The 2014 Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) will be the biggest ever with 110 spectacular yachts on display, and an expanded exhibition and berthing area hosting the most renowned and finest players in the industry.
Now in its 24th year, the world’s largest showcase for superyachts and megayachts will be held from September 24 to 27 at Port Hercules under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The berthing area has been extended to the port’s entrance in front of the new Monaco Yacht Club and Quai Rainier, opening up space for around 110 yachts. The exhibition area is also larger with an additional 400 sq m available.
The bigger berthing area will meet increasing demand for exhibiting larger yachts, according to Gaëlle Tallarida, the show’s Managing Director.
The annual event attracts not only industry leaders but also billionaires from around the world who visit the show to check out the latest superyachts and perhaps buy one or more of them. As many as 110 yachts, ranging in lengths from 25 m to 100 m, will be exhibited with around 40 of them making their world première.
Though yachts are increasing in length, size should not be the main criterion when purchasing one, says Tallarida. “The designing and building of a superyacht is similar to creating a work of art, from the hull’s exterior to the works of art crafted within each of the tiniest areas on board. If you already have your very own bespoke dream yacht envisaged, then we encourage you to refine your ideas by simply visiting the floating exhibits along the docks.”
She continues: “The show remains the place to be whether you’re looking to step on board this year’s finest superyacht offerings or discover the most innovative and tailor-made products and services that make luxury yachting the ultimate art of life. Clients can visit the Designer Gallery and meet top designers who will be able to turn their dreams into a reality. They can then complete their shopping inside the air-conditioned exhibition tents, where they will find a wide range of high technology and crafted products on display from the world’s best nautical suppliers.”
As many as 500 exhibitors from the yachting and luxury goods sectors and from 38 nations will be on hand showcasing their products and services over an area of 20,300 sq m.
In the heart of the show area is the Upper Deck Lounge, a wide reception complex where businessmen can hold meetings or invite best customers to dine in the restaurant or simply relish the moment in a luxurious setting. It includes several reception areas reserved for officials of exhibiting companies, where they can talk with their customers in a confidential setting. The lounge will also unveil the finest watches by the Swiss luxury watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, the sponsor of the MYS for the sixth consecutive year.
But what makes the show special are the many events that include press conferences, industry debates, cocktails, evening parties on board yachts, yacht awards and gala dinners.
In addition to boosting Monaco’s economy and global profile, the show is also socially responsible with its support for the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (AMM) since 2001 and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation since 2010.
The MYS has been increasing the yachting community’s awareness of deforestation under its Wood Forever pact with the foundation and last year donated €44,000 ($60,000) which was used to educate those involved in the industry that only wood certified as originating from sustainably managed forests should be used in construction.
Meanwhile, the Monaco Yacht Show supports the AMM – which was created by parents of children suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy to support progress on scientific and medical research – by giving a donation every year and co-organising the ‘Only Watch’ biannual auction, which raises millions of dollars for the charity. Last year’s auction raised a record €5.06 million ($6.91 million) through 33 lots of one-off luxury watches from the world’s finest watchmakers.
STARS OF THE SHOW
Black Legend is 29.8-m motor yacht with a “provocative style and unparalleled performance”. The 101 Sport Yacht model takes modern boat building to the next level. Guests can indulge themselves in the tranquil and modern surroundings of this awe-inspiring sport yacht. Expertly finished, the open-plan main saloon and helm feature state-of-the-art equipment, furnishings and also offer full panoramic views, thanks to the large windows and skylight.
Blush is a 47.25-m motor yacht which will soon to be the envy of all others. The tri-deck 155 Yacht model is Sunseeker’s new flagship. Set to launch this summer, the 155 will be the largest and most advanced yacht Sunseeker has ever produced. Accommodating up to 12 guests and 10 crew in sublime surroundings, the 155 has both style and space in abundance. Ideally suited for long-distance cruising, the latest generation of hull design allows the 155 to effortlessly reach the previously unreachable.
Sunseeker’s 40-m model is described as seductive, inspirational, and versatile. The tri-deck yacht epitomises everything that is Sunseeker. Accommodating up to 12 guests in sublime surroundings, the sheer scale and layout of this immense yacht is awe-inspiring. Expertly finished using ultra-modern materials and techniques, the yacht is one of the finest examples of modern-day motor boat building.
