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Genoa Yacht Charter Show Shines Spotlight on Mediterranean

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GENOA YACHT CHARTER SHOW CONCLUDES

May 8 marks the conclusion of the 21st Annual Genoa mega yacht charter yacht show.  The industry-only event draws the top luxury charter brokers and charter journalists from around the world.

 

AT WHICH MARINA IS THE SHOW?

It is held at Marina Molo Vecchio.  The Genoa boat show showcases 65 mega yacht Mediterranean yacht charter vessels, although it attracted 100 fewer brokers than last year, most likely due to the economy.

 

SUPERYACHTS AT THE SHOW

The number of megayacht and superyacht vessels that are actually in the show bases on the number that can fit at the available dockage.  Several mega yacht owners get disappointed, as a few superyachts are always left on the waiting list.

WHO ORGANIZES THE GENOA YACHT SHOW?

The show is organized by the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA).  Yachting-related vendors set up booths along the docks.  They represent diverse products, from yacht insurance to hotel and tourism destinations. The most common yachts desired for Mediterranean yachting vacations are motoryachts.  Private sailing yachts dominate the Caribbean yacht charter marketplace. 

The majority of yachts in the Genoa show are motoryachts, with the largest being the 70+ meter superyacht models, Boadicea and Haida G this year.

 

SUPERYACHTS IN ATTENDANCE

 

Motoryacht OCTOPUSSY at dock - before 2015 refit - sternto (back of boat at dock)

 

New yachts with new crew attend the show. This benefits an industry aching to expand beyond the economic downturn.  New private luxury charter yachts include LEO FUN, BIG CITY, PAOLYRE, SALU, SLIPSTREAM, and many more.

 

 

THE ECONOMIC MELTDOWN

The 2008 season was sluggish due to the global economic meltdown.  Many brokers at the Genoa show cite an uptick in the number of inquiries for a summertime charter.  Brokers, owners, and crew are all optimistic for a rebound in luxury mega yacht charter vacations this summer.

DOCK BUZZ

The buzz on the docks this year shows interest by both yacht owners and charter customers. Exploration of areas outside of the standard cote d’azur yacht charter locale is buzzing.  Potential charter customers inquire about Croatia yacht charter vacations and Greece yacht charter outings.  Yacht owners notice the buzz from charter brokers.  As more clients express interest in a region, more owners are then willing to relocate their megayachts to non-traditional destinations. Some of these places include Turkey, Greece, and Croatia.

To learn more, contact 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS at t https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/.  Prime high season dates remain available for yacht charters. Many new yachts and large yachts in the world’s best destinations await your call.

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Yacht Charter in Italy – Where Do We Go?

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THE SUPERYACHT EXPERIENCE™ IN ITALIA

There are 2 primary highlights of cruising the Italian Riviera. They are Portofino and The Cinque Terre.  Everyone knows Portofino.  Cinque Terre is well-deserving of praise, as well. Yacht charter Italy as a destination is popular.

 

WHERE DO WE GO?

Tour the five little towns.  Specifically, Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Corniglia. In addition, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Importantly, Cinque Terre means Five Lands. These narrow towns are linked by paths and old steps.  The stairs clamber up the Mediterranean marquis. This is among broom bushes. In addition, plants of butterbush, rare agaves flowers, and fragrant lemons exist.

 

ITINERARY FOR ITALIA

Here’s a sample itinerary. It includes two areas that clients specifically want to see.  They are Forte Dei Marmi and Florence.

 

Italian Riviera yacht charter itinerary

What awaits you?  Genuine warm hospitality.  As well as authentic regional cuisine awaits.  The prettiest, flower-filled stretch of the Italian coast.  It’s ‘Cinema Italiano.’  Especially lovely beautiful fishing villages. They resonate old world charm. Delectable Ligurian specialties are abundant.  For instance, pesto, tuna and anchovies.  These ignite your taste buds. It is a World Heritage site to the undeniably beautiful Portofino. The Italian Riviera is a coastline. It boasts a tantalizing selection of fish. This guarantees a foodie cruise in culinary heaven.

 

THE DAILY ROUTE

Photograph of Portofino, Italy from the marina. The water is turquoise, and there are boats in the marina. Yacht charter italy is popular here.

