Ulysse Nardin, official sponsor of the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show

The Monaco Yacht Show, recognized as the world leading superyacht event, announces Ulysse Nardin as the Official Sponsor of the show for the 2019 edition.

The renewal of the MYS official sponsorship illustrates the long-standing and loyal trust – started 11 years ago - between the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer and the show, which presents itself as the perfect backdrop to unveil the seafaring heritage of Ulysse Nardin through its expertise, innovation and DNA.

Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the MYS, says “we’re absolutely proud to renew this association with Ulysse Nardin, official sponsor of the MYS for the 11th consecutive year. Throughout their History, their deepest respect of the marine world, their continuous innovative spirit, Ulysse Nardin and the Monaco Yacht Show share same values”.

From September 25-28, 2019, at the MYS Upper Deck Lounge, the show’s luxury exhibition and reception area, visitors and fine watch aficionados will be able to discover Ulysse Nardin's timepieces – including the Diver Blue Shark. Slim and sleek on the wrist, the very contemporary Diver Blue Shark model is designed for the deep but just as much at home in the city. A limited edition of just 300 pieces, it is crafted from stainless steel with a blue PVD bezel, and a blue dial and strap embellished with touches of bright orange. The case back is stamped with a “blue shark” pattern reminiscent of the watch’s older sibling, the Diver Great White 44 mm, which made its debut at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.

29th Monaco Yacht Show
September 25th – 28th, 2019
Port Hercules, Monaco
Opening times:
25, 26, 27 September: 11 am – 7.30 pm
28 September: 11 am – 7 pm.

Official website: www.monacoyachtshow.com
Social media:
Official hashtag: #mys2019
Twitter account: @mys_monaco
Facebook page: Facebook/monacoyachtshow
Instagram page: monacoyachtshow_official

The Monaco Yacht Show modifies its opening times

The MYS will be open to visitors from 11.00 am to 7.30 pm.

From Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th September, 2019, the Monaco Yacht Show will again welcome the international yachting world to the Principality of Monaco, offering a total immersion in the fascinating universe of luxury yachting.

By opening to visitors in the late morning and extending opening times into the early evening, the organizers of the Monaco Yacht Show seek to offer schedules that correspond better to the visiting times preferred by private clients who can benefit fully – and with greater tranquility – from the social program accompanying the show.

Every year the Principality of Monaco is decked out in the MYS colors and lives to the frenzied rhythms of the events to which the social elite of yachting and their clients are invited. Private parties, cocktails, gala dinners, business meetings and press conferences are organized around the Monaco Yacht Show, along with the succession of superyacht visits.

The new opening times, chosen after consultation with major yachting companies, should ease the relentless intensity of the fours days of the show and create a more pleasant experience both for visitors interested in chartering or purchasing a yacht and for exhibitors.

The MYS will thus be open to the public from 11 am to 7.30 pm (it will close at 7 pm on the Saturday), while exhibitors and the media will have access earlier in the morning. Exhibitors can devote their mornings to meeting their colleagues in the exhibition tents, holding their press conferences or organizing their day’s work in peace and quiet before welcoming visitors.

On Saturday, September 28th at 7 pm the 125 superyachts will mark the end of the show with a foghorn concert that will echo around Port Hercules and fade away in the open sea off Monaco to announce the forthcoming 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2020.


29th Monaco Yacht Show | September 25th – 28th, 2019
Port Hercules, Monaco

Opening times:
Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th September: 11 am – 7.30 pm
Saturday 28th September: 11 am – 7 pm.

Access for exhibitors from 8 am every day.

Access for media (conditional on possession of press badge and an invitation to a press event):
Wednesday 25th September: from 11 am
Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th September: from 8.30 am

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The Monaco Yacht Show launches its 2019 advertising campaign

The advertising campaign of the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show again reveals the audacious direction undertaken by the Organisers for six years to welcome a new generation of private visitors and introduce them to superyachting.

The artwork features a slightly restyled logo with the iconic monogram "MYS", bigger and instantly recognizable. This logo refresh will increase the Monaco Yacht Show’s brand awareness as a label of the Monaco superyacht art of living and of the « MYS » know-how in superyacht events, also heightened by the “House of Fine Yachting” hallmark (like seasonal collections in Haute Couture, the MYS unveils a unique collection of 120 superyachts every year).