Feadship will be displaying its new 46.22-m semi-displacement twin-screw motor yacht Como which has an aluminium hull and superstructure. Featuring a modern bow and whaleback sheer, Como’s exterior design reflects the owner’s very specific ideas. The yacht has unprecedentedly large windows in the hull and there is a great deal of glass in the superstructure: the latter is placed on top of the metal rather than being set into it, creating a continuous glass surface. These glazed side panels give spectacular uninterrupted views from the owner’s stateroom. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, Como comprises two-and-a-half decks – an exception for Feadship in recent times when most projects have had four or five. The wheelhouse is slightly recessed into the main deck structure, re-emphasising the streamline of the design while creating a gigantic outside deck. This wonderful party area is also completely covered and surrounded by glass, which can be lowered to facilitate a nice breeze or raised to create a giant terrace protected from the elements.
Admiral Tecnomar Group will have three yachts, the 47-m motor yacht Entourage, the 44.80-m Flying Dragon and the 37.30-m Nono, all built by Admiral - The Italian Sea Group, on show.
Entourage is a Maxima 47 model displacement yacht designed by architect Luca Dini in collaboration with Admiral Centro stile. It is a three-deck yacht with steel hull and aluminium superstructure providing extremely large spaces and functionality. The soft and sinuous lines give the yacht a strong personality and optimise the space on board. Carefully designed lighting, together with a lot of natural light conveyed by large windows, plays a key role in creating comfortable and emotional atmospheres.
The yacht has an extensive range for long cruises (over 6,000 nm) and is a real floating house with wide spaces and discreet luxury.
Flying Dragon is Regale 45 model Admiral planing yacht designed by architect Luca Dini in collaboration with Admiral Centro stile. She is a two-deck aluminium yacht with a raised pilot house, providing extremely large spaces especially on the main deck. She boasts a triple engine configuration with water jet propulsion while her interiors feature a perfect combination of space and glamour.
Nono, meanwhile, is a beautiful Impero 37 RPH model full displacement vessel designed by Luca Dini in co-operation with Admiral Centro Stile.
The all-aluminium yacht is driven by twin Caterpillar C32 Acert diesels, giving her a top speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 15.5 knots. RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) classed, the Impero 37 RPH has a beam of 8 m.
She features tremendous emphasis on natural light throughout, an on-board spa treatment room with shower/sauna and an aft area that transforms into a Beach Club.
The Impero 37 RPH offers luxurious and comfortable accommodation in five beautifully appointed cabins. Service aboard is ensured by a professional crew of seven, who sleep in four crew cabins.
Jade Yachts Inc will display the Jade 959, a 51.80-m Expedition-class motor yacht. Launched in April this year, the yacht has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Cayman flag and MCA/LY2, BV with Ice class. JC Espinosa designed her exterior, Central Yacht the interiors, while her naval architecture was carried out by the yard. The yacht has five decks, two suites, and can accommodate 12 guests in six twin cabins, with space for a crew of 10. Jade 959 is now available for charter in the Mediterranean, Maldives and Caribbean.
Overmarine will be making a statement with its Mangusta 165 E, the eighth unit of the Maxi Open Mangusta fleet flagship and the first one of the new E series, where E stands for “Evolution”.
The 49.90-m yacht is designed by Overmarine’s Design Department and Stefano Righini. There are a number of new aesthetic structural features, fruit of the owner’s requests in which the designers integrated into the yacht: a new side window, a large single panel of glass by the main salon and a more modern, aggressive flybridge.
In addition, there is a ‘top’ performance: not only dynamism and stability, but also quality, excellence and well-being on board. This yacht is also unique because of the wealth and quantity of the materials onboard: more than 10 different kinds of woods, at least seven different kinds of marble, lots of precious leathers, and even more.
Sunrise Yachts will be showing off its Sunrise 45-m model, whose concept is a deep-sea, full displacement, steel hull and aluminium superstructure luxury motor yacht, built to operate in all seas and oceans of the world. The 44.8-m yacht’s main characteristics include large volumes at 499 gross tons, excellent deck heights, an effective layout, and has demonstrated great stability, comfort and seaworthiness at sea, as well as extreme fuel efficiency and very low levels of sound and vibration. The interior design was entrusted to the talent of Franck Darnet Design, and features a contemporary and elegant décor with light veneers and leathers and a bright colour scheme.
Sanlorenzo will have show of the 46-m Trident, the sixth from its flagship 46 Steel model with a three-deck displacement hull in steel and an aluminium superstructure. The vast stern area houses the beach club – a fitness area complete with a gym and spa which faces a huge bathing platform, and a perfectly levelled floor with no steps. A significant feature of the 46 Steel, never seen on a boat of this size, is the under lower deck, a further deck situated below the lower deck. It consists of a central tunnel running all the way from stern to bow, and housing the technical areas and the service areas. The model has been designed by Francesco Paskzkowski.
