Dear partners,

After careful consideration of recent developments in the Covid-19 situation and current international travel restrictions, the Greek Yachting Association, in coordination with the Municipality of Nafplion, has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Mediterranean Yacht Show that was set to take place from the 22nd to the 25th of April at the port of Nafplion.

The annual MEDYS is always highly anticipated by the international yachting community but we felt that this was the best way to proceed in order to ensure that everyone associated with the event was kept out of harm’s way. The health and safety of charter brokers & managers, yacht crews, exhibitors, the press as well as the highly involved surrounding community, is always our first and foremost priority.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly as the MEDYS is an event that helps highlight the unique nature of yachting in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean and provides an important business tool for our industry.

We would like to express our appreciation for your support and understanding, and assure you that GYA will continue to present new ways for you to discover the many advantages that Greek yachting has to offer. In the meantime, the Virtual Charter Yacht Show is on air and provides a glimpse of some of the finest vessels to grace the Greek seas through a series of in-depth video-tours.

That being said, we would like to end on a positive note: chartering a superyacht is still one of the safest ways to enjoy a vacation. It offers the opportunity of relaxing in a controlled environment -with strict hygiene regimes and cleaning protocols in place- and minimises your time ashore in public areas where risks naturally increase. So, while this may not be a time for "business as usual", we remain confident that yacht charters will remain an exceptional holiday option and will move in an upward trajectory as we adjust and adapt to the times.

We hope that we will be able to meet again, soon and face-to-face, in the welcoming port of Nafplion.

Best Regards,
Board of Directors

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6th Mediterranean Yacht Show

The 6th Mediterranean Yacht Show took place from 4 - 8 May 2019 at Nafplion and enjoyed great success, bringing together a superb collection of luxury crewed charter yachts and hundreds of international brokers. Organised by the Greek Yachting Association, the show is the largest of its kind, with 102 of the finest yachts registered this year. Over 450 international brokers from 31 countries had the opportunity to inspect the excellent facilities of each yacht on display over the 5-day period and to experience the elevated level of services offered by the welcoming captains and crews.

Yachting tourism attracts an increasing number of visitors to Greece and MEDYS is the perfect occasion to highlight the region as one of the top yachting destinations globally. The show owes its success to the large number of registered yachts, the great turn-out of industry professionals from all corners of the globe and the contribution of the local CAs. It is organized each year by GYA under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and with the kind support of the Municipality of Nafplion as well as the Region of the Peloponnese.

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