After five wonderful years in Barcelona, and much deliberation, the MYBA Board has decided that the time has come for the show to move, with the 34th edition of the event to be held at Marina Molo Vecchio in Genoa.
‘We are working closely with both Marina Port Vell and Marina Molo Vecchio in order to facilitate an orderly transition process for all involved and one that will create minimal disruption,” explained a member of the board. “We would like to clarify that this move is of a temporary nature, with a one year agreement in place, until firm and final decisions for the future of the Show can be made. The dates of the 2024 show will be announced in the near future.”
They added: “The Marina Port Vell team truly embraced the show and we would like to thank them for their professionalism and support of our business and vision. We will not forget our time in Barcelona, a vibrant and enchanting city studded with architectural gems and a foodie's heaven, and we will certainly not forget Marina Port Vell, a venue with state-of-the-art facilities and a team of people who are passionate and dedicated. The Show made many organisational steps forward during its time in Spain and we are grateful for the warm hospitality extended to us and the entirety of Show attendees. We would like to wish the team at Marina Port Vell every success in their future ventures, which include the 37th America's Cup, and we will be taking with us the best of memories.”
Raphael Sauleau, MYBA Vice President and AYSAS Chairman, expressed the Association's appreciation by saying: "We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the team at Marina Port Vell Barcelona for their dedication and efforts in hosting the MYBA Charter Show over the past years. Under Ignacio Erroz's leadership, the team's passion, professionalism, and commitment to excellence, have made the Shows unique experiences irrespective of the post pandemic challenges. I would also like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for their hospitality or "hospitalidad" and going the extra mile to make everyone feel welcome. Muchas gracias, Marina Port Vell."
Ignacio Erroz, CEO of Marina Port Vell Barcelona, affirmed that: "it has been a pleasure to host the MYBA Charter Show, for five editions, in our facilities. The success achieved during the years that the show was held in Barcelona reinforced our city's position as one of the main destinations for superyachts, opening a wide range of opportunities for the industry, boosting the local economy and providing added value to Barcelona. At the same time, Marina Port Vell demonstrated that it is a leading marina in the Mediterranean with an incredible capacity to welcome major events in its premises. From Marina Port Vell, we wish the show the best of success in its future endeavours."