The woman model, symbol of the chic universe of lifestyle superyachting, firmly crosses a water wall. The MYS is already looking forward to its 30th edition in 2020. An anniversary date that will resolutely position the Monaco Yacht Show as a genuine family brand with a range of related projects dedicated to enhance the show’s visit experience for the private clientele and offer a first immersion into the superyacht world for prospective owners or charterers over the next few editions (Monaco Yacht Summit, MYS Inaugural Gala event, Car Deck, Tenders & Toys, Sapphire Experience).

 Monaco Yacht Show
25-28 September 2019


Advertising campaign designed by the communication agency ComPlus.

The Monaco Yacht Show donates EUR 57,000 to Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies

For 2018, the MYS Organisers give a donation of € 57,000 to Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (AMM) for supporting research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

If the MYS has established itself as an important economic and media force for the Principality of Monaco, the MYS Organisers also defends the ethical and human values shared by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The MYS indeed supports the Monaco-based Charity since its creation in 2001 by parents of children suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. AMM is today considered as the most proactive charity that has enabled the scientific and medical research to make significant progress over the last decade, notably with the tremendous gains in genetic therapy.

The substantial advancement is made possible with the world-renowned fundraising charity auction, Only Watch. Founded in 2005 by Luc Pettavino, President of AMM, and supported by the MYS Organisers from the very start, the biennial event of one-off luxury timepieces has raised over EUR 35 million in 7 editions to finance numerous scientific and medical research programmes.

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Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the MYS, with Luc Pettavino, President of AMM and Founder of the Only Watch charity auction.

Held under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the 8th edition of the Only Watch charity sale will be auctioned by Christie’s in Geneva on November 9, 2019 at 2.30pm. The auction will again feature an outstanding collection of unique watches specially created by the finest watch manufacturers and associated to original experiences.

Prior to the auction, a two-month promotional world tour will unveil the 2019 Only Watch collection. The Monaco Yacht Show will play host of the touring exhibition as the inaugural stopover from September 25 to 28, 2019.


Monaco Yacht Show 2018: The show for future superyacht owners

A month after the end of the Monaco Yacht Show the champagne fizz is still there, as commentators sing the praises of a 28th edition that was an outstanding success both in terms of the yachts on display and the attendance figures.

Now occupying almost the whole of Port Hercules and with a more varied range of items on display, the MYS has nevertheless become more homogeneous: the division of the layout into thematic zones made for more fluid movements around the quays and tents, allowing visitors to concentrate on their own sectors of interest.

The general impression of a better visitor distribution, with consequently lower densities around the port, is confirmed by the slight drop in overall attendance (30,400, 2% down on 2017). This is a logical trend, the result of the actions undertaken by the organizers to encourage private visitors. All this in the context of a superyachting industry in the throes of far-reaching changes caused by the arrival of new, younger buyers and charterers. The enthusiasm of exhibitors on the quayside and in the tents was apparent right from the start of the Show: brokers and builders all spoke of a larger number of visitors really intending to buy or charter, holding out the prospect of new orders in the weeks or months to come.

“We work hand in hand with our exhibitors to offer the most prestigious superyachting event to the new generation of customers. We have a dual aim: offer our visitors an entertaining and instructive plunge into the world of superyachting while serving the industry. An order for a new yacht project benefits all the sectors of activity represented in the Show. Our responsibility is to encourage encounters between final clients and the best players in the market, whatever the profile of the visitors or exhibitors may be”, explains Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of the MYS.

The more serious attitude of visitors was apparent in all the exhibition areas, where exhibitors in various sectors reported signed contracts or commitments to buy during the MYS.

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The Show’s VIP visitor program, the Sapphire Experience, and the Monaco Yacht Summit have over the last three years created real enthusiam among the potential buyers and charterers who are thus initiated by the MYS into the superyachting world. 150 VIP visitors, mostly from the USA or Eastern Europe, were directly introduced by the Show’s organizers to brokers and builders, with individual visits to several yachts for each one of them.

