The countdown to the Monaco Yacht Show has well and truly begun as shipyards ready their latest launches for the highlight of the superyachting show season. If you're heading to Port Hercule in September, be sure to look out for these fresh-out-of-the-yard yachts making their grand debut...
With a scarlet hull and “sleek and sexy profile,” according to CEO and founder of Unique Yacht Design Emrecan Özgün, Leona is colloquially referred to as “the Red Bullet”. Her extravagant beach club pool is worth checking out, flanked by Greek statues sitting on water outlets and rigged with overhead fibre optic lights to give the appearance of the night sky. Her sistership is Tatiana, who made her Monaco Yacht Show debut in 2021.
Builder: Golden Yachts
With a vertical bow and trapezium-shaped windows, O'Rea carves quite the contemporary profile compared to predecessors O’Pari and O’Ptasia. More than 250 finishes are claimed to have been used throughout her interior, which is the result of a collaboration between Massari and Vafiadis, including polished marble and precious stones. The yacht will also be home to a collection of contemporary artworks, curated by Vasilis Dragnis in collaboration with Anna Chatzinassiou.
Developed entirely over Zoom, Alchemy features a signature Vitruvius hull designed by French-born, London-based Philippe Briand. The tri-deck superyacht was built to fulfil an owner's brief for large al fresco areas and a strong focus on wellness. The result is over 330 square metres of outdoor space and plenty of amenities, including a jacuzzi and numerous sunpads.
Entourage is the second in the series of Amels Limited Edition 60 models designed in collaboration with Espen Øino. While the first hull in the series, Come Together, features distinctive geometric windows, the design team customised Entourage with long strips of glazing that allow additional light into the interior. Another noteworthy design choice is the extended bridge deck and sun deck which, first requested by the owner, will now be implemented in all future builds.
This Monaco debutante is the second hull in the shipyard’s 57Steel series, delivering double the volume of its smaller sibling the 52Steel. She offers 1,000GT across her five decks and her showpiece is a 110-square-metre beach area, created by opening hatches on three sides that, when unfolded, become small beaches on the water’s edge.
Silverstar marks the second hull in Admiral's S-Force Series, and boasts a unique interior designed by Giorgio Armani and his team – reflected in the refined ivory onyx, cornflower blue marble, and Venetian printed silk. Sharing the same values on al fresco living as its sistership 55-metre Geco, she’s equipped with an open beach club at the stern, a sundeck with a Jacuzzi, and a touch-and-go helipad on the upper deck forward.
Builder: Turquoise Yachts
Miami-based studio DeBasto Design created this yacht’s distinctive sky-blue exterior, marking a first-time collaboration with the Turkish shipyard. “With Jewels’ enormous [720GT] volume, my objective was to make the exterior less bulky and give a feeling of a forward dynamic movement, rather than a static feel,” said designer Luiz DeBasto. The yacht is crowned by a generous sundeck with a spa pool, sunpads, TV, day head, bar and “acres of space”, according to Turquoise.
The flagship of Baglietto's sporty T-Line series, the Italian yard is set to debut its first hybrid T52 model at this year's show, designed by Francesco Paszkowski. She has an impressive range of 7,600 nautical miles and can remain at anchor for up to 10 hours relying on battery power alone. The new yacht reinterprets the classic Baglietto design with a restyled stern and open beach club, spanning two decks and featuring a pool with a changeable-depth floor.
Builder: Columbus Yachts
While Anjelif’s brassy exteriors are sure to draw the crowd this year, her colouring is far from her only stand-out feature. She also boasts several technical innovations, such as an onboard sanitisation system that incorporates cold plasma for the elimination of airborne viruses and bacteria. An impressive recreational highlight is the touch-and-go helipad on the bow, which can convert to an open-air cinema when not in use.
With entertainment at the core of her design, Eternal Spark can host more than 100 guests quayside across her four decks, with five separate bars and seven distinct social areas. Her Hot Lab interiors feature pinkish quartz and a “light, fresh and sunny” atmosphere – “comparable to a villa on the Côte d’Azur”. The yacht's sunken-level beach club is bound to impress with a sauna, ice fountain, day head and lounge with a wet bar.
Builder: Tankoa Yachts
Retaining the same classic Paszkowski profile as sisterships Kinda and Olokun, Grey sports an appropriately “whisper grey” hull alongside a “jet black” superstructure. She is best known for her larger-than-usual, glass-sided swimming pool which comes alongside a high-definition cinema screen as per the owner’s request. Flanked by sofa seating, the screen also features integrated speakers and a surround-sound system courtesy of British-French brand Focal & Naim.
Formerly FB606 and now christened Alunya, the 49.9-metre steel and aluminium yacht is the sixth unit in Benetti’s B.Now 50M series. She launched less than two months after her sistership Lady I and is fitted with Benetti’s signature ‘Oasis deck’ – where the outdoor living area offers 270-degree views from the stern of the vessel. Large sunpads and a glass-walled infinity pool complete the space.
Builder: ISA Yachts
This semi-custom model stands out with her strong, sporty profile designed by Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design and turquoise and gold Luca Dini interiors. Designed to entertain large parties, UV II is fitted with an extra wide beach club, a custom bar on the sundeck and a €1,000,000 state-of-the-art sound system integrated by Videoworks.
