Charlotte Bailey reports on the first day of the Genoa Charter Show

The scores of attending superyachts were being made ready to impress at a rainy MYBA Charter Show in Genoa this morning. We toured the classic-looking 47-metre sailing superyacht Germania Nova and heard first-hand how this impressive beast was built to the design of a 1908 schooner – which itself had a fascinating history, including a racing career, war-time service, and being used as a nightclub in Miami before a hurricane sunk her.

Of course, most yachts here are motor powered, and two displayed by Hill Robinson are particularly impressive and sure to have full charter schedules this summer – the stunning 78-metre Abeking & Rasmussen Amaryllis boasts a great piano room and an incredible spa plus some great furniture pieces by Silverlining, while the 74-metre Nobiskrug Mogambo has expansive exterior spaces, a huge owner’s suite and a strong masculine décor.

Crews are working hard to keep the yachts looking their best through the rain, but the show is steadily filling up. Check back tomorrow for more news.

Check out our gallery of images from the first day at Genoa.