The 3rd Monaco Yacht Summit, a confidential tailor-made event staged on the eve of the Show, brought together 35 participants and a panel of industry experts to discuss the various subjects linked with different sectors of yachting in the interest of the final client. This initiative was welcomed by industry and participants alike as it helps to educate the future owners who are more and more involved and who will shape the future of superyachting.

350 personalities – VIP guests, major trend-setters in yachting and luxury partners – attended the Inaugural Gala of the Monaco Yacht Show, during which the 5th MYS Superyacht Awards were presented to three yachts: DAR from the Dutch Oceanco shipyard (best exterior design and finest new superyacht in 2018), Illusion Plus from the Asian shipyard Pride Mega Yachts (best interior design), and Solo by the Italian builder Tankoa Yachts (MYS/RINA award for the most eco-friendly yacht in the Show).

The successful results reported by exhibitors and partners in the 2018 MYS reflect the development strategy launched five years ago, deliberately targeting the new superyacht clientele. Whether it be through the selection criteria for exhibitors, the recent creations of the Car Deck and Tenders & Toys areas, the Sapphire Experience program, the Monaco Yacht Summit, the MYS Inaugural Gala or the confidential public relations events organized overseas throughout the year, the MYS is determined to remain a major and proactive player in the development of the industry, permanently hoisting the colors of international superyachting in the Principality of Monaco.

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Winners of the 5th Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards Ceremony

This Tuesday 25 September 2018 at Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monte Carlo, three superyachts stood out above the competition at the 5th Monaco Yacht Show Superyachts Award Ceremony, the inaugural gala event of the world’s most prestigious superyacht show.

The 400 privileged guests can see the winning luxury vessels on display from today to Saturday for their world debuts at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.


2018 MYS/RINA Award
The award honors the superyacht whose construction complies with the environmental standards established by the Italian classification company RINA.
Winner: Solo by Tankoa Yachts

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The team of Tankoa Yachts - Michel Karsenti (Sales and Marketing Director of Tankoa Yachts, rep of the owner), Euro Contenti, CEO of Tankoa Yachts, Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini (Designers) – with Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the Monaco Yacht Show and Paolo Moretti, Executive Vice President Marine of RINA.


2018 MYS Exterior Design Award
The Exterior Design Award distinguishes the most innovative exterior styling of the winning vessel.
Winner: DAR by Oceanco

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Captain Klaudio Marcelic, who received the award on behalf of the owner, with Luiz De Basto, Exterior Designer of DAR, Marcel Onkenhout, CEO of Oceanco and Paris Baloumis, Group Marketing Manager of Oceanco accompanied by Gaëlle Tallarida (MYS) and Vanessa Pretotto, President of Loeva, partner of the gala event.


2018 MYS Interior Design Award
This award recognizes the beauty, comfort and functionality of the exceptional interior.
Winner: Illusion Plus by Pride Mega Yachts

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Shao Huiliang, owner of lllusion Plus, receives the award with Wu Longjun, Captain Jari Lindgren, Roger Friedrich (representative of Pride Mega Yachts), SEYD Ms Danyu Wang, interior designer, Rupert Mann and Tim Saunders, Directors of Rainsford Mann Design with Gaëlle Tallarida (MYS) and Andreas Klug, Creative Director of Preciosa.


2018 MYS Finest New Superyacht Award
Climax of the evening ceremony, the MYS Finest New Superyacht Award pays tribute to the beauty and luxury of a new superyacht at the MYS, her exterior and interior design and functionalities as well as her highly technical and state-of-the-art performance.
Winner: DAR by Oceanco

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Back on stage for a second award: Captain Klaudio Marcelic, rep of the owner, with Luiz De Basto (Exterior Designer), the team of Oceanco with Gaëlle Tallarida (MYS) and Bernhard Christen, Head of Marketing of SWISS, partner of the gala event.


The 2nd Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean

Red Carpet for blue oceans: International celebrities supports the 2nd Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean.

The charity event is organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Milutin Gatsby, Global Fundraising Chairman with the support of the Steering Committee, which includes the Monaco Yacht Show Organizers.

