BY Anna Cummins on 22 Sep 2023

Europe’s biggest in-water display of superyachts takes place from 27-30 September 2023

Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show. Image credit: 2022 MC-Clic

Established in 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show takes place each year in September, bringing Europe’s biggest in-water display of superyachts to the deep waters of Port Hercule.

In recent years, Monaco Yacht Show has expanded its offering to exhibit ultra-high-end markets such as high-tech yachting solutions, luxury car and motorcycle manufacturers, helicopters and private jet builders. But the yachts are always the star of the show.

Afloat, around 120 superyachts and around fifty luxury tenders will be on display from some of the most renowned builders and brokers in the market – with the fleet boasting an average length of 50 metres. Around 40 world premiere launches are anticipated for the 32nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, which takes place from 27-30 September 2023.

Monaco Yacht Show

Organisers Informa Markets have revealed an impressive list of exhibiting superyachts from leading shipyards. With a month to go before the show, the line-up is topped by two Lürssen megayachts.

Winner of the Best Interior Design award at the World Yacht Trophies 2023, the Majesty 111 from Gulf Craft’s Majesty Yachts will be making its European debut on 27th September. Visit the Majesty Yachts Stand and experience this remarkable superyacht berthed in E06 Quai Des Etats-Unis.

Majesty 111

Majesty 111

Lürssen’s classic Carinthia VII, built in 2002 and designed by Tim Heywood, will likely top the Monaco Yacht Show 2023 bill, revealing the results of an extensive refit in 2022. The work includes redesigned exterior decks with new lounge and living areas and a new pool and fitness room.

Presented at MYS by Lürssen and Fraser, the 97.2-metre Carinthia VII was sold in September 2022, with a last known asking price of €95m, and is sure to make a splash after joining the charter market for the first time.

Sanlorenzo will exhibit two of its newest superyacht fleet models: the 57Steel and 44 X-SPACE, while Bluegame will also be back for 2023 with the new BGM75, the first in their new range of high-quality multihull motor yachts.

Hot Lab studio, part of Viken Group, reveals interiors of 50m Bilgin 163 yacht Eternal Spark ahead of its summer launch.

Eternal Spark interiors

Hot Lab studio, part of Viken Group, recently revealed the interiors of 50m Bilgin 163 yacht Eternal Spark ahead of its launch at Monaco.

Completed in 2022, Eternal Spark will make its industry debut at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023. Featuring exterior design and naval architecture by Unique Yacht Design alongside her Hot Lab interior, Eternal Spark represents the epitome of luxurious, modern maritime styling. It adds to Hot Lab’s existing extensive portfolio of Turkish projects.

Lurssen and Fraser present Carinthia VII at MYS 23

Lurssen and Fraser present Carinthia VII at MYS 23

Ferretti Group has an impressive presence at the Monaco Yacht Show: the fleet brought to the show is made up of seven models (Riva 130’ Bellissima, Custom Line Navetta 42 and Custom Line 140’, wallywhy200, wallypower58, Pershing GTX116 and Pershing 140).

The enchanting setting of the Monaco Yacht Show is also an opportunity to celebrate 60 years since the creation of CRN, the Ferretti Group brand that has revolutionised the yachting world with sharp insights and remarkable achievements.

To mark this anniversary, CRN has obtained Sustainable Powered Yacht (SuP-Y) certification thanks to a sustainable technology that entails the installation of modern fuel cells on board a superyacht.


Wally Yachts, WHY200

Lürssen’s 95.2m Kismet also goes on display courtesy of Cecil Wright & Partners. Designed by Espen Øino International and built in 2014, this award-winning vessel is among the shipyard’s most recognisable and is set to be the second-largest yacht on display.

Other vessels grabbing attention at Port Hercule include the 83.5-metre Savannah, Feadship’s first ‘eco-friendly’ motor yacht, and Bilgin Yachts’ 80-metre Leona, which hit the water in late 2022.

Meanwhile, brokerage house Edmiston has booked a place for an unnamed 90-metre build.

Another notable premiere at MYS 2023 is M/Y Grey, the latest yacht in Tankoa’s 50-metre mini-series. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski with interior design by Giorgio Maria Cassetta, the vessel is said to be ‘substantially different’ from its sibling ships.

In addition, British boat builder Sunseeker, represented by its distributor Sunseeker London Group, returns with three of its largest models from the Yacht and Ocean range: the 90 Ocean, 95 Yacht and 100 Yacht.

Meanwhile, Azimut showcases its Grande 32M, Grande 36M and Grande Trideck. 

Sunseeker 100 Yacht

Sunseeker 100 Yacht

Benetti, the storied Italian shipyard that celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, is returning to the Monaco Yacht Show with two models from the B.Now 50M line, a family of steel mega yachts with interiors designed by Benetti’s Style Department in collaboration with UK-based studio RWD, which handled the exterior styling. 

With a spacious 36-square-metre beach club, a stern pool on the main deck and a forward Jacuzzi on the sun deck, Benetti’s MY FantaSea (B.Now 50m) is an invitation to enjoy outdoor life. 

Another Benetti eye-catcher at Monaco will be Alunya. This 50-metre yacht is the second model in the B.Now family to feature the Oasis Deck, the solution with which Benetti has redefined the traditional stern swim platform with hydraulically operated terraces that open out across the entire breadth of the deck to offer a formidable 110-square-metre beach club.

B.Now 50M “FantaSea”

B.Now 50M “FantaSea”

A critical shift for this year is a more enthusiastic focus on sustainability, with a new sustainability hub highlighting companies that specialise in technology aimed at reducing the environmental impact of superyachts.

Informa says the sustainability hub is an ‘incubator for companies that provide innovative or tried-and-true eco-friendly solutions, as well as for budding start-ups working on sustainable alternatives that fit seamlessly with the yachting world’.

The Monaco Yacht Show will collaborate with the Water Revolution Foundation to select start-ups eligible for the sustainability hub, which is located in Darse Sud, the tent dedicated to nautical equipment and technology.

“Sustainability has become the cornerstone of our event, infusing every element with a purpose and a promise,” Gaëlle Tallarida, managing director of Monaco Yacht Show, tells Asia-Pacific Boating.

“And in regards to these environmental challenges, we have high expectations for the 2023 edition. It’s about driving the conversation, raising awareness, and inspiring positive change that creates a ripple effect extending far beyond Monaco’s shores.”

Monaco Yacht Show

MYS from above. Image credit: 2022 MC-Clic

She adds: “This year, we have meticulously crafted conferences, workshops, and interactive sessions that provide valuable insights into technological advancements. They shall be held at the sustainability hub as an embodiment of our unwavering commitment to showcasing eco-friendly innovative solutions and to serve as beacons of inspiration.”

For the second year running, visitors can explore luxury and off-road vehicles, water toys, high-tech gadgets, helicopters and tailor-made programmes to explore the planet’s most remote destinations at the show’s adventure area, while the dockside area allows special access to the show’s docks for visitors interested in a yacht project.

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