The 2014 Monaco Yacht Show was by far the biggest event in their history, counting with over 500 exhibitors lining up their wares and some 115 superyachts moored in the harbour.
Take a look at the best yacht and some of the most extravagant design concepts that were showned at Monaco Yacht Show.
Heesen’s 70m ‘Kometa’ is an all-aluminium super-yacht combining very generous accommodation with a swift top speed of 30 knots. The boat will be headed for a career in warmer climes to allow guests to make the most of the expansive deck space.
Aston Martin Yachting
The ‘AMY’ 120′ (Aston Martin Yachting) was one of the show’s stars, even if it was only a concept. The British sports car manufacturer’s collaboration with respected designer Jean-Jacques Costes has resulted in an elegant twin-hulled design that promises space, performance and the same levels of craft and customisation familiar to Aston Martin owners the world over.
Riva 122 Mythos
The name Riva may still evokes the golden age of wooden-hulled Aquaramas, all captain’s caps and Riviera sunsets. The new 122 Mythos should dispel that image with the firm’s largest aluminium-hulled boat to date, sleek, modern and swift.
Sunseeker 155 Yacht
British manufacturer Sunseeker is a mainstay in Monaco’s harbour. In recent years the yard has ventured into ever-larger boats and the 155 Yacht is the current flagship; a monumental cruiser with a 4,000 nm range and space for 10 guests.
The first build features Art Deco-esque layouts and designs by Holmes Interiors, but future customers can venture into ever more adventurous territory.
Created by Sinot Yacht Design and the in-house office of De Voogt Naval Architects, the ROCK.IT is the latest vessel from Feadship, the yard that built Steve Jobs’ posthumous Philippe Starck-styled megayacht. The historic Dutch builder has a reputation for high technology, and the ROCK.IT features one of the most sophisticated autopilot systems on the seas.
Blohm + Voss BV80
The BV80 is a new flagship for the esteemed German shipyard Blohm + Voss, pitched at the kind of yacht buyer who wants an on-deck swimming pool and fire pit.
These old school features are fitted into an especially elegant hull.
Project L3 by BMT Nigel Gee
This 85m long concept design transforms the yacht into a floating pleasure world, complete with a full array of subsidiary speedboats, tenders and even a seaplane.
The superyacht market shows no sign of abating, with no end to the appetites of the more nautically-minded super-rich. For as the harbours and moorings at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show illustrated beyond doubt, boats are getting bigger.
The 2015 edition will be from 23 to 26 September.