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The Complete Guide to the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show

The 2021 Monaco Yacht Show returns to the scenic Port Hercules this September. Running for three exciting days, the event will showcase some of the world’s most luxurious superyachts and vessels. With opportunities to climb on board and get an inside look at these usually highly exclusive and private vessels, the event provides anyone with an enthusiasm for yachts, an unmatched experience. If you’re heading to the show this September, these are things you just can’t miss.

Yacht Design and Innovation Hub

New to this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the Yacht Design and Innovation Hub is dedicated to the design of new projects and innovative solutions in superyachting. The exhibition will have live presentations from expert yacht designers running over the four days of the show and will feature a selection of superyacht concept models with video presentations of the designers’ work. Excitingly, the space will also feature the historical Designer Gallery, where a panel of design experts and naval architects are available to help you design your own future yacht.

Upper Deck lounge

The Upper Deck lounge is the ultimate spot the relax during your time at the show. The space is dedicated to all of the latest creative trends related to the superyacht lifestyle and will showcase all of the luxury decorative objects, tableware, crystal pieces, fine leathers or pieces of luxury furniture that you can purchase for your yacht. With opportunities to meet the craftsmen and designers, as well as take advantage of the bar and restaurant by Fairmont Monte-Carlo, you won’t be leaving any time soon.

Monaco Yacht Summit

The Monaco Yacht Summit is the place to discuss your own yacht building and designing dreams. With a team of designers, brokers, superyacht builders and financial advisors on hand, you will be able to get started on all of the practicalities of building or buying your first superyacht. The event is exclusively reserved for yacht owners and charterers who are keen to enhance their knowledge, meet prospective clients and their private wealth managers.

Monaco Yacht Show 2021 vessels

While there is undeniably a lot to see at the Monaco Yacht Show, the yachts themselves take centre stage. One of the most talked-about yachts this year is Rafael Nadal’s own Sun Reef catamaran. While all of the yachts will be on display, you need to book in advance to climb aboard the yachts of your choice. If your heart is set on Nadal’s Great White, pre-arranged viewings will be running and will give you the chance to climb aboard and get an inside look at the tennis star’s enviable vessel. These are our three top picks for 2021.

Great White

Book in advance to climb aboard Rafael Nadal’s own glittering catamaran. Aptly named the Great White, the boat is guaranteed to be one of the most sought after displays at this year’s show.

Image: Raphael Nadal’s catamaran, the Great White Source: SuperYacht Times
Image: Raphael Nadal on the deck of the Great White Source: SuperYacht Times
Image: Inside Raphael Nadal’s catamaran, the Great White Source: SuperYacht Times

The Azteca

The Azteca is an impressive 72-metre superyacht with one of the largest sun decks in her range and enough power to cruise from Iceland to Chile on a single tank of gas. You don’t want to miss this one.

Image: The glorious Azteca at sea Source: Monaco Yacht Show
Image: The Azteca’s enviable deck Source: Monaco Yacht Show
Image: Luxury on board the Azteca Source: Monaco Yacht Show

Cloud 9

This Sanlorenzo yacht is one of the best examples of the new standards in the steel and aluminium yacht sector. With the innovative 1300GT layout and a stunningly modern design, this might be the superyacht of your dreams.

Image: The luxurious Cloud 9 Super Yacht at sea Source: Monaco Yacht Show
Image: Cloud 9’s ultra-modern deck Source: Monaco Yacht Show
Image: Cloud 9’s ultra-modern deck Source: Monaco Yacht Show

Who can attend the Monaco Yacht Show?

While some areas of the Monaco Yacht Show are reserved for yacht owners and industry members, as long as you can purchase the ticket then anyone can attend the event. Tickets are purchased on the Monaco Yacht Show website and vary from 500 euros to 1350 euros, depending on how many days you are planning on attending.

If you’re looking for more yacht inspiration then make sure that you read about the on-screen superyachts, flying superyachts and the innovative hydrogen-powered superyacht.

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