The 9th Antibes Yacht Show, planned for April 23-26 in Port Vauban on the French Riviera, has been cancelled. The decision was made by AYS, event organiser since 2007, on account of “lacklustre enthusiasm from exhibitors, their limited budgets and their tardiness in getting back to us,” Angelique Ciurelo, AYS manager, told SB.

The show has been postponed until next year, which will allow AYS to start again on new footing with improved organisation and communication projects for 2016 and a completely new team. The April dates will remain the same.

The City Hall of Antibes has asked ASAP, the association for leisure boating professionals in Antibes, to organise a replacement event for yachting professionals.

The 2014 Antibes Yacht Show attracted around 12,000 visitors, of which 54% were foreign, and 164 international exhibitors. It is believed that the event was loss-making for the organiser.