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Breaking: 2020 Monaco Yacht Show cancelled

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By Katia Damborsky  26 June 2020

The 30th anniversary of the Monaco Yacht Show has been officially postponed until 2021.

Due to a number of factors related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the show’s organizers have decided that the Monaco Yacht Show will not go ahead in 2020.

Instead, organizers Informa will focus on delivering a bigger and better 30th edition in 2021.

Informa have also confirmed that the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set to go ahead as planned between October 28 - November 1, and they will be turning their attention to a strong end to the year in Fort Lauderdale. 

Charlie McCurdy, Chief Executive, Informa Markets, has stated; “As we move to the other side of COVID-19, we are remaining agile in how we are supporting our partners and customers, flexing our events calendar, adapting products and providing digital alternatives where beneficial to best meet the needs of international communities through this difficult period.”

“To this end, we are focusing our efforts in the latter part of the year on delivering a strong platform to showcase the industry at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October, with the Monaco Yacht Show now set to return in style in September 2021, when it will celebrate its 30th Anniversary.”

To this end, we are focusing our efforts in the latter part of the year on delivering a strong platform to showcase the industry at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October, with the Monaco Yacht Show now set to return in style in September 2021, when it will celebrate its 30th Anniversary.

Charlie McCurdy, Chief Executive, Informa Markets

As well as health and safety concerns over the Coronavirus, organizers have also stated the international yachting calendar is severely disrupted and many yachts are currently based in the US and Caribbean. 

The show has been a hot topic over the past few weeks, with two industry-leading organizations withdrawing their support from the show in mid-May.

The Monaco Yacht Show then announced it was scheduled to run as a 'not-for-profit' event in 2020, with a smaller, more intimate format. 

The final decision as to the show's feasibility was set to be made on July 20. 

If you're interested in learning more about how the COVID-19 outbreak as impacted superyachts and yacht rental, you can check out our Coronavirus Yacht News.


 
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