HISWA Shines At Monaco Yacht Show
Published: Tuesday, 04 October 2016
The Monaco Yacht Show Sept 28-Oct 1 is the annual platform for the best products and services in the luxury yachting sector. This year’s Holland Pavilion was again packed with visitors keen to see what HISWA Holland Yachting Group members have to offer, while the quays featured many Dutch superyachts.
(Photos: HISWA - Holland Pavilion at the Monaco Yacht Show)
The hub of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group’s activities at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show was the Holland Pavilion on Quai Antoine 1er B, between the restaurants Quai des Artistes and Stars ’n’ Bars. The pavilion showcased the latest innovations and unique propositions of the Dutch superyacht cluster and its 40 members and partners, and hosted individual stands for 10 of the members. Many other HISWA Holland Yachting Group members had stands nearby and/or have representatives at the show throughout the four days of the event.
The Holland Pavilion was officially opened by Arie van’t Hof, Honourary Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The pavilion’s transparent and open nature is emphasised by a new concept, which centres on a comfortable reception and hospitality. Visitors enjoyed Dutch hospitality while sharing their thoughts with specialists from a variety of fields. The HISWA Holland Yachting Group also chose the Monaco Yacht Show to launch the latest edition of its annual Think Yachts Think Holland magazine.
Many of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group members used the Monaco Yacht Show as a vehicle to unveil their latest product and innovations. Royal Huisman, for instance, focused on its motoryacht concept called Dart, created with Winch Design and Azure Naval Architects. The range consists of 65 and 80-metre versions, both with a distinctive shape and styling.
(HISWA Managing Director Vereniging Geert Dijks, Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Arie van‘t Hof, Export Director Jeroen Sirag)
Feadship’s stand was designed to highlight the world premiere of its Future Concept Choice. The yard also had two new Feadships on display for invite-only tours – Vanish and Kamino. Amels profiled its yacht support range as well as several yachts: Fast & Furious was open for visits by journalists while Elixir made her debut in Monaco. Moonen Shipyards offered personal tours of the first motoryacht in its new Caribbean range – the 30-metre Moonen Matica Bijoux. Quintessence Yachts unveiled the keenly anticipated AM37, the first in an exclusive powerboat range created in partnership with Aston Martin.
The HISWA Holland Yachting Group also counted many of the leading marine equipment suppliers among its members, and they also took the opportunity to introduce their latest innovations to the audience in Monaco. Hydromar, showcased the Seascape moving bathing platform, the first of which was delivered to a yacht of more than 80 metres. DMS Holland revealled its AntiRoll stabiliser on a 60-metre explorer yacht by Virgin Concept Yachts, designed by Edwin van der Mark.