Flying to and from the Monaco Yacht Show 2017 in Style  

A complete guide on how to experience the Monaco Yacht Show 2017 in style.  

Learn all that you will need to experience one of the hottest tickets in town this autumn –  The Monaco Yacht Show 2017.   

Every September, the world’s most prestigious brands descend upon the principality of Monaco, to showcase all things new in luxury to a global audience. What better way to join in the fun than with a private jet charter to arrive in style? Learn all you’ll need to know for the perfect trip to the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show.

Monaco Yacht Show

The Show

The Monaco Yacht Show, first and foremost, provides a setting for the world’s most respected shipyards to showcase their latest super-yacht creations. However, over the years the exhibition has attracted a wider audience – from luxury fashion, to the automotive and aviation industries.

During the show, several ports of call are a must. Below are a few of the exhibits at this year’s show that will leave you already booking a private jet to return for next year’s event.

Port Hercules

From 27 – 30 September, Port Hercules will transform itself into a super-yacht showroom. This year, 40 of the world’s most exclusive super-yachts will be unveiled. With the yachting elite poised for what is sure to be an amazing spectacle, a stroll around the harbour is not to be missed.

The Upper Deck Lounge

After taking in the latest and greatest yachts on earth, head to the Upper Deck Lounge for a light refreshment. Located under the Parvis Piscine exhibition tent, visitors can unwind in a professionally designed space, equipped with restaurant and Lanson Champagne Bar.

Test driving at the Car Deck

Once you’ve re-charged your jet setter batteries, why not test drive a Bentley or Lamborghini from the Quai Antoine 1er; situated on the eastern side of Port Hercules.

This year, Bentley, McLaren, Lamborghini and amongst others, Aston Martin, will be offering visitors to the show a chance to take a spin in one of the most famous F1 locations.

Travelling to the Monaco Yacht Show 2017

With anticipation growing on how you can be part of this extravaganza, read on for our tips of how to get there, where to stay and what to do with those long Riviera nights.

How to Get There

Transportation links to and from the principality are limited to rail, road… and helicopter. It therefore could not be easier by flying with a private jet charter, due to the flexibility and services booking privately affords.

After landing in Nice, you’re a stone’s throw away from Monaco via helicopter transfer. When you book a private jet, helicopter transfer can be added. This exceptional service will transport your party and luggage from door to door in style and sophistication.

Where to Stay

There isn’t a spot on the Riviera that does not exude luxury, however, our suggestion for the ultimate Monte Carlo experience would be the Fairmont. Situated on the Avenue des Spélugues, this four-star hotel is a short walk from Port Hercules, restaurants and Casino.

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Aerial view of the stunning Fairmont, a short walk from Port Hercules, restaurants and the Casino

With an eclectic choice of restaurants & bars, shopping arcade, spa & fitness, pool and pop up Beach Club, the Fairmont is a perfect retreat from the bustling crowd of the yacht show.

Nikki Beach at Fairmont Monte-Carlo

Fairmont Monte-Carlo at night (image: ©ArtmanAgency5340)

Dining in the Principality

Choice during your private jet charter tour could be daunting with the plethora of impressive restaurants on offer, but help is on hand to highlight a few of the best spots in town.

Avenue 31

For a taste of the Mediterranean, venture to Avenue 31; a cosy yet exemplary dining experience, with expertly crafted menus designed by head chef Andrea Lanzillotta.

Avenue 31 dining during Monaco Yacht Show

Buddha Bar

For something a little more extravagant, the Buddha Bar which neighbours the Casino is sure to dazzle the senses. With exotic interiors and a menu to match, the Buddha Bar will live up to any finalé evening in the playground of the rich and famous.

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The Buddha Bar with exotic interiors and a menu to match is one of Monte-Carlo’s hottest nightspots

Le Louis XV

Within the Hotel du Paris resides Le Louis XV. Recently refurbished, guests can enjoy haute cuisine with a 3 Michelin star price tag for a special occasion. Alongside the à la carte menu, guests can choose from one of two set menus: Jardins de Provence, or Menu Gourmet.

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Fine dining at Le Louis XV (image: (c) PierreMonetta)

With the Monaco Yacht Show hot on your jet setting heels, there has never been a better time to grab your passport, purse and private jet charter and head to The Monaco Yacht Show 2017.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in partnership with Relevance.


Monaco Yacht Show 2016 : In Review

The 26th edition of Monaco Yacht Show played out on the quays and marquees at Port Hercules from 28th September to 1st October 2016 and welcomed 35,000 visitors to the Principality of Monaco.

Monaco Yacht Show displayed all the developments and desires of a dynamic and adapting marine industry with major yachting influencers, companies and professionals visiting for 4-days of the show.

Monaco Yacht Show 2016 : In Review

Understanding the need for innovation, the Show has worked hard to appeal to a global luxury audience.  This year, the Monaco Yacht Summit hosted 50 VIP guests, a delegation of Chinese VIP’s were invited that strengthened networking from Monaco Week in China hosted earlier this year in Chengdu and the introduction of the Car Deck ensured prestige vehicles had their own dedicated exhibition zone on Quai Rainier III including Tesla’s Model S, Centigon France’s armored Range Rover and Automobili Lamborghini’s open top Huracán LP610-4 Spyder.

