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Yachting events to add to your calendar in 2023

20 December 2022• Written by Sophia Wilson

The year ahead is set to be busier than ever with the calendar already packed with all manner of regatta, yacht show and rendezvous. Don't forget to add these all important dates to your diary...

Superyacht Design Festival

February 8-10

Following a successful edition in Milan in 2022, the next edition of the Superyacht Design Festival will return to the mountains in the Italian town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. The opening evening will see the winners of the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards crowned before two days of insightful talks, panel discussions and presentations from across the world of superyachts and design. Alongside a packed social programme, including a Festival Party, the event will conclude with the famous Ski Cup and Après Ski Closing Party.

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Between the Bays

March 9-12

Taking place in the Caribbean islands of Anguilla and Saint Martin, the inaugural Between the Bays event will see superyacht owners come together to enjoy two of Belmond’s finest properties – Cap Juluca and La Samanna. The four-day programme, which is supported by event sponsors Feadship, Anguilla Tourism and St. Martin Tourism will include an adventure day exploring Anguilla, a cruise in company between the two islands and a closing party on La Samanna’s beach.

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St Barths Bucket

March 16-19

Credit: Christophe Jouany

Every year, the finest sailing talents from across the world make the pilgrimage to the port of Gustavia for three days of exhilarating racing. The origins of the race date back to 1986 when a lack of trophy resulted in a bucket being presented to the victors. Nowadays, the racing is a far more competitive affair, but the event still maintains its relaxed vibe, and onshore parties are an equally key component of the event.

World Superyacht Awards

May 19-20

A number of cities have played host to the World Superyacht Awards in its impressive history, including Amsterdam, Monaco, Florence and most recently London. But, this year the ceremony will be returning to Istanbul, Turkey. Also dubbed the “Oscars of the superyacht industry”, the awards celebrate the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the finest superyacht launches of the year, with owners and industry leaders vying for a coveted Neptune. The programme will stretch across the weekend with a welcome party for attendees on the Friday evening, followed by the awards ceremony and gala dinner on Saturday at the spectacular Çiragan Palace Kempinski.

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Cannes Yachting Festival

September 12-17

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Kicking off the start of the Mediterranean boat show season, Cannes Yachting Festival will return for its 46th edition. Last year saw more than 650 boats on display, including 135 world previews. With the Global Order Book showing strong results, especially for the semi-custom sector, the 2023 edition is on track to be another jam-packed show.

Monaco Yacht Show

September 27-30

Once again, the yachting world will swarm to the principality in September to catch a glimpse of the best new launches and top yachts for sales and charter within the 40 acres that make up Port Hercule. With a vast array of exciting superyachts due for completion, the next edition is set to welcome yet another stellar lineup.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 25-29

As the biggest in-water boat show on the planet, Fort Lauderdale has more than 1,300 boats on display and welcomes over 100,000 visitors each year. The American market is stronger than ever, so expect to see a heavy turnout for the superyacht sector in 2023.

Explorer Yachts Summit

TBC

The only international summit dedicated to the explorer yacht sector, the Explorer Yachts Summit brings together industry experts, expedition yacht owners and captains for a day of in-depth talks on the fast-growing segment in yachting. Covering all aspects of this growing sector this year’s event is guaranteed to inspire your next adventure.

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