In its 20th edition the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is set for a record year which in itself is anticipated to give the hard hit superyacht industry a boost and further indications that recovery is underway. Organizers, the Informa Yacht Group, are saying that the show will have 100 yachts, some 500 exhibitors and an expected 27,000 visitors. The inevitable stream of press releases gives us some early hints of what will be on display.
The leading Dutch yards will as always have a prominent presence in the show. Feadship will have the 68m (223ft) Lady Christine recently launched from its Royal Van Lent shipyard on display. She was designed by UK designer Rodney Black and De Voogt Naval architects.
Amels will be showing the latest Limited Edition 171 Bel Abri, the sixth hull in this series, which are designed by Tim Heywood. The Sea Axe series between 37m and 67m and for which the first order has just been received, will feature on their stand.
Oceanco, now with new owners, will be focusing, using a set of six stunning models, on new designs. These will include the 90m (295ft) straight bow PA076, the Explorer yacht PA144, the new Sam Sorgiovanni 120m (393ft) PA146 and the Haut Couture designer, Elie Saab’s 117m (383ft) ES117. There will also be a model of Oceanco’s present newbuild 85.60m (280ft) Y708 with Igor Lobanov exterior and Alberto Pinto Interior design and the 120m (393ft) Nuvolari & Lenard designed PA122.
Among others Southern Wind Shipyards from South Africa will have their SW110 RS design sailing yacht Thalima for visitors to inspect while the new SW102 and SW94 options will be featured on their stand.
Polish builder Sunreef is exhibiting its 31m (102ft) double deck Ipharra, the second largest rigged sloop in the world and the new 114 design and other custom projects can be investigated on the stand.
Other sailing yachts on show will include the 30.4m (100ft) Liara from Performance Yachts making a return visit from last year and on the Dahm International stand the 30.4m (100ft) and 38.1m (125ft) (flybridge and deck saloon versions) of Oyster superyachts will be displayed. On the water Dahm will also be exhibiting the 28.45 Nuberi Nau built by CNB and totally refitted in 2009/10.
Motor yacht exhibits will include a wide range of designs and sizes. At the lower end of the scale the Vicem 23.7m (78ft) Classic Cruiser product which has been given a complete makeover by the Turkish builder to give it particular appeal to European buyers.
Palmer Johnson will be showing their PJ150 Super Sport Yacht, a distinctive and popular design of which this will be the seventh hull.
Finally Italian builder San Lorenzo will be showing their 44m (144ft) flagship design, the Lammouche, their first steel yacht that has three decks and a displacement hull.