11 pictures inside the MonteNapoleone Yacht Club & Unique 2016

The gala dinner

Some of the most famous names in yachting and luxury came together in Milan this week (May 16-22) to celebrate the second MonteNapoleone Yacht Club & Unique. Organised by the Associazione MonteNapoleone, with support from Fraser Yachts and Valverde, the event paired fashion and jewellery powerhouses with superyacht builders and designers to celebrate the unique luxury of the yachting lifestyle.

Festivities kicked off with an elegant gala hosted by association president Guglielmo Miani at the Palazzo Borromeo d’Adda with guests treated to a beautiful candlelit dinner by Davide Oldani.

The cocktail party

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The main event, however, came on day two when Milan’s famous Via Monte Napoleone (pictured) closed to host a glittering street-wide cocktail party. Guests strolled from store to store to find sparkling diamonds and fine clothing side by side with models of some of the world’s largest superyachts.

The cocktail party

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From left to right: Pier Luigi Loro Piana, Riccardo Bonadeo and Mauro Pelaschier at the Loro Piana boutique during the cocktail party.

The brand paired up with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda to celebrate the drama and magic of sailing superyachts with stunning Carlo Borlenghi images from the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta adorning the boutique walls.

The cocktail party

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Aldo Lorenzi (left) and Associazione MonteNapoleone president Guglielmo Miani (right) in front of vintage Riva images at the Larusmiani luxury lifestyle store.

The cocktail party

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Models of Fincantieri superyachts Ottantcinque and Ocean Victory take pride of place at Louis Vuitton. The Italian builder also presented a video showcasing its Skybreak, Vanitas and Sundance projects with Marco Francesco Mazzu, head of origination strategies and market development at Fincantieri, commenting, "Louis Vuitton is the perfect match. We are number one in yachting and LVMH is number one is fashion — the best meets the best."

The cocktail party

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Marina Moretto and Paolo Vitelli are pictured with a model of Benetti's  _11.11 _superyacht at the Bulgari boutique on Via Monte Napoleone. 11.11 was the winner of the Displacement Yachts 500GT to 1,299GT category at the World Superyacht Awards 2016 and Benetti proudly displayed its Neptune trophy during the cocktail party.

The cocktail party

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Guests view models from Wider at the Santoni boutique.

The cocktail party

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Versace teamed up with Admiral for the MonteNapoleone Yacht Club cocktail party.

The cocktail party

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Fine yachts meet fine watches with Ferretti and Piaget.

The cocktail party

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Guests admire the sailing wares on offer with Holland Jachtbouw and Paul & Shark.

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