Boat shows have grown and improved from year to year. So we have compiled a list of the 7 biggest yachting events around the world in 2022.
Whether you’re a yacht builder, owner or just a boating enthusiast, below you’ll find a boating event to suit your interests.
MEDYS (Mediterranean Boat Show)
Where: Nafplion, Greece
When: April 30 to May 4, 2022
The Greeks have always had a love of the sea and of all kinds of navigation. So what better country to host an international yachting event? And the Mediterranean Yacht Show is one of the highlights of the 2022 maritime calendar.
The Mediterranean Yacht Show this year will present another fleet of yachts available for yacht charter in Greece to the port of Nafplion. After two years of cancellations, Nafplio will host this maritime industry-focused event aimed at yacht brokers and industry professionals.
MEDYS is organized by the Greek Yachting Association and offers yacht brokers the opportunity to obtain first-hand information on yachts based in the Eastern Mediterranean. Yacht excursions will be offered daily, with the opportunity to meet the captains and crew.
A variety of exciting exhibits line the harbor promenades, showcasing sea-related products and services. For even more fun, yacht chefs will compete in the Chefs Competition.
If you feel like swimming yourself, treat yourself a yacht charter in Greece and enjoy the Mediterranean sun. A yacht charter is an ideal way to comfortably explore the beauty of the Greek islands. Prices start at around $75/day for 5 people on board but are higher during high season.
Although Greece is often associated with tourism, this Mediterranean country has been a maritime nation since ancient times. In fact, they weathered the storm of the 2019 pandemic by exploring fishing-tourismas a way to continue to encourage tourism in the region during these difficult times.
2022 World Superyacht Awards
Where: London, UK
When: May 20 – 21, 2022
In recognition of the best superyachts to set sail over the past year, the 17th Annual World Superyacht Awards returns to London. Here, in association with AKYACHT, superyacht owners, as well as yacht builders and designers, will celebrate at a gala ceremony.
To honor the craftsmanship and design of these impressive floating structures, 15 Neptune trophies will be awarded. And unlike other yacht awards shows, the judging panel is made up of current and former superyacht owners who know exactly what to look for.
London, of course, is a fascinating city to visit. You will find something to entertain you here. Some of the main attractions are the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, the National Gallery and the British Museum. Everything is worth a visit.
But the next time you find yourself in London, why not experience a whole new kind of sporting thrill? Can you imagine yourself as a Formula 1 driver?
You can experience this adrenaline rush in complete safety, thanks to Kindred Concept F1 Simulation Racing. They have installations all over the world and their London is scheduled for Q4 2022.
Singapore Yacht Show
Where: ONE15 Marina Club, Singapore, Singapore
When: to be determined
This jewel in the Asian maritime crown is a yacht show with a difference, the Singapore Yacht Show offers exhibitors the opportunity to meet potential clients and industry professionals from across the Asia-Pacific region.
Since its inception in 2011, the Singapore Yacht Show has established itself as Asia’s leading yacht and show venue. It has the full support of the Singapore Tourism Board and has become one of the highlights of the international yachting industry.
Discover some of the world’s most magnificent superyachts and luxury lifestyle products at this exclusive event. This four-day celebration promises plenty of interactive demonstrations, lavish dinners and glamorous parties to make this an unforgettable yacht show.
During your stay in Singapore, you will be spoiled for choice with all the wonderful attractions. But for a truly mesmerizing experience, a day trip to the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay wouldn’t be amiss. They are open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily and admission starts at $8.00.
You will find the Gardens by the Bay at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore. Located near the waterfront, this natural park is made up of three distinctive beautiful gardens.
Sydney International Boat Show
Where: Sydney, Australia
When: July 28 to August 1, 2022
The Boating Industry Association, in association with Mulpha Events, will host the 53rd edition of the Sydney International Boat Show at Darling Harbor in Sydney.
Since its inception in 1968, the Sydney International Boat Show has grown and now has the highest number of boat show visitors in Australia.
It is located in Darling Harbor and occupies 6 exhibition halls. A purpose-built extension to the existing marina at Cockle Bay was incorporated into the event. You can reach the exhibition halls a two-minute walk from the marina.
The Sydney International Boat Show is one of the most prestigious boating events on the calendar, not to be missed. With over 240 exhibitors, 900 boats and non-stop top-notch entertainment, you won’t want the show to end.
Of course, no sightseeing trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the Sydney Opera House. The highly anticipated production of The Phantom of the Opera will begin at Sydney opera in August 2022.
Monaco Yacht Show
Where: Port Hercule, Monte Carlo, Monaco
When: September 28 to October 1, 2022
Renowned for presenting the most prestigious superyachts on the market, the Monaco Yacht Show is the premium boat show offering yachts for sale in the Mediterranean. This premier annual event was founded in 1991 and today attracts up to 30,000 people, 87% of whom are international visitors.
A third of the yachts on display at each annual Monaco Yacht Show include the latest cutting-edge models making their debut. The show also includes an inaugural gala to welcome 350 new members to the yachting elite.
Six hundred major companies in the sector are on display at this event, with 125 luxury superyachts on display. Discover the latest high-tech products and services at this four-day show.
More than 80 events are offered in The best luxury hotels in Monte Carlo, on board yachts. For the first time, the new Yacht Club building will also host exhibitions.
Monaco may be most famous for Formula 1 races and celebrity vacations, but there’s plenty to see and do here. So if you are visiting Monaco with the kids, take them to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Monaco Aquarium. It’s a fantastic experience for the whole family.
Abu Dhabi International Boat Show
Where: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center – Abu Dhabi, UAE
When: October 12 to 15, 2022
This unique boat show is aimed at all professionals in the nautical industry, but also offers the whole family the opportunity to discover and experience various water sports. Open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily, organizers expect to see an attendance of over 500 visitors and possibly as many as 20,000.
This premier nautical event, organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company with the support of government agencies, promotes brands to government buyers and yachting enthusiasts.
Looking for more sporting fun during your visit to Abu Dhabi? It will also host two NBA preseason games in October 2022. These will be the first ever preseason games in the Gulf region.
There will be exciting and interactive fan events featuring current and former NBA players, as well as several health and wellness events.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Where: Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
When: October 26-30, 2022
The Fort Lauderdale area has over 300 miles of waterways, so it’s no wonder it’s become a boating paradise. And later this year it really comes to life with Fort Lauderdale International Boat Showwhere exhibits range from yacht building and design to exotic cars.
More international and US yacht launches take place at this five-day event than at any other boat show in the United States. Countless seagoing vessels will be exhibited. Cabin cruisers, express cruisers, sailing yachts, catamarans, power boats, ski boats, jet boats, superyachts and everything in between will be on display.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a charming little seaside town on the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale. It has a beautiful beach and is also one of the most active sea turtle nesting sites in the world. Another advantage is that the beautiful coral reef is only 300 feet from shore.
It is one of the few coral reefs in the world that you can access directly from a beach. So don’t miss this opportunity. Book a snorkeling trip to get to the reef and you might be lucky enough to spot a sea turtle or two on your way.
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