September is the month when three important yacht shows normally take place in Europe. The Yachting Festival in Cannes, the Monaco Yacht Show in Monte Carlo and the Southampton International Boat show in Great Britain. Last year none of them went ahead and despite all the hype, this year’s offerings are looking far from becoming a return to normality.
The Monaco Yacht Show is planning to return to the quays of Port Hercule this September and will unveil a diminished fleet of superyachts from 22 to 95 metres that will be on display for purchase or charter.
In years gone by, it has not been unusual to see 120 very large yachts on display at this show in late September. At the time of writing, of the sixty or so superyachts that are slated to participate, 37 are 2021 new deliveries unveiled by their builders. Among them, 4 new models of more than 70 metres in length.
The 94 metre Viva, from the Dutch shipyard Feadship, is expected to be the largest new build of 2021 and her hybrid propulsion system, specified by her owner is a key environmental feature that many visitors will be keen to learn more about.
Tatiana an 80 metre offering from the Turkish builder Bilgin Yachts is as simple as she is audacious. She is the first of a series of 3 superyachts under construction and characterises the Turkish builder’s ambition to join the world’s elite of yacht builders.
Rossinavi will exhibit the largest construction in its history with the 70 metre ice explorer Polaris. The Italian built vessel is aptly named, as she can travel all seas, even in the most extreme polar regions! These launches will join the 9 other superyachts over 70m that will be showcased this year.
The 95 metre Kismet built in 2014, by Lürssen is expected to be the largest yacht on exhibit on display. The award-winning superyacht was designed by Espen Oeino (exterior) and Reymond Langton (interior) and will be exhibited by the US broker Moran Yacht & Ship with a selling price of €169 million.