The line-up of exhibitors at ADYS
included some of the biggest names in the global superyacht business.
Speaking at the Middle East Superyacht Briefing which launched the ADYS
show schedule, Erwin Bamps, Chief Operating Officer of UAE-based shipyard Gulf Craft, said the Global Order Book 2011 indicates the greatest demand for superyachts is in the 70-100ft category which saw a 34 per cent increase in number of orders in 2011 versus 2007, a year with a very similar number of global yacht orders.
In second place on the index, with 67 orders for 2011, and a total of length of 2,348 metres of yachts in construction, Azimut-Benetti will be represented by top brokers Edmiston & Co, who are bringing the 54m Moonlight to Yas Marina for next month's ADYS
The two WHY models showcased at ADYS
include 37x24-metre and 58x38-metre yachts that defy the standard "long and narrow" design aesthetic of superyachts.
The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), headline sponsor of ADYS
, was also an official sponsor at last week's 19th Monaco Yacht Show and had a major presence there alongside a stand-alone participation by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) of Abu Dhabi.
Finally, Polish professor W adys
aw Mielczarski is responsible for power connection between Germany, Poland and Lithuania.
Having met with two more energy coordinators (out of a total of four), Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs approved, on 30 November, provisional work programmes by former German Secretary of State of Economy Georg Wilhelm Adamowitsch, dealing with Baltic and North Sea off-shore wind connections, as well as by Polish Professor W adys
aw Mielczarski, responsible for power connection between Germany, Poland and Lithuania.
 Nonstandard abbreviations: AA, amino acid; OPA, orthophthalaldehyde; PITC, phenylisothiocyanate; [alpha]-ABA, [alpha]-arninobutyric acid; Cit, citrulline; Adys
, acetyllysine; 3MH, 3-methylhisfidine; and HyPro, hydroxyproline.
Principal battles: Brundisium (Brindisi) (267); Ecnomus (near Licata), Adys
(near Carthage) (256); Tunis (255).