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BEDnBOATS.com platform is set for a high-profile launch in Monaco during the annual yacht show next month, where, under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert, 121 superyachts from 16 countries valued at $3 billion (€2.65 billion) will be on display at the high-profile event from September 28 to October 1.
The new BEDnBOATS.com community provides an affordable alternative to hotel and apartment rental for travellers interested in renting a stationary boat for exciting holidays, romantic escapes and family breaks away. The innovative new platform and its seamless interface make it easy for boat owners to list their boats for free.
Prospective renters can effortlessly find and rent static boats in a location of their choice, from yachts moored in beautiful harbours to unique boat-style accommodations in picturesque locations worldwide.
“We consider the BEDnBOATS.com brand to be an Airbnb-type booking engine for static charter. Renting a boat is no longer limited to those wanting to sail. Now everybody can stay on a boat and enjoy the experience of a boat owner for a fraction of the price,” said Amber Bishop, Founder and CEO, BEDnBOATS.com.
The business model is a response to vast opportunities presented by the sharing economy. We connect those who want a unique and special experience with the people who already have this through easy-to-use technology. The sharing economy is reshaping the future of business.’’
There is no cost to boat or yacht owners to register their vessel and set their preferred rates. It is an ideal way to help offset the high expenses involved in boat ownership by enjoying a new source of income through the trusted platform. All travellers have to do is decide on their desired destination, travel dates and the number of guests. Users are already enjoying relaxing and exclusive stays in Monaco, Cannes, St. Tropez, Antibes, Barcelona, Ibiza and islands across Italy, and the organisers plan to expand its USA and Caribbean operation in year 2017.
The National Council and government have come together for the 3rd Joint Monitoring Meeting on Covid-19.
As lockdown continues, the fire brigade of Monaco is taking additional steps to ensure the rules of confinement are respected, notably by integrating a drone as part of its public safety repertoire.
The Assembly has unanimously re-elected Stéphane Valeri as President of the National Council, with Brigitte Boccone-Pagès remaining as Vice-President.
Two Monaco-based companies are doing their bit to help during the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the Monaco Yacht Show, the Monaco Yacht Club (YCM) invited yacht captains to another Captains Forum, organised in collaboration with Only Yachts. The conference was attended by three pivotal associations: Groupement des Equipages Professionnels du Yachting (GEPY), President Captain Jacques Conzales, Italian Yacht Master, President Captain Gino Battaglia, and Professional Yachting Association, CEO Captain Andy Crawford, and attracted over 100 people. They met to discuss the new Maritime Cruise Agreement introduced by France’s FIN (Fédération des Industries Nautiques). Following the last Captains Forum on May 17, which was sold out, there was also a second session on France’s Decree N° 2017-307 of March 9, 2017, relating to the affiliation of seafarers – resident in France and working on a foreign-flagged vessel – to a French social security scheme, that came into force on July 1. Since the implementation of the law, several reports suggest a steep drop in the numbers and frequency of yachts visiting the French Riviera over the past few months. After several awareness-raising campaigns conducted by professionals, including captains’ associations in collaboration with the YCM’s Captains Club, Fabien Raffrey, Co-Director of FIN and Dominique Dubois, Head of the Maritime Affairs Department in Nice, spoke alongside Antoine Matthys, Director of the French International Register (RIF) to reassure those in the profession. They said the French government had heard them, and intended to take on board the needs expressed by the industry. Although the decree is now in force and not suspended, it will be revised and reintroduced by summer 2018. Pending the amendments, some flexibility will be allowed in its application. Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary of the Yacht Club de Monaco and President of Cluster Yachting Monaco concluded: “Ten years ago, it was unthinkable to imagine seeing all those involved in yachting around the same table, alongside the various authorities in the sector reporting directly to the government – Customs, Maritime Affairs – to discuss the issues affecting their profession. And how satisfying to see all this happening here in Monaco.” (Source: Monaco Yacht Club)