Monaco not only is one of the world’s most glamourous principalities, but it also plays host annually to the world’s most luxurious yacht show. Taking up residence in Port Hercules from September 25 to 28, 2019, are the most impressive members of the world’s luxury yachting fleet.
The first day of the show, Wednesday, September 25, often is the coming-out party of a variety of superyachts launched during the summer months. These new debuts often draw a crowd, as do the largest yachts in the show with their extreme lengths and exceptional amenities. Other show attractions include new tenders and toys, luxury automobiles, submersibles, helicopters and a variety of other extravagances to delight visitors.
Northrop & Johnson’s Sales and Charter teams hit the docks running on Wednesday, September 25 to inspect the crème de la crème of the yachts on display to report back to clients.
The first of the notable mentions is the exceptional 366-foot (111.5m) Lurssen superyacht TIS. Launched in 2019, TIS made her grand debut at the show. Her striking exterior design and interior styling both are by the renowned team at Winch Design. The yacht welcomes up to 22 guests in nine stunning suites. To ensure a superior level of service, TIS employs 38 crewmembers. Some of the yacht’s most distinguishing amenities include a touch-and-go helicopter, a fully equipped gym, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a cinema, a lavish beach club and an onboard spa, among others. TIS is available for sale and for charter.
Also making her debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show is Lurssen’s 348-foot (106.1m) AMADEA. This exceptional custom motor yacht was built in 2017. With a stunning exterior by Espen Oeino and a striking interior design by Zuretti, AMADEA is a sight to see. She features eight stylish staterooms to welcome up to 16 guests. From her master suite to her VIP to her five doubles and one twin, relaxation and comfort are eminent. AMADEA features every amenity a guest could want from a beauty room to an elevator, a cinema to a spa and so much more. AMADEA is available for sale.
PHEONIX 2 is rising to fame at this year’s show. This 295-foot (90.02m) Lurssen luxury yacht was built in 2010 and refitted in 2011. Her sleek exterior is eye-catching and her sumptuous interior, featuring an Art Deco style, is by Andrew Winch Designs. Seven lush staterooms welcome up to 14 guests aboard. One of the yacht’s most distinguishing features is her large sculpted phoenix figurehead that is proudly displayed on the yacht’s prow. PHEONIX 2 is available for charter.
Built in 2019 by Oceanco, the 295-foot (90m) superyacht DreAMBoat is exactly as magical as her name suggests. This performance-minded, comfortable cruiser runs at 20 knots and cruises at 18.5. She features at-anchor stabilizers to provide ensure that no matter the conditions outside, on board there always are calm seas. DreAMBoat has a helicopter hanger, Jacuzzi, spa, gym, swimming pool, cinema and all of the amenities needed to be anyone’s dreamboat. She welcomes up to 23 guests in seven lavish staterooms.
BOLD is more than just a name for this 279-foot (85m) SilverYachts luxury superyacht. Born in the Land Down Under, this Silver Loft Expedition was designed to travel the world. Her at-anchor stabilizers ensure total comfort while aboard. The yacht’s engineering and exterior design are courtesy of Espen Oeino. Interior design is the product of Vain interiors. Eight luxury staterooms welcome up to 18 guests in refined comfort. The yacht carries 21 crew that provide full white-glove service in even the most remote locations. BOLD is able to reach a maximum speed of 24 knots; she cruises at 18 knots and has a range of 4,500 nautical miles. Her helicopter hangar and helipad ensure she is accessible no matter where she cruises, and her dance floor and on-deck Jacuzzi make entertaining easy.
MYS Superyacht Awards
On the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show, this year on September 24, celebrated guests attended the MYS Gala at the Yacht Club de Monaco. During this lavish event, four winners were announced for the MYS Superyacht Awards.
Winners were declared in four categories: MYS/RINA Award, MYS Interior Design Award, MYS Exterior Design Award and MYS Finest New Superyacht Award. Each of the exceptional winners made their debuts at this year’s show.
The MYS Finest New Superyacht award is given to a yacht that exceeds expectations in both interior and exterior designs and features sustainable modernizations. The winner in this category was the 262-foot (80m) Abeking & Rasmussen charter yacht EXCELLENCE.
The MYS Interior Design Award is given to a superyacht with outstanding interior layout, remarkable onboard amenities and features and an exemplary equilibrium of luxury and comfort. This year the award was presented to the 336-foot (111m) Lurssen superyacht TIS, which happens to be the largest yacht in the show.
The MYS Exterior Design award is presented to a superyacht that features the most distinguished, but also innovative exteriors. Taking home her second award at the ceremony, the 262-foot (80m) Abeking & Rasmussen charter yacht EXCELLENCE won top billing in this category.