Madonna, Li Bingbing, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Gerard Butler, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Davi, Andy Garcia, Hugh Grant, Goldie Hawn, Eva Longoria, Olga Kurylenko, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Diane Lane, Jacques Perrin, Robin Thicke and Chris Tucker will serve as Event Chairs.

Event Co-Chairs, Toni Garrn, Alina Baikova, Constance Jablonski, Hailey Clauson, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Natasha Poly, Sara Sampaio, Shanina Shaik and Josephine Skriver have also joined the initiative to raise awareness on the necessity to take action in order to keep our ocean healthy.

The Queen of Disco, Gloria Gaynor will perform during this unforgettable evening, as well as the legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC, the Norwegian duo Madcon and the world class mentalist Lior Suchard.

“The ocean is our lifeblood. Our living standards, our economy and even our health depends on it. However, pressures from climate change and marine pollution are putting our ocean under severe stress. I believe that there is hope, if we work hand-in-hand. Fundraising opportunities like the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean are thus critical to pursue this long term action for ocean conservation” said HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

With an exceptional auction led by Simon de Pury, the proceeds of the Gala will support the Foundation’s priority marine programmes: plastic pollution, scientific studies on acidification, coral protection, marine protected areas, endangered species and innovative technologies. “Generosity and awareness are the keys to our future on this planet and to saving our ocean” said Milutin Gatsby.

Last year, for its first edition, Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio was honoured with “The Award of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation” for his outstanding work to protect and preserve our shared planet.

The inaugural 2017 Gala also enabled the Foundation to implement 37 new marine conservation projects around the world and 2 programmes to fight against plastic pollution (check www.montecarlogala.org for more information).

The Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean is hosted by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, led by Bernard Fautrier, Vice President and CEO and Olivier Wenden, Executive Director, with the support of the Monaco Yacht Show, the Oceanographic Institute, the Yacht Club of Monaco, the Société des Bains de Mer and the Monaco Private Label.

Press contact:
Emma McCorkell
Clea Tammes

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Monaco Yacht Summit 2018: Introducing new clientele to the superyacht world

Held on Tuesday September 25 on the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show, the Monaco Yacht Summit is a key event for end-user clients and their advisors looking to enter or understand better the world of yachting.

Potential yacht purchasers, charterers and their representatives will attend a series of informative panel discussions with acknowledged experts from across the superyacht industry. 

Panel Discussions

Four panel discussions will cover different topics in yachting to deliver insights and provide guidance from a client perspective:

1. Myth busting
Challenging assumptions and addressing common misconceptions about the charter, purchase, building, ownership and operation of superyachts.
Speakers: Charlie Birkett, Dirk de Jong, Richard Lambert

2. Experience & exploration
From the Mediterranean to further afield, investigating destinations and activities that yachting enables clients to access and enjoy.
Speakers: Richard Bridge, Geordie Mackay-Lewis, Fiona Maureso, Farouk Nefzi

3. Design to delivery
Using the case study of a recent new build project to highlight the yacht design and construction process from initial inspiration to completion.
Speakers: Mark Cavendish, Ben Harrison Jim Evans

4. The owner interview
Yacht designer Espen Oeino and a superyacht owner discuss the vital ingredients that contribute to the 'fun factor' from a yacht ownership point of view
Speakers: Espen Oeino and guest owner

 The panel discussions will be moderated by Charles Dence, a specialist consultant with a superyacht brokerage background.

Face to face meetings

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with selected specialists to answer their questions reading different aspects of yacht charter, purchase, construction, operation and ownership. 

1. Charter a superyacht
Covering different aspects of yacht charter as a charterer and owner: Cruising regulations, tax and customs, insurance, contracts and the role of the charter broker & charter manager.
Speakers: Sophia Tutino

2. Build or buy
Key points to consider before and during a yacht purchase: Finding a broker, choosing a shipyard, negotiations, purchase and build contracts, finance, surveyors, project teams, design, refits and refurbishment.
Speakers: Richard Lambert, Anouch Sedef, Federico Rossi

3. Tenders & toys
Guidance on choosing tenders and water toys, plus specialist submarine and helicopter integration and operation expertise.
Speakers: Louise Harrison, Jonny Mutch, Richard Booth

4. Operations
Understanding yacht management: Crew, safety, compliance, maintenance, budgeting; flag, insurance, VAT, registration.
Speakers: Jo Assael, John Cook, Xavier Lamadrid, Glenn Weiss



The Monaco Yacht Summit is an event organised by the Monaco Yacht Show in partnership with Monaco Economic Board, Red Sea Collection, Priva, Yacht Investor and the support of Monaco Convention Bureau.

