From September 28 to October 1, the Monaco Yacht Show is the highlight of
the world circuit of boat shows. This year’s edition promises to deliver plenty of buzzing new releases, headline-grabbing yacht news and high-design highlights. There are several new additions to this year’s event in Port Hercules, including a sustainability center and an adventure zone filled with gadgets and gadgets, filled with new water toys and flashy supercars – it’s Monaco, after all.
For design dwellers, the Yacht Design & Innovation Hub returns for a second year, featuring presentations, galleries and exhibits from yacht architects and designers. But, of course, the big boats steal the show. With yacht interiors ranging from classic nautical to budget bonkers, these are the superyachts to have on your radar at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.
All eyes will be on the massive 377ft Ahpo, by Lürssen, when she makes her debut at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show as the largest yacht in the harbour. Venice-based exterior and interior designer Nuvolari Lenard has added plenty of personality and luxury to the ship with oversized crystal light fixtures, a mosaic-tiled steam room in the huge wellness area, and a grand staircase in the center of the yacht, designed to look like an olive tree.
The 198 feet Rock.It isn’t short on style: glossy wood paneling with creamy white leather inlays are featured throughout; gleaming white onyx contrasts with rich black Portoro marble; and the well-appointed owner’s cabin rivals the superior suite of an old-world European hotel with a warm wood desk and bathroom with a clawfoot tub. The refined design can be attributed to the Netherlands with Dutch shipyard Feadship behind the build and Dutch design studio Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design taking care of the interiors.