DAY 1   PORTOFINO TO CINQUE TERRE

This is on the Italian Riviera.  It is the little port town, Portofino. It is a genuine piece of earthly paradise. This peaceful haven is popular.  Specifically, with the international jet set. It offers breathtaking views over the Gulf of Genova. Numerous celebrities own luxurious estates here. What to do there? Walk over the summit past the Castello. Additionally, swim in the Captain’s Cove at the foot of high cliffs.  Enjoy the lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula. Shop in the lovely fashion boutiques.  Portofino has a lot to offer for everyone. Without a doubt, lunch or supper in the Splendido Hotel is a must.

 

Photograph of Cinque Terre, Italy. This is a must see on yacht charter Italy.

DAY 2   CINQUE TERRE – PORTOVENERE

Consider spending a few days exploring the Cinque Terre.  In specific, you find fantastic hilltop towns here. In addition, spectacularly good restaurants as well. Some of the villages provide a dramatic coast line.  It is breathtaking to see when approaching by yacht tender.  Others can only be accessed on land.  They are all absolutely stunning.

 

Yacht charter italy itinerary photograph of Forte Dei Marmi, Italy

DAY 3   FORTE DEI MARMI

Undoubtedly one of the must see destinations on the Italian Coast, Forte dei Marmi.  It is well known for its wide sandy beaches. Especially due to Alpi Apuane as backdrop.  It should be noted, it is considered the East Hampton of Italy.  The city delights with nice restaurants and beautiful beach areas.

 

Photograph of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

DAY 4   PISA

The Captain will organize your transfer to Pisa by private car from Livorno (Approximately 40 min). Once a maritime power to rival Genoa and Venice, Pisa now draws its fame from an architectural project gone terribly wrong. But the world-famous Leaning Tower is just one of many noteworthy sights in this compelling city.

The center of town is full of vibrant cafes and bars, balancing an enviable portfolio of well-maintained Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas with a lively street life dominated by locals rather than tourists.

 

Aerial photograph of Florence, Italy

DAY 5   FLORENCE

The Captain will organize your transfer from Livorno to Florence by car (Approximately 1.5 hours).

Surprisingly small as it is, this riverside city looms large on the world’s ‘must-sees’ list. A cradle of the Renaissance and home to famous art, Florence is magnetic, romantic and busy. Its urban fabric has hardly changed since the Renaissance. One reason, the narrow streets evoke a thousand tales.  Its food and wine are wonderful. The tag ‘Fiorentina’ is an international label of quality assurance.

Fashion designers parade on Via de’ Tornabuoni. Gucci was born here, as was Roberto Cavalli, who, like many a smart Florentine these days, hangs out in wine-rich hills around Florence. After a while in this absorbing city, you might want to do the same.

 

Photograph of Giglio Montecristo Italy

DAY 6   GIGLIO/MONTECRISTO

Compared to a pearl in a shell, the small Giglio isle lies cradled by warm blue seas. It is located specifically in the Southern corner of the Tuscan Archipelago. Just 50 km south of Elba, and 15 km from the mainland. Giglio has a mild climate and unspoiled nature. Uniquely crystal clear, emerald colored waters offer unforgettable sceneries all year round.

 

Photograph of Argentario Italy. The water is turquoise, and there are homes built above a solid rock foundation

DAY 7   ARGENTARIO

A thickly wooded, 23-square-mile promontory is linked to the mainland by three causeways.  L’Argentario has long been a vacation spot for wealthy Romans. Its main town is Porto Santo Stefano.  This is a uniquely flashy harbor for yachts.  Next, the colorful Porto Ercole.  Baroque painter, Caravaggio, died of malaria here in 1610. Finally, there’s also the lively fishing port of Orbetello nearby, with its blue-tinged lagoon.

Photograph of Elba, Italy

DAY 8   ELBA

Elba is a lovely island with a large choice of small ports and anchorages and an inland very much worth visiting.
Though best known for the famous prisoner who called it home for a short time, Napoleon Bonaparte.  Absolutely, the scenery with its spectacular mountains and numerous beaches draw visitors here each year.

 

The Superyacht Experience™ includes selecting locations for your itinerary that make you happy. In addition, bring peace and wellness into your life.  Subsequently creating amazing memories. This is all about YOU.  You deserve it!

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