Luxury yachts at the Gdynia Marina
The Gdynia Marina Yacht Park hosted a show of the most beautiful motor and sailing yachts, manufactured in shipyards both in Poland and abroad. The Polish Chamber of Marine Industry and Water Sports [Polska Izba Przemysłu Jachtowego i Sportów Wodnych] – Polskie Jachty has chosen precisely the Gdynia marina to organize its Polboat Yachting Festival, a trade event showcasing luxury sailing vessels.
The event, organized on a grand scale that is unparalleled in Poland, was held at Gdynia’s Śródmieście Morskie [Sea City]. It was there that more than 20 exhibitors presented their most beautiful and most luxurious sailing vessels. These stately yachts looked very impressive in the company of the new residential development Yacht Park and the very distinct Sea Towers building. The President of the Polish Chamber of Marine Industry and Water Sports Polskie Jachty said that great care was taken while selecting the venue for organizing this event.
– We really wished to do something new, and the Marina Yacht Park in Gdynia takes quality to a whole new level. We have tried very hard to ensure that our boat show was a high prestige, lifestyle event with a format similar to the Cannes Yachting Festival. Yachts in themselves require a certain type of backdrop and show-casing space. Many of them are very expensive, therefore the manner in which they are presented should reach an excellent standard. And it is precisely the natural surroundings, offered by Gdynia and this marina, that provided a perfect match for our idea – said Sebastian Nietupski, President of the Polish Chamber of Marine Industry and Water Sports Polskie Jachty.
The Polish yacht industry is appreciated worldwide. Polish manufacturers particularly specialize in power boats up to 11m with an outboard motor. But they are also known for luxury sailing vessels, that win multiple awards at the world’s most prestigious competitions.
During the three-day event, which took place on 20-22 August of this year, 20 exhibitors showcased their yachts. The event was also attended by our export manufacturers – Sunreef and Galeon. The first of them showcased the 80-feet sailing vessel Sunreef 80 Double Happiness. The second of the Tricity companies, Galeon, has made two vessels available at the show – the 680 FLY (which claimed the Best Exterior Design Trophy at the last edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival) and the 335 HTS (this year’s winner of the Motor Boats Awards in the Sportcruiser category).
The event was open and free of charge, but for visitors’ safety the organizers have introduced registration for meetings with the exhibitors.
The honorary patronage over the event was held by the City of Gdynia.
photo: Magdalena Czernek, UM Gdynia