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Countdown To Monaco Yacht Show 2018 (26th to 29th September)

For the last 28 years the Principality of Monaco has hosted the world’s most impressive international superyacht meeting, in the iconic Port Hercules. Each year, 120 extraordinary one-off superyachts are on display, of which 40 new launches are unveiled in a worldwide debut. Yacht owners, future superyacht purchasers or charterers, decision-makers in the yachting and luxury industries attend the Monaco Yacht Show to celebrate the quintessence of the superyacht lifestyle.

Among the 2018 collection of luxury yachts, the 40 brand-new designs will be unveiled by leading shipyards to showcase their work, as is the case every year. While the final decision to exhibit a yacht always remains with the owners, their agents and representatives work closely with the organisers of the show allowing it to offer the finest showcase of superyachts available.

A tailor-made program of visits to specific yachts is available for private superyacht clients, invited by MYS exhibitors and organisers. The Sapphire Experience offers exclusive services enabling new guests to make the most of the show as they take their first steps in the confidential world of luxury yachting. In particular, the program includes participation in the 3rd edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit, and an invitation to the Opening Ceremony of the 28th Monaco Yacht Show.

The MYS exhibition will extend once again over almost the whole of Port Hercules and will also benefit from the restructuring by the Principality of Monaco, of the Quai des États-Unis, giving priority to the presence of naval architects, shipyards and brokers on the quays right next to their yachts on display in the water. Visitors will also find a new line of superyachts at right-angles to the Quai des États-Unis, replacing the former floating pontoon connected to the Central T. The reorganisation of the display in the water will be backed up by a new themed orientation of the various exhibition zones, as ever with the aim of making the experience of future yacht buyers even more enjoyable.

Future owners, accompanied by their captains or representatives, are more and more closely involved in the building of their yachts and can visit the exhibition tents to look for the latest in hi-tech equipment (Darse Sud) or objects and furnishings presented by prestige luxury goods firms and craftsmen (Parvis Piscine). The Quai Jarlan will host part of the display of luxury tenders. Since 2017 the Tenders & Toys zone has been devoted to yacht tenders and nautical leisure accessories and will this year occupy more space on the Quai Antoine Ier. The Car Deck, an exhibition of prestige vehicles, and Starboard, a Lounge and exhibition area housing the Art Pavilion, a brand-new space in the Show devoted to art, will complete the theme of superyacht lifestyle on Quai Antoine Ier.

Anchor lines secure speedboats to their moorings during the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) in Port Hercules, Monaco, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Over 125 of the world’s most luxurious yachts will be displayed in Port Hercules during the 27th MYS which runs Sept. 27 – 30. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

The “Sapphire Experience” (and its premium version “Infinite”) are designed for visitors to the Monaco Yacht Show who are interested in a first charter experience or the purchase of a superyacht. The VIP pack comprises a program of tailor-made activities including entry to the Monaco Yacht Summit, an invitation to the MYS Gala evening, a tour of the bay of Monaco on board the MYS VIP boat, a courtesy car service, lunch in the Upper Deck Lounge or a personal concierge service to organise private visits to superyachts on display in the show, in direct coordination with the MYS yacht brokers and shipyards.

In September, visitors to the show will discover a brand-new space dedicated to art at the MYS. Adjacent to the Starboard exhibition lounge and the Car Deck on the Quai Antoine Ier, the Art Pavilion will present a collection of works of art and sculptures. Collectors and art fans can meet ten gallery owners and their artists who will be there to present their works.


The 3rd edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit will take place on September 25th, 2018, during the day, at the Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel. The event will be attended by a delegation of pre-qualified participants interested in embarking on a yachting experience, in a format combining mini-lectures and private discussions. A panel of acknowledged experts in the yachting industry will examine the practical questions future yacht charterers or buyers should ask during negotiations. Organised by the Monaco Yacht Show on the eve of the show itself, the Monaco Yacht Summit is now part of the calendar of confidential yachting events, that are appreciated by extremely wealthy clients or their representatives.

