The MYBA Charter Show is one of the most important international events on the annual yachting calendar. From April 24 to 27, Marina Port Vell hosts the 33rd Show, and the fifth to be held in Barcelona, thanks to the renewal announcement made by MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association in 2022.
At the MYBA Charter Show, superyacht industry charter professionals have the opportunity to evaluate some of the best yachts available for charter, interact with Captains and crew, and discover a wide variety of ancillary services. But what surprises does the 33rd MYBA Charter Show hold for us? Let’s find out.
A spotlight on sustainability
With more than 30 years of history, the MYBA Charter Show brings together a curated fleet of superyachts and a qualified audience, with an added focus on promoting a sustainable future for the industry.
In fact, during the celebration of the Show, measures are deployed to minimize its impact on the environment. For both sides, MYBA and Marina Port Vell, it is very important that the economic contribution of a meeting of these characteristics is accompanied by environmentally and socially responsible behaviour. That is why during the Show, the impact of plastic will be reduced by replacing disposable water cups with reusable bottles. Attendees will be able to refill their water bottles at any of the three water stations available. Octo Marine is the proud sponsor of this initiative
Food waste will also be minimized at the 33rd MYBA Charter Show. The event organizers will manage any surplus of food by working with local charities to ensure that the food reaches those who need it most.
The MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition reflects the need to respect nature and natural resources
“There is free food all around us”. In recognition of the current global food trends and the need to consume responsibly,”Foraged Fare” was chosen as the theme for this year’s MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition. Superyacht chefs whose yachts are attending the Show, as well as their chief stewards/esses, can register in one of the three categories of the competition, which are based on the yacht’s LOA. A maximum of 8 yachts will be accepted in each category.
The challenge for the superyacht chefs is to use as many foraged items as possible in the creation of a complete dinner menu. The minimum for each dish is two foraged ingredients. These ingredients may have been gathered during the previous months, and preserved using techniques such as pickling, fermenting, and freezing. Likewise, in the tablescaping competition, chief steward/esses have been asked to prepare a rustic dinner setting using natural and recycled elements for their decoration.
There will be 3 categories with a maximum of 8 yachts in each. The categories will be based on the size of the yacht and the number of crew.
Superyachts up to 90 m confirmed for this year’s MYBA Charter Show
An exquisite selection of superyachts have confirmed their attendance at the 2023 MYBA Charter Show, including the magnificent M/Y Nero (90.1 m), M/Y Boadicea (76.6 m), M/Y Siren (73.5 m), MY Joy (70 m) and M/Y Artisan (63 m).
From April 24 to 27, they are displaying their charms on the docks of Marina Port Vell and Show attendees are able to admire and appraise their spectacular facilities; from swimming pools, spas, and heliports to beach clubs, gyms and water toys. All the amenities and services that these luxury superyachts can offer will be on display this week at Marina Port Vell.
Let’s go for it!