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Your Definitive Guide to the Monaco Yacht Show 2023 


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Welcome to the ultimate guide to the Monaco Yacht Show 2023, the most prestigious and glamorous yachting event in the world. Held annually in Port Hercule, Monaco, this in-water display of luxury yachts attracts high-net-worth individuals, industry professionals, and yacht enthusiasts from around the globe. In this guide, we will take you through everything you need to know about the Monaco Yacht Show 2023, from the dates and ticketing information to the must-see exhibits and exclusive parties. So, let's dive into the world of luxury yachting and experience the magic of the Monaco Yacht Show.
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What is the Monaco Yacht Show?

The Monaco Yacht Show is the largest in-water display of yachts and superyachts in the world. It showcases the latest launches, innovative designs, and cutting-edge technology from the most renowned shipyards and design studios. This prestigious event attracts over 30,000 visitors who come to admire the impressive collection of yachts worth billions of euros. From classic wonders to state-of-the-art masterpieces, the Monaco Yacht Show offers a captivating experience for anyone passionate about the superyacht sphere. 

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When and Where is the Monaco Yacht Show 2023?

The Monaco Yacht Show 2023 will take place from September 27th to 30th. The event is held in the picturesque Port Hercule, located in the heart of Monaco. Its stunning waterfront setting provides the perfect backdrop for showcasing the world's most luxurious yachts. The show offers three public entrances: Quai Antoine Ier, Parvis Piscine (Boulevard Albert Ier) and Quai Chicane. Additionally, there are two VIP entrances exclusively reserved for Sapphire VIP ticket holders and Discover badge holders: Quai Albert Ier (Upper Deck Lounge) and Quai Louis II. 

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Ticketing and Passes

To attend the Monaco Yacht Show, you can purchase tickets in advance. There are different ticket options available, including one-day, two-day, and three-day passes. The prices start at €600 per person for a one-day pass, €1020 for two days, and €1,620 for three days. For an enhanced experience, you may consider the Sapphire VIP tickets, which offer exclusive activities and access to the show and special courtesy cars provided by the Monaco Yacht Show. However, please note that the Sapphire VIP tickets are limited and subject to approval.

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The biggest new yachts at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023

Among the impressive lineup, several new yachts have generated considerable buzz and are poised to captivate the discerning audience. From sleek designs to cutting-edge technology, these yachts embody elegance, innovation, and attention to detail. Let us delve into the world of the biggest new yachts to look out for at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023:

  • 80m Leona by Bilgin Yachts

  • 77.7m O'REA by Golden Yachts

  • 65.7m Alchemy by Rossinavi

  • 60m Entourage by Amels

  • 56.7m 57Steel by Sanlorenzo

  • 55m Silver Star by Admiral 

  • 53m Jewels by Turquoise Yachts

  • 50m Anjelif by Columbus Yachts

  • 50m Eternal by Spark Bilgin

  • 50m Grey by Tankoa

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Events and Highlights

Monaco Yacht Summit

The Monaco Yacht Summit is a must-attend event for yacht owners, charterers, and those interested in enhancing their knowledge of the superyacht industry. This informative panel discussion features industry experts and professionals sharing insights on various topics related to yachting. The summit takes place on September 26th, the day before the official start of the Monaco Yacht Show, at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Club. Attendance is by pre-qualification, so make sure to secure your spot in advance.

Monaco Yacht Show Awards

The Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards is a glamorous event that celebrates excellence in yacht design and innovation. Attended by VIP guests, yachting industry leaders, and select media, the awards ceremony takes place at the iconic Monaco Yacht Club. A panel of respected yachting journalists selects the winners in categories such as the MYS/Rina Award, MYS Interior Design Award, MYS Exterior Design Award, and the MYS Finest New Superyacht Award.

Yacht Tours and Exhibitors

One of the main highlights of the Monaco Yacht Show is the opportunity to explore the magnificent yachts on display. However, please note that access to some of the most exclusive yachts and evening yacht parties is typically by invitation only. If you are in the market for a yacht, it is advisable to arrange tours in advance and check the exhibitor list for the latest offerings. The show features exhibitors from luxury products and services, nautical supplies, shipyards, yacht brokers, and more.

