The Monaco Yacht Show is synonymous with glamour, luxury and of course, super yachts. Words by Charlotte Pasha.
The annual four-day event is held in Port Hercules.
It is supported by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and has been running since 1991.
It continues to grow in prestige.
The 29th Monaco Yacht Show will run this month from September 25th to 28th.
Attendees include super yacht owners, brokers and charterers, as well as movers and shakers in the yachting and other luxury industries.
It’s a chance to meet representatives from 580 leading companies across design, nautical suppliers and helicopter manufacturers.
New super yachts unveiled
There will be a showcasing of 125 magnificent, one-off super yachts, created by renowned shipyards from across the world.
These include the splendid Custom Line Ferretti (main picture) as well as Damen’s Joy Rider (pictured above).
Of the 125, more than 40 new launches will be unveiled at the show for the first time.
And the super yachts just keep getting more, well, super. The average value of the yachts on display is now €27 million.
This year the largest luxury vessel will be 107 metres.
Sport fishing yacht
One yacht making its official debut is the 55-metre super yacht Vida, from Heesen Yachts.
It is owned by an American sport fishing champion who has worked closely with Heesen to ensure the yacht will be the pinnacle of his sport fishing fleet.
Vida is able to recharge two smaller boats, giving the entire fleet far greater staying power when at sea.
And Vida is no less impressive aesthetically, with floor-to-ceiling windows, five spacious suites and amenities that range from a wine cellar to a waterfall and gym.
To make the most of your Monaco Yacht Show experience, consider the VIP Sapphire Experience.
This provides a concierge service that will plan your stay, organise private visits to super yachts and arrange tours of the Monaco Bay by VIP boat.
Sapphire Experience guests are also invited to join an exclusive opening gala party.
Luxury beyond boats
While boats lead the way, other sectors are also featured at the Monaco Yacht Show.
If a love of luxury transport extends to cars, head to the Car Deck exhibition, where tailor made and customised cars and motorbikes will be on display.
Look out for Brabus converted Mercedes-Benz cars and vintage cars from the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, available for sale.
LLM-Mecasport is on hand to restore your sports car – the Belgian garage specialises in restoring classic Porsches, while ensuring they stay authentic.
Plus, the Heritage Collection by British brand Overfinch, creator of bespoke Range Rovers, will make its debut at the Yacht Show. Don’t miss its customised Land Rovers.
The Monaco Yacht Show is also the first stop for the world tour exhibition of the Only Watch 2019 collection.
These are 50 one-off watches, made by the world’s most esteemed manufacturers.
The luxury extends to food and drink, bespoke experiences and the latest in tenders and toys.
There’s also the chance for captains and crews to meet.