club. For years now, when a special floating visitor arrives, she receives a fire brigade salute. The rugged Ragnar became the latest to experience the watery welcome this weekend. Furthermore, she kicked off a weeklong focus on sustainability in
UPDATE, AUGUST 24, 2020: The Cannes Yachting Festival website updated yesterday to reflect the cancellation. In a press release posted yesterday, too, show organizers state that the prefect of Cannes based the exemption denial primarily on rising COVID-19 cases and fear of worsening cases. Furthermore, it states, the prefect had accepted the stronger health protocols
The world’s largest in-water boat show still intends to go on in October. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, a.k.a. FLIBS, is proceeding with AllSecure, a set of health and safety standards developed by its organizers with federal and local officials, among others. Set for October 28 to November 1, FLIBS spans seven locations.
La Datcha is among several megayachts that you can visit as part of an invitation-only VIP event at Amels. In a first for the shipyard, it’s hosting an intimate, boat-show-like showcase, the Amels and Damen Yachting Private View 2020. From September 17 to 19, about 10 megayachts spanning the traditional Amels offerings, the SeaXplorers, and
The 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, originally set for September 23 to 26, will have to wait. Similar to most large events globally, concerns about COVID-19 drove the decision by Informa, the exhibition company behind it. In a statement, Informa indicates it’s held “constant discussions with stakeholders and partners.” It wanted to gain