Mediterranean Yacht Show: World's largest yacht exhibition returned to Greece


The Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS), the the largest exhibition of professional manned yachts in the world, which took place from April 30 to May 4, 2022, returned to Greece following two pandemic years of absence, highlighting once again he superiority of maritime tourism in Greece.

The exhibition, organised by the Greek Yachting Association with the support of the Municipality of Nafplio, had the participation of 90 registered vessels (with a total total length of more than 3.4 km)  and more than 610 yachts brokers and professionals from all over the world, who had the opportunity to see up close the boats available for rent, to get to know their crews and to be informed about the possibilities they offer.

The Mediterranean Yacht Show remains the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, leading ahead of those held in Antigua and Barcelona, ​​which cover the markets of the Western Hemisphere and the Western Mediterranean respectively.

The opening of the event took place on April 30th by the President of the Greek Yachting Association, Mr. Michael Skoulikidis, in the presence of the Mayor of Nafplion, Mr. Dimitrios Kostouros, the General Secretary of Ports, Port Policy and Maritime Investments, Mr. Evangelos Kiriazopoulos, Regional Governor of Peloponnese, Mr. Panagiotis Nikas.

In his welcome speech, Mr. Michael Skoulikidis mentioned the competitive advantages of Greek yachting and noted the dynamics and absolute adequacy in quantity and quality of yachts with a Greek Professional License, emphasising: “We have 5.5 times more yachts, totalling a cumulative length of over 3.4 kilometres, bigger in length than all the craft that were on exhibit in France, Italy and Spain together”. At the same time, Mr.
Skoulikidis pointed out the need for additional and coordinated actions to support Greek yachting, which is also the spearhead of the tourism industry.

• Number of Yachts: 90 registered yachts with 20 yachts on a waiting list
• Cumulative LOA: More than 3.4 kilometres
• Number of trade visitors: Over 610 visitors
• Countries represented: 30 countries from all over the world
• Number of Exhibitors: 31 exhibitors’ stands with yachting-related services and products.

Leading international companies such as Camper & Nicholsons International, Edmiston, Fraser, IYC, Burgess, CharterWorld LLP, CSO Yachts, Yachting Partners International, Northrop & Johnson, Yachtzoo, Luxury Charter Group, West Nautical etc. were also present at the exhibition.

The Mediterranean Yacht Show hosted a series of side events, as well as the renowned Chefs' Competition in which talented yacht chefs showcased their culinary talent to a panel of experts consisting, among others, of the 2 Michelin-starred chef of the restaurant Spondi, Angelo Lantos as well as the chef of the restaurants Huracan (Athens), Pacific (Monte Carlo) and Ritz Carlton (Valencia), Thanos Stasinos.

The Mediterranean Yacht Show is organised by the Greek Yachting Association with the support of the Municipality of Nafplion and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism.