What to See at Monaco
From September 26th to 29th, 2018, visitors, owners and lovers of superyachts and fine machinery will be able to enjoy everything the Monaco Yacht Show has to offer
We have walked the docks on this the first day at Monaco Yacht Show and given the show runs until Saturday we thought you might like to have the low down on what to see while you are there.
We like the look of Cyclone the new 43.7 metre from Tansu Yachts. Not to everyone’s taste given her sleek stealth ship look but we think one broker was being harsh when he said the foredeck was missing the anti aircraft turret
Don’t miss out on Cecilia the all new Wider 165 built in Italy. A diesel electric yacht that because of the unusual position of the power plant means there is an over abundance of space for guests to enjoy on board.
Stuck between a rock and hard place when it comes to choosing a yacht to view? Why not head out to see Rock a new offering from Turkey to the designs of Vripak who really have created the perfect marine SUV.
The new 40 metre Viatoris from Conrad is interesting even if only because she was built in Poland. Those in the know will not be surprised by that a great many hulls built by so called Dutch yacht builders come from there too.
Fraser Yachts the brokerage house have got 52 metre Benetti Latitude for sale. If you have 17 million in the bank you could start talking to the brokers.
CRN, yet another Italian yacht builder, will have the pale blue hulled Latona on display. This is a yacht we have recently written up for The Yachting Hub an article syndication service so you might see rather a lot about her in print most of which we wrote!
Mikhail S. Vornontsov, on the T-Jetty berth number 07 is another must see yacht. A fabulous three-masted classic schooner she is built out of wood the old fashioned way in Turkey and is now for sale through brokers Ocean Independence.
The 130 custom build My Song will be at Monaco on berth H12, Quai de l’Hirondelle. Built by Baltic Yachts and designed by Nauta (general concept, exterior and interior design) and Reichel Pugh (Naval Architecture and Structural Engineering), MY SONG is the flagship of Nauta’s sailing yacht projects. A spectacular lightweight carbon composite construction, My Song has been designed and built for top performance with no compromise on comfort or aesthetics using innovative construction methods, resulting into a 39.6m blue-water cruiser-racer with just 105 tons displacement.
Be sure to check out the the all new and somewhat radical R35 from Princess Yachts who are entering the field of sports boat designs. Radical in that the boat uses a dynamic foil system, to dramatically improve stability and seakeeping, whilst reducing drag by up to 30 per cent the builder has worked in collaboration with BAR Technologies, the company behind Britain’s last attempt to win back the America’s Cup. The Princess Active Foil System (AFS) does not elevate the hull above the waterline like the America’s Cup sailing yachts. Instead, it uses the lift to dynamically adjust the heel and running angle to optimize both ride and comfort.
Finally at Monaco make sure you see the XP 26 from Numarine a yacht with a sophisticated layout. There are four large guest cabins below. The master suite is amidships. There are also two twin cabins and a VIP cabin. Social areas onboard are ample. The 2.5-deck yacht has an extensive main saloon with full height windows that saturate the interior with natural light. Outside spaces, including a bow are and swim platform, of the main deck help guests to stay connected with the sea.
Electric crafts are the future and you can get a glimpse of the future at Monaco on QA33 Quai Antoine Ier. That is where you will find the ﬁrst model, X Shore eElectric 8000, an 8 metre day cruiser with an advanced propulsion system with dual inboard motors and batteries. Each engine is a Torqeedo Deep Blue 80i 1800 that delivers 80 horsepower, which is enough for speeds in excess of 25 knots. The BMW batteries feature an advanced water-cooling system that provides longer battery life and maximum performance, giving the eElectric 8000 a range of up to 40 nautical miles.
If not electric why not foil? Enata Marine, a firm based Sharjah, UAE has built the first very efficient hydrofoil motor yacht which is easy for anyone to use. Riding on hydrofoils the yacht sits above the water and is not affected by waves, even in bad weather. Since she not jumping around, she is a lot easier to drive. With less drag, she also uses a lot less fuel to drive her two diesel engines that power a large battery that then feeds the electric propellers, making her between 20% and 50% more fuel efficient than other tenders.
Whilst at Monaco Yacht Show look out for most jaw-dropping Motor Cars, the event also dedicates an exhibition space to tailor-made luxury cars, customised according to the desires and personal tastes of their owners as with a superyacht!
Visitors will be able to admire a brand-new range of luxury vehicles on display on the Car Deck of the Monaco Yacht Show..
Located on Quai Antoine Ier in Port Hercules, the Car Deck will present a selection of about a dozen cars – and a motor-cycle! – each as original as they are exceptional, manufactured in limited editions or as unique prototypes, some of which will even be available for test drives by potential buyers.