If yachting is something that is in your blood, you have to mark some important dates on your travel calendar.
Everyone who is anyone in the yacht industry will be docked at glamorous Port Hercule in Monaco from September 28 to October 1, 2022 for the illustrious Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). They include the biggest names in yachting like Azimut, Sunseeker, Benetti and Gulf Craft, among many others.
In the Beginning
The MYS was created by Maurice Cohen, head of Media Plus. The French entrepreneur sold the rights to the show to IIR in 1994.
The first MYS was held in 1991 and was broker-oriented, but it has grown over the years to include a wide range of businesses. Repair yards, designers, and fitters, among many others, visit annually. Most years, dozens of new vessels make their world debut. Some are for sale, others display, and many can be chartered. When the event began, the standard for yachts was that they must exceed 20 meters in length. The base standard for a craft to qualify as a superyacht has changed over the years as ever-larger vessels join the oceans. In 1991, a 47-meter yacht would have ranked in the top 100 megayachts in the world. Today, megayachts start at about 60 meters.
One of the Premier Yacht Shows in the World
By the early 2000s, the show was seeing about 20,000 visitors each year. Vendors in 2002 would take up 300 stands. In 2016, the MYS made another massive leap forward when it included Car Deck – an exhibition space for luxury automobiles featuring only the best brands and latest luxury cars. After all, if you’re going to have a garage to bring a vehicle so you can drive around in port, then you will need a top-tier vehicle to place inside.
Monaco Yacht Summit
There will be a number of things to do at the show in addition to viewing all the breathtaking yachts. You might be interested in attending the yacht summit on September 21. There will be an informative panel discussion surrounding superyachting with insights from industry experts. The event is exclusive to yacht owners and charterers who want to enhance their knowledge of the industry, prospective end-user clients and their reps and private wealth managers. The summit takes place at the Monaco Yacht Club from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Perusing all the spectacular yachts at the show can get tiring, you when you retire at the end of the day, you will want to be spending your time in someplace absolutely opulent like Villa Amber. The glorious home is filled with Monaco sunshine and is perched on a hill overlooking the Cote d’Azur’s most dazzling stretch of coast between Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and Monaco. This 4,000 square feet of elegance can accommodate up to 10 guests and is brimming with amenities like a heated, outdoor pool; tennis court; rooftop terrace and an amazing outdoor dining area complete with BBQ. The water view is nothing less than spectacular and you are just moments from a pristine beach. While you’re our guest at Villa Amber, you will have full services and 24/7 support from your LVH team.
The MYS Superyacht Awards
As a VIP guest you will also be able to attend the MYS Superyacht Awards at the Monaco Yacht Club. The awards are presented in about a 20-minute long ceremony and for the rest of the evening you will be enjoying a lively cocktail party with delicious food and an open bar. A panel of yachting journalists will select winners in these categories:
- The MYS Rina Award
- The MYS Interior Design Award
- The MYS Exterior Design Award
- The MYS Finest New Superyacht Award
One Stop Yacht Shopping
As a show attendee you will be able to find everything you need for yachting – including a yacht if you don’t yet have one or are looking to upgrade. With about 600 exhibitors on hand, you’ll have the pick of water toys, and other items with which to outfit your home on the water.
But there will also be other things to see such as super speedboats, helicopters, personal submarines and limousines, to name a few. The finest hotels and the casino will fulfill all your epicurean needs while taking everything in at the MYS.
Complete VIP Experience
The VIP Sapphire Experience has been a popular addition to the event since its inception and has grown stronger thanks to re-focusing on end-product users. With an exclusive lounge, bar, catering facilities and opportunities to mix with other like-minded buyers and brokers, the Sapphire Experience is ideal for you to truly make the most of your time at the show.
Of course, it's hard not to notice the stunning backdrop of Monaco and Monte Carlo itself. There is an abundance of historical points of interest, beautiful beaches and incredible diving hotspots. If you're looking to attend the MYS during your Monaco vacation, we will book the VIP Sapphire Experience for you giving you the best all-round experience possible. We invite you to contact an LVH client services professional who will begin onboarding you for your Monaco vacation, including attendance at the Monaco Yacht Show. We will also create a bespoke itinerary for you alive with experiences you will thoroughly enjoy. Our happiness depends on yours and we will do everything we can to ensure every moment of your holiday is worthy of memories that will last a lifetime.