The 2016 Monaco Yacht Show will take place in Monte Carlo’s horseshoe-shaped harbor from September 28 through October 1. During those four days, 34,000 yacht lovers, owners, and other aficionados will walk the docks to see 125 of the world’s newest and most spectacular superyachts. Discover with us the Monaco Yacht Show!
During their time aboard these beauties, show-goers will witness the latest trends in yacht technology and design, and discover how fast the shipyards have been trending toward yachts that feature more open and contemporary interiors (with floor-to-ceiling windows and full-beam master suites), larger beach clubs for more access to the water, and how joystick technology is making even the most imposing gigayachts easier to maneuver into a slip. Here are the 10 superyachts we most look forward to viewing at 2016’s Monaco Yacht Show:
The new 208-foot Benetti FB264 will make its world debut at the Monaco show. The Italian shipyard designed the exterior of the four-deck superyacht with a straight-edged profile that emphasizes outdoors space on the different aft decks, beach club, and forward saloon on the upper deck. This saloon, which opens to the elements on the upper deck, can be used as a formal dining area or the owner can choose to use it as a private terrace, along with the rest of the 860-square-foot suite adjoining the area. The sundeck features a swimming pool, gym, and spa, transforming the top deck into a fitness center. The low-key elegance of FB264’s interior by Francesca Muzio of FM Architettura d’Interni makes great use of the bright, open spaces, incorporating luxury fabrics and handcrafted Italian furniture. Benetti’s latest launch in its Custom division also has four guest cabins on the lower deck, two VIP cabins on the main deck, and the owner’s suite.
Admiral Quinta Essentia
Admiral’s new 180-foot Quinta Essentia is the largest motor yacht ever launched by the Italian shipyard. The yacht’s naval architecture was by Dutch firm Vripack, which worked with Dobroserdov Design to create a very progressive-looking profile over the full-displacement hull. The owner, an experienced yachtsman, mandated a greener machine than his previous superyachts, so the shipyard went to all-aluminum construction to save on weight and added an advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system. The system integrates two traditional diesel with electric motors connected to variable-speed generators. The power plants, one of the quietest and fuel-efficient propulsion systems in yachting, delivers a top speed of 16 knots but will cruise at 15 knots in comfort, with a range of 3,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. In battery/electric mode, the onboard noise and vibration levels are minimal.
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Lürssen Coral Ocean
Lürssen’s 238-foot Coral Ocean, which has gone through an extensive refit this year, will be on display on the German yard’s docks. The 1994 build is one of the original masterpieces of the inimitable Jon Bannenberg, displaying the clean exterior lines for which he is known and Polynesian-beach-house interior. The profile is so timeless that the yacht could be considered a contemporary design if launched today. It was also one of the first to incorporate a gym and spa, two features now standard on new superyachts. Lürssen has updated certain parts of the yacht, bringing it to code for the charter market. The owner of Coral Ocean, formerly named Coral Island, was so private about this yacht that he never allowed a magazine to feature it. Following the Monaco show, the yacht will be available for charter in the Mediterranean next summer.
Damen Fast and Furious
Shadow boats, or support vessels, tend to have boxy designs, with an emphasis on utility rather than elegance. After all, they’re created to shadow the main yacht like a hulking Sherpa, providing extra fuel, food, and even crew quarters for both yachts on extended journeys. Damen Yacht Support’s new 181-foot Fast and Furious, however, is an entirely new take on the shadow vessel.
Perini Navi Sybaris
The vertical bow on 154-foot Giaola-Lu is one of Bilgin’s latest bespoke style cues. So are the curves on the upper decks. The Turkish yard delivered Giaola-Lu in July to its Mexican owner, who used it to cruise the Mediterranean before the Monaco show. H2 Yacht Design, which did the interior design, paid particular attention to maximizing natural light by incorporating large windows across the two upper decks. H2 also made sure that the guests could move in comfort in their sleeping quarters, including the full-beam master suite, VIP stateroom, two double cabins and two twins. There are also quarters for 10 crew members.
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Maybe, the largest yacht ever built in Spain, was designed not only to be beautiful, elegant, and contemporary but to cross oceans as well. The 194-foot hull was designed by Acubens Naval Architects and built by Metalships & Docks as a transpacific voyager with a 5000-nautical-mile range. The yacht also has a helipad as well as plenty of exterior deck space, including an outdoor bar and al-fresco dining areas. The gym, massage room, and sauna on the sundeck open to the foredeck Jacuzzi.
Baglietto has made a comeback in the last two years with a series of new launches designed by Francesco Paszkowski. Unicorn, the 176-footer making successive debuts at Monaco and Cannes, is the latest launch from the storied brand. The yacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, and a 33-foot beam that allowed Paszkowski to create open voluminous interior spaces in the saloon and master suite. The interior has the minimalist but chic ambience of a metro flat in Milan or Paris, with dark walls, large picture windows, and beautiful stonework. Unicorn has accommodations for 10 guests in five suites, and can carry up to 11 crew. Its top speed is 16 knots, with a cruise speed of 12 knots delivering a range of 4,500 nautical miles. The yacht also has active stabilization, both at speed and at anchor. Unicorn is just the most recent example of the exciting new designs that will originate from the Italian shipyard over the next few years.
Heesen Galactica Supernova
The 230-foot Galactica Super Nova is Heesen’s largest build to date. But its size is just one component of the exciting new launch. Galactica Super Nova has the same sleek profile as its award-winning sistership, the 213-footGalactica Star, and shares Heesen’s fast displacement hull that delivers a top speed of 30 knots. But because its slender running surface attracts 20-percent less resistance, Galactica Super Nova is much more fuel efficient than similar yachts in its class.
The 217-foot Feadship Vanish, delivered earlier this summer, is noteworthy for the low-flung, stair-step transom that is more likely found on a much smaller yacht. The owners, however, are water-sports lovers and water access is immediate with this design. Eidsgaard Design and Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects worked together to create a custom superyacht that is both contemporary and stoic looking. There are helipads on both the stern and foredecks for access by owners and guests in even the most remote locations. The yacht can reach those locations with a range of 5,200 nautical miles at 12 knots. It has a top speed of 17.5 knots.
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Source: Robb Report