Now in its third year, the Summit seeks to inform and educate yachting clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and thus better prepare their visit to the show. 

Monaco Yacht Summit
3rd edition
Tuesday 25 September 2018
All information at www.monacoyachtsummit.com
Organiser: Monaco Yacht Show SAM.

From superyachts to tailor-made luxury cars at the 2018 MYS

Whilst the Monaco Yacht Show has the worldwide recognition of displaying the most jaw-dropping superyachts every year since 1991, the event also dedicates an exhibition space to tailor-made luxury cars, customised according to the desires and personal tastes of their owners as with a superyacht!

From superyachts to tailor-made luxury cars at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show

From September 26th to 29th, 2018, visitors, owners and lovers of superyachts and fine machinery will be able to admire a brand-new range of luxury vehicles on display on the Car Deck of the Monaco Yacht Show. For the 3rd edition of the Car Deck exhibition, the MYS has joined forces with manufacturers specializing in tailor-made vehicles and hypercars or in the design of customized models.

‘The new superyachting clientele is looking for new lifestyle experiences, new sensations to share. When price is not an obstacle to getting what is best the wealthy younger generation seeks more personal experiences that reflect their own identity,” suggests Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of the MYS. “Building a big yacht remains the ultimate in made-to-measure. In the same way the Car Deck reflects the superyachting lifestyle with a display of superlatively luxurious vehicles transformed to order according to their owners’ desires.”

Located on Quai Antoine Ier in Port Hercules, the Car Deck will present a selection of about a dozen cars – and a motor-cycle! – that are as original as they are exceptional, manufactured in limited editions or as unique prototypes, some of which will be available for test drives by potential buyers.

For its first participation in the Car Deck, the Italian company ARES Design will unveil its superb redesigned two-door Bentley Coupé, based on the four-door Mulsanne 2017 model and built in very small numbers. The new look given to the Coupé by ARES Design involves a total transformation of the bodywork, mainly using hand-worked carbon fiber and aluminum. Prices for this model, for MYS participants, start at € 715,000.

Fans of 1960s British motor-cycles will certainly appreciate the ARES Design trial, based on the minimalist style of the latest BMW R nineT, with a sublime vintage look combined with modern performance levels.

ARES Design will most probably also showcase the finest version so far of the emblematic Land Rover Defender. A genuine rebuild for this exceptionally robust vehicle that combines a luxury interior with a very high level of performance thanks to a tailor-made turbocharged V8 engine. Prices for this ARES 4x4 built in limited numbers – only 53 to date – start at € 215,000.

This year MYS participants can meet with Alexandre Danton, French automobile designer – or artist! Starting with a given model, or even a wreck, Alexandre builds a chassis and bodywork from customized parts, making the vehicle a unique work of art. His company, Danton Art Kustoms, will present two outstanding hot rods: a unique version of the Lamborghini Espada Edition CHD (Super Cars V12) in pure neo-vintage style with an astounding and refined new exterior; and a 1987 Porsche 911 Targa which, with its aggressive esthetics, flamboyant red paintwork and redesigned racing body, is customized with a Bentley Turbo engine providing exceptional power (400 BHP).

Hemmels returns to the Car Deck and will display the finest Mercedes-Benz SL series restorations. Whether it’s the iconic 300SL Gullwing or Roadster, the sporty 190SL or stunning 280SL Pagoda, each car is taken back to its bare metal beginnings. Every component is painstakingly returned to original factory specification – or beyond. In the spotlight too is a new generation of hypercars including the spectacular Milan Red model. Built by the Austrian motor manufacturer Milan Automotive – the first and only hypercar producer in Austria – Milan Red is at one and the same time a very fast car, a design object and a source of exceptional driving sensations. This luxury vehicle, with a power output of 1,325 HP for a weight of 1,300 kilos, is limited to 99 units at 2 million euros each.

