Monaco Yacht Show 2018

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Monaco Yacht Show 2018

The Monaco Yacht Show ended this time last month but the champagne fizz is still there, as commentators sing the praises of what was an outstanding success both in terms of the yachts on display and the attendance figures.

The Monaco Yacht Show has become more homogeneous.  Yet another layout change saw the show divided into thematic zones that made for more fluid movements around the quays and tents, allowing visitors to concentrate on their own sectors of interest.

The was the slight drop in overall attendance with 30,400 attending this year a figure 2% down on that for 2017.

The serious attitude of those visitors who did attend was apparent in the exhibition areas, where exhibitors in various sectors reported signed contracts or commitments to buy during the MYS.

The Show’s VIP visitor program, the Sapphire Experience, saw 150 VIP visitors, mostly from the USA or Eastern Europe, directly introduced by the Show’s organizers to brokers and builders, with individual visits to several yachts for each one of them.

The 3rd Monaco Yacht Summit, an event staged on the eve of the Show, brought together 35 participants and a panel of industry experts to discuss the various subjects linked with different sectors of yachting in the interest of the final client.

350 personalities – VIP guests, major trend-setters in yachting and luxury partners – attended the Inaugural Gala of the Monaco Yacht Show, during which the 5th MYS Superyacht Awards were presented to three yachts.

The successful results reported by exhibitors and partners in the 2018 MYS reflect the development strategy launched five years ago, deliberately targeting the new superyacht clientele. Whether it be through the selection criteria for exhibitors, the recent creations of the Car Deck and Tenders & Toys areas, the Sapphire Experience program, the Monaco Yacht Summit, the MYS Inaugural Gala or the confidential public relations events organised overseas throughout the year, the MYS is determined to remain a major and proactive player in the development of the industry, permanently hoisting the colours of international superyachting in the Principality of Monaco.