Posted: 6th March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline
After 5 editions and great success, the Greek Yachting Association has decided to extend MEDYS, the most important charter show in the Eastern Mediterranean, to five days. Once again, the Mediterranean Yacht Show will be held in Nafplion a charming, historic city with views over the Argolic Gulf. The dates for the upcoming annual celebration of yachting tourism in Greece have been confirmed and they are 04 - 08 May, 2019.
The unprecedented success of the 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show, in which 107 of the finest crewed yachts available for charter were visited by more than 400 yachting professionals from all corners of the globe, proclaimed it the largest event of its kind in the Eastern Mediterranean. The GYA expects 120 yachts will participate in 2019 and attending brokers & charter managers will need a little more time to view and appraise the yachts that are of interest to them.
President of the Greek Yachting Association, Michael Skoulikidis, says:
"[In 2018] a record number of luxury boats filled the port, attracting the interest of major global players who expressed their satisfaction with the overall organisation. What does 2019 hold in store for attendees? This year promises to be exceptional in all aspects, with a larger number of yachts registering, a scintillating social agenda and the Chef's Competition raising the bar even higher.
"The Mediterranean Yacht Show is undoubtedly the most important date on the Greek yachting calendar and has been instrumental in establishing Greece as one of the top charter destinations in the world. With its plethora of islands, beautiful landscapes, safe waters, calm cruising conditions and fabulous weather, Greece truly is a yachting paradise. Together with the CAs, we are proud of our contribution to the positive development of our country in the sector of luxury yachting.
"It comes as no surprise that Nafplion itself contributes greatly to the success of the Show. Due to its proximity to Athens and its historical significance, this picturesque port town has proven to be the ideal backdrop for showcasing the superb collection of charter yachts available in Greece. It is also clear, from the feedback received from international brokers visiting last year's show, that the MEDYS is now viewed as the ultimate yachting event in the region. In fact, in terms of the number of participating yachts and popularity, it surpasses similar events that are held in the Western Mediterranean and the Western Hemisphere."
*Photo credit: MEDYS