Monaco Yacht Show 2012 must-sees part 3
We continue to reveal our selection of the 22 top picks to see at the Monaco Yacht Show later this month. Make sure the impressive debut of Princess Yachts 40 metre series, Imperial Princess makes your must-see list, along with RMK Marine's family-friendly explorer Karia (now Scout).
1. Karia | Stand N19, Quai de lHirondelle
A rugged 45 metre explorer that is also comfortable and safe for a young family, this 2012 RMK Marine yacht has a range of more than 4,500nm at eight knots, with exterior design and naval architecture by Ron Holland Design. She sleeps 12 and has an Asian influenced interior by Design Unlimited.
2. Almagores II | Stand C03, Quai chicane
Almagores II is the first of Southern Wind's new 102 DS series, which features naval architecture by Farr and general design and styling by Nauta Design. The 31.42 metre is the successor to the popular 100 DS series, of which nine have been built.
3. Balista | Stand N17, Quai de lHirondelle
A scaled-up version of the Akhir range, this 46.57 metre performance cruiser from Cantieri di Pisa features design by Carlo Galeazzi and Mark Berryman. Her upper saloon includes fold-down balconies to port and starboard.
Balista (ex-Project 12) is listed for sale with YPI asking €19 million.
4. Imperial Princess | Stand E15, Quai Etats-Unis
Imperial Princess is the first of Princess Yachts 40 metre series and shows impressive build quality - thanks in part to her resin-infused hull, one of the largest yet built.
5. Okko | Stand E14, Quai Etats-Unis
The 40.8 metre Giorgio Vafiadis-designed, Mondo Marine-built Okko, making her debut at the show, is based on Mondo Marine's successful 41 metre platform. Her interior, also designed by Vafiadis, offers accommodation for 10 split between four lower deck cabins and a full-beam main deck master suite.