As yachts arrive and crowds gather, the air along Carré d’Or in Monte Carlo is filled with happy chatter about the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, Sept. 23-26, 2015. As is often the case in the principality of Monaco, however, talk remains hushed, like bubbles waiting to release from a fine bottle of Champagne.
It might be a whisper of Solandge, the largest yacht to appear this year, or of Silver Fast, the breathtaking, chic-of-sleek design confection. It could be a phrase or two about trending interest in expedition yachts or submersible water toys. Whatever the buzz, it is bound to be injected with who will be where, when they will be there, and what their gaze will focus on, anticipating the soirees and social scenes surrounding these beautiful yachts.
The Best of Yachting will be everywhere that matters throughout the show, taking in all that is new, fabulous, and functional in the yachting world at 25th anniversary of this iconic show. If you cannot join the celebration in person, check in with us online for highlights and updates.
In previews over the past two weeks, we have presented exceptional yachts in two categories, 30 to 40 meters, and 40 to 50 meters. This week, we’re going to 50 meters and longer to preview three of the show’s most stunning yachts.
Amels Madame Kate
A beautiful Tim Heywood creation from Dutch Shipyard Amels, Madame Kate debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show with lots of anticipation. Inspired by automobile paint finishes, Madame Kate is covered with a pearl effect paint that required several extra layers, some mixed with finely ground mica, to reflect light with a stylish shimmer. The remainder of the yacht is fascinating as well, with helipad, dramatic lines and Laura Sessa interiors.
Launched in 2014 by CRN, a branch of the Ferretti Group, Saramour sports 60 meters, 5 decks, 5 cabins, and a top speed of 15 kts. Sleek and stylish in glossy hues of grey and white, the Francesco Paszkowski Design engineered by CRN has a 3,000 nm range at 14 kts, is stocked with Riva and Castoldi tenders and an abundance of toys. Truly posh with a streamlined hull, Saramour presents an enviable profile.
Lürssen Ester III
Described by some as expressing a masculine silhouette, Ester III’s design is the exquisite work of Espen Øino in tandem with Reymond Langton Design classical French interiors. In addition to gorgeous features like an infinity pool, helicopter pad, Hermès fixtures, and a rich array of fine craftsmanship, the exceptionally well-orchestrated insulation makes Ester III a very quiet yacht. An innovative electronic anchoring system honors the hush on board. Presenting an elevated sense of design throughout, even the engine room is both strategically and aesthetically planned, emphasizing the level of detail invested in this sumptuous yacht.