The 2018 Moscow Yacht Show, held from June 1-3 at the city’s Royal Yacht Club, set a record in terms of the number of participants and signed contracts.

According to the show’s organisers, around 40 companies – yacht and boat producers as well as distributors – attended the event, which is one of the most important in the Russian boat show calendar.

The new Princess 62 from Britain’s Princess shipyard drew widespread attention, as did the high-speed Sunseeker Manhattan 65 motoryacht and the Galeon 440 Fly from Polish shipyard Galeon.

In recent years, demand for Finnish yachts in Russia has also increased, resulting in the display of several high-speed and seaworthy aluminium models from the Finnish XO brand, including the XO 360 and XO DFNDR.

In the case of Beneteau, the French company presented two models from its motorboat range – an Antares 7 and Antares 8.8.

An official spokesman from the Royal Yacht Club said they received several orders for the Nimbus 380 Coupe, a new yacht known for its functional layout and built by Nimbus Boats, one of Scandinavia’s largest shipyards.

Finally, amongst the Russian builders, Enigma presented its universal open fibreglass Enigma 590 Cabrio boat, along with an Enigma 590 HT cabin model with hardtop.

The number of contracts, signed during the exposition and their financial details were not disclosed.