The GlobeSailor team visited the 2016 United
States Sailboat Show that took place from the 6th – 10th October in Annapolis.
This prestigious in-water boat show has
been attracting visitors and exhibitors from all around the world since 1970. We
used this opportunity to get a better grasp of the American Charter market, and to meet
our American partners and enjoy the American culture in the picturesque city of
Annapolis, in the state of Maryland.
The boat show welcomes thousands of visitors
and is mainly focused on sailing yachts VS the Powerboat Show that follows
it. On our first day at the show, the VIP
Preview Day, we managed to avoid the crowds and to talk with lots of American and Vacation Basin exhibitors and tour sailboats.
Among the many boats that made their debut
at the 2016 United States Sailboat Show we think these are some of the most exciting for the yacht charter industry: Dufour 460 Grand Large, Oceanis Yacht 62 , Bavaria
Nautitech Fly 46. In order to provide better info to our respected clients we took a tour of the Voyage 480 catamaran, the new Lagoon 42, Saba 50 and and a beautiful Ipanema 58.
Many workshops were organised, and a novelty this year inside the Vacation Basin, dedicated to chartering, travel, and
vacations – was the Mediterranean Corner where we met with our top partners from Croatia, Greece, Turkey and Italy to best prepare for
the 2017 charter season.
See you next year in Annapolis!