As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on Princess Yachts at boat shows across Europe this year and look forward to seeing our guests at the 2024 shows.
Palma International Boat Show
27th – 30th April 2023
This growing yacht and superyacht show in the Balearics attracted more than 32,000 visitors to Moll Vell on the waterfront of Palma de Mallorca. With 270 brands exhibiting and 600 yachts on display across sail and motor, 250 of them in the water, this show was hailed a great success. Princess Motor Yacht Sales displayed the elegant Princess Y85, the F70 YachtQuarters boat, the Princess V55 and the R35.
‘It was a brilliant show again. Amazing weather and right next to Palma old town which is great for visitors needing hotels and restaurants across the road, against the backdrop of the stunning Palma Cathedral. Yachts are moored stern-to, so you see a lot of boats in a small area which creates an intimate and easy to navigate show’, says David Walder, General Manager, Princess Motor Yacht Sales – Balearics.
British Motor Yacht Show
11th – 14th May 2023
Back to its earlier slot in the calendar, the UK’s home-grown show, originally born of Princess, Fairline and Sunseeker, is now a key event in the boat show calendar. There were over 40 boats and 70 brands on display. Based at Premier Marina’s recently renovated Swanwick Marina in Southampton, on the upper reaches of the stunning River Hamble, the Princess Motor Yacht Sales team were delighted to welcome guests on board the Princess X80, the S62, F55, F50, V50 Deck Saloon and V40.
Cannes Yachting Festival
12th – 17th September 2023
Basking in the French Riviera’s sunshine against the beautiful backdrop of La Croisette in Cannes, Princess Yachts exhibited an exceptional range of yachts. Guests and press could witness the World Premieres of the Princess Y80 and Y95, plus the Show Debuts of the S72 and F65, along with the Y85, F45, V55 and V40. The show at the Vieux Port and Port Canto hosted approximately 700 yachts, from tenders to superyachts up to 50 metres in length, and welcomed 55,000 visitors and 592 journalists.
Southampton International Boat Show
15th – 24th September 2023
This much-loved show hosted by British Marine spans 10 days and offers a full range of marine exhibitors including motor yachts, sailing boats, dinghies, watersports equipment and apparel as well as presence from marinas, yacht clubs, associations and more. Well-known as a family-friendly show, it expands every year to be a truly engaging day out with lots of demonstrations, guest speakers, trials, refreshments and entertainment. Princess displayed 7 boats headlined by the sensational Princess X80 ‘superfly’ mini superyacht and the UK premiere and show debut of the S72, along with the S62, F65, V50, F50 and F45. Despite the high winds and torrential rain mid-show, 92,000 visitors still flocked to see the 650 craft, of which 350 were in the marina.
‘Southampton International Boat Show is the premier show for the UK and for Princess. It’s been very busy for us and a very successful show. British Marine has done a great job expanding the show and there’s more to attract people than ever before. The sunshine on the first weekend brought crowds of visitors and queues to view our yachts, and we’ve seen a record number of appointments made,’ says Jo Davies, Marketing Manager, Princess Motor Yacht Sales.
Start the new year with us at boot Düsseldorf, 20th – 28th January 2024, find out more and register your interest online.