AYSS superyacht agents were out in force at the MYBA Charter Show at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona last week providing invaluable, first-hand guidance to captains and charter brokers for the 2017 Med Charter Season. Superyacht Agents have supported the MYBA Charter Show for many years, as the event offers a key opportunity to meet with the industry and provide brokers with expert local guidance on the best cruising itineraries, bespoke excursions, provisioning and dockage options at their disposal for the upcoming season.
Fiona Maureso, MYBA President, commented “We are delighted with the strong support that agents, from all over the globe, expressed for the 2017 MYBA Charter Show. We would like to thank our loyal and long term friends who were there, as well as all the new entries who joined us. They are vital to a successful charter and we look forward to welcoming them back next year.”
AYSS agents also took a leading role in sponsoring the various aspects of the event. We spoke to Stefano Tositti, CEO of BWA Yachting about their role as official show sponsor.
“This was a record breaking show in terms of the number of exhibitors, and BWA Yachting could not have been more proud to be the official show sponsors. OneOcean Port Vell and MYBA really delivered something outstanding, and we are very proud to have played a part of it. Many exhibitors have said it was the best yacht show they have attended in the past years.”
Pierre Balzan, the Director of the Melita Marine Group in Malta told us, “We have been supporting the MYBA show for the past 24 years as an exhibitor. The show has always been good for us and we will continue to be present at the show for years to come.”
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Dr. Alessandro Sartore, Owner of All Services in Italy commented, “OneOcean Port Vell and her facilities look to be ideal for holding this important annual event. I really appreciated the capacious space dedicated to the vessels, the cleanliness of the whole area, the superb security and the whole team that assisted us.”
“We can’t congratulate MYBA enough for putting on such an incredible show in the beautiful city of Barcelona. The Show offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet not only with captains and crew, but also charter brokers from all over the world,” Francesco Luise, Managing Partner of the Luise Group commented. The Luise Group were also one of the proud Prize Giving Sponsors of the MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition, in its fifth year recognizing the culinary expertise of superyacht chefs.
Catalano Shipping Services based in France shared some breaking news with us and we also passed by to see S&D Yachts Tunisia and Versilia Supply Service – Italy whose stands were busy throughout the week.
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And we also caught up with our friends at Estela Shipping Palma who were rushing to get back to the Palma Superyacht Show right after Barcelona! To check out what a day in the life of their busy agency is like you can read this excellent post on the AYSS Blog…
We’re looking forward to the 30th edition of the MYBA Show next year!