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Monaco Yacht show wrap up

Monaco Yacht show wrap up

The Monaco Yacht Show has now concluded for 2012 and the numbers are simply astonishing, 33,000 vistors attended the show to view 85 Motoryachts, 18 Sailing and observe the works of 500 Exhibitors. The average length of the superyachts was 46.70 meters across the 103 yacht displayed. The most represented segment was the 40m – 50m range with 40 vessels on display, this supports the current industry analysis with the average superyacht length of 40.0m and 47.0 meters being the average length of yachts under construction.

Monaco Yacht Show 2012 presented and impressive 73 superyachts over 40 meters, and 7 yachts in the megayacht classification above 80.0 meters. some of the more prominent yachts on display include the Oceanco 88.5m Nirvana, the Feadship Van Lent 78.5m Hampshire II, the Hanseatic Marine 77m Smeralda and the Nobiskrug 73.51m Mogambo.

The Monaco Yacht Show remains the world’s most awaited event in superyachting; it is the unique occasion in the year to admire the latest launches in yacht design and the new yachts praised by the industry in one and only spot. 61% of the yachts exhibited are less than 2 years-old.

In 2012, 38 newly delivered yachts made an appearance at the MYS which represents 41% of the global delivery’s this year as recorded by Superyacht Intelligence. Additional there were 120 superyachts at anchor just outside Monaco facilitating opportunities for buyers or charter guests to inspect.

Jonathon Beckett
Burgess Yachts

Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess commented: “We had eight yachts on show, between 47m and 77m, and two catalogue items presented by the their builders as new 2012 models; we also had 25 other yachts at anchor offshore.”

Several awards were also presented during the join and during the official visit of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. The 2012 MYS design award went to sailing yacht Vertigo (67.2m, Alloy Yachts) for the outstanding work by French naval architects Philippe Briand and Christian Liagre. The trophy, a superb crystal glass sailing yacht, was made by MYS partner Baccarat.

The largest yacht at this year’s Monaco Yacht show was the luxury 90-metre-long sailing yacht Athena, which is one of the world’s largest three-masted schooners — is on sale from Monaco-based broker Y.CO for a cool 72 million euros.

Birdseye view from the top of S.Y. Athena


Cocktail parties at the stands, press talks and onboard gatherings, gala dinners in Monte Carlo’s grand hotels: there was a record 100 events this year. And each one an opportunity to expand one’s business network or promote one’s company among a private and professional clientele.


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