The Monaco Yacht Show is world-renowned for showcasing exceptional superyachts, with over 100 units displayed, and over 40 new models unveiled as world premieres each year. This year already promises to offer a wide variety for guests to see with new exhibitions and superyachts such as Lürssen’s 115-metre Ahpo. As the anticipation for the show continues to build, we take a look at what to expect for 2022.
The Monaco Yacht Show is championing sustainability this year with an all-new Sustainability Hub, that will host companies that specialise in technology and reducing superyachts’ environmental footprint. The Monaco Yacht Show will work in collaboration with the Water Revolution Foundation to select companies eligible for a spot in the centre. The Sustainability Hub will also help raise awareness on environmental issues within the yachting community. It will be located on 200 square-metres in Darse Sud, the tent dedicated to nautical equipment and technology.
Yacht Design & Innovation Hub
The Yacht Design & Innovation Hub will be returning for 2022, bigger and better than ever before. The area was launched last year and will be extended this year to integrate the Design Gallery under one single exhibition. Around 25 yacht designers will showcase their latest designs and works on the docks of Virage Louis Chiron. Throughout the event, live presentations will be hosted in collaboration with SuperYacht Times, and held in the brand-new 100 square-metre conference room. Visitors to the Yacht Design & Innovation Hub will also be presented with insights about current and future trends, as well as innovative solutions in design or sustainability.
The Adventure Area is new for this year and is dedicated to exploration, adventure and onboard activities. The area is set to boast a vast range of day-trip and sports tenders, luxury and off-road vehicles, water toys, high-tech gadgets, helicopters and tailor-made programmes for remote destinations. The Adventure Area will span across two sites at Monaco’s Port Hercule; Quai Antoine which was previously home to the Car Deck and Tenders & Toys exhibitions, and at Quai Jarlan which is also home to around twenty moored tenders. With clients now looking to explore more with excursions such as underwater trips, visiting secluded islands by tender and driving all-terrain vehicles to the North Pole, MYS is able to cater to everyone.
SYT’s Top Tips for making the most of your visit to the Monaco Yacht Show 2022
Plan in advance
The Monaco Yacht Show has a wide range of activities, attractions and exhibitions for everyone from novices to well-seasoned visitors alike! Get in contact with exhibitors in advance to secure appointments and make the most of your visit to Monaco.
Where to go
The Dockside Area is the area dedicated to the afloat exhibition of superyachts and tenders and is the perfect place to start. The stands exhibit yacht builders, brokers, yacht design and naval architecture, yacht insurance, ports, marinas and yacht management companies.
Dining at MYS
There are plenty of options for food at MYS from takeaway snacks on the quayside at Le Café Lucciana, to a new creative menu everyday at the Upper Deck Lounge. And for those looking to kick back and relax during the day, guests will be able to visit the ground floor bar of the Upper Deck Lounge.
What Should I do at the Monaco Yacht Show?
The Monaco Yacht Show brings together some of the biggest names in the industry to showcase their latest superyachts at Port Hercules, but the event has a lot more on offer!
Monaco Yacht Summit
The Monaco Yacht Summit is the perfect opportunity for you to talk with designers, brokers, builders and advisors about your yacht projects. The panel of distinguished professionals from the industry will be able to inform you about all the practical aspects you need to know to carry out your yacht project. The Monaco Yacht Summit topics include ‘Activity Reports’ into the industry trends of renting, buying, building and operating a superyacht, as well as everything ‘Charter’– from how to choose a broker, to the location and booking process. Experts will also be going through the practical steps of commission and building a superyacht in talks about ‘New Construction’. The team from Feadship will also be on hand to discuss the ‘Construction and Delivery’ process of the 94-metre superyacht Viva, who made her world premiere at the show last year.
The Sapphire Experience is the ultimate VIP programme of the Monaco Yacht Show and offers a tailor-made programme of events for guests to take full advantage of. The MYS concierge team will organise your visiting schedule for superyachts available for purchase or charter. You will also have the opportunity to meet the experts from the Monaco Yacht Summit to discuss your next yacht project. As if that wasn’t enough, you will be able to attend exclusive gala evenings and private cocktail parties onboard the yachts, board the Sapphire tender for a cruise off Monaco, or benefit from the luxury official MYS courtesy cars. The luxurious Sapphire Experience gives guests the opportunity to meet the expert they need, and is designed for prospective yacht charterers, or buyers who like to enjoy all of the finer things in life.
Upper Deck Lounge
The Upper Deck Lounge gives visitors the chance to discover creative trends in luxury for the most up-to-date superyacht design. The area offers the opportunity to meet with craftsmen, creators and interior designers to discuss custom-made parts for yachts. If you’re looking for inspiration for a new interior on your current superyacht or curious about designing the interior for your next, the Upper Deck Lounge is the perfect space to create a masterpiece.
Captains & Crew Lounge
The Captains & Crew Lounge allows captains and crew members the opportunity for a moment of relaxation while at the Monaco Yacht Show. The C&C Lounge is a haven reserved for entertainment, games, refreshments and of course WiFi. The area is located at Quai Louis II and even has a wellness lounge that is available all day long. A breakfast and lunch service is also offered exclusively to the captains and crew of the yachts exhibited at the show.
Sailing Yacht Area
As well as displaying some of the largest superyachts available for purchase or charter, Monaco Yacht Show also has a large display of sailing yachts. The exhibition is located at Quai l’Hirondelle and allows guests the opportunity to go onboard the sailing yachts as well as meeting the builders, designers and equipment manufacturers that have made these yachts a reality. If you are looking for your future sailboat, then the Sailing Yacht Area is one that should not be missed!
F1 Driving Experience
Burgess will be introducing Samsung to the Monaco Yacht Show this year by showcasing a fully immersive driver simulator on the stand alongside two 98” 4k screens. Guests can fully immerse themselves in the action by testing out the patented g-cueing technology which simulates the g-forces felt in real-life racing. Initially developed for training fighter jet pilots, it’s since been supplied to Formula 1 teams and professional drivers. Guests will register at the Burgess stand and the best lap time over the show will win a prize!
This article was originally published in Issue 42 of SuperYacht Times newspaper. To read more stories like this one and to never again miss another issue of the SuperYacht Times newspaper,