Organisers hail a ‘show of confidence’ at METS incorporating the SuperYacht Pavilion 2009 as the show closed in Amsterdam, with visitor levels virtually equal to those of 2008.

The three-day show attracted a total of 18,454 visitors compared to 18,485 visitors in 2008. Exhibiting companies numbered 1,261 compared to 1,210 last year.

Senior product manager Irene Dros said in a statement: “It has been a difficult year for many in our industry but we’ve had a bustling show nonetheless. The mood has been amazingly upbeat and the industry turnout