Photography by MYBA
Organisers of the 2017 MYBA Charter Show, held for the first time in Barcelona, Spain, recently announced the event’s facts and figures.
56 superyachts participated in the first MYBA Show at OneOcean Port Vell, which translates into two very impressive totals: 2437.9 linear metres and 29,000 gross tonnes.
These boats comprised 554 crew members who by all accounts, worked very hard to ensure the success of the Show.
There were 500 brokers and charter managers in attendance, who inspectes and appraised the yachts on display, 107 exhibitors stands showcasing the finest ancillary services on the market, and 25 sponsors. The total number of attendees was put at 1,625.
The decision to move the event, one of the most important international shows in the yachting calendar, to Barcelona has understandably attracted a lot of attention to the 2017 edition of the show. Since its establishment 27 years ago, the MYBA Charter Show has been held in Italy, in Sanremo and Genoa, which hosted the event for the past 16 years.
Cook, General Manager of OneOcean Port Vell said: “It is a great honour for OneOcean Port Vell to be appointed as host of the prestigious MYBA Charter Show from 2017 and we would like to thank MYBA for their confidence in us. The easing of legislation on Spanish charters, which has had a positive impact on the demand for chartering and cruising in the region, ensures that OOPV and MYBA are optimally positioned to deliver the next evolution of this event in 2017 and beyond.”
The Show generated a lot of media, social and traditional, according to organisers. The #mybachartershow was being used extensively (on both Instagram and Facebook) thanks to visitors au fait with the power of social media posting, tagging and reposting!
The Superyacht Chefs’ Competition, sponsored by SuperYachtWorld and Sagittarius Spain, proved to be true challenge. Artistic tablescapes, inspired dishes and creative presentations have made the judging process a difficult one. In first place was ICON Dean Conbeer, followed by NERO, Lee Easdon and in third place, DOUBLE DOWN, Simon Phillips. Other results are available on the MYBA website.
The “Art in a Glass” competition drew an enthusiastic roster of entrants. The prize winning ceremony attracted a full house of crew, and the winners were: 1st place – Kate Barnett of MY Cheetah Moon, Runner up and Most Creative – Chris Snyder of SY Twilight and Best Guest Experience, Madhi Meister of MY Jaguar.