The MYS RINA Award is presented to the eco-friendliest superyacht at the show. The yacht also features top performance specifications and her construction must comply with Italian classification firm RINA. Sanlorenzo’s 210-foot (64m) superyacht ATTILA was awarded this honor at the event.
The 2019 edition of the MYS Superyacht Awards marked the sixth ceremony. Eighteen superyachts put their hats in the running to win one or more of the four awards. The awards are judged by a panel of superyacht industry experts that offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their fields. Congratulations to these fine examples of superyacht craftsmanship, style and beauty.
The first day of the Monaco Yacht Show not only was about checking out the new debuts to the global fleet of superyachts but it also was about celebrating. On Wednesday, September 25, the new strategic luxury partnership between Northrop & Johnson and NetJets commenced in style aboard the 236-foot (72m) Tankoa luxury superyacht SOLO. On display in the show for both sale and charter with Northrop & Johnson, SOLO is an exquisite example of the Italian yacht builder’s impeccable build prowess. Once again the belle of the ball this year, SOLO was the perfect platform to welcome guests from Northrop & Johnson and NetJets to solidify our union. Guests came aboard the yacht from 1 to 4 pm to enjoy canapes and cocktails and enjoy captivating illusions performed by the world-renowned Tony Steward, all while local Monegasque musicians serenaded the crowd. The event was, in fact, an excellent way to being what has been the start of a successful 2019 Monaco Yacht Show. “This event was the perfect first step in Northrop & Johnson’s relationship with NetJets. Clientele from both brands mix, mingled and enjoy an exceptional experience aboard the yacht thanks to the excellent service of the crew,” said Northrop & Johnson COO Daniel Ziriakus. “This event highlights the mutual benefits of this partnership for our clients. We look forward to many more events like this in the future. Our next big venture together will happen at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale show.”
SOLO is but one of 125 luxury superyachts on display at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. The second day of the show has been a busy one with many of the more than 30,000 show visitors, 87 percent of which are international, inspecting these 125 yachts, another of which is the stunning 105-foot (32m) Nautor’s Swan sailing yacht CHILD OF LIR for sale with Northrop & Johnson. This true performance cruiser has been a delight to all sailing enthusiasts walking the docks.
In addition to these exceptional yacht offerings, 600 exhibitors are showcasing their products and services. Tenders on display happen to be up 60 percent this year, which has yacht owners excited about expanding their onboard toy boxes. Northrop & Johnson has two tenders at the show, a 25-foot (7.75m) Roca Jet. The other 56-foot 17m) Dutch Craft. These tenders are being utilized to shuttle our clients to and from the large range of yachts at anchor outside of Port Hercules and yachts that are available for viewings in the area. The first day of the show the tenders were used to take journalists from various yachting and luxury media publications to visit Northrop & Johnson’s exceptional yachts in the bay. On Thursday and for the duration of the show the tenders were and will be utilized by clients to visit Northrop & Johnson’s at-anchor offerings and yachts in the South of France region. These yachts include the 146-foot (44.8m) Sunrise luxury superyacht DYNASTY, the 111-foot (34m) Sunseeker motor yacht BLACK AND WHITE, the 108-foot (32.99m) Benetti luxury yacht LULU, the 92-foot (28.04m) AB Yachts motor yacht REVEIL, the 88-foot (27m) Leopard motor yacht THE OFFICE, the 62-foot (18.9m) TANGO EHCO and the 42-foot (12.8m) J Craft VISIONNAIRE.
The pulse of the docks for this show is upbeat. Northrop & Johnson’s brokers are all ‘abuzz as they take clients to and from yachts. “We’re seeing a lot of traction,” says Northrop & Johnson COO Daniel Ziriakus. “There are a lot of interested parties at the show this year. Both buyers and sellers will see benefits from participating in the Monaco show and our charter yachts also are receiving a lot of interest, not only for the upcoming Caribbean season but also for the 2020 Mediterranean summer, which already seems like it will be a busy one. Our charter brokers are advising their clients to book early.”
Friday, September 26 has been a busy day at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show. Northrop & Johnson’s sales and charter teams are spending their days walking the show with clients, visiting the most impressive yachts on display and tendering out to the bay to see the incredible selection at anchor.
