Photography by OnDeck Media
09 November 2023
Organisers of the Olympic Yacht Show have confirmed the event welcomed more than 15,000 visitors for its third edition this year, which ran from 19-22 October 2023 in Athens.
Attendees came to Greece’s largest in-water show to examine 120 new boats on display in the show’s floating section, including several national and European premieres. Managers of 100 brands and manufacturers were also in attendance.
“The upward trend in attendance and exhibitor participation at the third Olympic Yacht Show is a token of the avid interest of the Greek market in high-quality sea tourism and proves that our country can boast top professionals in the yachting sector,” says Giorgos Riginos, CEO of event sponsors Riginos SA.
“We believe that the Olympic Yacht Show is a pivotal organisation since it gives us the opportunity to show our boats in their natural environment, the sea.”
Kostas Koronakis, CEO of rope manufacturer D. Koronakis S.A. adds: “The direct interaction with our clients helped us get valuable feedback, and we are now ready to further improve our products for next year. The Olympic Yacht Show was even better than the first two years. I need to focus on the floating section of the exhibition, which, to our satisfaction, has grown even bigger.”
Managers at hosts Olympic Marine in Lavrio are turning their eyes to 2024, with many saying that they are ready for an even better show next year. “Olympic Marine’s efforts to improve our services are ongoing and unremitting. We invest in new people and we constantly try to raise the bar,” says Vassilis Priftis, CEO of Olympic Marine.
Nikos Zarifis, managing director of Thrace Labea, adds: “The Olympic Yacht Show has become an institution, a prospect we already predicted the first year it was held.
“This year, we brought to the show all of the new Saxdor models and visitors had the opportunity to see for the first time in Greece the new 400 that premiered in Monaco. We are very pleased with the attendance and promise to be back in 2024.”
Dimitris Deligiannis, managing partner of Atalanta Marine, also notes: “Atalanta Marine was the first company to support the Olympic Yacht Show. It is the only show able to support the boats we represent. For yet another year, we have received great feedback from the public, much to our satisfaction.”