Ritzy Charters Attends Acclaimed Greece EMMYS Charter Show
by Dayle Reimer on Jun 09, 2023
The picturesque port of Poros was the setting for the recent 19th East Mediterranean Multihull & Yacht Charter Show which took place May 4-6 with Ritzy Charters brokers in attendance. The show was sponsored by the Hellenic Republic Region of Attica and the Greek National Tourism Organisation.
Attendance was very strong, with 100 yachts on display, dominated by 45 catamarans: 39 sail and 6 power cats to view on the docks. There were also 32 motor yachts, all available for charter in Greece.
The show drew over 200 charter brokers from around the world who came for the opportunity to board and inspect each yacht and interact with the crew. It is the knowledge acquired about the charter experience offered by each yacht that allows brokers to make knowledgeable recommendations to clients.
The cuisine offered on a charter yacht is a very important element of the charter experience and the chefs are eager to show off their skills by competing in the culinary competition. This year’s theme was Greek Fusion, with competition divided into two categories:
The Emerald category for yachts priced up to €35,000 per week (plus expenses).
The Diamond category for those priced €35,000 per week (plus expenses) and above.
Here are the winners of each category:
1st place: Chef Savvas Lichanidis on board ABOVE & BEYOND sailing catamaran Sunreef 80.
2nd place: Chef Dimitris Abrazis on board MYTHOS G motoryacht Posillipo 85.
3rd place: Chef Maria Kokkou on board NAMASTE sailing catamaran Fountaine Pajot Samana 59.
From left to right: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning dishes of the Diamond category at the Chefs' Competition. Photo by EMMYS Marketing Department.
1st place: Chef Giannis Skarlatos on board LUCKY CLOVER sailing catamaran Lagoon 52F.
2nd place: Chef Nina Dania on board VALIUM 52 sailing catamaran Lagoon 52.
3rd place: Chef Dimitris Fotopoulos on board FOR SAIL sailing catamaran Lagoon 560.
From left to right: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning dishes of the Emerald category at the Chefs' Competition. Photo by EMMYS Marketing Department.
Our brokers were invited to enjoy lunch or dinner hosted by attending yachts, to experience for themselves the high level of cuisine offered onboard these amazing yachts.
The show also invited yacht crews to compete in the areas of tablescaping, and designer water, the latter sponsored by the Charter Yacht Brokers Association who initiated this competition at the Caribbean shows to highlight the benefits of reducing single use plastics.
CYBA Designer Water Contest, with its awards ceremony led by CYBA's President and Ritzy Charters' Founder & Sales Director German Liubitch. Photo by EMMYS Marketing Department.
Meeting and furthering relationships with the yacht agents who manage these yachts is another important aspect of the show. To facilitate interaction, the show included a variety of networking events each evening including the opening party at the Golden View Hotel, a dock “yacht hop” aboard two 80 ft Sunreef catamarans, a variety of parties hosted by individual yachts, and the final awards ceremony at the Syggrou Amphitheater.
Ritzy Charters' brokers Mike Piper and Mariela Pesci and, Founder & Sales Director German Liubitch inspecting yachts and meeting crews at the EMMYS.
Following the close of the show, brokers were invited to participate in a familiarization sailing trip to several Saronic islands including Agistri, the tiny island of Moni, and the”pistachio” island of Aegina, to learn about this very appealing region of Greece.