Monaco Yacht Show preview: Part Two
In part two of the Monaco Yacht Show preview, YACHT STYLE focuses on displays by leading semi-custom and production shipyards.
Monaco Yacht Show 2023
This year’s Monaco Yacht Show includes an interesting selection of ‘supercats’ including the 46.5m Art Explorer by Perini Navi of The Italian Sea Group, as it makes its global debut as the world’s largest sailing multihull. ArtExplorer has been built by The Italian Sea Group and is billed as the world’s longest sailing catamaran, succeeding the 145ft Hemisphere.
Featuring a volume of 498GT, the 152ft catamaran has a 57ft beam and five staterooms, but has been principally designed as an “aquatic museum”. Owner Frederic Jousset plans to use ArtExplorer as a floating art gallery and host thousands of visitors around the world each year, while Fraser expects it to also have charter periods in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
However, among the biggest talking points at this year’s show is the 43.5m, 750GT powercat This Is It by Tecnomar, also part of The Italian Sea Group.
The spaceship-style yacht arrived in Port Hercules on Tuesday after a 100nm trip from The Italian Sea Group’s shipyard in Carrara and will be sea-trialled and completed before being delivered to its owner by the end of the year. This Is It is expected to become available for charter from 2024 through IYC.
Sunreef Yachts’ third 80 Sunreef Power
Poland’s Sunreef are showing two solar-electric catamarans, an 80 Sunreef Power making its Monaco debut following its global debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17), along with an 80 Eco sailing model. Sailing yachts include the world premiere of the Swan 108 (35m) and the 39m motorsailer Sakin by Turkey’s Aegean Yacht.
Benetti B.Now 50M, Fantasea
Among motor monohulls, Benetti is showing two examples of its hugely popular B.Now 50M series: the third hull, Fantasea, and the sixth, Alunya, which features the Oasis Deck® option. Other Benetti builds being shown by brokers include the 65m Seanna (2011), 56m Galaxy (2005) and 42m Soy Amor (2014).
Sister shipyard Azimut is displaying its 38m flagship Grande Trideck, Grande 36M and Magellano 30M, a model set to debut in Asia in early 2024 following a sale in Hong Kong by regional dealer Marine Italia.
Riva 130’ Bellissima
Ferretti Group is exhibiting a Pershing 140 (43m), the new Pershing GTX116 (35m), a Custom Line 140’ (43m), Custom Line Navetta 42 (42m), Riva 130’ Bellissima (40m), Wally’s wallywhy200 and wallypower58. CRN, also part of Ferretti Group, is not displaying a model this year but is paying tribute to its 60 years of heritage with its own Heritage Gallery.
Ferretti Group also announced that CRN has obtained Sustainable Powered Yacht (SuP-Y) certification after a coordinated effort by Ferretti Group Super Yacht Division, Weichai Power Science & Technology Division and Rina Services Spa made it possible to develop a sustainable architecture that enables the installation of modern fuel cells on board a CRN superyacht.
Custom Line 140’
Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, said: “Ferretti Group, and yachting in general, are in a state of grace today that promises a bright future. This positive energy allows and requires us to invest and grow responsibly, focusing on new technologies and sustainable innovations such as those announced in fuel cells.
“A good example is set by CRN, our glorious shipyard that celebrates 60 years at the cutting edge with an important certification in the fuel sector. Ferretti Group has the merit and good fortune to have the most iconic brands in the industry, and it is on their solidity and success that we will build the yachting of tomorrow.”
Italian builder Sanlorenzo is staging the world premiere of the 1,050GT 57Steel designed with Zuccon International Project, as well as show an Alloy (44m) and an SP110 (33m), while the builder’s 47m Lars and an SL106A are being exhibited by brokers.
Sister shipyard Bluegame is showing its BGM75, its first multihull motor yacht, following its debut at Cannes and appearance at the Genoa International Boat Show (September 21-26).
Tankoa 50m Grey
Genoa shipyard Tankoa is hosting the world premiere of the new 50m Grey, the fifth hull of its Francesco Paszkowski-designed S501 series, while Mangusta is showing its Oceano 50 and GranSport 33, both new builds.
Conrad is staging the global debut of its 44.5m Ace, which is the largest luxury motor yacht built in Poland and features exterior design by UK-based Reymond Langton Design, naval architecture by Dutch studio Diana Yacht Design and interior decor by Italy’s M2 Atelier.
Gulf Craft Majesty 111
UAE builder Gulf Craft is showing a Majesty 120 (38m) and the European debut of the new Majesty 111 (34.5m), which had its world premiere at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show. British builder Sunseeker is exhibiting an 88 Yacht (26m), 95 Yacht (28m) and a 100 Yacht (30m), a model that only debuted in 2022.
Exciting new models include Arcadia’s A96, Mazu’s 92DS, Next Yacht Group’s Maiora Exuma 35 and AB 100, as well as Victory’s full-carbon Bolide 80, which is reputed to top 70 knots.