The 17th Monaco Yacht Show

The 17th Monaco Yacht Show will be held from the 19th till the 22nd of September 2007 in Monaco’s Port Hercules, and will once again be the focal point for business in the luxury yachting sector.

All the top-level professionals will be there, including ship-builders and designers, naval architects, yacht equipment suppliers, brokers and service providers; a whole range of the luxury yachting activities.

With 500 exhibitors coming from 38 different countries, the show has already been booked up for several months. And around 24 000 visitors are expected to be there.

In the in-water exhibition, ship-builders and brokers will be displaying 95 of their very finest works of art to demonstrate the harmonious encounter of innovation, prestige and exclusive quality.

The 17th Monaco Yacht Show will present an exceptional range of new models with more than 30 maritime jewels to be unveiled to the world for the first time ever.

The Monaco Yacht Show’s tradition of quality service and red-carpet reception
Focused on permanent improvement, the Organisers of the Monaco Yacht Show have spent the last year preparing a series of new measures intended to ensure both a top-quality exhibition and the appropriate services to be provided to both exhibitors and visitors to the show:

- greater and more prestigious stands, including two-storey pavilions on the Quai des Etats-Unis;
- the Press Lounge and the Press Centre found on the Darse Sud quay are to be extended and refurbished. Two new places, devoted to international press specialised in yachting and luxury line, will be provided jointly with Only Yacht, specialist in yacht insurance;
- the newly refurbished Baccarat Crystal Lounge, with the participation of Tai Ping for the carpets and RBC Mobilier for the furniture. The highlights this year will be the unveiling of a selection of Philippe Starck's "Darkside" collection by Baccarat;
- the Business Centre, which will bear the colours of ING Lease/Private Banking and will offer participants more computer and Internet access. In addition, all exhibitors will be provided with free Internet connection cards.

This year, the show will extend its exhibition along the whole of the T Central quay, offering more in-water exhibition space for yachts, 50% of which will be more than 40 meters long. Additional stands will be set up along the T Central quay and at the end of the North Jetty to enable exhibitors to create new welcoming space next to their boats.

Van Cleef & Arpels: a new official partner
A new official partner has decided to enrich the 17th Monaco Yacht Show by joining up, the famous jeweller, Van Cleef & Arpels. The two companies wished to unite their image and their fame in order to satisfy their shared high-class clientele all the better by consolidating their shared values; a quest for excellence, creativity, quality and integrity. This means that Van Cleef & Arpels is to join the historic official partners of the Monaco Yacht Show which include La Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, Blancpain, the Swiss watchmaker and the Mercedes-Benz car company.

The MYS continues its commitment to protecting environment
The Monaco Yacht Show is well aware of the scale of the danger our planet is facing. That is why it has adopted a sustainalble development strategy over the past three years which consists in paying an ecology tax each year to help fund ecology projects throughout the world. This ecology tax is calculated on the basis of the carbon dioxide emissions caused by exhibitors, visitors and yachts presented in the in-water exhibition (including transport, accomodation and arrival at Monaco of the yachts themselves).

In 2007, the Monaco Yacht Show is continuing its commitment to environmental protection and will set up new projects in India and China. The show is already financing environmental projects of great scale in Pennsylvania, Brittany and New Zealand.

These projects which are being carried out jointly with Camper & Nicholsons International have enabled the world leader in international luxury yachts shows to earn the Carbon Neutral stamp ®. This akes the Monaco Yacht Show the first Monaco-based company to be awarded this stamp.

Only Watch 2007: an auction at the Monaco Yacht Show to help fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
On September 20th, 2007, the MYS will hold an exceptional auction: “Only Watch 2007” to offer to the highest bidder 34 watches which are either unique in their kind or the first in a select line and all of which have been donated by 34 prestigious watchmakers. This auction will be organised with the invaluable help of Antiquorum auctioneers and the proceeds of this charity event will be donated entirely to help fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The main international players and observers will have the opportunity during the four days of the Monaco Yacht Show to form an impression of the extraordinary development of a sector of activity which is showing an unprecedented growth and which is keeping abreast of the times.



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