A new awards event will celebrate innovative people doing extraordinary things within the superyachting industry

Words: Selma Day

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show will kick off with an event to celebrate the people at the heart of the superyachting industry. The Honours, organised by the Superyacht Life Foundation – a non-profit industry body that champions the positive people, places and projects surrounding the superyachting good life – and the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), will take place on the eve of the show (September 26) at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Monaco.

This new addition to the yachting calendar seeks to highlight and recognise the extraordinary people doing the extraordinary things within the industry.

Over the years, The Superyacht Life Foundation has spoken with many inspirational people in all areas of superyachting – from owners, crews and industry people who are leading humanitarian and disaster relief efforts, citizen scientists using their superyachts to further our understanding of the oceans and the climate, business leaders preserving fine artisan skills, to pioneering designers and engineers who are spearheading technological development of sustainable innovations that have impacts far beyond the industry itself.

The foundation now wants to share these positive stories and actions with a wider audience to reinforce more positive perceptions of superyachting – something that the Monaco Yacht Show, as the centrepiece of the annual superyachting calendar, is helping to amplify alongside its own drive to promote industry initiatives.

The event will see three honourees receive a Bowsprit award to mark their achievements and guests will also have the chance to see a preview of the upcoming exhibition by artist Mark Bradford – Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen, which is on at Hauser & Wirth from September 29-Feb 10 2024.