Builder: Conrad Shipyard
Poland’s largest superyacht, Ace’s distinctive “rolling wave” superstructure is a signature of British designer Reymond Langton. Her centrepiece is the 25-metre-long sundeck, made complete with a 2.5-metre cinema screen and recessed infinity pool (so as not to block the view). Fun fact: the pool’s micro-mosaic is courtesy of Nero Sicilia, made with glass recycled from old television and computer screens.
The X-Space's “extra private” design was first revealed in 2021, with one of her five decks dedicated entirely to the owner. Featuring an apartment, study, living room and large master cabin, the cabin leads directly onto a private terrace at the bow flanked by a 30-square-metre sunbed area and swimming pool. Another special feature – the yacht is “almost entirely made of glass”, with glass panes and large windows featured throughout and most portholes in cabins replaced with “glass walls”.
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Builder: Admiral – The Italian Sea Group
This highly secretive project is expected to make its grand reveal at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. Little is known about it so far.
Builder: Bilgin Yachts
Kaşif, which translates to "explorer" in Turkish, is the first vessel to emerge from its Turkish shipyard's new Antalya facility and was built for a repeat client of the shipyard. She is the ninth collaboration between Bilgin and Unique Yacht Design with interiors by Hot Lab. Preliminary imagery of her fully custom interiors shows curvy architectural lines, a soft-coral colour scheme and 70s-style, curved sofa seating.
Builder: Aegean Yacht
This 261GT, steel and aluminium ketch was developed entirely by the Bodrum-based yard, including the concept, layout, naval architecture, marine engineering, and both the exterior and interior design. White Island's wide saloon windows allow for airy, bright interiors rarely seen in others of her category.
The first hull in the Pershing's sporty GTX116 series was commissioned by a US-based owner who said he had spent “years” looking for the perfect yacht for cruising in Miami. Characterised by a streamlined profile that reflects the GTX116’s sporty capacities, the yacht borrows design cues from the Gran Turismo automotive imagery. Her 39-square-metre beach club is worth calling attention to – connected to the swim platform by an electro-hydraulic taffrail, it creates a waterfront lounge area.
Builder: Nautor Swan
The first Swan 108, named Fancy, is one of a handful of sailing yachts making their worldwide debut at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. Built with a carbon hull and a deck made from epoxy Sprint technology, the model is hailed as the first in a new generation of Maxi Swans and plugs the gap between the Swan 98 and the Swan 120 flagship.
Builder: Cantiere delle Marche
Nuri’s smaller sister Stellamar may have an aesthetic well-suited to Mediterranean cruising, but under the hood she is a souped-up, world-girdling explorer with an “invisible crane” for toys and tenders and an impressive 5,500-nautical-mile range. She is owned by an architect who helped shape the yacht’s nature-inspired, Francesco Paszkowski interiors – and no doubt advocated for the master cabin’s sauna and hammam.
Builder: Gulf Craft
The first unit in the UAE-based shipyard's Majesty 111 series, Sandbank, is set to make her European debut at the Monaco Yacht Show after she was presented to the world in Dubai earlier this year. With exterior and interior by Phathom – marking the studio's first on-the-water project – a highlight of the yacht’s design is its focus on natural light. Gulf Craft claims the Majesty 111 has up to 40 per cent more glazing than yachts of comparable size. This is particularly evident in the owner’s cabin, which sits below a glass-floored dip pool that sends cascades of light into the cabin below. The new model slots between the existing Majesty 100 and Majesty 120 models.
Builder: Arcadia Yachts
The first Arcadia A96 is fitted with “environmentally friendly” Waveless Stab40 stabiliser fins and solar panels that allow her to cruise between eight to nine hours in silent mode. Interiors are by Igor Lobanov, with a focus on eco-friendly, natural furnishings and a “multi-flexible” layout that makes full use of its 8.7-metre beam and 400 square metres of usable space.
Builder: Mazu Yachts
The Mazu 92DS marks the Turkish shipyard's first foray into steel construction and is the first in a new semi-displacement series which will soon be followed by a 112 DS and 132 DS model. “I think we’ve created something amazing,” said Mazu founder and designer Halit Yukay. “The interior volumes and full-height windows make you feel like you’re on a yacht that is at least 10 metres longer.” Exterior and interior styling are by Red Yacht Design.
Builder: Bolide Yachts
Described as a “hyper muscle yacht”, Bolide 80 is one of the fastest superyachts in the world – reported to make blistering speeds of around 73 knots during sea trials in mid-April. She’ll mark the first iteration in the Bolide project, made up of a limited fleet of nine models. Hull one is defined by her juxtaposing black and punchy orange palette, reflective of its sporty nature in both aesthetics and aerodynamic performance
Sunreef 80 Eco
Builder: Sunreef Yachts
Custom-built for an experienced family of environmentally-minded yacht owners, Sunreef 80 Eco hails from Polish catamaran specialist Sunreef Yachts. She is the first in a new generation of eco-catamarans, and has been dubbed the “world’s most advanced electric motor yacht” – equipped with batteries that, according to the yard, are 30 per cent lighter than the average batteries used.
Solar-powered multihull BGM75 is the first of a new series of ‘BGM’ multihull yachts from Bluegame. While she may have the appearance of a monohull, she delivers on the benefits of a catamaran – increased stability, large volumes, and reduced fuel consumption. The futuristic yacht is also capable of generating 5kW of green energy thanks to 56 solar panels that can be installed on the deckhouse.