The must-see superyachts of the year, industry stakeholders and yacht owners are flocking to Monaco this week for the Monaco Yacht Show 2015, taking place Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26. Here is how the show will shape up by the staggering numbers.
More than 32,000 visitors are expected to attend the Monaco Yacht Show. To put that in perspective, the petite Principality of Monaco has a population of only 37,831, which will nearly swell to double the size when attendees descend upon Monaco for the show.
The first Monaco Yacht Show in 1991 hosted just 32 yachts. Now the Monaco Yacht Show 2015 will have more than 121 superyachts on display, 40 of which will be new yacht debuts. The average size of the yachts at the Monaco show this year is expected to be 48.1 metres.
The largest yacht by LOA at the Monaco Yacht Show this year is the 91.5 metre Equanimity, which was launched in 2014 by Oceanco, and the smallest superyacht will be 23.9 metres. There will also be top tenders and day boats to take home to complement the mothership.
In 2004, the 122 metre Alexander was the largest yacht ever to be seen at the Monaco Yacht Show. The motor yacht was built by Lubecker Flender-Werke and exhibited by Sete Yachts.
For those looking for a new yacht or luxury yacht charter inspiration, there will be 81 yachts on show in Monaco that are available for sale or for charter.
How many billions worth of yachts and gear are on display at the Monaco Yacht Show exactly? “It’s difficult to say [the exact number] as you can imagine, but a few years ago, we were told that the MYS fleet – 100 units that year – was assessed at more than €2 billion,” Johan Pizzardini, Monaco Yacht Show communications and media manager told Boat International.
While the Monaco Yacht show attracts the newest and most acclaimed superyachts in the world, there is one that stands out for Johan Pizzardini as the most famous of them all.
“For obvious reasons that I’m sure you'll share with us, the Maltese Falcon seems to be the most iconic superyacht ever exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show, considering that at that time in 2006 she was a very large sailing yacht with brand new technology,” he says.
Looking to attend the Monaco Yacht Show? A daily ticket is €150, which will grant you access to the show and its 528 exhibitors from 10 a.m. to close at 6:30 p.m. A staff of 130 and 60 security guards will ensure the show runs smoothly.
The weather should be warm and sunny for show-goers this week, with highs in the 20s – though expect 70 per cent humidity. Be prepared for whatever mother nature might throw your way the top 10 beauty and grooming essentials for the Monaco Yacht Show.