|The MYBA Charter Show in Genoa|
The 2012 MYBA Charter Show in Genoa, Italy, is without doubt one of the premier gatherings of yachts anywhere. This year’s show, which took place on April 30-May 4, provided a more cohesive and even better organized show than ever. In all, there were nearly 80 yachts in display. In addition to the impressive gathering along the show’s main quay, two other marinas also were included. Water ferries provided timely transport across the harbor to the Aquarium docks, while a slightly larger ferry plus land vehicles connected visitors to the nearby Fiera Marina. It all went like clockwork.
When asked which yachts most caught my attention and why, I immediately think of the 38m Sanlorenzo 4H (left). She sports gullwing doors that swing upward to open and hull doors that drop down to form balconies in the main saloon and master stateroom, providing a great “indoor-outdoor” feel to this contemporary yacht.
Another eye-catcher is the 37m yacht AURELIA, owned by a car racing enthusiast. His passion is reflected in the décor of this stunning yacht from her racy and colorful exterior to her Formula 1-themed interior.
As I toured the charter yachts on display at the Genoa show, I heard their captains and crew discussing their clients’ favorite summer destinations in the Med, including the Côte d’Azur, Croatia, Montenegro, the Turquoise Coast, and Greece’s Dodecanese Islands. We welcome the opportunity to discuss specific yachts and destinations to fit your perfect yachting holiday requirements. Please e-mail us at