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The Car Deck was a new exhibition area at Monaco Yacht Show 2016 dedicated to luxury cars such as Lamborghini’s Huracán LP610-4 Spyder, Ferrari and McLaren’s 570s (image: R Whitlocke – Access Riviera)

The MYS Press Centre was a hive of activity with press releases being drafted live from the show – it was much appreciated to have mobile charging stations at the Press Centre and reception area at Parvis Piscine, thanks to YachtNeeds!

Transport onsite was well managed with electric golf carts shuttling visitors along the exhibition perimeters and especially to the Car Deck area.  My one suggested improvement for next year is that the tender routes are more identifiable as the passarelles were often congested with waiting journalists and visitors rushing to the next meeting so it was difficult to see which tender matched which route.

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Journalist Rebecca Whitlocke on the tender crossing from Quai Antoine 1er

Who was at MYS 2016

Monaco Yacht Show is the Mediterranean’s leading yacht trade show and is the yachting event to attend for trends with marine accessories, innovation with yachting tech, cutting-edge yacht toys and tenders and new builds within luxury yachting.  Of 120 superyachts displayed, around 40 are there for their world debut.

There were many impeccable sailing and motor yachts that drew attention during the show with hospitable Captains and crews.  Some of the outstanding appearances were Gulf Craft’s Majesty 155, Perini Navi’s 70m ketch Sybaris with British manufactured Cockwell’s tenders, Feadship’s 66m Vanish and the stunning Athena.

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Classic beauty ‘Athena’ at MYS 2016 (image: R Whitlocke – Access Riviera)

There was a noticeable uptake in yachting businesses taking advantage of social media before, during and after Monaco Yacht Show 2016 and it was a vital factor to maintain networking with clients.

Around 400 yachting media partners, photographers and international journalists were keen to see and hear about the biggest and best yachting launches – particular attention was on Heesen Yachts at Monaco Yacht Show 2016 for the standout show launch of 70m Galactica Super Nova by Espen Øeino , as well as Lürssen’s’ announcement on day one of their acquisition of the Blohm + Voss yard.

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Heesen Yacht’s Galactica Super Nova was a standout yacht at Monaco Yacht Show 2016 (image: Heesen Yachts)

I was also impressed by new superyacht concepts such as 89,9m concept Sundance. The vessel was designed for Fincantieri Yachts by British based studios, Gresham Yacht Design and Seymour Diamond.  Onboard features include a 10m swimming pool, waterfall, Spa, an eye-catching glass floor, the beach club and sea terrace with a sauna, steam room and massage area; a lower-deck hospital and a tank-deck cinema for ten people; touch-and-go helipad with a capacity for an EC135; a fully-equipped gym and an impressive exterior-interior layout.

Fincantieri Yachts Sundance concept with Gresham Yacht Design and Seymour Diamond (image: Fincantieri Yachts)

Yachting tech had a big imprint at Monaco Yacht Show 2016 – CELLweaver for more bandwidth, Van Berge Henegouwen’s Pivot app for discreet onboard notifications, YachtEye’s Engine Room for 3D visualization of the yacht’s primary engineering system, Verticus bespoke audio visual systems and Oculus Technologies who are starting to use transparent displays to give an interactive onboard experience.

Upper Deck Lounge

One of the premium areas at Monaco Yacht Show 2016 was the Upper Deck Lounge.  This luxury zone including a Champagne bar, meeting rooms, lounge area and a restaurant service.  In collaboration with Sabrina Monte-Carlo, the brand’s official distributor in the Principality, Paola Lenti furnished the Upper Deck Lounge.  Luxury companies vital to achieving the high-specification custom interiors for superyachts had stands here including Glyn Peter Machin, Sabrina Monte-Carlo and Paola Lenti.

Sabrina Monte-Carlo and Paola Lenti designed the Upper Deck Lounge at MYS 2016 (image: © Yvan Grubsky)

The MYS Superyacht Awards 2016

The MYS Superyacht Awards 2016 again proved a success to showcase the best in luxury yachting with a list of 13 exceptional yachts vying for 4 awards.  The award winners were:

  • 47-metre Genesi by Wider Yachts claimed the MYS / RINA Award (green award)
  • Galactica Supernova claimed 2 MYS Superyacht Awards on the night – one for ‘Best Interior Design’ by Espen Øeino and the second was for the overall honour of ‘2016 Finest New Superyacht Award’. Commissioned in December 2013, she was built and delivered in just 41 months.
  • Italian shipyard Perini Navi’s Sybaris took home the award for ‘MYS 2016 Exterior Design’. The yacht, which also launched earlier this year, is the second largest yacht from Perini Navi; the first was the iconic Maltese Falcon. The yacht’s interior design was created by an American studio, PH Design.
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Perini Navi’s ‘Sybaris’ took home an award for ‘Exterior Design’ at the MYS Superyacht Awards 2016 (image: R Whitlocke – Access Riviera)

With yachting in Monaco a major economic sector, the Monaco Yacht Show continues to place the Principality on the international stage for influential yacht shows and commercial events.

MYS2016 Review written by Rebecca Whitlocke