The yachting industry is set to come together for four days in September at Monaco Yacht Show 2018. Running from 26th to 29th September, heads will be turned as leading shipyards debut some of their latest superyachts.
This year the Monaco Yacht Show will see an outstanding fleet of 120 superyachts, 40 new launches and 40 luxury tenders on display. Here, we give you a breakdown of the biggest yachts (to date) to keep an eye out for this year.
Photo: Guillaume PlissonThe 95.2-metre Kismet will be the largest superyacht on display at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. Built in 2014 by Lürssen, the custom motor yacht features an interior designed by Reymond Langton Design. Espen Oeino styled her exterior, which consists of a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She can accommodate 12 guests across seven staterooms and can house a crew of up to 28. Kismet is one of the largest superyachts available for charter.
Photo: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesPreviously announced under the name Project Shark, the 90-metre motor yacht Y717 Dar was designed by Miami-based designer Luiz de Basto. Delivered to her owner in 2018, she features an interior design from Nuvolari & Lenard, offering six staterooms for 12 guests. She can also carry up to 31 crew members.Photo: Pride Mega YachtsBuilt by Pride Megayachts in China, the 88.5-metre motor yacht Illusion Plus will be on display in Monaco this year through Y.CO. Asia's largest superyacht is designed by Rainsford Saunders Design from the UK, while Dutch offices Azure Naval Architects and Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design were appointed as naval architects and interior designers of the project respectively. Her large volume of 3,603 GT is spread over six decks and accommodates 12 guests across six staterooms. With power provided by a Rolls Royce diesel-electric propulsion package, Illusion Plus can reach a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.
The 81-metre Air was delivered in 2011 and builder Feadship will be showcasing her at the MYS this year. Air’s exterior design and engineering are the work of De Voogt and she features a fully certified commercial helicopter pad. Inside she can accommodate 12 guests across seven staterooms (one master, one VIP, four double and one twin). Her interiors were designed by Remi Tessier, and she can accommodate a crew of 21.
Previously known as Project NB63, the 77-metre custom motor yacht Go was built by Turquoise at their Istanbul shipyard and delivered to her owner in 2018. Her exterior design with flowing lines is by H2 Yacht Design. Her turquoise blue steel hull and aluminium superstructure are built to Lloyd’s Register standards. H2 Yacht Design also designed the interior which can accommodate 18 guests in 9 staterooms.
Elandess is a 74.5-metre custom motor yacht built by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany. Delivered this year, Harrison Eidsgaard is responsible for her exterior and interior design. She can accommodate 12 guests across seven cabins in addition to a crew of 24.
The 72-metre custom built motor yacht Solo was delivered by Tankoa Yachts this year. Both her interior and exterior designs are by Francesco Paszkowski. Her six cabins (one master, one VIP, two double and two twin) can accommodate 12 guests and 18 crew. Solo is available for charter.
Sybaris, a 70-metre custom sail yacht, was built by Italian yard Perini Navi and delivered in 2016. Her interiors have been designed by PH Design, and her exterior is the result of a collaboration by Perini Navi and Phillipe Briand. Her six cabins are configured to include one master, two VIP and three double for up to 12 guests. She can also accommodate a crew of 11.
Photo: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesPreviously named Anna, the 67-metre custom built motor yacht Anna I was delivered in 2007 by Feadship. Michael Leach designed both the interior and exterior of the yacht. She can accommodate 12 guests across six staterooms, who are tended to by a crew of 19. She is available for charter this summer.
The 66-metre custom motor yacht Luna B, previously named Natita, has been refitted in 2018. Built by Oceanco in the Netherlands, she features an interior by Alberto Pinto. She was first delivered to her owner in 2005. Luna B is looked after by a crew of 22 and can accommodate 12 guests across six staterooms.
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