Car Deck and Starboard

The Car Deck is an exhibition of classic and customized vehicles, showcasing the finest machinery for automotive enthusiasts. Located on Quai Antoine 1er, car enthusiasts can indulge in the beauty and craftsmanship of these unique automobiles. On the same quay, visitors can explore the Starboard, which houses exhibitors offering products and services related to the superyacht lifestyle. From luxury destinations to high-end arts and products, the Starboard promises a world of opulence and sophistication.

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Monaco: Beyond the Yacht Show

While attending the Monaco Yacht Show, take the opportunity to explore the captivating beauty of Monaco. This glamorous principality offers a wealth of attractions and experiences for visitors.

Palais Princier de Monaco

A visit to the Palais Princier de Monaco is a must. This majestic palace serves as the official residence of the ruling monarch and offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Pair your visit with a trip to the nearby Saint Nicholas Cathedral, where Prince Albert's parents, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, were married.

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Monaco Oceanographic Museum

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the sea at the Monaco Oceanographic Museum. Founded in 1910, this iconic museum showcases marine wildlife, biodiversity, and research. Explore interactive exhibits, including a mesmerizing jellyfish tank, and learn about the fascinating world beneath the waves. The museum's current displays include the Polar Mission, highlighting scientific exploration and the cultures of the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

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Monaco Top Cars Collection

For automobile enthusiasts, a visit to the Monaco Top Cars Collection is a must. This five-floor museum houses over 100 automobiles from Europe and America, including iconic vehicles like the Bugatti Type 35 and Sebastien Loeb's Citroen DS3 WRC. Immerse yourself in the rich history and elegance of these classic cars, curated from Prince Rainier III's personal collection.

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Plan Your Visit to the Monaco Yacht Show

To ensure a seamless and unforgettable experience at the Monaco Yacht Show, here are some essential details to keep in mind:

Dress Code

The dress code for the Monaco Yacht Show is business casual or nautical chic. For women stepping aboard yachts, practical yet fashionable attire is recommended, such as tailored shorts. Men often opt for chinos paired with a navy blazer. Please note that the Monaco Yacht Club requires gentlemen to wear a blazer at all times.

Transportation

Getting around the Monaco Yacht Show is made convenient with complimentary water taxis, electric golf buggies, and a fleet of golf carts. These transportation options allow visitors to navigate between the different quays of Port Hercule easily. Additionally, the show offers a courtesy car service for Sapphire ticket holders and Discover badge holders, providing transportation to various destinations within Monaco.

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Conclusion

The Monaco Yacht Show 2023 promises to be an extraordinary event, showcasing the epitome of luxury and innovation in the yachting industry. From the magnificent yachts to the exclusive parties and captivating exhibitions, the Monaco Yacht Show offers an unforgettable experience for all yacht enthusiasts. Don't miss the chance to be part of this prestigious event and immerse yourself in the world of opulence and elegance. Plan your visit, secure your tickets, and get ready to be amazed at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023!

Expert assistance

Our brokers are seasoned experts in the yachting industry, with a deep understanding of the market and a keen eye for finding the perfect vessel to suit your desires. If you're interested in booking a tour at the Monaco Yacht Show with one of our brokers, we kindly request you to fill out a short questionnaire. This will help us gather essential information about your preferences and requirements, enabling us to curate a personalized and unforgettable experience for you at the festival.

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Check out highlights from the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show in this video

Summary

What: Monaco Yacht Show

Where: Port Hercule, Monaco

When: From 27 to 30 September, 2023

Wednesday Sept 27: 10am - 6:30pm (access by invitation only)

Thursday 28 and Friday 29 Sept: 10am - 6:30pm (open to all)

Saturday 30 Sept: 10am - 6pm (open to all)


Map of the Monaco Yacht Show 2023

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Official website: https://www.monacoyachtshow.com/



Photos: RBC & TOURS, Prince's Palace of Monaco, Bilgin Yachts

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