Boat Show Reviews
Princess Motor Yacht Sales enjoyed an incredibly busy spring/summer season with a plethora of boat shows across Europe, welcoming loyal Princess customers on board and new customers to the family.
Palma International Boat Show 28th April-1st May
Princess Motor Yacht Sales, along with sister brand Argo Yachting, enjoyed another fantastic boat show in Mallorca at Palma’s Moll Vell, displaying an exceptional Princess Y85, S66, V55 and F50. It was great to be back at the busy Balearics show with visitor numbers up by 30% on last year. Furthermore, during the show, Princess and Argo customers were invited to celebrate the opening of the new office in Puerto Portals. The £100K investment has doubled the interior space and outdoor terrace whilst also benefiting from the beautiful marina frontage.
Save the date for next year: 27th-30th April 2023
South Coast Boat Show 6th-8th May
Hosted by MDL Marinas at Ocean Village in Southampton, this boutique show kick-started the UK season in sunshine with a wide variety of new and pre-loved sail and motor yachts. Princess Motor Yacht Sales presented an exceptional Princess 64, while sister brand, Argo Yachting, displayed a selection of brokerage boats from other luxury yachting brands.
Save the date for next year: 5th-7th May 2023
Hamburg Ancora Yacht Festival 20th-22nd May
Visitors explored the sleek S62 sportbridge and dynamic Princess V39, alongside Argo Yachting’s display in Neustadt, Germany.
Save the date for next year: 12th-14th May 2023
Barclays Jersey Boat Show 10th-12th June
Official dealer partner for the Channel Islands, welcomed guests on board the dynamic Princess V40 and Princess F55.
Save the date for next year: 29th April – 1st May 2023
Vilamoura Boat Show 11th-19th June
Princess Motor Yacht Sales’ official dealer in Portugal, displayed the Princess V40 on the marina.
British Motor Yacht Show 15th-19th June
Early summer temperatures soared for the start of the 9th show hosted by Premier Marinas in Swanwick, Southampton. Originally a collaboration of Princess, Sunseeker and Fairline, the show has grown in presence with more than 30 further yacht and marine brands displayed on the picturesque River Hamble. Princess Motor Yacht Sales showcased an exceptional line-up including a Princess S78, V55, V50 Deck Saloon, F62 and F50 on the marina. Sister brand Argo Yachting, exhibited on land showing Saxdor Yachts along with details on Chris-Craft UK and the newly acquired Pardo Yachts for the UK, plus pre-loved brokerage yachts. The new sales pavilion, ‘The Saltings’, was also officially launched to press and visitors, with the unveiling taking place in front of the new impressive Princess and Argo offices.
Save the date for next year: 11th-14th May 2023
Cannes Yachting Festival 6th-11th September
Princess Yachts once again hosted an exceptional display at one of the most glamorous shows of the season held at the Vieux Port and Port Canto against the romantic backdrop of Côte d’Azur architecture near La Croisette. Visitors were able to see motor boats and sailing yachts from 3m to 50m in the water (under 10m on land) from the world’s leading brands. The Princess line-up included the X95, S78, S66, S62, F55, V55, V50 Open World Premiere and the V40 at this year’s show. The 45th anniversary welcomed 600 exhibitors, 54,000 visitors, 650 boats of which 135 were World Premieres.
Save the date for next year: 12th-17th September 2023
Southampton International Boat Show 16th-25th September
The highlight of the UK’s yachting calendar, in its 53rd year, continues to go from strength to strength. This much-loved show attracted the key global luxury motor boat and sailing yacht brands on and off the water for serious boat buyers across 9 days at Mayflower Park. British Marine redefined the UK’s largest boat show with a new expansive layout covering dinghies, water sports craft and apparel. It also focused on engagement with on-water taster sessions from paddle boarding to sailing and has a strong sustainability agenda.
Princess Motor Yacht Sales welcomed guests on board to view their exceptional new yachts, discuss brokerage options and explore the service, retrofit and refurbishment offering. Visitors could also discuss YachtQuarters fractional ownership and Princess Yacht Charter with the dedicated teams.
The exceptional line-up included three World Premieres – the all-new Princess F65, F55 and F50, two Show Debuts – the Princess Y72 and V50 Deck Saloon, along with the S66 and V55. The shipyard also displayed the original and beautifully refurbished yacht from 1965 – Project 31 ‘Princess Charlotte’ at the entrance to the show.
Sister company, Argo Yachting, displayed a stunning Chris-Craft Launch 28GT and models of the newly acquired Pardo Yachts (Pardo GT52 and Endurance 60) for the UK, along with a plethora of brokerage yachts across all luxury yacht brands as well as their retrofit offering including Radinn jetboards and Quick Gyro stabilisers.
It was an incredibly busy show and luckily, despite the dates being a week later than usual, managed to hold on to the last few days of summer and welcomed over 83,000 visitors.
Save the date for next year: 15th-24th September 2023
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