For its second participation in the Car Deck, Gentleman Car, the official French dealer for genuine American Shelby cars, will present three prestige models. Hand crafted with total respect for the spirit of the original, the FIA of the Shelby Cobra 289 FIA Continuation Edition series reproduces the characteristics of the race car driven by Dan Gurney in 1963 and 1964 (prices from € 159,000). The Shelby Cobra 427 S / C Continuation is based on a robust chassis built from 4-inch tubes and equipped with a 7-liter Ford V8 engine (prices from € 148,500). The Ford GT40 MKII Continuation is a perfect clone of the car that won at Le Mans in 1966. 90% of the parts are interchangeable with the vintage model! It is also the only vehicle officially authorized to use the GT40 name, as the chassis number testifies (prices from € 218,900).

BRABUS will show a selection of customized Mercedes models. This German company is the largest specialist in the transformation of Mercedes vehicles and one of the leaders in the development and integration of innovative, functional business multi-media systems for vehicles. This manufacturer is well-known for its tailor-made luxury cars, combining outstanding performance with interior fittings of the highest quality (the models to be displayed will be announced shortly). Alongside its vehicles BRABUS will also be displaying its luxury 11-meter “hyper”-tender, the BRABUS Shadow 800, as part of the Tenders & Toys floating exhibition. Built in partnership with Axopar Boats the tender is distinguished by its use of the latest high-tech components and its thoroughbred exterior design in BRABUS’s distinctive signature color: black. For the first time on the international stage MYS visitors will be able to test the BRABUS Shadow 800 in the water.


Car Deck
Exhibition of luxury cars at the Monaco Yacht Show
September 26th – 29th, 2018
Quai Antoine Ier, Port Hercules
Opening hours: 10 am – 6.30 pm (on presentation of a valid MYS badge)

The superyacht experience

For the last 28 years the Principality of Monaco has hosted the world’s most impressive international superyacht meeting in its emblematic Port Hercules.

 In September the Monaco Yacht Show will again welcome superyacht owners, future purchasers and charter clients who will be able to indulge themselves in the 120 superyachts on display.

Among the 2018 collection of luxury yachts, 40 are brand-new designs that will be unveiled by leading shipyards to showcase their work, as is the case every year. While the final decision to exhibit a yacht always remains with the owners, their agents and representatives work closely with the organizers of the show to allow it to offer the finest showcase of superyachts available. “The Monaco Yacht Show has a worldwide reputation for the exceptional quality of the collection of superyachts on display each year that average close to 50m overall. About sixty of the yachts exhibited are less than two years old,” explains Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of the Show, before stressing that “We work in coordination with participating yacht brokers and shipyards in the interest, first and foremost, of the individual visitor, whether owner or future owner and to help new clients discover the world of luxury offered only by the superyacht industry. The MYS has a duty to offer these visitors the best possible experience, with the supreme quality of the yachts on display as one of the leading criteria.”

A tailor-made program of visits to specific yachts is available for private superyacht clients invited by MYS exhibitors and organizers. The Sapphire Experience offers exclusive services enabling new guests to make the most of the show as they take their first steps in the confidential world of luxury yachting. In particular, the program includes participation in the 3rd edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit and an invitation to the Opening Ceremony of the 28th Monaco Yacht Show.



The MYS exhibition will extend once again over almost the whole of Port Hercules and will also benefit from the restructuring by the Principality of Monaco of the Quai des États-Unis, giving priority to the presence of naval architects, shipyards and brokers on the quays right next to their yachts on display in the water. Visitors will also find a new line of superyachts at right-angles to the Quai des États-Unis, replacing the former floating pontoon connected to the Central T.

The reorganization of the display in the water is backed up by a new themed orientation of the various exhibition zones, as ever with the aim of making the experience of future yacht buyers even more enjoyable.

