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10 super facts about Monaco Yacht Show

Published 27/09/2019

From the super expensive to the super speedy!

The first Monaco Yacht Show was held in 1991 in Port Hercules, the only deep-water port in this tiny principality. The show then exhibited just 32 yachts, each averaging 31m long. Now 28 years later the MYS has become the showiest and most glamorous event in the yachting calendar. Over three days it will display 125 superyachts; some are now longer than 100m.

10 ‘super facts’ about MYS 2019

  1. Super Long
    Lying at anchor outside the port is the extraordinarily-long 136m yacht Flying Fox. Built in 2019 by Lürssen, she has room for 22 guests and a crew of 54. (Source: Superyachttimes.com)
  2. Super Star
    Inside the port is this year’s star of the show, the 111.5m Tis. Also built by Lürssen in 2019, she features interior and exterior design by Winch and can sleep up to 18 guests. (Source: Superyachttimes.com)
  3. Super Expensive
    The total value of superyachts at MYS 2019 is a staggering €3.9bn (US$4.29bn)! (Source: CNN Travel)
  4. Super Luxurious
    This year, onboard superyacht facilities include helipads, luxury beach clubs and spas. (Source: CNN Travel)
  5. Super Cool
    Some superyachts come fully equipped with the latest trend – mini submarines. These are especially designed to give owners and guests fantastic underwater adventures whenever the urge takes them. (Source: boatinternational.com)
  6. Super Rich
    In 2014, almost 30% of Monaco’s population were millionaires. (Source: thefactfile.org)
  7. Super Fun
    Some yachts have inflatable water slides which allow guests to whizz from an upper deck into the water. Some even have charter versions of zip lines which can take you from the top deck to a splashdown far from the yacht. (Source: boatinternational.com)
  8. Super Stylish 
    The MYS attracts manufacturers of luxury supercars and motorcycles as well as superyachts. VIP guests can also drool over exhibitions of helicopters and private jets. (Source: Hello Monaco)
  9. Super Fast
    If you’re serious about buying a prestige car from MYS 2019, you can take one for a test drive and even get it customised! Think Mercedes Benz, Brabus and Overfinch. (Source: fraseryachts.com)
  10. Super Speedy
    The fastest superyacht in the world is World Is Not Enough, which can zip along at 70 knots! The typical speed for a superyacht of her size is between 20 and 25 knots. She’s still 100% luxury however, and has been designed to cruise with minimum noise levels and no vibration. (superyachts.com)

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