CNI’s presence took a new form this year at the 17th Monaco Yacht Show with single and double-tiered stands on the Quai des Etats-Unis. For the third consecutive year CNI, in partnership with the Monaco Yacht Show, made the show CarbonNeutral, by measuring the source and levels of greenhouse gases produced from the travel, electricity and waste of the exhibiting companies – as well as the electricity and waste of the yachts and stands – and offsetting them with dedicated programmes.
The social scene at the show saw CNI hosting several events including the CNI Gala Dinner, a CNI cocktail evening at the Monaco Yacht Club, a CNI crew party at the Miramar, as well as an evening onboard the 50m Andale. On the eve of the opening of the show, CNI started its long series of social events with a splendid evening at the Yacht Club de Monaco, in association with Mercedes and Sotheby’s Realty.
The annual CNI gala evening, in association with Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander, and in collaboration with Cartier and Mercedes, took place at the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel on Wednesday 19th September, in the presence of 220 select clients and friends. Guests were invited to race America’s Cup replica models from the Gstaad Yacht Club on the pool whilst enjoying wine tastings supplied by Ficoffi, followed by a gourmet dinner by the pool, with a stunning jewellery and fashion show by Cartier and Lanvin between courses, and entertainment by magicians.
On Friday the 21st September, CNI concluded a hectic week with a cocktail party on board Andale. The party was held in collaboration with Elite Traveler and One&Only resorts, as well as Sotheby’s Realty. Guests were entertained with various styles of music on the packed three decks.
Starting off the winter season in the Caribbean, the Antigua Yacht Charter Meeting, from the 5th to 11th December, welcomes 11 yachts, including a recent offering from the Proteksan-Turquoise yards, the newly launched 50m Odessa (drawing); and the brand new 33.5m Turkish Gulet Shanti. Other yachts on display include motor yachts High Chaparral (50m), JO (50m), Chantal Ma Vie (46.5m), Monte Carlo (40.2m), Java (36.9m), Symphony II (34m), and three spectacular sailing yachts Sojana (35m), Magdalus Terzo (35m), and Carle Linn (23m).