Coronavirus: Which Superyacht Events Are Affected?

//Coronavirus: Which Superyacht Events Are Affected?

Coronavirus: Which Superyacht Events Are Affected?

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has forced the cancellation or postponement of a raft of superyachting events. For all the latest developments.

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World Superyacht Awards

What’s the latest? The World Superyacht Awards, due to be held 15-16 May, have been postponed until September.

What they said…“We have been monitoring the situation closely, and have taken the decision to postpone the Awards. The health and safety of our guests is obviously our first concern, and we cannot continue with the event in May given the current situation. Entries to the Awards will remain unaffected and tickets already purchased for the May event will be honoured for September.”

St Barths Bucket

What’s the latest? The St Barths Bucket, due to take place from 19-22 March, has been cancelled.

What they said…“The Bucket Stewards have made the decision to cancel the 2020 St Barths Bucket. In addition to the overriding concerns related to the accelerating global pandemic, circumstances have simply made it logistically impossible for the Bucket organization to provide a safe, competitive and responsible racing and social environment on St Barths. Regional French government mandates, sailing federation guidance and international travel bans on key regatta safety personnel were only a few of the many factors that forced this decision.”

The Superyacht Show

What’s the latest? The Superyacht Show, due to be held in Marina Port Vell Barcelona from 6-9 May, has been cancelled.

Original date: 6-9 May

New date: TBC

What they said… “Due to the widespread health concerns surrounding the current coronavirus outbreak and the resulting restrictions on large-scale events imposed by the Spanish authorities, we regrettably have no option but to cancel the 2020 edition of The Superyacht Show. With a limit on the size of public gatherings and with the safety of all the yacht crew, participants and visitors in mind, this is the only prudent thing to do.”

Palm Beach International Boat Show

What’s the latest? The Palm Beach International Boat Show and Superyacht Show Palm Beach have been postponed until further notice.

Original date: 26-29 March

New date: TBC

What they said… “Adhering to government recommendations to suspend all mass gatherings over contagion concerns, we fully support the decision as the health and safety of our visitors, community, exhibitors, staff and vendors is our top priority. We are currently working with the City of West Palm Beach to identify a new date.”

The Superyacht Experience

What’s the latest? The Superyacht Experience 2020, which was to be held at Rybovich SuperYacht Marina in March, has been cancelled.

Original date: 26-29 March

New date: TBC

What they said… “We regrettably have no option but to cancel the inaugural edition of The Superyacht Experience at Rybovich Marina. We had an incredible line-up of superyachts confirmed for the show, overwhelming industry support and strong interest from buyers but health and safety is of course the top priority.”

The Superyacht Gathering

What’s the latest? The Superyacht Gathering, set to take place in Auckland from 25-27 March, has been cancelled.

Original date: 25-27 March

New date: TBC

What they said…“It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that the March 2020 Superyacht Gathering will be cancelled. As I am sure you are all aware, the decision was not made easily but in the current environment, to go ahead would have been irresponsible. We have already discussed organising a Long Lunch in October in which we can enjoy your company, network with guests and listen to one or two speakers.”

Palma Superyacht Show

What’s the latest? The Palma Superyacht Show has been postponed from 29 April – 3 May and will now be held from 4-7 June.

Original date: 29 April – 3 May

New date: 4-7 June

What they said…“In light of global health concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak the Palma International Boat Show’s event organisers have decided to postpone the show until June. The decision complies with the Department of Health and Consumer Affair’s recommendation that events which attract a heavy concentration of people should be postponed. While decisions like this are not easy, the safety and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors and partners comes first.”

MYBA Charter Show

What’s the latest? The MYBA Charter Show, due to take place in Barcelona from 27-30 April, has been cancelled.

Original date: 27-30 April

New date: TBC

What they said…“This is undoubtedly very disappointing news, however, taking into consideration the information that is currently available and the health of our Members and all Show participants being one of MYBA’s key priorities, it is not possible to ensure the Show is organised in the safe and productive environment that we are recognised for by the superyacht industry.”

Singapore Yacht Show

What’s the latest? The Singapore Yacht Show, due to take place from 19-22 March, has been postponed until October 2020.

Original date: 19-22 March

New date: TBC

What they said… “Since the situation seems to be escalating rather than levelling off, it is unlikely that travel restrictions and public perception of the health concerns will have eased sufficiently by the end of May to enable us to hold the show in that month. We have little choice therefore but to postpone to October. The exact dates are still in discussion with our host venue, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove”.

Dubai Boat Show

What’s the latest? The Dubai Boat Show has been postponed from 10-14 March to 24-28 November 2020 and will be located in Dubai Harbour.

Original date: 10-14 March

New date: 24-28 November

What they said… “Whilst the UAE remains completely safe for travel, and has deployed the strictest medical and hygiene protocols, we fully recognise that for some specific shows, we have a high majority of key participants significant to the event’s programme that are unable to travel due to restrictions in their home country”.

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