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The Monaco Yacht Show is definitely the most eagerlyawaited event of the year. For four days, the Principality turns into the world capital of yachting as it hosts the most beautiful craft of the year and reveals the leading trends by Désirée Sormani


e work to offer the most prestigious superyachting event to the new generation of customers. Our responsibility is to offer our visitors an

entertaining and instructive plunge into the world of superyachting, while serving the interests of the industry. In other words, to encourage encounters between final clients and the best players in the market.” The words of Monaco Yacht Show General Manager Gaëlle Tallarida proved prophetic indeed. The feedback from exhibitors on the 29th MYS (25 to 28 September) is more than positive with the market powering ahead and the organisers reporting a larger number of private visitors to Monaco’s Port Hercule this year, the majority being potential clients from the US, Russia, Britain, China and India. There is no doubt that the MYS is the luxury yachting world’s most important event of the year. This is the place to be. Its four days bring announcements of new joint ventures and the unveiling of stunning superyacht projects and technologies, all with glorious Monte-Carlo acting as a glittering backdrop. Everyone who is


This year’s MYS featured over 125 superyachts with an estimated total value of around €4 billion and an average length of close to 50 metres. 42 were new launches making their world debut. Centre of this shot, Race, the first Riva 50m designed by Officina Italiana Design

anyone in the yachting world is there. 2019’s fleet was the most impressive ever to be presented and spanned more than 125 superyachts with an estimated total value of around 4 billion. A massive 42 were making their world debuts. Around 40% (50) of the total were built by Italian shipyards. Add in the craft on the brokerage and charter listings and that rises to 46 %. In other words, nearly every second boat at the show was Italian. Many non-Italian yards also turn to Italian designers for their exterior lines and interiors too, of course. There were 14 megayachts of over 70 metres too, including two over 100m: the 111m Tis by Lürssen and the 106m Amadea brought along by Imperial Yachts. On the eve of the MYS, four of the year’s top designs were honoured at the 6th Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards ceremony. Attila (64m, Sanlorenzo) won the MYS/RINA Award for her design, which complies with the environmental standards established by RINA. Tis, the brand-new 111m from Lürssen, took



the MYS Interior Design Award, while Excellence (80m, Abeking &

These pages, some of the yachts unveiled at the

Rasmussen) went home with both the MYS Exterior Design Award, and

MYS. Above, the sun deck aboard Lilium, a 60m

the ultra-coveted MYS Finest New Superyacht Award.

from Bilgin. Top, two shots of the gigantic 111m

The ONE Yacht and Design was on hand as always and will soon be bringing readers a full report. The 2019 MYS buzzed with optimism and next year’s event, which takes place between September 23rd and 26th 2020, will be extra special as the Show celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Tis from Lürssen, the largest yacht at the MYS.


Facing page, clockwise from top, the 55m Baglietto Severins° by Baglietto designed by Paszkowski Design, the Benetti 63m Metis with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta and the Cantiere delle Marche’s Audace penned by Floating Life and Studio Sculli


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