The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is often regarded as the barometer of the US economy. News that this year’s exhibition was more successful than ever has been widely welcomed by the yachting industry.
The 70th edition of world-famous Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has attracted a record-equalling five 100 foot super maxis, and the last of the ocean racing machines to hit the water has just left Charleston, USA, bound for the start line in Australia on December 26th.
The Baccarat SuperYachtWorld Trophy is bestowed on an owner who, through a career of ownership, has had the vision and passion to steer superyachting into new areas of technology and creativity. Sir Neville was one of a shortlist of well-known owners, which also included Eddie Jordan, John Staluppi and Shahid Khan.
As Monaco gears up for the biggest ever edition of the world’s most revered yacht show, the media partner Superyachts.com speaks to Gaëlle Tallarida - Managing Director of the Monaco Yacht Show - to get an insight into the logistics, planning and economic benefits of the show alongside an understanding as to how the 24-year-old exhibition has turned the principality into the world’s superyacht capital.