One week closer to the 25th anniversary of The Monaco Yacht Show, Sept. 23 through Sept. 26, 2015, The Best of Yachting continues to highlight important facts and features about the event. Celebrating an extraordinary year in the yachting industry, going solidly into the season embracing positive change, the show is bursting with exciting new designs. Interesting projects and an invigorated audience in a number of yacht categories promise to make history at this brilliant show.
Increased interest shown by Chinese visitors to the show may be directly attributed to Monaco Week, scheduled in Shanghai and Beijing during the month of June. Promoting Monaco as a destination and The Monaco Yacht Show as the crown jewel of global yachting events, the response from Chinese buyers prompted the initiation of China Night in Monaco, expected to emerge as one of the silver anniversary’s most talked about soirees.
The historical exhibitions of the Darse Nord will move to Quai Antione I, providing for expanded, in water, superyacht and megayacht capacity, in addition to the three spectacular 100 m+ yachts that will be docked along Quai Rainier III. The show also boasts improvements in parking, staffing, and signage, promising a more streamlined experience for all.
For the sixth year running, official sponsor Ulysse Nardin continues to underscore its passion for yachting with an exceptional presence paying homage to its marine roots. The iconic, well-designed Marine Diver Monaco Limited Edition timepiece commemorates the event with a number of impressive technical features, along with an engraved back featuring a yacht, and the words “Conquer the Ocean” and “Monaco,” defining its significance. Baccarat, Lufthansa, Taittinger, and Paola Lenti, joined by a long list of loyal and valued partners, will continue their presence, providing a posh selection of luxury services and products at the event.
The stars of the show this year are many, and the category of yachts between 40 and 50 meters appears to be very well represented. The Best of Yachting has selected three exceptional yachts from the group that should appear on every “must see” list:
The Luxurious, Art Deco Heesen Motor Yacht Ann G
Launched in May of 2015, this 50-meter work of art from Dutch firm Heesen, in collaboration with naval architect Van Oossanen, is quite remarkable. The yacht embraces a number of technical solutions that present a spacious, comfortable interior usually only apparent on yachts of substantially larger size. With a maximum speed of 15 kts, this distinctive, full displacement yacht has a 4,000 nm range at 12 kts that will carry 10 guests in 5 stunning cabins. Wide doorways and stairwells, stone mosaics, a variety of marble surfaces, and an abundance of walnut and Macassar ebony finishes are included the luxurious, Art Deco interior design. An oversize beach club is enhanced with a bar, hammam, fitness equipment, and substantial storage for tender and toys.
The Adventurous, Self-Sufficient Sanlorenzo 460 EXP
For those who desire extended time at sea exploring remote destinations, Sanlorenzo delivers the RINA Green Plus 460 EXP. A 42.2 m explorer that can spend up to 48 hours at anchor without engaging the generator, this yacht’s luxurious features are only surpassed by its strengths. With forward superstructure, the extensive space astern holds tenders up to 10m, a large assortment of water toys, sailing or fishing boats, surfboards, and dive equipment. The beach club, outfitted with bar, gym, sauna, Turkish bath, and terrace, invites water activities. An artificial current pool with clear glass wall facing the cabin for a beautiful view provides on board water exercise as well as more leisurely swimming. A superior choice dovetailing technology, comfort, endurance, and self-sufficiency, the 460 EXP deserves a look by adventurers and cruising yachtsmen alike.
The Ultra Elegant ISA Silver Wind
Sleek exterior lines with a chic, modern interior, this gorgeous Italian has a top speed of 32 kts, but is also equipped with water jet hybrid diesel propulsion that sips fuel sparingly at lower speeds. Fitted with Armani Casa and Hermes upholstery, detailed with onyx, marble, and lush interiors, the overall impression is a truly elegant one very much at home in Port Hercules. With GRP hull and superstructure, decked out with leisure and entertainment amenities guaranteed to impress, Silver Wind is destined to attract lots of attention, accompanied by well-deserved compliments.