Blog | World’s First Superyacht Gallery Exhibit Opens in London

June 2, 2017

World’s First Superyacht Gallery Exhibit Opens in London

After many months of hard work, the doors to the world’s first “superyacht gallery,” have just opened!

The much anticipated inaugural edition of SuperYacht Gallery is now opened to visitors at London’s world-famous Saatchi Gallery. Opened on June 1st, and running through June 3rd, the SuperYacht Gallery is “an insightful exposition about the world of superyachts designed to incorporate various visual elements including film, photography, superyacht models, infographics, art, and a number of compelling creative concepts.”

The brain child of Merijn De Waard and Marijn Smit, the SuperYacht Gallery was designed to “create something much more deserving” of this unique industry’s “discerning audience.”

According to Forbes, the pair met a decade ago when Smit was with Dutch shipyard Feadship and De Waard was running his media company, Superyacht Times. More recently, they put their heads together to air their frustrations about the way that superyacht events were currently being staged. They felt that prior to the opening of this gallery, most superyacht events were very dry, focusing on business, rather than the luxury, and magnificent works of art and engineering these vessels are.

Merijn de Waard and Marijn Smit speak at the SuperYacht Gallery 2017 VIP Preview at Saatchi Gallery

Smit says, “the gallery concept means that guests can explore freely, without being hassled by sales people.”

De Waard’s Superyacht Times describes the event as the first of its kind. “SuperYacht Gallery explores the wonderful world of superyachts like never before. With a complete focus on inspiring and educating the visitor as to the superyacht lifestyle, the exposition is spread over seven themed Galleries. The ground floor of the Saatchi Gallery will begin with the beginning, introducing visitors to yachting and explaining how the impressive vessels we see sailing the Seven Seas are born from just a sketch on a blank piece of paper. The second floor explores the superyacht lifestyle, taking visitors around the world and showcasing what unique experiences owning or chartering a superyacht can really offer.”

Targeting Superyacht Owners and Potential Superyacht Buyers

With current, potential and future superyacht owners at the heart of the event, VIP guests will enjoy a wealth of special privileges throughout the event, including an invitation to two special VIP evenings: the VIP Preview Night, which took place on May 31st, sponsored by Clyde & Co, and “Ocean Night” which occurred on June 1st in collaboration with the Blue Marine Foundation.

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