With over 100 yachts averaging 44 metres The Monaco Yacht Show is unrivaled throughout the world. There are 13,000sq m of floor area showcasing the world’s finest maritime products.

Monaco Yacht Show by day

The Monaco Yacht Show by day

Over 100 yachts make it into the show and there are at least those numbers anchored outside the marina. In the narrow streets around Port Hercules, Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari are a common sight but the hardware at the Monaco Yacht Show makes them insignificant. It’s Europe's biggest in-water display of super and mega yachts with an estimated value of $4 Billion.

The Monaco Yacht Show by night

The Monaco Yacht Show by night

Plymouth based Princess Yachts made a bold move into the superyacht world by building the biggest yacht they have ever manufactured but rumour has it a second has been sold and another yacht is on the way. The Tri-deck 40m Imperial Princess was launched for its British owner back in July and was proudly on display in Monaco. Twin MTU engines deliver 7000mhp giving Imperial Princess has a top speed of 22 knots.


Princess 40 M

The stunning Princess 40 M

Meanwhile, the Infiniti 36GT pocket rocket may have been the smallest sailing yacht at the show but it was most certainly eye catching! Lymington based designer Hugh Welbourn is a leading experts on foils and his Dynamic Stability System is designed to create more righting moment without increasing the weight of the yacht.

For more eye candy from the Monaco Yacht Show see Seven Top Yachts Seen at Monaco.

Written by: Louay Habib
Louay Habib is a freelance journalist and broadcaster based in the UK who writes for some of the most prestigious magazines and clubs all over the world, including the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Volvo Ocean Race.