At the 4th Antibes Yacht (and Super Yacht) Show

AYS_3_IMG_7184_d.jpgI could easily write an entire article on the new developments I found on this vibrant coast where the atmosphere is “anything is possible” and “make your dreams come true here, we will help you”.

The 4th Antibes Yacht Show got the Cote d’Azur summer season under way, the marine painting season plein aire too.Antibes_YS_2_IMG_7121_d.jpg
While brokers were off loading or chartering their state of the art, luxury vessels I was looking for innovation and invention.

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Antibes Yacht Show, opening the Cote d'Azur 2010 nautical season

Super yachts ~ In my previous blog I gave you a youtube video link to the Antibes Yacht Show, April 8th, 2010 http://www.antibesyachtshow.com/intro.asp?lang=EN

Just got back from the Antibes Yacht Show, tired and hungry, after 7 hours on the road, here begins my report.

My objectives were to look for subjects and possible commands for marine painting, assemble information for possible articles and meet interesting people maybe making new friends.

Here is my first impression, the evening I arrived.Antibes_YS_2_IMG_7166_d.jpg

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Marine painting progress and a super yacht dilema

Marine art has occupied much of my time over the past few days while I gradually develop a group of new marine paintings. I’ll tell more of the others over the next few days.

By biggest concern is for the Porto Fino super yacht scene which will show superyachts off Porto Fino at dusk.  Porto_Fino_2_IMG_6737_wp.jpgThe sketch here show the basic design.

It’s great to work on a delightful warm evening super yacht scene while outside we have – 4 C, steady snow falling and 2 inches ( 50 cms) of solid compacted ice on the hill into Itzac

Itzac_Noel_IMG_6614_d.jpgIs this an ideal world, what do you think?

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A yacht doesn't have to be huge to be a superyacht

A beautiful, rare, icy sunrise today.   Snow_sunrise_IMG_6674_d.jpg
Helped a friend moving furniture in Castelnau de Montmiral.
A while back in CdM I asked one of the elder villagers how old the houses are?
I was told, well the village was laid out and built by a Count of Toulouse in the 13th century.
We have had a few fires but not much has changed…

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Free marine art brochure, special offer.

Action ~ for your FREE marine art brochure. This is available. At present kindly send me an email and I’ll send you a copy by email or post as you prefer.

I am working with my web  master to make this brochure automatically available soon. Thank you for your comprehension. down load from www.frickers.co.uk (homepage), via the special offer box at the bottom of the page or send your postal details.
We can “snail mail” you a high quality copy, several if you wish.

Sea pictures for sea people”, the first Gordon Frickers brochure for 18 years!

At the super yacht  Monaco Yacht Show 2009 several people amused Gordon Frickers by saying, “WOW, collector’s item!” Amused because as you know,

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Monaco Yacht Show, day 3

At the Monaco Yacht Show 2009, Port Hercule, Monte Carlo, this was to be my first full working day in the world of superyachts, , meeting super yacht people, excluding the 4 commissions last year.

These remarkable people rapidly changed my perspective of the super yacht world.pass_1_wp.JPG

For a start, The Monaco Yacht Show perhaps surprisingly has a carbon neutral certificate and advertises this fact with enthusiasm and when one learns more of he Monaco Yacht Show organisers achievements, with justifiable pride.

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The Monaco Yacht Show 2009

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The venue for this super yacht event is the legendary city of Monte Carlo, Port Hercule. This, the 19th Monaco Yacht Show 2009 is said to be THE superyacht venue of the year.   Monaco_Yacht_Show_09_IMG_6060_wp.jpg

The weather was stunning, 28 C and not humid but my first sight of the exhibition had to wait.

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Very Nice

Arrived in Nice on the cote d’azur, via a brief visit to Antibes.   Antibes_rose_IMG_6055_wp.jpg

To stay at a 2 star hotel in Nice about half way from the beaches and railway station, near the old town.Nice_night_IMG_6104_wp.jpg

I had no idea how enchanting Nice can be!

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Newsletter 8, Sea Fever and super yachts

Newsletter, Sea Fever and super yachts, The Marine Art of Gordon Frickers No. 8 © august 2009

We hope you find the following interesting, engaging, interactive, and will forward this to friends.

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