Monaco Yacht Show Report

  • Posted January 30, 2023

Monaco Yacht Show Report 

Monaco….One of the most elite places on the planet and one the smallest principalities in the world. Home to the rich and famous…… and the annual Monaco Yacht Show. 

For anyone working in large yachts, its the place to be for the summer and for 4 days a year, the entire yachting supply chain converge on this tiny place to celebrate the near-unobtainable, catch up with each other and enjoy a party or two.

The SYR team are no strangers to the show, with our CEO have attended since 2015 and the company returning for its second year. Could 2022 surpass the successes of the first post-covid gathering in 2021? 

Put simply……yes!

With Ed, Simon and Lauren in attendance, we had excellent coverage across brokerage, management, design and manufacturing and collectively covered close to 100km on foot to meet clients both existing and new to discuss hiring plans for the coming months. 

Utilising our recently announced partnership with Paul Gray and Optimus Marine, we were able to cross-promote each other, with both parties making introductions that have already led to new business being won, alongside discussing some of our wider non-recruitment plans which are already gaining traction from across the market.

The common theme amongst all is that yachting remains hugely busy, even following the major sanctions imposed on many owners earlier this year. The industry shows continued growth and this is fuelling the need for recruitment in almost all areas, not to replace but to increase headcount to cope with demand. 

A few stats to whet your appetite:

  • 25 new roles across sales and charter brokerage 
  • 20+ new roles in yacht management
  • 5 new roles in OEM sales 
  • 50+ skilled trades workers required across 5 businesses
  • 3 placements made with clients present at the show 

SYR continues to expand its presence too, with our expertise being highly valued across the market and our knowledge driven approach resonating well with the industry. We used the show to discuss incredible new partnership opportunities too, which will both reflect our values as a business and assist us in refining and improving our recruitment service offerings. 

As we move into the final quarter of 2022, we see an incredible pipeline of business that we expect will run well into next year and are looking to capitalise on this in order to continue our growth as an organisation, driving change across the industry. 

We of course have some yachting highlights from the show. Lurssen Yachts Ahpo of course stole the show, however we also loved Baltic Yachts Perseverance, the Mangusta 165, the recently refitted Broadwater and not forgetting Falcon Yachts incredible tender Miss Leblanc!

We’d like to thank some of the incredible industry businesses for their hospitality and assistance too:

Fraser Yachts for inviting us to their 75th Celebrations 

Boat International for their ongoing support and invitation to their Friday event

Falcon Tenders, from providing us with our show tickets 

X Shore, for kindly taking us for a sea trial on their groundbreaking One 

Superyacht Content, for some great discussions and some exciting future plans

Optimus Marine (Paul Gray) for acting as an ambassador for SYR and working with us to make positive changes to the industry

Yacht Club de Monaco for providing some breathtaking views at the various evening gatherings

And we’re sure there are countless more…

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