Future owners accompanied by their captains or representatives are more and more closely involved in the building of their yachts and they can visit the exhibition tents to look for the latest in hi-tech equipment (Darse Sud) or the objects and furnishings presented by prestige luxury goods firms and craftsmen (Parvis Piscine). The Quai Jarlan will host part of the display of luxury tenders. Since the Tenders & Toys zone launched in 2017 it has been devoted to yacht tenders and nautical leisure accessories and will this year occupy more space on the Quai Antoine Ier. The Car Deck, an exhibition of prestige vehicles and the Starboard lounge-exhibition complete the theme of the superyacht lifestyle on Quai Antoine Ier.

The purchase or construction of a yacht displayed at the MYS will benefit the whole production chain and the specialized crafts involved. The 590 exhibitors present in Monaco cover the whole range of specialties required to build a yacht from A to Z.



Calculating the fastest route and the most efficient means of transport to get you to an exhibitor’s booth or a yacht, the official MYS app will be your best pocket guide during your visit. It will display a plan of the show, showing in particular the new floating pontoons that allow you to cross the whole of the port on foot, from the Quai des États-Unis (Designers’ Gallery) to the Quai Antoine Ier.

Launch shuttles will continue to serve most quays while electric carts will take you from the Quai Antoine Ier to the exhibition tent on the Quai Albert Ier. The entrance to the Quai Antoine Ier will be more central. All participants will again be able to use the Monaco town buses free of charge during the four days of the show and courtesy cars will be available for VIP clients.



The “Sapphire Experience” (and its premium version “Infinite”) are designed for visitors to the Monaco Yacht Show who are interested in a first charter experience or the purchase of a superyacht. This VIP pack comprises a program of tailor-made activities including entry to the Monaco Yacht Summit, an invitation to the MYS Gala evening, a tour of the bay of Monaco on board the MYS VIP boat, a courtesy car service, lunch in the Upper Deck Lounge or a personal concierge service to organize private visits to superyachts on display in the show, in direct coordination with the MYS yacht brokers and shipyards.

The Sapphire Experience and the Sapphire Experience Infinite are the official VIP visit programs of the Monaco Yacht Show. Offers available in limited numbers subject to special conditions of purchase.




The 3rd edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit will take place on September 25th, 2018, during the day at the Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel.

The event will be attended by a delegation of pre-qualified participants interested in embarking on a yachting experience.

In a format combining mini-lectures and private discussions, a panel of acknowledged experts in the yachting industry will examine the practical questions future yacht charterers or buyers should ask during negotiations.

Organized by the Monaco Yacht Show on the eve of the show itself, the Monaco Yacht Summit is now part of the calendar of confidential yachting events that are appreciated by extremely wealthy clients or their representatives.


    Photo credit © : Alina Garazhenko / Ameller Malcorps

    100 days to the Monaco Yacht Show

    Monaco - June 26, 2018 – 100 days before the opening of its 28th edition, the Monaco Yacht Show launched its countdown in the atypical environment of the Monaco heliport.

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    A hundred guests - partners, exhibiting companies and private clients of the show – were invited to an exquisite cocktail reception in the relaxed atmosphere of a soft sunlight on the French Riviera to discuss their participation in the MYS this September, which promises to be a new and exceptional edition.

    As a foretaste of this September’s show, when the most outstanding superyachts on the planet will exhibit in Port Hercules and anchor offshore, the luckiest guests of the quiz organised during the reception immediately boarded the helicopter of the partner Monacair for a panoramic flight over the bay of Monaco.

    Earlier in the evening, Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of the MYS, held a press conference and presented the show actions to attract the future superyacht clients.

    In the presence of twenty journalists and representatives of the show’s media partners, Gaëlle Tallarida highlighted the projects reserved for private customers who will be visiting the show: the 3rd edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit, the Sapphire Experience - VIP visit program of the MYS - or the public relations events hosted abroad to promote the show and the superyacht industry to a high-profile audience.

    It was also the opportunity to unveil the new setting of the 2018 floating exhibition, which will display 120 superyachts for an average length of 49 metres. On the quays, the different exhibition areas dedicated to the yachting and luxury sectors, and the thematic areas related to superyacht lifestyle like the Tenders & Toys, the Car Deck or the brand-new Art Pavilion - dedicated to the exhibition of art pieces - will give the tempo to visit the 580 exhibiting companies.

