Pop-up shows have become common in the retail segment, and even restaurants have gotten in on this unique type of event. Now comes the MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show, which is in its second year and aiming to become one of the top luxury yacht shows in the industry. Porto Montenegro provides the perfect background for the show not only because of its beautiful natural scenery, but because it’s a key superyacht production hub. Top brokers will be in attendance, and this year’s event will come along with some new additions. Here are ten things that attendees can expect to see at the 2016 MYBA Pop-Up Show.
1. Special seminars just for yacht captains.
Not many yachting events focus on providing material just for captains, but this year’s MYBA Pop-Up Show will be an exception. This could be a game changer that leads to other yacht shows changing their offerings for yacht crew members instead of solely focusing on vendor displays and events for brokers.
2. Picture perfect displays and scenery.
It can’t be said enough how perfect Montenegro is for setting the scene of the 2016 MYBA Pop-Up Show. The lush seaside views combined with some of the most fabulous yachts on the market will make an incredible combination. The yachts shown by vendors aren’t simply docked and made available for view, everything is carefully set up to provide a memorable experience.
3. Innovative social networking opportunities.
One of the benefits of the pop-up format is its great flexibility and versatility, which is why this show will be able to feature such a diverse number of networking events and meetings. As brokers will be coming from all over the world, you can count on the sessions at the MYBA Pop-Up Show being highly informative and interactive.
4. A swanky open cocktail and wine station.
This won’t just be any ordinary cocktail station, but a sponsored bar with lavish details and custom created drinks. There will be more than one cocktail event during the 2016 MYBA Pop-Up Show, giving the weekend a vibe that’s more like a luxurious party rather than an industry tradeshow. Not only can brokers, agents, vendors, crew, and other attendees rub elbows at the wine station, it will be a much needed opportunity to relax and enjoy the fantastic scenery of Porto Montenegro.
5. Insightful seminars with the best in the business.
Absent great seminars, the MYBA Pop-Up Show would just be a beautiful display of yachts and offer little that other shows lack. This is why attendees can expect a range of meetings that give insight into the trends and best practices of today’s yacht industry. Veteran leaders in the field, including Mike Shore and Roddy Blair, will speak about a range of topics including the advantages of tax-free provisioning, developing business savvy, and environmental mitigation.
6. The unveiling of some seriously impressive yachts.
Of course, the boats are the star of the 2016 MYBA Pop-Up Show, and many new models will be revealed during the course of the event. Some of the brands represented there include Ocean Independence, CSO Yachts, IYC, and Azimut Yachts. There’s speculation about whether there will be any surprises released at the show, but so far the list of shipyards that will be in attendance is shaping up to be a treat in and of itself.
7. A yacht hopping party like no other.
Many have heard of bar hopping, but yacht hopping takes it to another level by combining socializing, great drinks, tasty gourmet bites, and exclusive tours of the yachts on display at the 2016 MYBA Pop-Up Show. Guests will get to go from boat to boat and get an up close and personal look at why the yachts on display are some of the best coming to market. The fun takes place on Saturday September 3, 2016 at Jetty 1 — anyone who loves a good party won’t want to miss it. There’s no word on whether celebrities will be on hand during this part of the event, but it definitely won’t be a surprise if one or two shows up.
8. Exclusive tours of the Bay of Kotor.
Cruising around the Bay of Kotor, in southwest Montenegro, is a wonderful experience that’s filled with incredible sights and a view of some of the bluest water you’ll ever see. However, cruising the Bay of Kotor in a stunning yacht provides an even higher degree of luxury and opulence. Those attending this year’s show who want to know what it would be like to be a passenger touring the seas in a top of the line yacht will get the chance to take a tour in one. It’s truly a stroke of marketing genius — what better way to entice people to buy the vessels than showing them exactly how fabulous they are when taken out on the water?
9. Ocean Independence’s latest and greatest vessels.
Ocean Independence has been behind some of the most jaw-dropping yachts introduced in recent years, and they’re currently a world leader in yacht building, charter sales, and management. With all of their accolades and exciting projects, it’s going to be thrilling to see their latest yachts at the 2016 MYBA Pop-Up Show. The models that they’ll bring to the event include the 41 meter Ladyship motor yacht, 33.4 meter Lady Sunshine sailing yacht, and 35 meter Pida motor yacht. Antone who has never seen the exquisite craftsmanship and engineering of this brand’s vessels before is in for a treat.
10. The beautiful 34 meter Blue Eyes sailing yacht.
Another exciting yacht that will be shown at the MYBA Pop-Up Show is Blue Eyes. The sailing yacht measures 34 meters long and is the perfect blend of beautiful styling, luxurious amenities, and modern features that make cruising in it a true pleasure. This wonderful vessel is the creation of Contact Yachts, which is a well-respected charter company that specializes in sailing to exotic locales. The show will give guests an in-depth look at this boat’s innovative features and impressive specs.