Welcome to the 29th
After a busy few months of boat shows in the UK, Europe and the US, a flurry of new yacht launches from Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Prestige, and Beneteau Sail, and exciting additions to our ever-expanding portfolio of new-boat brands, including Scorpion RIBs, this summer has certainly been one to remember.
And the excitement doesn’t stop there. Even as the industry transitions into the off-season, the demand for new boats remains robust, and we’re thrilled to be delivering several new vessels over the festive period, including a customised MC75 at McConaghy’s state-of-the-art facility in China and a brand-new Beneteau Oceanis 46.1.
Moving into the new year, the upcoming Dusseldorf Boat Show is shaping up to be a fantastic showcase of the very best from our prestigious new boat brands, including Beneteau Sail, Beneteau Power, Prestige, CNB Yachts, Bluegame, Sanlorenzo, and McConaghy. We encourage you to book an appointment soon to avoid the queues and gain exclusive access to the stands and boats of your choice. Or, if you can’t join us in Germany, we will be attending lots of UK events in the Spring – see page 4. for details.
In anticipation of the 37th America’s Cup, the first AC40 regattas in Spain and Saudi Arabia were a huge success. Six teams went head-to-head in these incredible high-octane foiling machines, showcasing their phenomenal prowess and speed on the racetrack. Meanwhile, visitors to Metstrade were able to take the helm of the incredibly realistic AC40 simulator, which is being used as a crew training tool. A collective of private owners have shown significant interest in the AC40, and we’re planning a busy events calendar, so watch this space for more exciting developments!
Over in the boatyard, Ancasta Yacht Services is experiencing a surge in activity as the winter work schedule fills up. Functioning as a one-stop shop for engineering, repairs, refits, upgrades, and seasonal maintenance, Ancasta Yacht Services (AYS) offers the convenience of a single point of contact for all your boating needs. AYS has provided a pre-season boat maintenance guide on page 92 to assist you in preparing your vessel for the upcoming season. Or, if you want us to take care of everything for you, now is the time to secure your slot for spring.
And if all that wasn’t enough, we have a diverse inventory of over 450 new and used boat listings here and online for you to browse. Whether you’re searching for a specific vessel or exploring your options, Ancasta’s extensive selection provides ample choice. Furthermore, if your preferred boat is not readily available, our qualified brokers will be happy to carry out a personalised search for you, so please get in touch to discuss your ideal vessel.
MD, Ancasta Group.