Just as the Monaco Grand Prix is considered the jewel in Formula One’s crown, the Monaco Yacht Show is the place every shipyard wants to be seen at. Each year, the yachting industry’s leading figures sail to the principality to show off their latest builds and upcoming projects.
From September 25-28, over 125 vessels will be displayed in the emblematic Hercule Port from small tenders to gargantuan superyachts. Over 60 percent of those are new and many are looking for buyers. Indeed, this is not just an opportunity to marvel at the latest innovations but a chance to discuss serious business as well.
Whether you are a prospective buyer or just a curious enthusiast, Elite Traveler has put together a brief guide of the best yachts on display at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.
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This custom-built yacht from Lürssen is the biggest at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. She has been cruising the Mediterranean since her delivery in June 2019 and is looking to make a big impression. Winch Design is behind her striking interior design, which has taken inspiration from the Renaissance. Winding staircases and regal staterooms make this yacht seem like a royal palace from a bygone era. The yacht sleeps 18 people in nine rooms including a master suite. Currently available to charter, the yacht is priced at $2.2m per week plus expenses.
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One of the most anticipated yachts of 2019, BOLD is the biggest yacht from Australian shipyard SilverYachts to date. The new generation of exterior design is the work of Espen Øino, who also lead the team responsible for her best-in-class fuel efficiency and technical supremacy. The hull was extensively tested to make sure it was the most efficient ever created by SilverYachts. The highly-optimized hull form results in remarkably low fuel consumption, fast repositioning and access to shallow cruising grounds unparalleled in yachts of her size. The yacht offers opulent accommodation for 16 people, a dedicated entertainment deck and a sun deck retreat.
Here Comes the Sun
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Here Comes the Sun is the flagship model from AMELS and the largest the shipyard has built to date. Tim Heywood Design is behind the timeless and elegant exterior and Winch Design has continued with a similar classic theme throughout the interior. The yacht’s standout features are the huge private Owner’s deck (984-square-feet) and the sizeable beach club. An elevator allows seamless living across six decks while a self-playing grand piano creates a sophisticated ambiance at the touch of a button.