    Image credits: © Photo by imagIN - www.imagin.agency

    The MYS invites the US clientele to discover the 2018 edition

    Last May 17th, the Monaco Yacht Show invited forty high-qualified US guests to a top-notch private cocktail reception in the intimate setting of the St. Regis New York Hotel.

    During the evening reception, Gaëlle Tallarida, the show’s Managing Director, presented the novelties of the 2018 edition with a selection of the new superyachts that will make their world debuts in Monaco this September.

    Privileged guests, wealthy residents and clients of the Forbes Five-Star hotel also enjoyed an art exhibition of staggering pictures of the Monaco Yacht Show. The luckiest participants of the raffle won a VIP visit program at the 2018 MYS and an exquisite handmade vase offered by Preciosa, renowned manufacturer of luxury lighting concepts and partner of the MYS Upper Deck Lounge.

    Last Thursday 17 May’s cocktail reception was the fourth event hosted by the Monaco Yacht Show in New York with all the confidentiality appropriate to such private events. Since 2016, the MYS partners with the St. Regis New York Hotel and receives the support of the Monaco Convention Bureau to promote the show and the Monaco superyacht destination to the hotel’s high-profile audience and surely future yachting enthusiasts.

    The MYS supports the 2018 Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean

    The Monaco Yacht Show joins forces with the Event Committee of the 2nd edition of the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, that will be held on the terraces of Opera Garnier on the opening day of the Monaco Yacht Show, Wednesday 26 September 2018.

    Chaired by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean will bring together international artists and renowned philanthropists committed to actions for marine protection.

    Organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the event will present an auction of exceptional lots: unique experiences, collection objects and a selection of art pieces signed by the most famous artists to support the Foundation’s initiatives for sustainable oceans.

    Partner with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation since 2010, the Monaco Yacht Show supports its actions by raising the worldwide superyachting community’s awareness especially on the “Wood Forever” program that endorses the use of wood certified as originating from sustainably-managed forests.

    Since its creation in 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has placed the ocean issue at the core of its actions: better understanding the environmental dangers that oceans are coping with, fighting against plastic pollution, protecting threatened species, promoting new and sustainable solutions for oceans, reinforcing and developing the protected marine areas.

    Information and conditions for participating: or +377 98 98 44 74
    Website: montecarlogala.fpa2.org

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    Ulysse Nardin, official sponsor of the 2018 MYS

    The renewed participation of Ulysse Nardin as official sponsor of the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show highlights one decade of a fruitful collaboration between the world’s leading superyacht event and the Swiss watchmaker initiated in 2009.

    Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the MYS, says “the signature of the 2018 official sponsorship only three months after this year’s MYS is significant of Ulysse Nardin’s trust into the Show’s development strategy to liaise the brand with the superyacht clientele. The Monaco Yacht Show is the ultimate superyacht lifestyle rendezvous and we thank Ulysse Nardin for their active participation in the show’s success for ten years.”

    This official sponsorship is, for Patrick Pruniaux, new CEO of Ulysse Nardin since September 2017, an indisputable statement of recognition towards the luxury yachting community. “Ulysse Nardin is proud to be the official sponsor of Monaco Yacht Show for the 10th consecutive year. The company’s earliest renown came from its links to the nautical world: its marine chronometers are among the most reliable ever made, still sought by collectors around the world. Our seafaring heritage stretches back to 1846! MYS is a perfect partner for Ulysse Nardin, offering the brand the ideal environment to highlight its expertise, innovation and DNA.”

    During the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, Ulysse Nardin will display its collections of luxury timepieces and the special 2018 MYS model in limited series in the Upper Deck Lounge, the exhibition-lounge area reserved for the MYS luxury partners and the Show’s high-end participants.


    Monaco Yacht Show
    28th edition | 26 > 29 September 2018

    Port Hercules, Monaco
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    Press Contacts:

    Monaco Yacht Show
    Johan Pizzardini, Communication and Media Manager,
    Virginie Proaskat, Media Executive,

    Ulysse Nardin
    Marie Ansel, Public Relations Manager,


    Image credits: Thierry Ameller