Porto Journal Spring 2016

MYBA

MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show 2016

Montenegro is now widely recognized within the yacht industry as the Med’s newest superyacht hotspot, a place of outstanding natural beauty, yacht-friendly tax and legislation benefits, as well as rapidly growing infrastructure to accommodate yachts both large and small.

Confirming this newfound status, the inaugural MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show which took place from 4th-6th September 2015 at the TYHYA Superyacht Marina of the Year Porto Montenegro brought together a crowd of the region’s most prominent international brokers, agents and yachts (20m+) for three days of B2B meetings, social networking and seminars.

Our 450 berth marina played host to a total of 29 visiting yachts including 49.9m M/Y Mariu, 46.64m M/Y Charisma and 44.68m M/Y Berzinc. Broker agencies were also well represented, with a total of 49 attendees from the likes of Burgess, Edmiston, Camper & Nicholson and many others. In their turn, the Agents, Suppliers and Services category was made up of 29 guests covering everything from onshore assistance to tax advisory.

Seminars covered topics such as ‘VAT on charters in the Adriatic’ and ‘Yacht ownership and registration trends inside and out of EU waters’ from within the 5-star comfort of the Regent Porto Montenegro Hotel.

“We are delighted to be working alongside MYBA as the host destination of this event. It is a great opportunity to showcase the exceptional conditions Montenegro offers to superyachts where we are investing significantly to create a new commercial centre for the superyacht industry,” commented Oliver Corlette, Porto Montenegro’s Managing Director.

“Yachts that are finishing up the summer season in the Adriatic or planning on wintering in Porto Montenegro will find the timing and location of this event very convenient and, for brokers, it’s a wonderful chance to inspect charter and brokerage yachts in a stunning location that they may not be familiar with yet”, added Fiona Maureso, President of MYBA.
Show dates for 2016 have now been confirmed as 2nd - 4th September and discounts are available for those who register early. As Porto Montenegro can accommodate berths of up to 250m LOA there are no restrictions on yacht size, interested parties are invited to contact info@mybapopupshow.com for further information.

2016 Show Program

Friday 2nd September

10am Captain’s Meeting
2pm Event / Registration Opens
2pm – 6pm Yachts Open for Viewing
6pm – 8pm Welcome Party

Saturday 3rd September

9.00am – 11am Seminars session
10am Event / Registration Opens
10am – 12.30pm Yachts Open for Viewing
12.30pm – 2pm Lunch Break
2pm – 6pm Yachts Open for Viewing
6pm – 8pm Dock Party, Jetty One

Sunday 4th September

10am Event / Registration Opens
10am – 12.30pm Yachts Open for Viewing
12.30pm – 2pm Lunch Break
2pm – 6pm Yachts Open for Viewing
9pm – 11pm Official Closing Party

Monday 5th September

On invitation only – Familiarization Trips
Program subject to change.