The MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show in Montenegro is in it’s third and final year, but one thing is for sure: Porto Montenegro as a destination is about as stunning as you can get. From high-end boutiques to endless docking space and surprisingly tasty local wines; no expense has been spared in the development of this superyacht destination, and you can expect to see many of your favourite big-name superyachts making this their home in future years to come.
Take a quick look at what we got up to on Day 1.
We arrived early just as the sky was beginning to clear and the sun was coming out.
The show did not begin until 1400…so in the meantime we decided to check out the artwork on the docks…
The first yacht we visited was Sanlorenzo‘s REVE D’OR, managed by IYC yachts and exclusively for charter in the Adriatic.
Particularly impressive was the level of support IYC offer this boat in the region, with their own network of agents and yacht support offering a premium service across Montenegro and Croatia to cater for every guest’s most whimsical need…
What a day for a yacht show! Porto Montenegro was basking in beautiful sunshine, and the view from the sundeck was absolutely breathtaking.
And it turned out the captain had been on the same flight out as us, although he was quick to remind us we shouldn’t use our phones during take-off and landing!
Next up was classic Feadship BG, which underwent a substantial refit in 2015 at Derektor in Florida. Her Hamptons-style interior was both bright and luxurious.
Her captain and crew seemed to be huge fans of Porto Montenegro, and planned to stay for a few months…
Third on our list was Sailing yacht RIANA, a local girl whose owner has been a huge influence on the development of Montenegro as a superyacht destination, and also likes to play the banjo!
This boat is an incredible option for families looking to split a charter, as her layout is ‘symmetrical’ and offers equal accommodation options to all charterers onboard (…so no arguments over who gets the master!). RIANA is all about guest experiences, and her management team is busy crafting a full selection of unbelievable opportunities for charter guests for next season around the Mediterranean- including a picnic on a volcano…
This exceptional visit meant we were rather sidetracked, and unfortunately had to stay onboard for drinks.
The last yacht we visited was the giant floating toy-box, GOLDEN SHADOW: Available for charter as a support vessel.
Did you know that on one charter she was hired to carry 12 supercars for the guests on the mothership?!
All-in-all, a pretty good first day!
Many thanks to MYBA and Porto Montenegro for having us along to this amazing show. Stay tuned for day 2 folks!