Monaco Yacht Show must sees: part 1

20 August 2011 • Written by Tim Thomas, • Written by Caroline White

The Monaco Yacht Show returns for its 21st edition later this month, when it will once again showcase the world’s most beautiful, innovative and downright glamorous yachts. For guests who can tear themselves away from the show’s famously decadent social scene, Port Hercules will host more than 100 superyachts, with nearly half making their debut. We have selected the crème de la crème of this year’s boats and we’re giving you previews of five each day, from Monday to Friday this week. Here are our first five Monaco Yacht Show must sees…

1. Annagine | Stand T19, T central

Annagine will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show

A passionate sailor and his business partner set up their own yard in Holland to build this stunning, classically styled 34m Dykstra design. She is a true yachtsman’s yacht, with fine handling and great performance. The owners plan to offer a series of models based on similar lines.

She is listed for sale with De Valk asking €8.4 million.

2. _E&E _| Stand N16, Quai de l’Hirondelle

E&E will make her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

Designed for an experienced yachtsman, this 42m, long-range cruiser was recently launched from Turkish yard Cizgi Yacht. Her Art-Line designed interior, featuring warm woods hammered metals, can accommodate 10 in a spacious master suite and four guest cabins that feature side deck access, and there are 360-degree views from the top deck. Built to ABS class and LY2, she boasts prodigious volumes throughout.

She is listed for sale by Burgess and Oceanstyle asking €18,450,000.

3. Kaiser | Stand T05, T central

Kaiser yacht by Abeking & Rasmussen

As the latest in the highly successful Abeking & Rasmussen 60m series developed and styled by Donald Starkey, _Kaiser _has spent the few months since her launch in the spring delighting her owner and guests while cruising the Mediterranean. Her interior, realised by interior manufacturer Rodiek, follows a Germanic style and was a real challenge for design studio Bannenberg & Rowell.

The name Kaiser was chosen by her Eastern European owner as he adores German reliability, efficiency and quality – for him, Kaiser simply represents the best of the best.

4. Imagine | Stand T03, T central

Imagine yacht cruising off Palma | photo by Marc Paris

The first Limited Editions Amels 212, Imagine features Tim Heywood exterior styling and a clean and contemporary Andrew Winch interior. She has a master suite and two large VIP cabins on the bridge deck, both with balconies. Bridging the gap between fully custom and semi-custom, this 65.5m looks set to be another winner in the Limited Editions series. She’s available for charter through Fraser Yachts.

5. Nataly | Stand E01, Quai Etats-Unis

Nataly yacht

Benetti’s latest launch is this 65m Redman Whiteley Dixon design originally built for a highly experienced superyacht owner. As a result, you can be sure that every aspect of her design has been carefully thought through. She offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in five cabins and can also carry 10 crewmembers. She is likely to be one of the stars of the show.

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