I have been invited by the Superyacht Group to join a breakfast meeting in London to talk about The Real State of the Superyacht Market. This sounds just up my street and I will let you know how it goes. This time of year is always exciting as the Med season really starts to warm up, there is always so much going on and plenty to learn from when reviewing the previous year.
There is an ever increasing number of spring yacht shows like MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona, Palma Superyacht Show and LYBRA’s Superyacht Show all running back to back, plus the Captains event in Montenegro and the Mediterranean Yacht Show in Greece. Combine those with other world class events like the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival and there are numerous luxurious way meet your clients, negotiate new projects and of course update yourself with the current market situation in yachting.
A client has recently approached us to explore the Chinese market. We have agreed to study this unique sector and see if we can come up with a new strategy to enter that market. I lived in Singapore for a while a few years ago and studied Asian trade and culture, but I think it's time to get some serious local expertise behind this project and make sure we can provide the latest and most accurate report.
It is also time to increase and update our intelligence portfolio on crew employment. We have worked on a number of very successful projects in that area over the last few years and now it is time to add additional strength to our team.
We have also been working closely with our start up business coaching clients and we are happy to announce that one of them launched their business successfully at MYBA Charter Show and are now on their way to powering through their first season. Developing and growing a start up company is never straightforward, but you just need to believe in your idea and find good help in the areas where you have no previous experience. Coaching new businesses is something I feel very passionate about and get a huge sense of achievement watching how quickly an idea can bloom with the right attitude and lots of hard work.
Summer is finally here in the South of France after some very unsettled spring weather. I think it's about time to slow down the networking and start conducting the projects that we have been successful in signing up. I guess that means some long hours in front of the screen. Lets go!