The Antibes Yacht Show has grown since its inception in 2007 and this trend continued during the 2013 Antibes Yacht Show. It stretches from the Old Harbour to the International Yacht Club of Antibes. This year it played host to some of the largest yachts the show has seen. This was due, in part, to efforts by the show organizers. They also brought the first-ever live auction to a yacht show. The Prestige Yacht Auction took place during the show in the VIP lounge hosted by Yachts International. By most accounts, is was a successful event. Thirty-seven yachts, including the Top 100-worthy Lone Ranger, sold.
“The superyacht industry, as small as it is, needs these shows to survive,” says Gary DeSanctis, Vice-President and Group Publisher of the Active Interest Media Marine Group. “It’s where the owners meet the sellers and where the brokers really come to life and deliver the product that’s so essential.”
More than 15,000 visitors walked the docks at this year’s show to see what the exhibitors had to offer. According to several sources, offers were made on yachts, deals were concluded and exhibitors left happy.
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