Sanlorenzo will also have on hand the 40 Alloy, a fast superyacht in aluminium with a semi-planing hull, designed by Francesco Paszkowski.
The yacht was conceived as a “totally innovative project” while maintaining Sanlorenzo’s stylistic traits. The result is a superyacht in a class of its own, featuring elegant flowing lines and absolutely innovative elements and exclusive bathing terraces that can be tilted down onto the sea, or the gull-doors.
DL Yachts, meanwhile, will be putting the spotlight on its innovative and exciting 34M Dreamline, the latest edition to its Dreamline Yachts family. The yacht features a special “lama chine waveless hull” designed by Arrabito Naval Architects. Its groundbreaking shape tremendously reduces fuel consumption (only 75 l/h at 12 knots in displacement trim) and allows a remarkable range of up to 3,500 nm. At the same time, the yacht can develop up to 30 knots in semi-planning trim.
EcoPerformance technology powered by Siemens Hybrid makes sailing on the 34M Dreamline pleasant, with noise and vibration levels of the engines and generators barely perceptible. A timeless and stylish interior and exterior design to large areas is introduced by the renowned naval architect Enrico Gobbi at Team4Design. A distinctive feature of the yacht is its impressive owner’s cabin, offering a magnificent 180-degree panoramic views. Sophisticated elegance, eco-friendly standards, ultra-premium execution and absolute comfort make the Dreamline Yachts family a symbol of prestige and innovation throughout the world, the company adds.
The 2014 edition will also have its share of breathtaking megayachts including the 73-m Yalla, the 61.3-m Saramour and the 85-m Solandge.
CRN’s Yalla is 73 m in length and 12.50 m in width, a fully custom-made megayacht built at CRN Shipyard in Italy. The sporty shape and the slender and sleek exterior line have been designed by Omega Architect in close collaboration with the CRN Engineering team. The interiors have been designed by Droulers Architecture, in close collaboration with CRN’s Interiors and Design team, and have a contemporary style enhanced with several kinds of special materials.
Saramour too is a fully custom-made motor yacht built by CRN Shipyard with the CRN Engineering team in charge of the naval project in close collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski Design who designed the exterior and interiors, the latter created together with the CRN Interiors and Design team. Extreme dynamism, movement of structures, clean and sleek lines are the features that characterise the personality of this private vessel.
Lürssen’s Solandge is an 85-m yacht, delivered in October 2013, which Arabian Knight had the pleasure of featuring in its Spring 2014 edition. As a family vessel, Solandge is built for pure pleasure. At the same time, she also has what it takes to become an iconic yacht on the charter market. Above all, Solandge is engineered for self-sufficiency during extended voyages on the high seas and well-equipped for whatever she may face. Naval architect Espen Oeino has given Solandge exceptionally harmonious proportions and generous spaces. Despite her stately dimensions (length of 85.1 m and beam of 13.8 m) and accommodation of the full scope of the owner’s wishes, her lines remain sleek and elegant.
Southern Wind Shipyard will be sailing in with the 31.78-m Farfalla, whose naval architect is Farr Yacht Design and general concept, exteriors and interiors have been designed by Nauta Yacht Design. Launched in Cape Town in May this year, Farfalla is the first Raised Saloon version of the SW 102 model. Notable features of Farfalla, which will make her the ideal cruising yacht, include a spacious flush deck, a tender garage for a 4-m dinghy and a mainsail captive winch. The yacht interior follows Southern Wind Shipyard’s most popular lay-out, with owner’s cabin forward, three guest cabins amid ship and crew quarters aft. The yacht will be available for charter starting from September 2014.
Royal Huisman, meanwhile, will showcase the Wisp, a 47.65-m cutter-rigged classic sloop designed by Hoek Design and Rhoades Young.
From her raked bow and elegant sheer line to her cutter rig and efficient sail handling systems, the Wisp is a fine example of revival naval architecture by Hoek Design. The owner’s brief was for a boat that would perform well without excessive heel, hence her sea kindly and powerful hull form with spoon bow to comfortably reel off countless ocean miles. With a magnificent stained oak and wenge interior by Rhoades Young that takes full advantage of all available space, the yacht fulfils all her owner’s criteria for a comfortable cruising yacht that may also indulge in a little “gentleman’s racing”.