The new normal demands everyone rethinks how we do the things we have always taken for granted.
Boat shows are important markers in the year for yacht brands, owners and enthusiasts alike. But with a world turned upside down, we recognise how difficult it is to stage these events while guaranteeing everyone stays safe and well. As a result, with deep regret we took the difficult decision not to attend traditional boat shows during 2020. But with no end in sight to the global health threat we will maintain the same approach in 2021 as long at the challenge of Covid 19 remains.
We know many people will be as disappointed as we are about missing these shows, but we made the decision with the health and safety of our owners and enthusiasts, as well as our team, in mind. Rest assured, we will be back – Oyster has a long association with boat shows and we look forward to returning as soon as it safe to do so.
In the meantime we successfully formalised our own programme of Oyster Private Views in 2020 where we can manage the health and well-being of our staff and guests. We will continue to share our yachts at these events in a safe and controlled way until the world returns to some kind of normality.
Following the success of Southampton and Palma Private Views we are delighted to announce the next event in Palma between 24thand 27th April. We will also soon announce dates for a second UK Private View in the Spring.
These are exclusive, invitation-only events, with limited guest numbers so people can experience our boats in a safe environment. Our priority is the safety of everyone who attends – either as a guest or as part of the Oyster team. This means we are in complete control of the environment and, by limiting guest numbers, we can take every precaution to ensure everyone’s safety.
Our guests enjoy allocated appointments to view our yachts in their own time and each boat is deep cleaned between appointments. Private lounge areas offer a warm welcome from the Oyster team, where guests can relax and soak up the atmosphere. You can learn more about each model, our design and build process and what it means to become part of the Oyster Family.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Private Views and hope to return to the much-loved and familiar boat shows in the summer of 2021.
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