Held at the facilities of Olympic Marine in Lavrio, the Olympic Yacht Show illustrated its impact on the yachting sector for the third year in a row, closing its gates on Sunday, October 22. Over four days the unique premium Greek in-water yacht show welcomed more than 15,000 visitors who had the opportunity to get the latest information about the world of yachting by the managers of 100 leading houses and manufacturers and admire 120 new boats from up close in the Show’s floating section. Visitor also enjoyed several national and European premieres that naturally were the focus of attention.
The upward trend in attendance and exhibitor participations at the 3rd Olympic Yacht Show is a token of the avid interest of the Greek market in high quality sea tourism and proves that our country can boast top professionals in the yachting sector. “We believe that the Olympic Yacht Show is a pivotal organisation since it gives us the opportunity to show our boats in their natural environment, the sea. We are gold sponsors to the Show because we believe that organising a floating Yacht Show in Greece is simply of the essence. The efforts of Gerasimos Gerolimatos and the ONDECK team are important for our country and the industry,” stressed Giorgos Riginos, CEO of Riginos SA.
On that note, Kostas Koronakis, CEO of D. Koronakis S.A. also stressed that “just like the previous two years, this year’s 3rd Olympic Yacht Show has posed a challenge for our company. The direct interaction with our clients helped us get valuable feedback and we are now ready to further improve our products for next year. The Olympic Yacht Show was even better than the first two years. I need to focus on the floating section of the exhibition, which, to our satisfaction, has grown even bigger.”
The event has been an international meeting point for people active in the diverse yachting industry; people who had the opportunity to exchange ideas regarding the development of premium sea tourism that promotes our country internationally. The coverage of the show by the international media and the general keen interest in it proved for one more year that the Olympic Yacht Show, which has now won the status of an institution, deserves a place among the equivalent leading European events.
“The Olympic Yacht Show has become an institution, a prospect we already predicted the 1st year it was held. This year we brought to the Show all of the new Saxdor models and visitors had the opportunity to see for the first time in Greece the new 400 that premiered in Monaco. We are very pleased with the attendance and promise to be back in 2024,” stated Nikos Zarifis, Managing Director of Thrace Labea.
As for the significance of the Olympic Yacht Show, Dimitris Deligiannis, Managing Partner of Atalanta Marine, also noted: “Atalanta Marine was the first company to support the Olympic Yacht Show. It is the only Show able to support the boats we represent. For yet another year we have received great feedback from the public, much to our satisfaction.”
The following day found the organizers already kitting out for the 4th Olympic Yacht Show with the managers at Olympic Marine in Lavrio stating that they are ready for an even better show in terms of the services provided. “Olympic Marine’s efforts to improve our services are ongoing and unremitting. We invest in new people and we constantly try to raise the bar,” emphasized Vassilis Priftis, CEO of Olympic Marine.
The curtain of the 3rd Olympic Yacht Show, organized by ONDECK EVENTS, has fallen with both organizers and exhibitors wishing that this premium in-water yacht show continues to be a fruitful platform for the promotion of yachting, a powerful tool for upgrading the tourism product, a plateau for further discussions between professionals and, therefore, a think tank that will not follow trends but create them.
The 3rd Olympic Yacht Show was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy, the Ministry of Tourism, the GNTO, the Prefecture of Attica, the Marine Chamber of Greece, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greek Marinas Association, the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Municipality of Lavreotiki.
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Grand Sponsor: EKO MARINE
Gold Sponsors: ZOIS EFSTATHIOU, D. KORONAKIS SA,
MPD-MELITA MARINE GROUP, RIGINOS YACHTS
Silver Sponsor: TECHNOHULL
Bronze Sponsors: ATALANTA MARINE, FAST SAILING, GOLDFISH BOAT AS, KIMISOO, MAREX, PANTAENIUS, RAFNAR HELLAS
Venue Partner: OLYMPIC MARINE
Official Car: KIA HELLAS
Premium Medical Partner: ATHENS MEDICAL GROUP
Premium Apparel Partner: BROOKS BROTHERS
Premium Sportswear Partner: DIMITRIADIS Action & Lifestyle Distribution
Educational Partner: METROPOLITAN COLLEGE
Application Partner: PLORA APP
Premium Spirit Partner: JOHNNIE WALKER
Premium Coffee Partner: NESPRESSO PROFESSIONAL
Premium Wine: CELLIER
Fine Dining Partner: ΚΑΛΕΩ GREEK GASTRONOMY
Strategic Partners: E.EN.E, COMMUNAUTE HELLENIQUE DE MONACO, CEO CLUBS GREECE
Official Media Sponsor: SKAI
Official Magazine: SKIPPER ONDECK
Media Partners: ARTECNIKO, EPIXEIRO.GR
International Media Sponsors: YACHTING PAGES (GB), BARCHE (IT), WAVE (SUI)
International Press Office: SAND PEOPLE COMMUNICATION (SUI)