Monaco Yacht Show welcomes over 125 of the world’s finest sailing and motor yachts to the Principality from 25th to 28th September, amidst 580 exhibitors representing the best designs, products and services in the superyacht industry.
We work to offer the most prestigious superyachting event to the new generation of customers. Our responsibility is to offer our visitors an entertaining and instructive plunge into the world of superyachting, while serving the interest of the industry. In other words, to encourage encounters between final clients and the best players in the market. – Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the Monaco Yacht Show
The show is constantly evolving to promote a superyacht lifestyle and attract new visitors to the exhibition zones at Port Hercules, with a focus on millennial clients and the innovations that drive their purchasing decisions.
Monaco Yacht Show 2019: Industry Success
Now in its 29th year, Monaco Yacht Show is a major yachting event with a strong B2B footprint that attracts top companies in the marine sector including designers, boat builders, brokerage houses, charter specialists, helicopter and private aviation manufacturers, tender suppliers and yacht toy companies.
Glamorous soirées abound during the week, starting with the Inaugural MYS Opening Gala and Superyacht Awards Ceremony that will recognize 4 yachts at a VIP evening hosted on 24 September at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Award categories include best Interior, best Exterior, Finest New Superyacht and the MYS/RINA award – all winners are judged by a panel of influential personalities in the superyacht world.
Appealing to potential yacht buyers and first-time charterers is strategic. The show’s ongoing links with luxury sectors is evident, witnessed by the renewal of key partnerships such as Ulysse Nardin as the Official Sponsor and major brands returning to every exhibition zone.
Based in Monaco with representation in Europe, USA and the Caribbean, Zytexx is renowned for receiving glowing testimonials for their service and ceramic protective coatings from superyachts such as M/Y Sarafsa, M/Y Grace E and M/Y Lady Kathryn V, just to mention a few. Michael Pass, Director of Zytexx, concurs that the Monaco Yacht Show is a strategic business facilitator for the superyacht sector. “The show attracts all key players within the marine industry who are essential to our company, including shipyards, technical staff and superyachts. There are excellent opportunities during the week to highlight the benefits of our industry-leading proprietary Zytexx Ceramic ClearCoats.”
A Taste of The Superyacht Experience
Every September, the nautical world anticipates outstanding yacht premieres – including more than 40 yachts that will have their public debut at this year’s show. For this edition, the 125 impressive superyachts on display will be the longest fleet ever exhibited (combined linear meters).
Headline-grabbing vessels will include 90m (295.28ft) M/Y DreAMBoat built by Oceanco. Featuring exterior design by Espen Øino and interior design by Terence Disdale, this beauty will be a spectacular addition to the fleet at Port Hercules with a 6m (19.69ft) swimming pool on the main aft deck, huge sundeck and copious water toys including a custom diving board. AMELS and DAMEN will present five yachts at the show from 46 to 83m (151 to 272ft) including three worldwide premieres – M/Y Aurora Borealis, M/Y Joy Rider and M/Y Here Comes The Sun. Extra Yachts will unveil 40m (130 ft) M/Y L.A.U.L – their flagship EXTRA 130 Alloy – the perfect superyacht for entertaining with family and friends. The upper deck, for instance, boasts an outdoor dining area with TV, bar, a large sofa and chaise-lounge as well as a large sunbathing area and several seats.
Excellence Beyond The Quays
Founded in 2017, Insignia Crew have claimed a niche in the superyacht recruitment industry by placing former British Royal Marines and members of the wider British Armed Forces into highly sought-after jobs such as onboard deck/security details, trauma medics and specialist dive teams. Andrew Holme, Founder & Managing Director of Insignia Crew, believes that sharing company success and strengthening international partnerships is a central element when attending the Monaco Yacht Show annually.
Monaco will be a fitting show where we can celebrate our achievement that we’re recipients of the coveted Silver Defence Employer Recognition Award. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme recognises organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant. We’re thrilled to be recognised as one of just 20 companies to receive this award in the South West of the United Kingdom. Industry recognition is the cherry on the top, undoubtedly we’re excited to attend the Monaco Yacht Show to solidify our growing reputation in placing elite multi- skilled crew aboard the industries fleet with a special focus on the expedition yachts sector. – Andrew Holme
Monaco Yacht Show’s reputation to facilitate profitable partnerships across the entire yachting ecosystem reaches widely. The 2019 Exhibitors List proves that when the doors open visitors will be amazed by new yacht technology, alongside product launches and announcements within boat building, yacht interiors, luxury goods, prestige transportation, crew services, insurance, marina services and manufacturing.
Ante Bogdan, CEO of ZAND Yachting, says that Monaco Yacht Show is a hub for business deals. “This year, I’m coming with two important clients who want to buy yachts and there’s no better place than MYS. Also, I look forward to meeting my friends and partners, checking new projects and attending parties.” Which superyacht is Ante most excited to see? He adds, “It’s very hard to pick one since there will be amazing yachts displayed. M/Y Tis will be a star being the biggest yacht there, M/Y DreAMBoat because I love Oceanco and definitely M/Y Excellence with its unique design.”
Rebecca Whitlocke is a freelance writer based on the French Riviera interviewing MYS professionals on behalf of Lux Exposé.