Second Day of the Monaco Super Yacht Show

Red Arrows display from aboard Silver Angel © 2009 Frances Howorth

Up with the larks and another press breakfast. This time it is Sothern Spars who wanted to tell us their news. We feed this type of story to Yachting World Magazine and its supplement SuperSail World.

Africa the 46 metre yacht from Sunrise Yachts was our next destination. This was a yacht that we first saw during a visit to Antalya in Turkey last year and were impressed with the yard. The yacht is a credit to the Turkish yacht builder of whom we predict the super yacht world will hear a lot more. We were privileged to be shown around by the owner of the shipyard which built her. Look out for our report on her in future editions.

A lunchtime party followed at La Rascasse the restaurant in the southwest corner of the harbour. Law firm Hill Dickinson were our hosts and it was good to catch up with many familiar faces at the event.

Silver Angel is a 65 metre Benetti from their Livorno complex. Steel hull and aluminium superstructure the yacht is full of Italian style and panache. Any yacht that boasts a professional golf tee has to be special and the exterior on this yacht is every bit as exciting as her dramatic art deco influenced silver, very pale grey, very dark brown and white interior. We were very privileged to be shown around by Lady Green and Nicola Fontanella from Argent, the interior design team. Monaco based broker Alex Lees Buckley has this magnificent yacht for sale through CNI for around €68.5 million

It was while we were on board this yacht that the Red Arrows shot across the skies giving a splendid example to everyone there how great Great Britain really is. Proudly sponsored by Superyacht UK the display was stunning showstopper with everyone just stood still watching the sky and gasping in amazement at the pilot’s skills.

This evening we had cocktail parties nose to tail. It starts at 5 pm with the SuperYacht World party held in conjunction with superyacht lawyers HBJ Gateley-Waring the firm that employs our daughter Georgina as trainee solicitor within its own highly specialised yachts department. Other parties were hosted by Dominion Marine, The Virgin Islands Tourist Board aboard Africa, Sunreef catamarans and Monaco Marine.

Later one of the shows highlights took place at the Monaco Yacht Club when Fraser Yachts presents its Captains Award dinner with one lucky charter captain pocketing a brand new hand made watch.

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