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All the action from the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 so far

By Rebecca Bradbury   27 September 2018

As the second day of the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 gets underway, we take a look at the standout moments from the first 24 hours of the prestigious yachting event.

Eagerly awaited superyacht launches, sightings of iconic yachts at anchor and exciting reveals from the world’s best shipyards ensured day one of the Monaco Yacht Show got off to a spectacular start.   

YachtCharterFleet was on the ground in Monaco to catch all the action on camera and report back on the main highlights of the show so far...

As always, the star attraction was the world-class fleet of 121 superyachts lined up in Port Hercules. The most excitement, however, was reserved for the unveiling of around 40 brand new vessels.

Creating the biggest buzz on the boardwalks were the following debutants: the 90m/295ft superyacht DAR, the 88m/291ft superyacht ‘Illusion Plus and 72m/236ft charter yacht SOLO.   

Port Hercules was certainly a hive of activity both on and off the water. Even the 68m/223ft charter yacht ‘Triple Seven’ was seen making her way out of the busy port as shown in one of the images above. Not an easy task, as you will see from our photos. The Port was rife with tenders and RIBs transporting show-goers across the marina.

Among the berthed superyachts standing out was Oceanco’s newly launched 77m/253ft superyacht GO. There was no missing her turquoise hull, which matched that of her custom limousine tender.

Photos also capture a number of yachts from an up-close perspective, including the 76m/248ft charter yacht BOADICEA. Check out her spacious beach club in the images above.

A number of high-profile superyachts at anchor off the coast of Monaco were also attracting attention. These included the 110m/361ft superyacht JUBILEE from Oceanco, the 85m/279ft Lurssen superyacht ACE and Perini Navi’s 88m/289ft charter yacht ‘Maltese Falcon’.

A number of high-profile superyachts at anchor off the coast of Monaco were also attracting attention

Back on land, shipyards such as Amels, Vitters and Feadship were showcasing their products and services while others made some ground-breaking announcements.

Lurssen, a yard renowned for building the world’s biggest superyachts, announced it will start work on the 54m/177ft superyacht ‘Moon Sand’ in collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell.  

In comparison, Sunseeker looks to capitalise on recent demand for larger vessels by partnering with Dutch yard Icon Yachts to produce a new 49m aluminium superyacht, which will launch in 2021.

To discover what else has been happening at the four-day show, check out our live gallery of Monaco Yacht Show 2018 pictures or our people and party Monaco Yacht Show 2018 gallery.

For more information on any yachts at MYS 2018, talk to your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, view all superyachts attending the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.


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