COVID-19 and the Superyacht Calendar
Whilst event organisers worldwide do all they can to slow the spread of COVID-19, cancelling, changing and postponing planned events and travel plans, we're obliged to take the necessary precautions to look after and protect one another as we see how things unfold in the coming months. With regard to the Superyacht calendar, obviously things are changing on a daily, if not hourly, basis so we advise you check individual events, travel, transfer and country policies directly with the relevant websites and helplines.
In the meantime, here’s an indicator of what’s been postponed and cancelled due to COVID-19 for now:
Dubai International Boat Show
Originally set for 10–14 March, postponed until later this year, 24–28 Nov 2020, taking place in the region’s largest luxury marina, Dubai Harbour. boatshowdubai.com
Singapore Yacht Show
Due to be on right now, 19-22 March, the 10th Anniversary edition of the Singapore Yacht Show has been postponed ‘til October 2020 – considered by many the premier boat and yacht show in Asia, this glamorous and impressive four day yachting extravaganza is set for 15-18 Oct. singaporeyachtshow.com
The Superyacht Gathering 2020
Scheduled for 25-27 March, this Auckland, New Zealand event has been cancelled. See The Superyacht Gathering Facebook page for updates.
Palm Beach International Boat Show & Superyacht Show Palm Beach
Originally scheduled for the end of March, The Superyacht Show Palm Beach is now set to debut at the Flagler Museum 25-28 March 2021. The largest display of superyachts in Palm Beach will return next year. Visit website for details. pbboatshow.com
MYBA Charter Show
Originally planned to take place in Marina Port Vell, Barcelona, from 27-30 April, the MYBA Charter Show has been cancelled, with the next scheduled for 2021. mybashow.com
Palma Superyacht Show
The 37th Palma International Boat Show, at Moll Vell de Palma, postponed until June. boatshowpalma.com
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2019-20
Postponed with immediate effect. The crew are currently berthed and under quarantine in Subic Bay, Philippines and will be assisted home as soon as local quarantine’s lifted. With 3 legs remaining, postponed for approx. 10 months, when all leg crew will rejoin the race. This impacts on the timescales for the next Clipper Race, likely to start summer 2022. clipperroundtheworld.com
St. Barths Bucket Regatta
Organisers of this prestigious superyacht regatta have decided to cancel. Originally due to be running 19-22 March, this invitational 3-day regatta is offered to yachts over 30.5 meters. The 2021 St Barths Bucket is currently scheduled for 18-21 March, 2021. bucketregatta.com
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
The stunning Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta has been postponed until next year, now scheduled for 31 March – 6 April, 2021. antiguaclassics.com
World Superyacht Awards
This annual World Superyachts Awards, organised by BOAT International, originally due to take place in London 15-16 May has been postponed until September 2020. Nominations are now closed, but tickets already purchased for the May event will be honored in September. boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-events/world-superyacht-awards
As suggested, please see individual organiser, event, regional and country websites for advice and updates. Stay well readers.
Best wishes from the Yotspot Team.
Time of Writing - mid-March 2020