Monaco, late September
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“Free man, you will always cherish the sea” - Baudelaire
This years Monaco Yacht Show on the French Riviera is the 17th boat show since its inception and it is the only yacht show in the world that caters exclusively to that most exclusive of exclusive industries, the superyacht.
A superyacht is, for this purpose, defined by size with boats of not less than 30m or 100ft being included in the show. Although you could argue the case for smaller vessels on the strength of luxurious fit and custom design, of which there are no shortage of such vessels in Monaco or in any of the ports on the French Riviera.
Each year has seen the Monaco Yacht Show grow in size on a par with the booming industry of custom built luxury boats. This year the order books of the worlds private shipyards are showing 545 superyachts in build, some of which are due for delivery at the Monaco Boat Show.
This is a staggering number given the initial size and expense of building these magnificent yachts not to mention the continuing running costs and the Monaco Yacht Show is the show for all sectors of the industry, from luxury interiors to technical suppliers, to demonstrate and communicate directly with their customers, old and new, all in the beautiful setting of one of the French Rivieras most glamourous city's.
This years show, with an obligatory criteria of being luxury goods or services suppliers, will see more than 500 exhibitors from 38 different countries occupy 9000sq metres for the expected 24,000 visitors to peruse.
There will be special builds unveiled, famous Superyachts on show, luxury products from bathroom fittings to diner services displayed as well as business services, meeting rooms and social events on offer. It has become the place to do buiness, have a little fun and enjoy the sight of some of the most magnificent floating palaces the industry has to offer.
There are water taxis, a champagne bar, courtesy limousines and a sushi deli to help you pass the day and failing all that you can always skive off and take a break from it all in Monte Carlo's famous casino or Monaco's own bars and restaurants.
The Monaco Yacht Show runs from the 25th to the 28th of September and visitors and tourists can expect to find Monaco alive and busy with all the shows visitors. As with the Cannes film festival or the Nice Jazz festival, the Monaco Yacht Show fills the streets, the bars, restaurants and clubs with visitors and many private, luxury apartments are buzzing with parties and dinners.
Monaco itself is a tiny country on the French Riviera and holiday rental apartments are a great alternative to expensive hotels, especially during the Monaco Boat Show when occupancy is at 100%. To find available vaction lettings during the Yacht Show then click on 'Browse Rentals' in the main menu or use the facility below and use our direct booking system to guarantee your holiday accommodation.
Posted on Thursday, 6 October 2011
|The 2011 Monaco Yacht Show certainly looked like it was going to be the biggest ever, judging purely on the number of yachts moored off the beach in Monaco. The number of yachts, of every size and glory, at anchor were so numerous that by night it looked like a veritable galaxy of stars had dipped below the horizon line. It is one of the sights to behold on the French Riviera, one of those moments when you whisper to yourself, "only in Monaco."|
Indeed, attendance was up on last year with a record number of visitors which prompted show organisers to claim that it was "the most successful show in the event's 21 year history". Although it was said with some caution as the real success of the show can only be measured in the aftermath as meetings are concluded and deals sealed on show negotiations.
The closing mood was highly positive however and not forgetting the money raised for charity; €52,700 from tickets sales, €4.5 million from the Luxury watch auction and €40,000 from the shows organisers was distributed between Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity and Prince Albert's Wood Forever charity, combating deforestation.
So in terms of sales, only the brokers will probably ever know, but in attendance figures and money raised for charity the 2011 Monaco Yacht show certainly was 'the best ever' and broke previous years records.