SAIL Amsterdam is one of the biggest attractions in Amsterdam, cruising into the city every five years. In August 2020 an entire flotilla of tall ships and many other special boats and vessels sail along the River IJ before docking near the city centre.SAIL Amsterdam is the biggest nautical event in the world with an impressive fleet of Tall Ships, sailing heritage craft, modern ships, naval ships and replicas. Cruising into the city every five years with an entire flotilla of Tall Ships and many other special boats and vessels sail along the North Sea Canal before docking near the city centre.
Historic fleet in Amsterdam
Mitra van Raalten- Director of the SAIL Amsterdam Foundation: Amsterdam has always been a city with water close to its heart. The IJ harbor and the river Amstel, as well as its historic canals, played a major role in its unique urban development over the centuries. And the city has played a huge part in international maritime over the centuries, too. As well are we a seafaring nation. So every five years when SAIL Amsterdam comes around, hundreds of thousands gather to wave in the ships sailing into the city, as well as to experience maritime-themed performances and concerts, and lap up the chance to climb aboard both the old and new Tall Ships. The first SAIL was in 1975. Forty-five years later in August 2020, we expect more than 6000 ships to sail into the North Sea Canal to moor in the Port of Amsterdam.
- The largest nautical event in the world;
- 2,4 million visitors in 2015
- International celebration and national pride atmosphere
- A fleet of impressiveTall Ships, sailing heritage craft, modern ships, naval ships and replicas.
New pavilion location at the heart of the show with a fleet of top Dutch superyachts
With a record market share and more orders than ever on its books, the Dutch superyacht sector is booming. The presentations at this year’s Monaco show by members of the Holland Yachting Group – yards, suppliers & partners alike – reflect the confidence of these leading exponents of their craft. If you’re attending the show between now and Saturday, a visit to the new Holland Pavilion and the displays by the top yards will surely be among the high points.
The renowned Holland Pavilion, one of the main hubs of activity at every Monaco show, has been moved to an prime new location at the heart of this year’s event. Enter via the Darse Sud tent and you will find the Dutch gathered together next to T-central (QS39).
The pavilion will be home to leader firms such as Cramm, DGI Sypack, Port of Amsterdam, Hydromar, Naiad Dynamics, Rondal and VBH. Other members are at other strategic locations around the show, including Amels, Oceanco, Royal Huisman, Vitters, Mulder Shipyard, Wajer Yachts, Caterpillar (Pon Power), Esthec, Lanka Marble and Maxwell Marine.
Besides various superyachts will be on display around the show, which include the 81-metre Feadship Air and Oceanco’s recently delivered 90-metre DAR. Heesen is giving a world premiere to the 51-metre Irisha, AMELS has three of its fleet in Monaco: the Amels 180 EJI, the 55-metre KAMALAYA and the 57.7-metre VOLPINI 2, while sister-company DAMEN hosts the 55.5-metre Yacht Support vessel POWER PLAY. Last but not least, the two latest launches from Moonen’s Caribbean line are making their mark in Monaco - the 30-metre Bijoux and 36-metre Brigadoon.
Returning to the Holland Pavilion, another stand well worth a visit is the Port of Amsterdam presentation on how the Dutch capital city is shaping up as a destination for superyachts. Port of Amsterdam and HISWA Holland Yachting Group are making real their ambition to establish Amsterdam more firmly as a major destination for superyachts. The diversity in
berths located in the heart of the city Centre, combined with excellent refit and maintenance facilities in the port area, make Amsterdam a unique destination for superyachts. Read more about these developments here and drop by the Port of Amsterdam stand to discuss the possibilities.
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