Having emerged as the largest exhibition of professional manned pleasure boats internationally and exceeding by 5 times the number of boats that Italy, France, and Spain managed to exhibit in 2022 together, at the corresponding exhibition in Barcelona, the Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS), returns for 8th year in the port of Nafplion.
The exhibition, which is co-organized by the Hellenic Marine Tourism Association and the Municipality of Nafplio in collaboration with the Peloponnese Region, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, is expected to exceed all expectations. Highlighting the excellence of Greek maritime tourism, MEDYS 2023 records 95 registered boats, yacht brokers from more than 30 countries of the world and many exhibitors with services and products related to the subject of the exhibition.
Leading international companies such as Camper & Nicholsons International, CSO Yachts, YCO, IYC, CharterWorld LLP, Yachting Partners International, Northrop & Johnson, Luxury Charter Group, West Nautical etc. will be able to “attend”. The exhibition will last 5 days, giving the opportunity to hundreds of brokers from all over the world to see up close the boats available for charter and their capabilities, but also to get to know the crews and the services offered. Already 95 boats from 24 to 85 meters in length have confirmed their participation in MEDYS 2023, which according to all indications will be the most important exhibition to date. Occupying one of the leading positions on the yachting agenda worldwide, the exhibition plays a dominant role in the development and evolution of marine tourism in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean and has highlighted the dynamism and absolute adequacy in quantity and quality of vessels with a Greek Professional License, says the President of the Hellenic Maritime Tourism Association, Michalis Skoulikidis.
As part of MEDYS, a series of parallel events is also organized, with the popular Chef’s Competition at the top, where the talented chefs of the boats will present their creations to a committee with many Michelin stars. The judges this year will be the 2-star Michelin awardees Giorgos Papazacharias from the Greek Delta Restaurant and Antonio Mellino from the Quattro Passi restaurant in Italy. Counting seven successful events, MEDYS has managed to put yachting at the center of Greek tourism, which emerged stronger than ever during the pandemic. The success of the exhibition is a practical confirmation of the dynamics of the Greek professional license and creates a self-evident responsibility for its protection in all institutions.