MYS Inaugural Gala Event

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the official Inaugural Gala Event of the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show
will launch four days of festivities to celebrate the superyacht world. 400 privileged guests and the yachting social elite – VIP guests of the MYS, CEOs of the show’s luxury partners, superyachting business decision-makers and influential media, will attend the 5th Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards. The ceremony will distinguish the greatest luxury vessels that will make their world debuts at the MYS from the following day.

MYS award ceremony

 Four superyachts exhibited at the MYS will be awarded in the following categories; the winning yachts will be chosen by an eclectic jury of yachting journalists.

The MYS/RINA Award rewards the eco-friendliest superyacht whose construction complies with a series of performance specifications as defined by the Italian classification company RINA.

· The MYS Interior Design Award is given to the superyacht whose design and bespoke work in the interior areas enhance an exceptional quality of comfort, features and aesthetics.

· The MYS Exterior Design Award honours the superyacht whose exterior design is the most innovative and refined.

· The MYS Finest New Superyacht Award is given to the superyacht that meets the refinement criteria for both its interior and its exterior design and its sustainable innovations or development.

Upper Deck Lounge

Located under the exhibition tent Parvis Piscine, away from the crowd of Port Hercules, the
Lounge offers a relaxing area at the heart of the MYS for all visitors and participants.

MYS Restaurant

The restaurant offers a different menu every day, specially created by the best craftsman in France (MOF), Philippe Joannes from Private Dining by Fairmont Monte Carlo.

Lanson Champagne Bar

The champagne bar welcomes visitors for snacks, sweet delicacies, refreshments and Lanson champagne.


Close to the Upper Deck Lounge partner stands, the lounge is open to all participants.

Captains & Crew Lounge (C&C Lounge)

This September, the official Captains & Crew Lounge of the Monaco Yacht Show will return to Port Hercules for the fifth consecutive year. All captains and crew are welcome to enjoy the wide range of entertainment presented during the show’s four days. Set in a cosy and modern-designed environment on two floors, the C&C Lounge offers free Wifi access, a relaxing area (massages upon reservation) and entertainment and game options.

The Starboard – Exhibition Lounge

The Starboard unveils an exhibition of hand-picked companies, specialising in the superyacht art of life: destinations, luxury products and arts. Set in a modern-designed environment, the area also offers the second official MYS restaurant-lounge and the official Press and Business centres. The Starboard is located on Quai Antoine Ier, beside the Tenders & Toys and Car Deck exhibition areas.

Quai Antoine Ier

Quai Antoine Ier is the new epicentre of superyacht lifestyle activities. In addition to the Starboard lounge-exhibition, the dock displays the Car Deck, luxury car exhibition, and the Tenders & Toys area.



Calculating the fastest route and the most efficient means of transport to get you to an exhibitor’s booth or a yacht, the official MYS app is the best pocket guide during the visit. It will display a plan of the show, showing in particular the new floating pontoons that allow visitors to cross the whole of the port on foot, from the Quai des États-Unis (Designers’ Gallery) to the Quai Antoine Ier. Launch shuttles will continue to serve most quays, while electric carts will take guests from the Quai Antoine Ier to the exhibition tent on the Quai Albert Ier. The entrance to the Quai Antoine Ier will be more central. All participants will again be able to use the Monaco town buses free of charge during the four days of the show, and courtesy cars will be available for VIP clients.

“The Monaco Yacht Show has a worldwide reputation for the exceptional quality of the collection of superyachts on display each year, that average close to 50m overall. About sixty of the yachts exhibited are less than two years old. We work in coordination with participating yacht brokers and shipyards in the interest, first and foremost, of the individual visitor, whether owner or future owner and to help new clients discover the world of luxury offered only by the superyacht industry. The MYS has a duty to offer these visitors the best possible experience, with the supreme quality of the yachts on display as one of the leading criteria.” Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of MYS


MYS is the world’s leading yacht show and the annual rendez-vous of all important yacht industry players and potential or existing yacht owners.

