The Monaco Yacht Show 2022, the largest international exhibition dedicated to the world of superyachts, was staged from 28 September to 1 October, as usual in Port Hercules. The 31st edition of the event showcased over 100 superyachts and 40 brand new vessels. The show was a grand success, as yacht enthusiasts and experts from all over the world gathered to witness the latest and most impressive yachts on display.
Among the latest superyachts, the Italians presented the first unit of the B.Now 50M and Custom 65M M/Y Triumph. Triumph has a well-balanced ratio between volume and length. Cassetta Yacht Designers created Triumph's sleek, sculpted exterior lines. In contrast, the Benetti B.Now 50M yacht model is among the most promising semi-custom models.
The brand brought to the show the new Custom Line 140 — the largest yacht they have ever built. She deserves applause not only for her size but also for her style. Her exterior styling is by Francesco Paszkowski Design, and her interiors are by Margherita Casprini. Thanks to innovative lightweight technology and hybrid materials, the gross tonnage is just under 400 tonnes. She maintains high performance, maximum strength and impeccable safety. The Italians also displayed a fresh hull of the bestselling Custom Line Navetta 37, a masterpiece of comfort and seaworthiness.
In collaboration with Winch Design, the shipyard presented a rethought concept design of a 67-metre steel vessel Heesen XV67. She is fully tailored and adaptable to the needs, lifestyles, and adventure types of clients. The voluminous Heesen XV67 shall suit those who want experiential travel. When built, she is sure to have clean-cut and avant-garde exterior lines.
Famous Germans brought to the show the newly constructed 115-metre superyacht Ahpo which features top-notch design and engineering and the highest level of comfort. Lurssen's repeat client entrusted the exterior and interior design to Nuvolari-Lenard. The lucky visitors of MYS2022 had a chance to see the extra-large gym on the sky lounge deck and other areas that the design duo created onboard Ahpo.
Riva 130 Bellissima was a bright star at MYS2022. She is the brand's newest model and the largest flybridge yacht. The 40-metre Bellissima is elegant, technologically advanced and as impressive as legendary runabouts. Another evidence that Riva's touch never fades, even as they get longer waterlines and wider beams.
The Italians showed a few examples of their current Superyacht Division vessels — 62Steel and Sanlorenzo Alloy. Both metal yachts boast impressive decks, owners' suites, and bow areas. Full-aluminium Sanlorenzo Alloy was a world premier - she has a fast-displacement hull measuring 44,5 metres and a layout that moves away from the traditional to take liveability to an unprecedented height.
The creators of famous catamarans showed the Sunreef 80 Eco. Christened Marie-Joseph, she became a show-stopper and even hosted HSH Prince Albert II. During the Monaco Yacht Show, Sunreef Yachts also announced the signature of a building contract for a Sunreef 43M Eco. This vessel might become the biggest electric leisure catamaran.
Sunseeker, Wally, Perini Navi
The British brand Sunseeker was at MYS2022 with three striking models: the 88 Yacht, 90 Ocean and 116 Yacht. These yachts are the most convincing proof of Sunseeker's innovativeness. Wally showed up with the new 27-metre WallyWhy200. And Perini Navi with not new, but still amazing sailing vessels for sale: Blush, Ellen, Silencio and State of Grace.
Parts of Monaco Yacht Show 2022
The Monaco Yacht Show 2022 was not just about showcasing the latest superyachts from the most prestigious shipyards in the world. The event also featured several new initiatives and hubs that aimed to promote sustainability, innovation and provide practical advice and unbiased insights to prospective yacht clients.
Monaco Yacht Summit
For the sixth consecutive year, the show kickstarted with the Monaco Yacht Summit on September 27th. This exclusive event at the Monaco Yacht Club offers a tailor-made experience for yacht clients who want to build, charter, or buy a yacht. Attendees received guidance and unbiased insights from renowned designers, brokers, builders, and financial advisors.
The new adventure areas
Another new addition to the show this year was the Adventure Areas, launched at Quai Jarlan and Quai Antoine 1er. These areas combined cars, tenders, and toys for exploration and onboard activities. They showcased everything one could take on a voyage and keep on the main vessel or the shadow one.
The Monaco Yacht Show also featured a sustainability hub that showcased companies already recognized for their expertise in the field as well as start-ups specialising in technological solutions and eco-friendly concepts that aim to reduce the environmental footprint of superyachts. The hub had support from the yachting industry and the Water Revolution Foundation.
Yacht Design & Innovation Hub
The Yacht Design & Innovation Hub got bigger this year. With 25 designers speaking and showcasing the best yacht design, visitors could explore creative trends, find inspiration, and discover new technologies and solutions for their projects.
What is next for the Monaco Yacht Show?
The show organisers aim to work more directly with prospective clients. This has led to the Monaco Yacht Show events becoming more exclusive and tailor-made for experienced yacht owners and novices who are trying to find their way in the industry. The Sapphire Experience offered to VIP clients, provides access to exclusive dinners and parties, making the experience even more special. The organisers want visitors to feel more secure, guided, and given unbiased advice.
Informa Group, the owner of the Monaco Yacht Show, plans to keep building the event around the experiences yacht owners or clients can get at the show. According to Gaelle Tallarida, MYS general manager, "The Monaco Yacht Show made its grand return to the international event scene in 2021, sporting a 3-year development program with a clearly-stated goal: to promote superyachting among a new generation of clients."