2012 Monaco Yacht Show: the world’s most awaited event in superyachting

2012 Monaco Yacht Show to set a record with 6 megayachts exhibited (80.11 metres of average length)
73 superyachts over 40 meters


The 22nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show (from September 19 to 22) remains the world’s most awaited event in superyachting; it is the unique occasion in the year to admire the latest launches in yacht design and the new yachts praised by the industry in one and only spot. 61% of the yachts exhibited are less than 2 years-old.

This year, the average length of the superyachts at the Monaco show reaches 46.70 meters (Length overall) for 103 constructions exhibited.

With 40 units, the 40/49.99-m segment is mostly represented, which is significant of the current market with an average length of 40 meters of yachts delivered and 47 meters for the yachts under construction.

If the 2012 edition stresses out the impressive figure of 73 superyachts over 40 meters, the list below clearly indicates the record of 6 megayachts exhibited (80.11 metres of average length), amongst which 4 new deliveries for the +70-m segment: Nirvana (Oceanco shipyard, 88.5 metres), Hampshire II (Feadship Van Lent, 78.5 metres), Smeralda (Hanseatic Marine, 77 metres, exhibited by Burgess) and Mogambo (Nobiskrug, 73.51 metres.)

Amongst the 103 superyachts at the 2012 MYS exhibited by shipyards or brokers, 93 come from the TOP 10 of building nations (per yacht deliveries). Logically, Italy and The Netherlands lead the ranking and represent a total of 65 builds in Monaco.

ATHENA (Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman, 90 m, delivered in 2004) is the largest megayacht at the 2012 MYS. Delivered in 2004, the sailing yacht Athena is one of the world’s largest 3-mast schooner, with 2,500 sqm of sail. The luxury sailing yacht can host 12 guests with 22 crews on board and is available for € 72,000,000.

Delivered in April 2012, NIRVANA (Dutch shipyard Oceanco, 88.5 m, delivered in 2012) is the largest 2012 delivery exhibited at the 2012 MYS. Designed by Sam Saorgiovanni, the megayacht features impressive volumes, notably with 6 decks, a 150m² owner’s suite, 5 guest cabins, a crew of 26, a fully equipped gym or a 3D cinema. Out of the ordinary, two vivariums with a chameleon, water dragons, bearded lizards, turtles and exotic frogs.

The garage hosts a large array of tenders and water sports equipment: two 11m tenders, one 8.5m ski boat, six jet skis and 4 wave runners. Adjacent to the garage is a water sports storage with diving equipment.

Praised by the industry at the 2012 Showboats Awards with three awards, VERTIGO (Neozeelander shipyard Alloy Yachts, 67.2 m, 2011) has to offer the greatest yacht design at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show.

BETTER PLACE (Wally shipyard, 50.50 m, delivered in 2012), the world’s largest carbon-fibre sloop can also be admired at the 2012 MYS.

Bearing the distinctive Bugatti blue on her exterior lines, Better Place is first the world’s largest carbon- fibre sloop ever built. She’s also the first sailing yacht to meet the environmental requirements of RINA’s Green Star class.

RINA, the Italian company for ship registry, associates to the Monaco Yacht Show to deliver the 2012 « Green Star class » to the yacht that meets strict environmental requirements. For 2012, two yachts receive this certification: Better Place and Aslec 4

BETTER PLACE (Wally shipyard, 50.50 m, delivered in 2012) Berth C11 (Quai Chicane) – see information above.

ASLEC 4 (The Italian shipyard Rossinavi, 45 m, delivered in 2012), exhibited by Edmiston & Cie Berth N04 (Quai de l’Hirondelle).