Thank you to all who could visit us during the Cannes Yachting Festival!
The Cannes Yachting Festival has been a massive success for all who participated. Both visitors and exhibitors were in a festive mood.
In this post, we want to inform you about our experiences in Cannes and the market trends.
Our team from Yacht-Match Europe had many appointments with our consultancy clients. We accompanied them from yacht to yacht, explaining every model’s pros and cons and comparing them directly. Our unbiased service for this clientele is an added value for keeping an oversight of the yachts they have seen. Read about our consultancy services here.
The demand for catamarans is further growing. We spoke to numerous people new to the leisure marine market which see the advantages of catamarans. They appreciate the vast deck spaces, the saloon, and cockpit on one level, and the spacious cabins. We met remote workers seriously considering living onboard instead of in a house. Shipyards are tapping into this evolving trend by offering cats specific layouts, such as the Nautitech 44 open with her utility room My Smartroom.
The interest in monohulls with better sailing qualities is increasing too. In the past, one needed an entire team to handle performance yachts. Nowadays, the shipyards and their naval architect’s design deck layouts for short-handed crews, who still want to have fun while sailing. As a result, brands like Italia Yachts enjoy an upswing from buyers with sportive aspirations all around Europe.
From quantity to quality
At the higher end of the yachting spectrum, we had the opportunity to welcome several clients on semi-custom sailing yachts such as ICE Yachts. We organized two sea trials during the boat show evenings for those who know to value the quality of handcrafted high-tech products. And admittedly, sailing in all comfort, almost as fast as the windspeed against the Cannes backdrop, is addictive!
The Yacht-Match partner in the USVI will be exhibiting from October 14th till 18th at the Annapolis Sailing Boat Show. Drop us a message if you would like to meet Derek to discuss the worldwide charter management possibilities.
In November, we will organize sea trials with cruising catamarans from La Rochelle and sea trials in Italy with performance yachts. So let us know if you are interested in joining us. Click here to contact us now.