That time of year again when we welcome the world’s premium craft to Port Vauban in Antibes for the first major boat show of the local season.
The Antibes Yacht Show is traditionally the first major boat show of the year locally, providing the perfect opportunity for industry professionals to present their products and services in advance of the summer season.
Created in 2007 in response to demand for a Spring show in the region, the event is a first-class marketing platform and has proven hugely beneficial to those involved in all aspects of yachting. This year, shipyards will also be present at the show for the first time, presenting their latest models before the season starts.
Being the the only show to cater for yacht charter, there is the opportunity to secure the first charters of the new season as well as the chance to exhibit to numerous brokers and individuals looking to charter. They also have the chance to meet the crew onboard and discover in person the style of vacation and the type of experience that is available to them.
With the largest pleasure marina in Europe which is home to many superyachts, and boasting an exhibition space in excess of 15,000m2, the Antibes Yacht Show is the ideal venue for clients to find their dream yacht. The show offers unique facilities and has the largest capacity for superyachts in Europe.
There are numerous events planned for yachting professionals throughout the four days of the show, including an Exhibitors’ cocktail, the Captains’ Cocktail Dinner, the Crew BBQ, and plenty of seminars to keep all concerned up to date with latest industry developments.
Antibes, also being a yachting center of renown in Europe, attracts crew from all corners of the world who are looking for seasonal employment on a yacht. The Crew Lounge at the Antibes Yacht Show offers them the possibility to meet, renew old contacts, find jobs and meet professionals who can help and guide them in their research. There are also other lounges available for yacht captains, chefs and of course, a VIP lounge.
The Antibes Yacht Show runs from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday, 26th April, 2014 in the Port Vauban. Tickets for the event cost €15 and children under 15 get in for free. Opening hours 10am to 7pm each day (6pm Saturday).
Antibes Yacht Show (Head Office)
9, bis ave. St. Roch
Avenue de Verdun
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