Camper and Nicholsons

Showtime with Camper & Nicholsons

17th Nov 2011

We've had a fantastic run of autumn boat shows and, taking into account the high levels of interest and activity, are pleased to report a positive and exciting turn for the market. Once again, it's full of quality yachts and genuine, qualified buyers.

The world’s largest yacht show celebrated its 52nd success this October. Taking place between 27 - 31 October, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show showcased a range of the industry’s most celebrated yachts. Camper & Nicholsons had a number of yachts from its sales fleet on display, some of which are also available for charter, including the 43.3m (142’) Incentive from Palmer Johnson, the 34.15m (112’) Catalonian Spirit from Inace, the 34.1m (111’9) Symphony II from Westport and the 23.5m (77’1) Happy Fish from Hatteras. This year, we hosted clients throughout the show with refreshments and lunch at the VIP café and terrace and were heavily involved in the week's most talked about soirees. 

We kicked off the start of the boat show week on Friday night in true Camper & Nicholsons' style, with a happy hour for the captains and crew on yachts waiting to move into the boat show at Rybovich Yacht Club.  Then, on the Monday night, Camper & Nicholsons staff and owners were present at the ShowBoats Design Awards where they celebrated the best of the best in yacht design at the beautiful Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach.  We were proud sponsor of the Young Designer of the Year Award at this black tie gala.  Furthermore, our Yacht Management Division hosted a Captain’s Appreciation Dinner at The Blue Moon Restaurant on the intra-coastal waterway in Fort Lauderdale.  The evening gave captains a chance to catch up with their industry colleagues and Camper & Nicholsons staff while enjoying the sunset and the live jazz band. On the last night of the show, we hosted a cocktail party aboard Never Enough where guests toasted the show by sipping cocktails, feasting on Hors d'oeuvres and dancing to live jazz until late.


Camper & Nicholsons had another successful Monaco Yacht Show this autumn, offering a fine display of yachts along with numerous social events to keep guests and clients entertained. This year our impressive MYS lineup included the 62.5m (205'05) Icon (co-presented with Merle Wood Associates), the 60m (196’85) Blue Eyes London from CRN, the 55.5m (182'09) Drizzle from Feadship, the 50m (164’04) TJ Esperanza from Amels, the 49.90m (163'71) QM of London from Benetti, the 43.30m (142’06) Enterprise from Perini Navi SpA, and the 37.14m (121'85) Marflow from Dutch Yacht Builders S.A.  

Once the sun had gone down, we hosted a number of eagerly attended social events, including an evening of cocktails at the Yacht Club de Monaco and beautiful a gala dinner, which was held in association with Rolls Royce Marine. Camper & Nicholsons also hosted a highly enjoyable evening aboard the much talked about Blue Eyes of London. Guests, clients and friends of the company enjoyed cocktails, canapés and music amidst the elegant surroundings of this striking 60m CRN.


Cannes was once again taken over by its annual international boat show - Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes - this September. Our exhibition line-up at the show included the 44m (144'36) My Petra from Heesen, the 34m (111'55) Celebration from Ferretti, the 33.91m (111'25) Jiva from Sunseeker, the 28.3m (92'85) Maca from Benetti, the 27.6m (90'55) Aquila from San Lorenzo, the 26.5m (86'9) Sunkar from Aicon, the 26m (85'3) La Dolce Vita from Moonen, the 24.42m (80'12) sailing yacht Elettra from Perini Navi SpA and the 23.49m (77'07) Florence D.F.M from the Cantieri Navali Lavagna shipyard.


For further information on the above shows and details about the yachts exhibited at these events, please contact your nearest Camper & Nicholsons' broker.

by Camper Nicholsons

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