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Is This The Largest Yacht To Attend The Monaco Yacht Show Ever?

By Oliver Pearson   2 August 2016

Rumored to be attending this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the 107m/351ft expedition yacht ULYSSES would be the largest yacht to ever attend the event by a significant distance.

No stranger to large superyachts, Port Hercules in Monaco has historically attracted a number of commanding vessels for the annual and highly regarded yacht show. Forever expanding, the organisers behind the event have remained attentive to the needs of newer and larger yachts, regularly looking for ways to facilitate their attendance.

Indeed, along with celebrating its twenty fifth birthday last year, the show benefitted from the construction of brand new berths to accommodate even bigger superyachts.

This year, it is superyacht ULYSSES which takes the enviable title of being the biggest superyacht to attend the Monaco Yacht Show.

The first private superyacht built by the Norwegian Kleven shipyard, her distinctive masculine lines and metallic grey hull ensure that she’ll be entirely unmistakable at this year’s event.

What’s more, it isn’t just the 107m length of motor yacht ULYSSES which is significant, but also her jaw dropping volume of 7,000 GT.

An aerial image of superyacht ULYSSES
The master cabin of luxury yacht ULYSSES
The contemporary interior styling of luxury yacht ULYSSES
The swimming pool featured on luxury yacht ULYSSES

The Largest Yacht At The Monaco Yacht Show 2016: Superyacht ULYSSES

With a truly unique exterior which features a generously proportioned helipad amidships as well an innovate tender storage towards the fore, ULYSSES looks very much like a superyacht from the future, and designed to go just about anywhere with the utmost reliability.

Truly committed to delivering the very best in outdoor luxury living, the exterior is also complete with a partially shaded and impressively large swimming pool, with a sizeable Jacuzzi just a short distance aft. This is to say nothing of her multiple alfresco dining options and plentiful sunpads.

Her highly voluminous interior has been styled by the award-winning team at H2 Yacht Design, with a contemporary and minimal theme running throughout both the communal and private spaces.

Accentuating the sheer space available inside, an array of neutrally toned furnishings are brightened by the occasional decorative flourish and splash of colour.

To get an even better sense of her scale, simply compare ULYSSES to the previous yachts which took the title of being the biggest superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show.

The Largest Yacht At The Monaco Yacht Show 2015: Superyacht SOLANDGE

Impressing the discerning crowds at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the 85m/279ft motor yacht SOLANDGE more than lived up to her reputation as an opulent world leader.

Unquestionably one of the most acclaimed deliveries from Lurssen, her layout features a highly private owner's’ deck as well as list of modern amenities for guests to take advantage of whilst on their luxury charter vacation.

Though not the biggest superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2014, SOLANDGE did win first place in the category for ‘Best Exterior Design’ at the highly coveted awards ceremony.

The Largest Yacht At The Monaco Yacht Show 2014: Superyacht EQUANIMITY

Delivered from Oceanco in 2013, the 92m/300ft motor yacht EQUANIMITY treated onlookers to a closer inspection of her award-winning design at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014.

Indeed, as the winner of the ‘Finest New Yacht’ award at the highly anticipated Monaco Yacht Show Awards, she proved that bigger is sometimes better.

Shortlisted for a collection of other prestigious accolades at the Showboats Design Awards, with everything from her interior design to her naval architecture receiving generous praise, the importance of superyacht EQUANIMITY cannot be overstated.

The Largest Yacht At The Monaco Yacht Show 2013: Superyacht QUATTROELLE

Unquestionably the crowning feature of the Monaco Yacht Show 2013, the 86m/283ft motor yacht QUATTROELLE all but commanded close and undivided attention.

A sleek and modern masterpiece, her arctic white hull hints towards the refreshing and contemporary interior design of Nuvolari & Lenard.

Graced with an exceptional bathing platform, a wealth of wellness facilities, and a dedicated art gallery, QUATTROELLE ensures only the most unique and luxurious of charter experiences.

The Largest Yacht At The Monaco Yacht Show 2012: Sailing Yacht ATHENA

Classically inspired and still the only sailing yacht to take the crown of the largest yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show, the 90m/295ft sailing ATHENA made quite the impression back in 2012.

In a league of her own, the three masted gaff rigged schooner artfully integrates a range of modern entertainment systems into her traditional mahogany interior.

Complete with a fully stocked library as well as an abundance of exterior space, ATHENA is sure to satisfy charterers of all inclinations.

The Largest Yacht At The Monaco Yacht Show 2011: Superyacht AQUILA

Bearing an iconic exterior courtesy of the prolific Tim Heywood Design, the 86m/281ft motor yacht AQUILA took the enviable crown of the largest yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show 2011.

Known then as motor yacht CAKEWALK, AQUILA has since come under new ownership and undergone and an extensive refit to both her interior and exterior spaces.

Built by Derecktor Shipyards, the yacht also takes on the prestigious title of being the largest personal yacht built in America in almost a century.

A promotional poster for the Monaco Yacht Show 2016

Whilst M/Y ULYSSES is not currently available for charter, feel free to take a look at similar luxury yachts available for charter.

Alternatively, take a look at all of the yachts attending the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.


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