By Sylvie Peron
The 30th anniversary of Monaco Yacht Show is confirmed for September 2021.
The organizer, Informa Markets, has been in constant discussions over recent weeks with stakeholders and partners within the international Super Yacht Industry to better understand the challenges facing yacht owners, shipyards, brokers and other key participants in the face of the disruption due to COVID-19
This has included working closely with all partners involved with the Monaco Yacht Show, and particularly the Principality of Monaco, to determine if a low-density, not-for-profit, support event in Monaco this year would have been both practical and beneficial to the market.
With much of the Super Yacht fleet currently located in the US and Caribbean and the normal calendar of activity severely disrupted, it has been agreed that it is in the industry’s best interests to postpone the delivery of a top quality, prestige experience 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show next year, in September 2021, rather than September 2020.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show however, is scheduled to take place in late October, (Oct 28- November 1) with more than 900 boats anticipated to be on show, including 100 Super Yachts.
Moving forward as planned, with the health and safety of staff, exhibitors and visitors alike, the industry-wide AllSecure standards created and implemented by Informa in coordination with association partners will be strictly followed.
“Like many other industries, the international super yachting community has experienced significant disruption in 2020,” said Charlie McCurdy, Chief Executive Informa Markets. “As we move to the other side of COVID-19, we are remaining agile in how we are supporting our partners and customers, flexing our events calendar, adapting products and providing digital alternatives where beneficial to best meet the needs of international communities through this difficult period. To this end, we are focusing our efforts in the latter part of the year on delivering a strong platform to showcase the industry at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October, with the Monaco Yacht Show now set to return in style in September 2021, when it will celebrate its 30thAnniversary.”