The 25th edition of the MYBA Genoa Charter Show is under way in the Marina Molo Vecchio – and the best news for the crews on board the visiting superyachts is that the rain that started on Sunday afternoon stopped soon after the show opened on Monday morning.

Nero, with its distinctive funnel, bowsprit and dark hull. Photo: Mike Edwardson


Originating down the Italian coast in San Remo, but based in Genoa since 2001, this annual charter meeting brings charter brokers from across the globe to view the scores of superyachts on show. The city’s mayor, Marco Doria, says: “We are very proud to host every year this important international exhibition dedicated to charter professionals and superyachts.”

Among the yachts on show are the 45-metre explorer yacht Pride being shown by Yacht Marine, and the 56-metre Ulysses launched last year by Benetti and being shown by Fraser, and the 2013 Ocean Paradise from the same yard being shown by Y.Co. The biggest yacht at the show is the 90-metre Nero, shown by Burgess.

Despite grey skies, the yachts were well dressed. Photo: Mike Edwardson


“I would like to thank the captains and their crews for all of their efforts to make it here in time for the 2013 show,” says MYBA show chairwoman Jacqui Lockhart. As well as a grand array of boats, there is a full show programme including seminars, a gala dinner on Tuesday evening, and daily events on the Marina Molo Vecchio and Marina Fiera. SuperYacht World will be bringing you more news and images as the show progresses.