We love our concepts here at M2, they’re as aspirational as the people we cover. But sometimes concepts are like pictures of fast food. They’re a glossy idea that never quite pans out in the execution.
But then there is the Monaco Yacht Show. A once a year affair where yacht owners, future superyacht purchasers and decision-makers in the yachting and luxury industries converge on the micronation to celebrate luxury sea living. As well as showing off 120 bespoke one-off superyachts, 40 new launches are unveiled for the first time in a worldwide debut. This is where those aspirational concepts come to life, and where the rich and famous come to roost.
Blessed by the king himself, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show not only hosts influential shipyards and industry movers and shakers but it also shows off everything from prestige cars to helicopters. If you’re looking for luxury, this 200 hectares of the planet is the place to go for it.
First built in 1999, the Boadicea got a meticulous refit in 2017 that brings this already beautiful yacht onto the bleeding edge of luxury. Featuring the obligatory private owners deck, master suite with a terrace and office, it also comes with a cinema and private saloon. The guests are taken care of with their own elevator, spa, and sundeck. The cherry on top is the helicopter landing pad for the busy billionaire on the go.
If you need to burn through a few hundred Euros over a number of weeks, might we suggest a sunseeker luxury yacht by the name of The Devocean. (Get it? Devotion? Nevermind.) This 36.98m vessel will carry you and 10 of your friends and 7 of your finest crew. While it has all of the specs that you would expect of a yacht of this ilk, including zero speed stabilisers and displacement hull, the real highlight is the top deck jacuzzi and wet bar with BBQ. After a hard day motoring around the Mediterranean, it’s always nice to fry up some Sizzlers before a quick dip. And if one Jacuzzi isn’t enough for you, don’t fret as there is another one in the master stateroom along with a sit-down shower if that’s your thing.
Charter from: €100,000 / week
Baltic 130 My Song
The Baltic 130 My Song is a state of the art, multi-role custom superyacht combining performance and light displacement with a stunning contemporary interior, providing an immensely comfortable cruising platform. Since the delivery in 2016, My Song has won several awards and was judged best yacht at World Superyacht Awards.
At just over 39 meters, this all-carbon yacht features interchangeable mainsails for cruising or racing and Baltic’s latest retractable propulsion system which rotates though 180 degrees to double as a stern thruster and a keel fin more akin to maxi raceboat design.
The 49 metre Herculina was first built in 1996, but was refitted back in 2006. She was previously named Iroquois. Her luxurious design and engineering exterior is by De Voogt while the interior is by Glade Johnson. Comfortably fit 10 guests and 11 crew, during the day you can entertain your guests on the three Yamaha wave runners that are stored onboard.
Charter from: US$285,000 a week
Azimut Grande 35 Meters
The Azimut Grande 35 Meters has already won a raft of awards including the highly coveted silver Nettuno. With this beautifully crafted yacht, you can add a third level that adds an extra 30 square metres of sun lounging. Enjoy your spiral staircase, four guest cabins and owners suite, while your crew of 6 have their own separate mess, cabins, and bathroom. Because why mingle with the riff raff?
Larisa was launched in 2013 and has been exceptionally maintained by its only owner, who has only lightly used her in that time. You know how it is; your wife tells you you’ll never use it, you buy it anyway, go fishing for snapper twice with your mates and then life bogs you down and you have to leave you multi-million dollar yacht sitting at the docks.
Clocking in at 58 metres, you can pack plenty of entertainment onboard for your 8 guests. Enjoy the 21 metre long sundeck, or maybe chill out in the jacuzzi or hang out at the shaded bar.
Buy now for a low low: €44,900,000
Offering the largest volume (812 GT) of any yacht in her class, Latitude has everything you expect. Six double staterooms, owner’s stateroom with balcony, sky lounge, and a glass paneled elevator connecting all five decks.
Built in 2008 and refitted just this year, it’s absolutely immaculate with it’s art-deco transatlantic style. At a max speed, its 52 metre length can cut through the water at 14.5 knots. But really, where are you in a hurry to go anyway?
Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy
Imagine if your private suite had gull wing doors that opened into a terrace that looked into endless mediterranean sea views. That’s the least of what the 40Alloy superyacht has to offer. With its semi-planing hull and aluminium body work formed into elegant flowing lines the boat is as sleek as it is luxurious.
The stunning modern interior design is as beautiful as the exteriors. The only ugly part of this yacht is calling it “40Alloy”.
The French have gifted the world with many cultural influences. If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have fine French cuisine, like French Fries, and Entrepreneurs would just be called business people or just unemployed. They also have a unique flair that has influenced their art, architecture and even automotive design. And if the NYOTA is anything to go by, this flair also translates into boatbuilding. Built by Couach at their Gujan-Mestras shipyard, the 37m vessel is a sleek, streamlined work of art. But don’t worry it’s not just about the looks, there is some serious engineering going on too. Powered by 2 MTU (12V 4000 M90) 2,735hp diesel engines the NYOTA is capable of a top speed of 30 knots. There is also accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. There are also two large open decks which are the perfect spots for popping a bottle of expensive Champagne and toasting to the fact that you have a French designed superyacht with two large decks.