The intense season of the most important international boat shows has come to a close. Among these the Cannes Yachting Festival spurred by the market’s needs towards larger and larger yachts, the Monaco Yacht Show, which is still representing the most determining moment for b2b meetings concerning super and megayachts segments, and finally the International Fort Lauderdale Boat Show where the over 24 metre Italian yachting industry takes the lion’s share. We can finalize some conclusions on this year and ponder on the next. The considerable number of Italian yachts exhibited in the course of the above mentioned events and the number of more or less imminent launches, are proof enough of the high level of international interest for made in Italy brands. Amer, Baglietto, Benetti, Cantieri di Pisa, Codecasa, CRN, Mondomarine, Overmarine, Sanlorenzo, Tankoa. Many more are currently busy building yachts with signed contracts in their pockets. We believe buyers’ interest is motivated by the size of the investments these companies are dedicating in terms of styling, and above all in technologic innovation, engineering, in construction materials and last but not least in the hydrodynamics of the hulls themselves. In the wake of this success the importance of design where Italian school designers have been initialling Made in Italy yachts and those of several distinguished international brands as well which produce some of the most beautiful superyachts currently sailing should not be underrated. Among the signees there are a number of young and talented designers whose projects we have really admired in the course of the recent international events mentioned. Anyhow all things considered, and now that the international yacht shows are over until next season we have a listing of facts and figures published and elucidated by Deloitte which see Italy taking 39% of the superyacht market share in terms of units sold, followed some way behind by Holland with a steady 19% and so on down to the ROW.