“There are a plethora of spectacular charter yachts at anchor,” said Northrop & Johnson Charter Broker Kevin Damgaard. “Many established charter yachts are here and there are a number of newcomers on the charter market, including TRANQUILITY and LILI. Additionally, there are some of the most expensive yachts for charter at anchor outside Port Hercules. FLYING FOX is new to the charter marking and is the most expensive charter yacht in the world. TRANQUILITY is the second most expensive.” The price point isn’t the only impressive factor for these yachts, however, as Northrop & Johnson Charter Broker Samuel Le Gall points out, “Size matters.” And Northrop & Johnson Charter Broker Solenn de Braux agrees, “Yes, 80 meters is the ‘new black’ if you will. We’re seeing bigger and bigger, which almost always means better.” Northrop & Johnson’s charter brokers collectively came up with a top-five must-see list for the charter yachts at anchor at the show, these include FLYING FOX, TRANQUILITY, MALTESE FALCON, KISMET and LULU.
Clocking in a 446-feet (136m), Lurssen’s exceptional FLYING FOX joined the charter market in 2019. Noted as the most expensive charter yacht on the market, FLYING FOX welcomes up to 25 guests in 11 suites, including a master stateroom and 10 VIPs, three with Pullmans. Those lucky enough to cruise aboard will be treated to nothing but white-glove service provide by the yacht’s 54 crewmembers. FLYING FOX is outfitted with a truly incredible suite of amenities. She features a beauty salon and spa with sauna, a beach club and swimming platform, an expertly outfitted gym, an on-deck Jacuzzi and a swimming pool, a helipad, a cinema and the list goes on. This winter, FLYING FOX will be cruising the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia; her winter rate starts at €3,500,000 per week.
Oceanco’s 300-foot (91.5m) custom expedition yacht TRANQUILITY is another must-see for charter guests who want to experience the best of on-water living and luxury. Cruising the Caribbean and Bahamas this winter with a rate starting at €1,100,000, tranquility is exactly what you will find aboard this stunning superyacht. Eleven staterooms, including a master suite, four VIPs, two doubles and two twins, welcome up to 22 guests. The yacht carries 31 crewmembers to ensure silver service at all times. According to Northrop & Johnson Charter Broker Sophie Aubertin, “Tranquility has an amazing spa and beach club. These spaces truly set her apart from other yachts on the charter market.” The yacht also features a 20-meter-square swimming pool with jets, a private master suite hot tub, an indoor-outdoor wellness area, that includes a hammam, plunge pool, salon and sauna and an extensive list of amenities that rival all other yachts on the market.
A perennial favorite, Perini Navi’s 289-foot (88m) MALTESE FALCON has become somewhat of an icon in the superyacht industry. Her renowned exterior style is recognized in any port that she cruises. This multi-award-winning sailing yacht will be available this winter in the Caribbean. She is asking €480,000 per week. Six lavish staterooms welcome up to 12 guests; 19 crewmembers are carried aboard. From her alfresco cinema to her striking interior style, MALTESE FALCON continues to be one of the top yachts on the charter market.
Another cult favorite among the charter crowd is Lurssen’s 312-foot (95m) superyacht KISMET. Her striking Espen Oeino exterior styling and her Reymond Langton interior design combine beautifully to create a timeless motor yacht with panache and grace. Eight spectacular staterooms welcome up to 16 guests and a polished and perfected crew of 27 are dedicated to creating the ideal holiday for anyone who steps aboard. The yacht’s amenities, including a mosaic, tiled pool with a Jacuzzi, a dedicated observation deck, an alfresco fire put with an integrated waterfall and large sports bar that easily converts into an onboard night club, ensure there is no limit to the fun that can be had while aboard. KISMET will cruise the Caribbean this winter. Her weekly rate starts at $1,200,000.
A surprising addition to the top-five list, because she clocks in at 108-feet (32.92m) is the Benetti motor yacht LULU — not only is she for charter, but she also happens to be for sale with Northrop & Johnson. Offering all the amenities you could need, including an-anchor stabilizers, a beach club, a hydraulic swim platform and more, LULU is a beautiful Italian-designed motor yacht primed for hosting charter for 10 in five beautiful staterooms. LULU is distinguished with her open-plan layout, floor-to-ceiling main deck windows and lounge-like vibe. She is cruising the Caribbean this winter and is priced from $75,000 per week.
As the sun sets on the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show, we wanted to share with you our top picks for sales yachts at the show. Be them in the show or at anchor, Northrop & Johnson’s expert sales brokers have compiled a “Best in Show” list after spending four days inspecting the inventory.
One of this year’s standouts is the 348-foot (106m) Lurssen custom-built superyacht AMADEA. Launched in 2017, this stunning luxury yacht for sale was built in 2017 but made her grand debut at this year’s Monaco show. Her striking exterior styling is by Espen Oeino and her sumptuous interior was designed by Zuretti. Comfort is imminent aboard thanks to a bulbous bow and at-anchor stabilizers. Eight opulent staterooms, including an owner’s suite, a VIP, five doubles and one twin, welcome up to 16 guests. AMADEA is run by a professional crew of 36. Top performance is another excellent quality of this superyacht; she reaches a max speed of 20 knots, cruises at 13 knots and has a range of 8,000 nautical miles courtesy of her 392,000-liter fuel tanks. AMADEA also offers all of the lavish amenities you’d expect to find on a superyacht of this caliber, including a beauty salon, a massage room and spa, a helipad, a barbecue, a cinema, a summing pool, an on-deck Jacuzzi and so much more. At the time of publishing, AMADEA had been on the market for only 25 days; her price is POA.
