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News: 2011 Antibes Yacht Show

April 17, 2011 by john
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Amongst the 150 yachts and the 180 exhibitors at the 2011 Antibes Yacht Show the visitors were happy with the variety that was displayed at the show.

Yacht charters were booked and smaller yachts (20 meters) were sold. The larger yachts remain Antibes’ forte, as several superyachts (from 37-43m yachts) received offers and several brokers informed us they had very interesting contacts.

The 2011 Antibes Yacht Show exhibition seemed bigger with the 2 new marquees replacing the previous small tents villages. The growing visitors (13 000 this year) were pleased with the new structures which gave shade and coolness in the hot spring sun that shone for the 4 days.

It also allowed the organisers to regroup all of the equipment and interior decoration exhibitors in a new ‘refit area’.

The new ‘Crew Lounge’ sponsored by Bluewater Yachting was the most ‘fun and creative corner of the show’; a little haven for all crew visiting the show who enjoyed many activities from an intense chef competition to a very entertaining kayak race.

The ‘Happy Hours’ and the live band in the evening raised the level to an enthusiastic party.

Just above, the BastionSt Jaume, the Captains’ Lounge, was just as crowded. As the Captains got pampered they discovered the progress of the Montenegro Marina on their very impressive model and were also informed on pension plan with DeVere Group.

Riviera Yacht Support who organises the charity golf every year, chose not to give to the usual school (Montessory), but decided to contribute to the Red Cross Japenese Tsunami’s victims fund instead. Their noble gesture will increase the funds of some six hundred euros.

This year, the inauguration presided as usual by the M. Leonetti, Mayor of Antibes, honoured M. Camille Rayon (Antibes Yacht Show’s honorary president from 2007). At the eve of revealing the model presenting the extension of the IYCA, the officials decided to rename “Le Quai des Milliardaires” to “Quai Camille Rayon.” A justified gesture as M. Rayon is the creator of the IYCA.

Antibes Yacht Show is also keeping up with today’s technology. Visitors could access the Wi-Fi for a few hours daily at no cost, thanks to the Show’s internet partner GMC/Seas. For the first time the exhibitors had a Wi-Fi connection that really worked.

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