Bigger and better than ever, the Monaco Yacht Show kicks off on September 22, celebrating its 22nd year.
The four-day extravaganza, set in the stunning surrounds of Port Hercule and supported by Prince Albert II, will bring together the world’s best shipyards, brokers, designers, yachting professionals and craftsmen with 300 exhibitors in total.
There will also be the providers of some of the most lust-worthy yachting accessories including tenders, nautical gadgets, water toys and helicopters.
Giving attendants a taste of the different options on offer, there will be up to 60 top-of-the-range superyachts on show, ranging from 22m to 95m, and the hotly-anticipated unveiling of 40 brand-new launches by some of the most famous shipyards.
Among the vessels making their world debut are four new models of more than 80m in length.
A clutch of the superyachts on show includes those owned by some of the world’s wealthiest businessmen, who set out to mastermind the ultimate pleasure crafts. Here we detail some of the must-visit vessels at the show for a little inspiration on how to live the high life at sea.
SKAT from Lurssen
Built in 2002
Owned by Charles Simonyi, a pioneer of some of Microsoft’s most successful software, including Word and Excel, and the fifth space tourist
Charles Simonyi approached the German shipbuilder Lurssen to create a vessel that would be visually dramatic and the result was the 71m Skat, which features several geometric features. As striking today as when she was delivered, the yacht offers incredible exterior spaces and contemporary-styled interiors with an overhanging conservatory and an abundance of windows bringing the outdoors in. There is an elevator servicing all four decks and a well-proven helicopter landing pad for an EC135 or Agusta 109. Skat is on sale from €30-€50 million.
Moskito from Heesen
Built in 2021
Owned by British billionaire Tom Morris, the founder of the Home Bargain shopping chain
Boasting a “shark-tooth” superstructure with vertical windows and a dramatic overhang, Moskito epitomizes the idea of elegance on the water. The 55m vessel’s exteriors were designed by Omega Architects, while the classy yet laidback interiors were masterminded by British design duo Bannenberg & Rowell. In the words of superyacht designer Dickie Bannenberg, the ambience ‘works equally well whether you’re in shorts and a T-shirt or dressed for dinner’. This model from Hessen is exceptionally fuel-efficient with a consumption of just 150 litres per hour at 11 knots, thanks to a Van Oossanen-designed Fast Displacement Hull Form.
Tatiana from Bilgin Yachts
Built in 2021
Reportedly owned by Cyrus Pallonji Mistry, a former chairman of Tata Motors
Bilgin Yachts’ Tatiana will make her world debut during the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show. The slick vessel, which will be followed by two sister ships, has an 80m length which makes her the largest superyacht ever-built in Turkey. In terms of space, the vessel can accommodate up to 16 guests in eight cabins comprising the owner’s suits along with 23 crew. On the speed front, she reaches a high of 19 knots and has a cruising speed at 12 knots with the power of 2,560 kW twin engines and a generator.
Bold from SilverYachts
Built in 2019
Owned by German businessman Guido Krass, founder of conglomerate Pari Group
One of the striking features of Bold is the amount of space it offers, with the highlights including a vast main deck aft with a helipad, a sweeping owner’s deck and a generously proportioned upper deck with a semi-enclosed dining area. Another perk of the 85m vessel, designed by Australian shipbuilder SilverYachts, is that it has a remarkably low fuel consumption, thanks to a piercing hull shape, and its low draft means it can access shallow shallow cruising grounds which yachts of her size wouldn’t normally be able to navigate. Bold is available to charter from €500,000 per week.
C2 from Abeking & Rasmussen
Built in 2009
Owned by American banker, businessman and investor, Ronald Perelman
Luxury and supreme craftmanship runs from the bow to the stern of this 85.6m superyacht, which was built in 2009 by the renowned German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen. The interiors have a classic and homely feel, with light woods and cream-hued furnishings, while floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light. As the yacht has only had one owner since new, it has benefitted from regular maintenance and there was an extensive refit carried out in 2019. This saw the addition of two new cabins along with a large pool, beach club and tender garage, along with an extension to her hull. The vessel, which can comfortably accommodate 31 guests across 15 cabins, is available for purchase from €80-€100 million.
Victorious from Akyacht
Built in 2021
Owned by New Zealand’s richest man, Graeme Hart
This brand-new explorer is described as a ‘must-see’ yacht at this year’s show. The 85m yacht, which features classy and modern interiors, makes for a fabulous place to entertain, with numerous relaxation areas, a main deck cinema, and a gentlemen’s club on the sun deck complete with a fireplace, wine cellar and humidor. But the standout feature is a huge 200sqm beach club with 77.5sqm pool, two lounge and bar areas, a gym, a full wellness spa and two sea terraces. In terms of accommodation, she can sleep up to 24 people across 11 staterooms.
Tatoosh by Nobiskrug
Built in 2000
Previously owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen
One of the world’s most legendary yachts will make a splash at this year’s show as she hits the brokerage market. The 92.4m Nobiskrug masterpiece Tatoosh is available for sale carrying an impressive archive of voyages and everything needed for a new adventurous owner, with some of the highlights including, a helicopter, a sailboat, and several tenders. Delivered in 2000 and last refitted in 2021, the superyacht features refined and stately interiors curated by superyacht design legend Terence Disdale. The explorer-style ship can accommodate up to 19 guests in 11 cabins and the staff quarters can sleep 31 crew. Tatoosh is listed for sale from €80-€100 million.