Every year shipyards, brokers, designers, equipment manufacturers, buyers and captains attend the nautical summit to exchange ideas, points of view and showcase their achievements.

Astilleros de Mallorca has been participating first in Nice and then in Monaco yacht shows for the last 25 years and we will re-affirm our presence in this 28th edition of Monaco Yacht Show. It is a great opportunity to communicate directly with our customers, to promote not only our “savoir faire” as a Shipyard but to act as Ambassador of Mallorca and inform the audience what we have to offer to the industry in terms of yacht refit and not only. Palma has become an important hub for the yachting in the Med and MYS is the perfect occasion to keep affirming this.

Velislava Ilieva
PR & Marketing Manager – Astilleros de Mallorca

“Alongside The Pinmar Golf event, the Monaco Yacht Show is one of the key dates in our event calendar. Without doubt it is the most important show that we attend as all the major industry players are there and expecting to do business. GYG has a large team attending representing our various brands and services; as it’s such a busy show we’ll be doing our research and arranging key appointments in advance to ensure we maximise the opportunities. Our team will be based in the GYG Lounge in the Monaco Yacht Club which is a fantastic facility to meet, socialise and conduct business.”

Andrew Clemence -Global Yachting Group’s Chief Commercial Officer

“The Monaco Yacht Show is a great show for clients and brokers alike to view a superb selection of yachts, both motor and sail. The timing is the show is perfect, at the end of the Mediterranean season and just before yachts start to head over to the Caribbean. Monaco is a very important show for Bluewater as it bring together the best that yachting has to offer and allows our clients to see all the yachts they are interested in, in one beautiful setting. The Principality also provides a great venue for networking and allows us to meet new clients, as well as learn more about the new yachting technologies and latest yachts to come out of the most prestigious shipyards.”

Jim Archer – Sales and Charter Broker Bluewater

“We are all looking forward to the 28th Monaco Yacht Show, our 18th year at the Show!  Being a data communications specialist, we’re only too aware of how fast technology moves forward, and each year we take the opportunity to launch new products and services at Monaco.

This year, for the Kymeta flat panel antenna, we will be introducing three new airtime solutions, a new TV service, the new panel Combiner (now called the PLUS SELECT), and a selection of mounts and installation options.  In addition, we will be launching our HYBRID Control app, 4G Big Data Europe service, connection independent VoIP service, IT audit, “IMO ready” network and our “my e3s” client portal.

We are very pleased to have Speedcast and Kymeta as our two co-exhibitors this year. We look forward to seeing you there!” e3 at the Monaco Yacht Show, booth QS94, Darse Sud.

Roger Horner – Group Managing Director e3


 IPM Group will attend this new edition of the most important boat show in the sector with great news for its customers and potential customers, as well as for the sector. The marina and shipyards Group, already consolidated, has launched a new stage of evolution and development of its services and facilities for the coming years.

STP Shipyard Palma will introduce at its stand AL43 in Quai Albert 1er the new 1.000 ton travelift, with the largest capacity in Europe, which will be able to lift motor yachts of up to 57 metres in length and sailboats of up to 67 metres LOA, with a maximum beam of 12 metres for both cases. For certain yachts this has the added advantage of not having to remove their stays when being hauled out.

On the other hand, Marina Ibiza plans to expand its commercial spaces from November 2018 and being ready for the next season 2019. The goal is to incorporate new luxury brands that already expect a special place like this to disembark in Ibiza and thus generating a unique shopping area in Ibiza.

Also, Marina Port de Mallorca, will stand out for the novelty of having achieved the 5 blue stars of IMCI (International Marine Certification Institute), one of the most prestigious awards among marinas, being the first, and at the moment the unique marina in Mallorca that obtained it, and one of the few – along with Marina Ibiza – who have it in the world.

We’ll be waiting for you at our stand to tell you all this news!