The Monaco Yacht Show is the industry event on the French Riviera for superyacht sales. It is the perfect venue for TCN representatives to observe yacht captains and crew at potentially their very best on board the superlative vessels being showcased, as the formal Monaco setting requires. Successful crew dynamics are immediately obvious from the atmosphere you feel as you walk on board.
It can also be a golden opportunity for recruiters to find temporary work for crew on reputed superyachts, enhancing crew chances of career progression. Walking along the royal blue carpeted docks at the Monaco Yacht Show, is certainly a protracted, convivial experience as we stop and catch up with contacts past and present and network with contacts of the future. At the Fraser stand and client lounge we meet and exchange with owners and captains looking to hire crew and crew seeking employment. Yacht Owners with new builds or newly acquired yachts visiting the Show will often take this opportunity to interview our shortlists of captains and heads of department. In short, the Monaco Yacht Show is not only about purchasing yachts, it’s totally about people too and not to be missed.
It was against this backdrop that the TCN plus Fraser Management and Business Development teams held their annual Captains’ breakfast at the Fraser client lounge in the Monaco Yacht Club, on Thursday 26th September 2019. As in previous years, our partners, luxury yacht provisioners, Maison Del Gusto kindly sponsored the breakfast with an appetising culinary spread. A big thank you to the totally professional Elisabetta Ierardi, Director of Maison Del Gusto, for all her efforts in supporting our event!
The concept of the TCN breakfast is for an optimised networking experience. With no distractions, and in a deluxe though informal setting, TCN representatives were able to introduce leading industry Captains to the decision makers and their teams from the Fraser Management and Business Development divisions.
The return from the international group of captains was excellent. For the Fraser team, having exposure to a whole spectrum of top-drawer industry captains with either purely luxury yachting or yachting plus merchant backgrounds was highly beneficial for future potential recruitment requirements within the fleet. TCN is very proud to have facilitated the all-important development of personal relationships between Fraser and top industry talent, which they so highly value.
Following the breakfast we organised an optional visit of the superb Fraser listing, motor yacht QUEEN ANNE, thanks to Sales Broker, David Legrand.
It was a pleasure to see so many faces this year at our annual breakfast and look forward to another productive edition next year. For now though, the focus turns to our next major boat show event: The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.