Another 2017 build but 2019 Monaco Yacht Show debut is the 272-foot (83m) Amels superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN. This semi-custom, steel-hulled motor yacht with aluminum superstructure features exterior styling by Tim Heywood Design. Her interior is by Winch Design. HERE COMES THE SUN features a 48-foot beach and four teak decks. She has a max speed of 17 knots and cruises at 15 knots with a range of 5,500 nautical miles. HERE COMES THE SUN boasts an impressive stabilization system that can be utilized while at anchor or while underway ensuring supreme comfort for guests. Ten suites cater to 16 guests. HERE COMES THE SUN carries 27 crew. She has a touch-and-go helipad, a swimming pool, a gym, a spa and so much more. HERE COMES THE SUN has been on the market for 21 days and is priced at €155,000,000.
The Abeking & Rasmussen 271-foot (82m) SECRET, which was built in 2013, but also is making her Monaco debut, is another brokerage yacht to watch. Her exterior styling is by Sam Sorgiovanni; interior design is by Jim Harris. SECRET welcomes up to 12 guests in six stylish staterooms. She carries a crew of 23. From her cinema to her spa, Jacuzzi to her gym, SECRET certainly won’t be a secret on the market as she’s garnering much interest. She’s priced at €119,000,000.
For sale with Northrop & Johnson, the 236-foot (72m) Tankoa superyacht SOLO is one of the top yachts on the brokerage market. SOLO has enjoyed a very successful 2019 show thus far, garnering an impressive amount of interest. Her striking exterior and her sumptuous interior set her apart on the market. She also boasts a very successful charter program.
There also are a number of notable mentions on the brokerage market out at anchor. One such yacht is the 414-foot (126m) explorer OCTOPUS, built by Lurssen in 2003. A 2019 refit has rendered OCTOPUS in top condition. Her resplendent interior was designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett; the exterior design is by Espen Oeino. Perfectly poised to explore the world, OCTOPUS has a range of 125,000 nautical miles and an 849,446-liter fuel tank. She cruises at 17 knots. One of her most impressive features is an internal dock for a 20-meter submarine and a tender that are able to float into position for storage. Other amenities include an on-deck Jacuzzi, a helicopter hanger, an elevator, a swimming pool, a dance floor, a cinema, a diving platform, a dedicated observation lounge, a spa, a library and more. OCTOPUS has been on the market for 24 days. She is priced at €295,000,000.
SUNRAYS also is positioned at anchor. This 280-foot (85m) custom Oceanco was built in 2010. The yacht’s sleek, strong, dagger-like exterior was designed by Bjorn Johansson; interior styling is courtesy of Terence Disdale. A 2018 refit ensured the yacht’s exemplary condition. Nine suites, including a master stateroom, three VIPs two doubles and two twins, four with Pullmans, welcome up to 22 guests aboard. The interior of SUNRAYS comprises a variety of rare elements. Designer Terence Disdale utilized hand-carved doors, shagreen, cow-horn veneers parchment, suedes and leathers to create a modern aesthetic. SUNRAYS has been on the market for 169 days and is asking €129,000,000.
In addition to the larger than 80-meter set, there are a variety of yachts less than 80 meters that are presenting as excellent deals at the show. One of these yachts is SARAH. According to Northrop & Johnson Sales Broker Kristen Klein, this 203-foot (62m) custom Amels mother yacht “represents a great deal. She is a custom displacement yacht with an impressive stabilization system, modern amenities and she was built to MCA and Lloyds standards.” She is priced at €28,000,000 and is ready for her next owner. Sales Broker Kristen Klein also recommends the 161-foot (49m) Feadship HERCULENA. “This yacht is ideal for anyone in the market for a timeless classic. HERCULENA is a Feadship built in 1998, but as everyone knows, Feadships stand the test of time and this classic beauty should not be overlooked.”
“This show stands the test of time because it is the best opportunity to see the latest and greatest yachts in the world,” said Sales Broker Kristen Klein. “Most of the yachts in this show are less than four years old. For buyers looking for a newer yacht or even a brand-new-to-the-market yacht, there is no better place to being the search.” Need help finding your next yacht? Contact one of Northrop & Johnson’s expert sales brokers.
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