Monaco Yacht Show preview - must-see superyachts 24 to 40 metres
by Tim Thomas
This is an archive article from 2013. See the 25 must-see superyachts at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show here.
Another summer has passed, another cruising season over, but fortunately there is still one last chance to get your Mediterranean superyacht fix and what an opportunity this year's Monaco Yacht Show presents. Entering its 23rd year, the show continues to grow and there will be some of the cream of this years new launches on display. Here, we present our picks of the must-see 40- to 24-metre yachts due at this years show .
Cacos V - 40m Admiral Tecnomar
The first of the Impero 40 line from Admiral Tecnomar, _Cacos V _demonstrates the key quality of this innovative design: a 470GT volume, one of the largest seen in a 40 metre yacht. Testament to the design is the fact that the volume is well hidden behind her elegant, low-profile exterior lines.
Columbus Sport Hybrid - 40m Palumbo
Palumbo, builder of the Columbus range, will show its new Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m. The design aims to minimise environmental impact with a hybrid propulsion system, on naval architecture by Hydrotec. Boasting a max range of 5,000nm, the all-aluminium yacht features a Hot Lab interior built to strict weight-saving criteria.
State of Grace - 40m Perini Navi
State of Grace is the first of the new fast cruising cutter 40 metre series from Perini. Developed together with Ron Holland, she features a contemporary bow shape and a long waterline. She carries a carbon rig and furling boom, split-level cockpit area, and an upper saloon connected to the deck through a wide sliding glass door.
Apostrophe - 39.7m Hakvoort
Fluid lines, complex shapes, a striking grey hull and a repeating motif of curved windows for the main deck owners suite and upper saloon mark this 39.7 metre yacht from Dutch yard Hakvoort as something special. Apostrophe has a contemporary Art Deco interior, with an open stairwell in the main entrance featuring a custom chandelier from Crystal Caviar as a centrepiece.
_Twilight _- 38.1m RMK
Marking the largest Oyster completed to date, the Oyster 125 Twilight was built at the RMK yard in Turkey and features design from the boards of Dubois. Conceived as a powerful performance cruiser, she features open plan, split-level accommodation with full panoramic views from the upper saloon, accommodation for eight guests and a flybridge.
Friendship - 36m Canados International
The latest in the Canados 120 range, Friendship offers the same winning features: sleek lines, an oversized bathing platform, an aft tender garage that converts to a beach club, and various balconies.
Inukshuk - 32.6m Baltic Yachts
Begun in 2011, the Baltic 107 Custom now launched and named Inukshuk features naval architecture from the renowned naval architect Germán Frers and an interior from Adam Lay. Designed to be a cruiser with a strong turn of performance, her sleek lines are backed with full carbon construction. Project management was by Nigel Ingram/MCM.
Majesty 105 - 32.6m Gulf Craft
Launched in 2012, the Majesty 105 from Gulf Craft aims to offer performance combined with prodigious outdoor entertainment areas. Her raised pilothouse design affords a large sundeck with both a shaded area under the mast arch and an expansive aft deck for lounging in the sun.
Magic Carpet3 - 30.4m Wally
Magic Carpet³ is the second of the WallyCento one-design series to be launched, following Hamilton. Displaying racing performance combined with cruising capability and superyacht comforts, she is a fine demonstration of the ethos behind Wallys box rule concept.
Feelin Good - 24.7m Southern Wind Shipyards
Monaco will present the chance to see the first Southern Wind 82 RS, Feelin Good. Designed by Farr and Nauta Yachts, she offers agility and speed in a durable and elegant package.
Silent - 24m Admiral Tecnomar
With the _Silent _yacht concept, Italian builder Admiral Tecnomar has chosen to branch out from its usual motor yacht fare and the result is an interesting and innovative 24-metre sailing yacht with unusual styling features. The build has been kept quite quiet, and the autumn boat shows will provide the first opportunity to see the resulting yacht in the flesh certainly one to add to your visit list.
If youre looking for something smaller, then Swedish builder J-Craft will be worth a look. Garnering consistent plaudits for its range of stylish and bespoke runabouts, we are told that it will have something very new at the show this year. Make sure to visit them to find out what.