If you want VIP access to some exceptional superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show, the Sapphire Experience is the way to do it
WORDS: CHARLOTTE PASHA
The Monaco Yacht Show is back with a bang this year. With Covid safety regulations in place and an unbelievable line up of yacht makers, superyachts, designers, naval experts, supercars, yacht toys and more, it’s set to be an unbelievable few days at Port Hercules from September 22-25.
Bringing together experts and enthusiasts in a way that allows you to tangibly explore the superyacht lifestyle, one of the best ways to make the most of the Show is to take advantage of the Sapphire Experience.
It’s the VIP way to enjoy the show and the Sapphire Experience is reserved exclusively for private superyacht clients looking to either charter or buy a superyacht. A tailor-made experience, Sapphire will allow you to make the most of separate entrances, a curated programme organised by the Monaco Yacht Show Concierge and the chance to visit some of the most exceptional superyachts at the Show. You’ll also be able to meet some of the world’s most renowned yacht builders and designers, asking them any questions you may have. Plus, Sapphire Experience guests will receive exclusive invitations, from gala evenings aboard a yacht to a luxury tender ride off the Monaco bay. It will also give you the chance to mingle with other Sapphire Experience guests, for superyacht enthusiasts to meet like-minded people who are as passionate about the industry and lifestyle. While minimum ticket prices are higher this year, this will ensure exclusivity and create a safe, positive environment for industry insiders to explore the show. Naturally, all Covid safety precautions have been taken.
Both European and international ship builders will be making an appearance at the Yacht Show, giving visitors more than 60 superyachts and 300 exhibitors to get excited about. Builders including Ferretti Group, Oceanco, Tankoa Yachts and Abeking & Rasmussen will be present.
Now, the yachts themselves. The superyachts and megayachts on show range from 22 to 95 metres with an average of 49m. Currently, Kismet (Lürssen) is due to be the largest megayacht at the exhibition, at 95m, exhibited by the US broker Moran Yacht & Ship with a selling price of €169 million. Excitingly, there are currently 37 new deliveries that will be making their world debut at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Of these, four are longer than 70m. Viva is a megayacht from the Dutch shipyard Feadship. At a huge 94m, she comes with impressive environmental features as requested by her owner, including a hybrid propulsion system. Another new showing is Polaris. An ice explorer from Rossinavi, she is, as her name suggests, able to travel to the most extreme regions.
Superyacht and megayacht enthusiasts will have had the Monaco Yacht Show in their diaries for quite some time, but now it’s time to structure your time there accordingly. With the Sapphire Experience the most exclusive way to see the Show, it’s well worth exploring. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss out on anything at all.