The 24th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show was a huge success and bigger than ever with 115 yachts on display inside the Port Hercule, ranging from 80ft to over 300ft. Hundreds of yachts at anchor in the harbor were also open for viewing. Over 500 companies including topnotch yacht designers, shipyards, yacht brokers, superyacht services and suppliers displayed their high quality products to 33,000 select visitors. And let’s not to forget what makes Monaco Yacht Show so much fun to attend: the endless social events, cocktails or gala parties organized by the exhibitors on the yachts, at their stands or at some luxury location. Once again, the most elegant of events was the Bal de la Mer, hosted at the spectacular new waterfront building of Yacht Club de Monaco, and benefiting the International SeaKeepers Society. Here are some photos of the most impressive yacht show in the world.
We know, we know… You loved our yearly printed guides, filled with updated info about your favorite cruising destinations and gorgeous photos from professional photographers. They were flying off the shelves in marinas, boatyards and marine outlets, all over the harbors we covered. Many of you were even collecting them, summer after summer. And it is true that, since the launch of the Yacht Insider’s Guide publication in 2009, whether it was for the French Med, the Balearics Islands or New England, the focus has been on our printed guides.