Eurocopter offers its helicopters as the perfect complement to yachts
September 24, 2008 By Corrie
Sept. 24, 2008, Monaco 2008- Eurocopter is present for the 6th consecutive time at Monaco Yacht Show from Sept. 24 to 27, 2008.
Sept. 24, 2008, Monaco 2008- Eurocopter is present for the 6th consecutive time at Monaco Yacht Show from Sept. 24 to 27, 2008. As one of the first helicopter manufacturers to invest its efforts in support of the yacht industry, Eurocopter’s presence this year is highlighted by an EC130 B4 onboard Lady Christine and an EC155 B1 operated by Heli Air Monaco at Monaco Heliport. With helicopters increasingly being acknowledged as a noteworthy complement to the yacht, Eurocopter dedicates its support to this industry as well as to the business aviation and private market, which alone accounted for more than 20% of the 802 helicopters sold in 2007.
Today, more and more super yachts are being equipped to carry helicopters, which can be a wonderfully convenient, time-saving, comfortable and stylish, not forgetting a safe form of transport. With the ability to take-off and land almost anywhere, helicopters can pick guests up from an airport directly to the yacht or rapidly transport passengers from the yacht to any city or specific place, thus saving time otherwise wasted in congested traffic.
Passengers can spend their time onboard the helicopter relaxing comfortably whilst enjoying the unobstructed view of the surrounding scenery. For business executives who want to make full use of every single minute, the time in the helicopter can also be used for business purposes and meetings thanks to the presence of state-of-the-art info-communications technology onboard.
The main advantage of travelling by helicopters aboard a yacht is therefore to save time, providing yacht owners with the opportunity to spend more time afloat or for sightseeing purposes in remote areas. A helicopter can also provide them with the possibility of replenishing supplies or with the pleasures of heli-skiing for the more adventurous. Moreover, for yacht owners who are qualified pilots, the pleasure of flying would itself be a highly-valued part of the holiday.