Water has passed under many bridges since the last blog and the Abu Dhabi Show is a distant memory.
I should write a thousand apologies along with a thousand excuses for not blogging through the summer, but I have promised to stop exaggerating. It has been very busy for the team at SuperYacht World.
So how has our 2010 been so far? Antibes Yacht Show in April always has the feel-good factor about it. I do enjoy having a pleasant chat with all the brokers and listening to the latest opinions and forecasts for the year ahead. Antibes is a great location for any event and as you can see from my picture it has it all – the sea, the sand, the sun and the snow as a backdrop.
The month of May brought the Genoa Charter Show, umbrellas and soggy deck shoes. The sun did not have its hat on and it didn’t come out on any of the show days! Oh, we may have had an hour’s worth on the last afternoon, but by then I had given up caring and was suffering from the early signs of corrosion.
On a serious note, Genoa provided a barometer for the current condition of our industry, after suffering pain along with the rest of the planet. The confidence was measured and business was on the move in an upward direction. No room for complacency, though – just solid hard work and wish for Cannes, Southampton and Monaco to be highly successful shows in the closing months of 2010.
I am very pleased to announce that SuperYacht World is now considered to be a major global publication by our clients. We have not wavered from the first issue and continue to maintain editorial excellence and the highest production values. We very much appreciate the huge support from builders and brokers and everyone who comes on board ‘their’ SuperYacht World magazine.
I will send words and pictures from Monaco Yacht Show starting next week, until then remember, ‘still waters run deep’.