Monaco is one of the most deliciously gorgeous destinations in the world. It has been a favorite playground for the wealthy for years and is the epitome of style and class. The Principality of Monaco – a microstate on the epic French Riviera – is the ultimate luxury destination and a mecca for those with yachts and superyachts.
It’s fitting then, that one of the most-awaited events each year is the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) held over four days in the port of Hercules at the end of September and this year, it’s from September 28 to October 1.
All about Luxury
Created in 1991, the MYS is divided into two main exhibition spaces: afloat and on the quays. Afloat, a hundred superyachts and 50 luxury tenders are exhibited by the most recognized shipbuilders and shipping brokers in the market. Four-hundred and fifty companies, handpicked and representing excellence and innovation in yachting, exhibit on the quays: designers and naval architects, equipment manufacturers and service providers for yachts or manufacturers of tenders and nautical gadgets. In recent years, the show expanded into ultra-high-end markets linked to the lifestyle of superyachting by offering luxury products, cars, motorcycles, helicopters and private jet manufacturers.
The MYS is recognized worldwide for the exceptional quality of its superyachts and their impressive sizes: among the hundred or so units on display, some 40 new products are unveiled each year. The fleet has an average length of 50 meters and mega yachts exceed 100 meters. The show – organized under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco – has become an emblematic event popular with private visitors attending to discover an incredible concentration of superyachts for purchase or charter and to meet market experts.
New Adventure Area
The MYS new Adventure Area is set to boast a vast range of day-trip and sports tenders, luxury and off-road vehicles, water toys, high-tech gadgets, helicopters and tailor-made programs to explore the planet’s most remote destinations.
The exhibition at Monaco’s Port Hercule: Quai Antoine Ier, previously featured the Car Deck and Tenders & Toys exhibition. The Adventure Area will combine the two themes in a single location. As in previous years, about 20 tenders will be moored at Quai Jarlan.
The Desire for More
The extended exhibition reflects the MYS’s continued ambition to bring visitors the finest yachting experience. Charter clients want to drive all-terrain vehicles to the North Pole, go on underwater excursions, take tender rides off the coast of secluded islands, enjoy tailor-made tours of historical and cultural sites in coastal destinations, discover animal species – while respecting their ecosystems – and even take part in scientific field trips.
By announcing three new themed exhibitions for 2022 – the Sustainability Hub, the Yacht Design & Innovation Hub (new format) and the Adventure Area – the MYS is on course toward its goal of helping the industry redefine yachting and appealing to a new superyacht charter clientele. This new generation challenges current yachting standards and revolutionizes the concept of luxury with its epicurean vision and desire to freely discover new experiences – one that prevails over the need to own, according to MYS organizers.
Amazing Villa Amber
This contemporary home perched on a hillside overlooking the Bay of Eze, is a spectacular retreat you will be proud to call yours while in Monaco for the yacht show. This villa, which can accommodate up to 10 guests, provides wonderful spaces for entertaining, particularly on the sensational rooftop terrace. It has an outdoor, heated pool and a tennis court if you fancy a game or two. While at Villa Amber, you will have full services along with 24/7 support from your attentive LVH team.
2022 Monaco Yacht Summit
The yacht summit gives you the opportunity of discussing the possibility of renting, buying or building a yacht. It happens the day before the official show opening, so on September 27. A panel of designers, ship brokers, shipbuilders and financial advisers will inform you about all the practical aspects you need to know to carry out your yacht project. The event is exclusively reserved for yacht owners and charterers, future clients, their representatives or wealth managers.
The VIP Sapphire Experience
The Sapphire Experience MYS’s official VIP visit program. This concierge service will organize your tailor-made stay at the show to take full advantage of activities on offer. MYS staff will organize your visiting schedule on board the superyachts available for purchase or charter. Meet experts at the Monaco Yacht Summit to discuss your next yacht project. Attend gala evenings or private cocktail parties on board the yachts, board the Sapphire tender for a cruise off Monaco or benefit from official MYS courtesy cars. The Sapphire Experience is reserved for visitors interested in chartering or buying a yacht.
The Monaco Yacht Show is a must-attend event if you are excited by all things yachting. LVH invites you to contact one of our client relations team members so the planning can begin to get you to the yacht show in September. Once plans are in place, all you need to do is imagine investigating all those yachts and experiencing everything we have planned for you on your custom created itinerary. Late September is one of the loveliest times to visit this pristine principality and we can’t wait to help you plan your amazing getaway!