The Informa Group, owner of the Monaco Yacht Show, is working closely with the yachting industry on redesigning the event to promote the superyacht lifestyle to a new set of wealthy clients.
The Sanlorenzo SL102 embraces the concept of asymmetry to enhance crew and guest separation.
With her dashing exterior lines, crisp interior design and innovative powertrain, the Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid is causing a stir. But is the new superyacht from Italy’s Palumbo Shipyard the final word in alternative propulsion technologies?
Italian builder Palumbo Shipyards introduced a new series of “green” yachts with hybrid propulsion at an elegant cocktail party at the Hôtel de Paris during the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show. The Columbus Sport Hybrid line, which ranges from 65 to 213 feet (25 to 65 meters), will be constructed entirely of aluminum on a displacement hullform designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec.
You may remember that earlier this year we presented you with “a splendid surprise” from Viareggio-based Rossinavi. The superyacht Numptia has a fantastic interior by Achille Salvagni and styling by Tommaso Spadolini. Spadolini also collaborated with Rossinavi on the beautiful 148-foot (45-meter) Aslec 4.
After several years of development, US-based marine electronics manufacturer FarSounder has introduced its new generation of navigation sonars at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show—the FarSounder-500 (able to detect target 500 meters away) and FarSounder-1000 (for targets 1000 meters away).
No matter how beautiful, sophisticated and stabilized a yacht is or how creative the design, few would dispute that the crew makes all the difference in a successful charter experience. More than a decade ago, Fraser Yachts instituted its annual Monaco Captains Awards. This year, about 300 people attended the black-tie event, now a staple on the busy Monaco Yacht Show calendar.
The Monaco Yacht Show is in full swing, and while the present is very much here and vibrant with an array of new yachts on display, many ponder what the future may look like. The dip in new yacht orders of the past few years has stimulated the fertile imagination of creators and designers, and it is more than fun to explore the possibilities.
The 22nd annual Monaco Yacht Show, September 19 to 22, 2012, promises to be a special edition. Organizers expect 100 yachts from 82 feet to 295 feet in length (25 to 90 meters), with an average size of 150 feet (46 meters), to fill valuable dock space in Port Hercules.