Royal Yacht Club, Moscow

Moscow’s Royal Yacht Club

The 2019 Moscow Yacht Show, one of the most important annual events in the Russian boating industry, closed on Sunday at the city’s Royal Yacht Club.

The three-day show (May 31-June 2) was attended by domestic boatbuilders and representatives of the world’s largest shipyards, including Princess, Azimut, Ferretti, Sunseeker and more. In addition, the expo was attended by representatives of several leading distributors of boat and yachts in Russia.

According to the show’s organiser, the Azimut 55 Fly, Fairline’s Targa 43 Open, the Galeon 360 Fly and Jeanneau’s Merry Fisher 1095 were just some of the highlights. The largest exhibit was the 23m Sunseeker Manhattan 73.

Various boat models were presented at the show, among them Bayliner, Condor, Rinker and Princecraft.

Of particular interest to visitors this year was the Buster Super Magnum boat, a joint development between Yamaha and Finnish shipyard Buster. The boat was equipped with a Yamaha F300B engine.

The Russian boatbuilding industry has been on the rise since 2010, resulting in the appearance of several local producers at the show. Among them was the Magniff Marine shipyard with its high-speed premium-class 270 Freeflight boats, and St Petersburg’s SPEV enterprise with its Phoenix 560 model.

Another significant exhibitor at the show was Russian shipyard Houseboat, which presented its 20m Heliboat 209 ship. The innovative ‘house on water’ is designed for year-round living and is equipped with a helipad.

By Eugene Gerden – June 07, 2019