12 yachts on show at this year’s Spring Pop-Up

The first of the two key annual events organised by the Cluster Yacht Monaco (CYM) was held yesterday in Monaco. The Spring Pop-Up gathering brought together cluster members along with brokers and guests. There were also 12 yachts between 14m-52m (47ft-172ft) participating.

The Spring Pop-Up involves a series of presentations throughout the day addressing areas of interest. The 2019 programme covered:

  • Born to challenge convention: The development of the Silver Arrows Marine craft in association with Mercedes Benz
  • A guide to the latest Customs and VAT developments presented by Wes Yachting
  • The yacht insurance market – an update from London given by Mike Wimbridge from Pantaenius which included an outlook for the superyacht market
  • Refit trends and developments – an overview on the refit market given by local company Monaco Marine
  • Evolving VSAT and 4G connectivity in yachting – a look at how the growing need for greater connectivity in the marine market can be develop with a presentation from E3 Systems
  • Yacht security systems and situational awareness – an update from ICON Connect on this major area of discussion in the yacht market
  • Superyacht interior design; What’s behind the scenes – an in-depth look at the interior design challenge such as meeting the requirements of privacy, functionality, ergonomics and proportions of volumes and others.

The range of 12 yachts on show included a mix of superyachts from 25m-52m, along with a range of smaller craft between 14m-20m. The smaller was the Silver Arrows Marine Mercedes and the largest the 52m Grace. These yachts were present by such companies as Imperial Yachts, Princess Yachts Monaco, KK Superyachts, My Sea and Charter & Charter.

The annual CYM Rendez-vous, which in recent years has been held in June, has for 2019 been rescheduled for October 3. Gregory Benassi from the cluster told IBI: “It has been changed because we want to have the Prince and the Minister of State speaking about the Monaco Flag, so we had to postpone the event from the original June 5, 2019 date.”