The Monaco Yacht Show 2018 – 28 Edition



World´s Leader Event in Superyachting.

Not only a well known staple amongst Mediterranean cruising grounds, the Principality of Monaco itself has long been the destination of choice for superyacht owners and guests, rendering it a natural home for the unique flagship event that is the Monaco Yacht Show. Though the stunning location has seemingly always gone hand in hand with an enviably glamorous superyacht lifestyle, the development of the Show to the level in which it currently rests has been a long process, requiring the brightest minds in yachting to work tirelessly round the clock to constantly improve, innovate and expand.




580 exhibitors hailing from 38 different countries and an unrivalled total of 121 of the world’s most impressive superyachts on display

From Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 September 2018. The MYS exhibition extends once again over almost the whole of Port Hercules and will also benefit from the restructuring by the Principality of Monaco of Quai des États-Unis, giving priority to the presence of naval architects, shipyards and brokers on the quays right next to their yachts on display in the water.

Visitors also find a new line of superyachts, extension of Quai Chicane, at right-angles to Quai des États-Unis, replacing the former floating pontoon connected to T Central.

The reorganization of the display in the water is backed up by a new themed orientation of the various exhibition zones, as ever with the aim of making the experience of future yacht buyers even more enjoyable.


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Future owners accompanied by their captains or representatives are more and more closely involved in the building of their yachts and they can visit the exhibition tents to look for the latest in hi- tech equipment (Darse Sud) or the objects and furnishings presented by prestige luxury goods firms and craftsmen (Parvis Piscine).

The Quai Jarlan hosts part of the display of luxury tenders. Since the Tenders & Toys exhibition area launched in 2017, it has been devoted to yacht tenders and water toys and this year occupies more space on Quai Antoine Ier.

The Car Deck, the exhibition of prestige vehicles and the Starboard lounge-exhibition complete the superyacht lifestyle exhibition on Quai Antoine Ier.



This year’s MYS see 121 superyachts over 25m in length on display.

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FOR YEAR #2, The EXHIBITION features the best of tenders & toys worlds, now offering a complete superyacht lifestyle.

Fast chase-boats, latest sport tenders, full carbon e-bikes, inflatables and even a remotely operated underwater vessel are among the top water accessories that will make the tender exhibition at Quai Jarlan and the dedicated Tenders & Toys area “must visit playgrounds” of MYS 2018.

High-end water toys have always been part of the MYS and it stresses out the importance of this complementary exhibition aside the large yachts on display.



The extended new zone, introduced to the superyacht industry just last year and located on Quai Antoine Ier, now offers a complete superyacht lifestyle environment in ultra-luxury spot.

Once again – the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 Tenders & Toys zone will complement the range of afloat tenders at the long lasting legendary Quai Jarlan, located on the opposite side of the show.

With those displays, Monaco Yacht Show offers the best of two worlds – superyachts and their exciting gears.This is when the garage become the big player. Tenders are the key element of superb holidays on board a superyacht.“I strongly disagree with the industry that looks at a tender only as a technical part of a superyacht”, comments Carlo Nuvolari of the renowned Venetian design studio Nuvolari Lenard that is responsible for iconic projects like the 106m Black Pearl or the 82m Alfa Nero.

“Yachts get bigger and many of them can’t fit in harbors and have to stay outside far away in the sea at anchor. In this case, a stylish, custom-made tender with the same family feeling as the main boat is the perfect way for an owner to show off. The focus shifted on great tenders around 10 years ago and it keeps growing. That is why tenders are crucial now.”

Even more, they are lifestyle changers. They help get to secluded harbors thanks to the shallow draft, ride from the superyacht to the port and back with speed and in style, and even receive a pure splash of emotions by pressing the accelerator and going full speed ahead of the wind. And, most importantly, they mirror the strong personality of the owner. Indeed, tenders are not just a fun extension of the main superyacht. They give younger clientele a chance to enter the much-desired superyacht niche. The presented toys were equally stunning.

Among them innovative paddle-boards, private submarines, helicopters, an electric surfboard, the very first autonomous diving drone and a flying car (MYS 2017). Toys give the opportunity to do some sports outside that’s why you can also find exciting sports equipment as the latest minimalistic design canoe.






Set alongside the Starboard exhibition-snack bar lounge and the Tenders & Toys area on Quai Antoine Ier, the 3rd edition of the Car Deck presents a selection of about a dozen cars – and a motor-cycle! – that are as original as they are exceptional, manufactured in limited editions or as unique prototypes, some of which are be available for test drives by potential buyers.



Held on Tuesday September 25 on the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show, the annual Monaco Yacht Summit is a key event for end-user clients and their advisors looking to enter or understand better the world of yachting and prepare their visit to the show.In a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, potential yacht purchasers, charterers and their representatives will attend a series of informative panel discussions with acknowledged experts from across the superyacht industry.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the official Inaugural Gala Event of the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show will launch four days of festivities to celebrate the superyacht world. 350 privileged guests and the yachting social elite – VIP guests of the MYS, CEOs of the show’s luxury partners, the superyachting business decision-makers and influential media will attend the 5th Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards Ceremony.

The ceremony will distinguish the greatest luxury vessels that will make their world debuts at the MYS from the following day.

The MYS/RINA Award –  Rewards the eco-friendliest superyacht whose construction complies with a series of performance specifications as defined by the Italian classification company RINA.

The MYS Interior Design Award  – Is given to the superyacht, which design and bespoke work made on the interior areas enhance an exceptional quality of comfort, features and aesthetics.

The MYS Exterior Design Award – Honors the superyacht which exterior design is the most innovative and refined.
The MYS Finest New Superyacht Award – Is given to the superyacht that meets the refinement criteria for both its interior and its exterior design and its sustainable innovations or development.




Set in September in the iconic Port Hercules, the MYS represents the pinnacle of the superyacht lifestyle against the glamorous backdrop of Monaco since 1991.

Every year, the world’s most respected shipyards display 120 extraordinary one-off superyachts and megayachts, of which 40 new launches are annually unveiled in a worldwide debut.

For four days, yacht owners, future superyacht purchasers or charterers, decision-makers in the yachting and luxury industries attend the Monaco Yacht Show to participate in one of the most influential business networks on Earth.

On docks, the MYS curates the showcase of a selection of 580 leading companies in the industry: from the most reputable superyacht builders and nautical suppliers, top yacht designers, luxury manufactures and the best brokerage houses to the most sought-after tenders and water toys, prestige cars, helicopter and private jet manufacturers.

The Monaco Yacht Show is an event by Informa and gratefully benefits from the recognition and the support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.




26 – 29 September 2018

Principality of Monaco, Monaco



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