Boating World hosts its first 2021 yachting display, in Cape Town

07 Nov 2021

Following over a year’s absence, Boating World hosted its first South African yachting display recently. The setting was the Royal Cape Yacht Club, home to Cape Town sailing and one of South Africa’s most active yacht clubs.

The highlight of the display was the inclusion of Boating World’s most recent European import, the Jeanneau Sunfast 3300. Having arrived in the country just a few months earlier, and the first of its kind in the country, guests were intrigued to learn more about the boat

Speaking at the event, Boating World co-founder Derrick Levy, shared that the inclusion of the Sunfast 3300 to the company’s fleet of imports had been a triumph. 

“The Sunfast 3300 is known to be a bold racing boat with exceptional stability, and her owner, Dale Kushner,  a well-seasoned sailor, with lots of sea miles to his credit. But the number of podium finishes they have achieved in just a few short months is exceptionally impressive by any standards” said Levy. 

Boating World has seen a buoyant increase in new and preowned yacht sales over the last few months, concluding transactions for yachts from Jeanneau, Azimut and Fountaine Pajot. This is in line with international yacht sale trends, where worldwide there has been an overall increase in sales since mid 2020.

“We are delighted with the current uptake, but there are still more deals to be done before the end of December 2021” continued Levy, “And we are busy with a new Fountaine Pajot Isla 40 hand over delivered to the delighted owner in La Rochelle. Besides the Sunfast 3300, most interest lies is boats over 40 foot in length.”

The Cape Town event was a much needed opportunity for the Boating World team to meet face to face with prospective buyers and current owners to draw awareness to the new developments coming from its represented brands. Fountaine Pajot’s two new sailing catamarans, the Tanna 47 and NEW 51 sparked keen interest as well as the Azimut Yachts Verve 47, a supercharged outboard destined for South Africa’s Garden Route.  

Looking to 2022, Boating World anticipates its next big yacht import to South Africa to be the Azimut Flybridge 60 that is being sold as a co-ownership partnership, the company is currently closing its final available shares.

Suzanne Levy, co-owner of Boating World said, “The event was a good opener for the summer boating season in Cape Town, with no Cape Town Boat Show happening before the later part of 2022, we anticipate doing a few more of these events in the coming months.” 

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