Sailing into Success: Yachting Malta’s Triumphs in 2023
As the sun sets on another remarkable year, Yachting Malta proudly reflects on its multifaceted contributions that have set new benchmarks within the industry and sporting scenarios. From the adrenaline-fueled excitement of dinghy sailing to the strategic precision of keelboat racing, to expanding its presence on an international footprint and strengthening its local operations, Yachting Malta has been at the forefront.
In a bold move to extend its influence beyond the Maltese shores, Yachting Malta has taken on the role of a global ambassador, promoting Malta as a premier superyacht destination in three of the major international boatshows: Boot Dusseldorf, Dubai International Boatshow and the Cannes Yachting Festival. The picturesque landscapes, rich maritime history, and world-class facilities make Malta an irresistible haven for luxury yacht owners and enthusiasts alike.
In its commitment to foster ongoing growth within the local sailing community, Yachting Malta continued to anchor itself as a major supporter of homegrown sailing and yachting events throughout 2023. With a keen understanding of Malta’s unique position as a sports tourism hub, Yachting Malta has worked tirelessly to promote the island and its renowned year-round sailing conditions as well as contributing towards positioning the island as a must-visit destination for sports tourism.
Education has taken a more prominent role in Yachting Malta’s narrative, with strategic collaborations being put in place to develop a qualified industry workforce. Yachting Malta has this year engaged in a collaboration with Erasmus+ and the ISYL Foundation. By fostering such partnerships and collaborations, Yachting Malta ensures that the knowledge and skills associated with yachting developed and shared on an international scale. This was also reflected in its contribution to the Superyacht Industry Strategic Vision document for which Yachting Malta engaged in close collaboration with industry experts, stakeholders and government entities.
However, Yachting Malta’s impact goes beyond. The commitment to inclusivity remains a core value, evident through the continued success of its initiatives, particularly programmes relating to the promotion and take up of sailing for persons with disabilities. The introduction of Hansa 303 boats has not only made sailing more accessible but has also fostered a sense of community and empowerment among individuals who may have otherwise been excluded from such experiences.
In summary, Yachting Malta’s journey in 2023 has been one of dynamic growth and continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of yachting.