WITH 580 EXHIBITORS showing 125 superyachts, Monaco Yacht Show Sept 28-Oct 1 at Port Hercules received 34,500 visitors. The show unveiled its app – MYS 2016 – for the first time for visitors and launched its new 230sqm car deck for luxury auto brands. Luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin was the official sponsor of the event.
On Tuesday Sept 27 at Hôtel Hermitage, the show inaugurated its 26th edition with three superyachts honoured at the show’s award ceremony.
The 46m M/Y Genesi 46m by the Italian shipyard Wider received the award of the most eco-friendly superyacht, whose construction complies with a series of performance specifications as defined by the Italian classification company Rina. The 70m S/Y Sybaris built by the Italian shipyard Perini Navi was awarded for the design and bespoke work made on her interior areas, designed by Peter Hawrylewicz and Ken Lieber. The award was given on stage to her Owner Bill Duker. M/Y Galactica Super Nova by Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts, which was also exhibited at the show, was given two awards for the refined work on her quality of comfort and performance.
There were a wide variety of coastal beauties at the Monacan shores. Chinese company Pride Mega Yachts presented its concept design for Ninetytwo. Italian shipbuilder Advanced Yachts brought two of its featured models – the Advanced A44, winner of the “European Yachts of the Year 2015” award, and the Advanced A80, which came from the Caribbean after winning the ARC Regatta in its category.
Another Italian shipyard Benetti debuted its smart-designed series Now at the show with yachts over 50 metres in length and built from steel and aluminium and also showcased 45m FB701 M/Y Domani, while 46Steel Scorpion and 460Exp shined at Sanlorenzo Stand.
Dutch shipyard Amels showcased the enchanting 55m Elixir, which was delivered in June this year, and the 97m full-custom yacht Polaris. Ferretti Group displayed its Custom Line Navetta 37 after its presence in Cannes, while the 13m Evo 43 from Evo Yachts turned heads at the show. Otam brought the SD35 unit to the show, which is a three-deck 7.8m beam yacht ordered by an experienced Italian Owner. The Italian Sea Group premiered two megayachts – Admiral E Motion 55 MY Quinta Essentia and Admiral C Force 50 MY Ouranos.
Palumbo Group’s 40m M/Y Divine Sport Hybrid added colour to the show, while Tankoa Yachts unveiled details about Paszkowskidesigned 50m S501. British shipyard Princess Yachts presented two members of its fleet at the show – the M/Y Kohuba and M/Y Solaris in M-Class.
British brokerage and charter company Fraser Yachts had seven yachts on display, including Amels 76.6m M/Y Boadicea, Benetti 56m M/Y Ae Cap d’Antibes and so on. United Arab Emirates shipbuilder Gulf Craft sailed its largest superyacht Majesty 155 to the event.
Turkish boutique yacht designer and builder Mazu Yachts introduced its new 12m Mazu 38 superyacht tender in Monaco. Official debut at the show, the Oceanemo 55 belongs to the Oceanemo series, which is a range of Sport Utility Yachts designed by Fulvio De Simoni for the French shipyard Ocea. German shipyard Lürssen presented 22-year-old Coral Ocean.
HISWA Holland Yachting Group’s pavilion showcased latest innovations and unique propositions of the Dutch superyacht cluster and its 40 members and partners, and hosted individual stands for 10 of its members. Marine Management Limited launched its new app RefitPlanner.com to the crew.
About 10 models were displayed at the MYS Car Deck, where Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce in association with the broker Burgess, Tesla or the group Centigon, specialist in armouring luxury cars, were wowing the visitors and exhibitors. The cars were available for purchase and a test drive in the heart of the town.