BY APB Staff on 13 Sep 2021

The international event has been reorganised in wake of its 2020 postponement, and will focus this year on developing appeal to superyacht owners. There is much to explore at the upcoming show

The world’s biggest superyacht show is set to return to the global yachting calendar this month, albeit in a slightly different format. The new and improved Monaco Yacht Show, postponed from its 2020 showing, runs from September 22-25, 2021 on the quays of the famous Port Hercule.

The show is the granddaddy of superyacht events. This year’s show will feature yachts on display from 22 to 95 metres, including 37 new deliveries in the past year that will make their world debut. The average length of yacht on display at this year’s show is 49 metres.

Italian yard Sanlorenzo gives a world premiere of its super-spacious 62Steel at Monaco. Also on display will be the Sanlorenzo 500EXP, two of which have been sold to clients in Asia by Simpson Marine. One of the first 500EXPs was sold to a mainland Chinese client who has subsequently toured the world with it.

This year’s show features yachts on display from 22 to 95 metres, including 37 new deliveries in the past year making their world debut

Also on hand will be the new flagship from Azimut, the Grande Trideck.

The largest yacht on display will be Benetti’s 108-metre IJE, an RWD-designed yacht exhibited by Benetti and Burgess. Among the largest superyachts on display will be the 94-metre Viva by Feadship and the 85-metre Bold by Australian builder Silver Yachts. Damen, ISA, Bilgin, Benetti and Heesen will also have some of their latest creations on display at this year’s event.

In February 2021, show owner Informa Group announced that the show would be reorganised in the wake of its postponement in 2020 to focus on developing appeal to a new group of wealthy would-be superyacht owners.

A steering committee was created to help drive the development of the show in conjunction with the industry. There will be three categories of visitor, each with its own badge. The “Discover” badge will be reserved for yacht clients; their advisors and consultants will wear an “Advise” badge; trade visitors, meanwhile, will have a “Connect” badge.

It will be easier for private visitors to board the superyachts and luxury tenders. On September 22, the dockside area will be open to Discover, Advise and Sapphire Experience badge holders only, allowing shipyards, designers and clients to have more meaningful conversations.

The MYS official VIP visit programme, the Sapphire Experience, features a programme of activities in the show and in Monaco for superyacht owners, charterers and future clients, designed to introduce the superyacht lifestyle. The badge system will help identify suitable match-ups between prospective owners and designers or between captains and suppliers.

The Monaco Yacht show caters to the entire superyacht supply chain, from engine makers to carpet suppliers and designers. This year’s show will offer a new exhibition area focused on design, The Yacht Design & Innovation Hub. Aimed at a “new generation of superyacht customers”, the Hub will feature live presentations by designers as well as providing an opportunity for prospective superyacht owners to discuss their projects with a range of designers in one place. The Hub will also focus on innovation in the superyacht industry, a major topic of interest as owners seek to reduce emissions from their yachts.

Of course, no superyacht is complete without an array of awesome tenders and toys, and the Monaco Yacht Show provides one of the best venues to look at and trial out some of the most advanced tenders in the world.

Organisers for the show expect around 50 tenders available for trial. Among the more interesting tenders will be the Hynova boat, a 40-foot all hydrogen- powered boat pioneered by Hynova Yachts.

And for those wanting to find out what is going on down below, Triton Submarines and U-Boat Worx exhibit submersibles again this year, offering prospective buyers a chance to feel the sensation underneath the show!