- Category: Travel
- Author: LaCure Villas
Three New Superyachts Worth Discovering
With more than 100 luxury yachts on display, the Monaco Yacht Show is the world’s ultimate superyacht event. From September 25 to 28, the world’s moneyed elite strolled Monaco’s famous docks in hopes of finding the superyacht of their dreams.
The Monaco Yacht Show attracts some 500 luxury brands, built at the world’s best shipyards. At the booths of Feadship, Lürssen, Heesen, Oceanco and Perini Navi, serious enquiries are made about bespoke superyachts. Such a vessel is both an artistic expression of the owner’s vision and the results of careful planning and execution by a team of skillful craftsmen, designers, architects, engineers and others. It can take up to five years from the first meeting between architect, shipyard and owner before the yacht sees its first wave. Building a superyacht requires both patience and, of course, a healthy bank account.
So how does a shipyard catch the attention of someone who has both the means and desire to build a new superyacht? By asking owners of recently built yachts to offer private tours to the select few.
Among the many superyachts on display at the recent Monaco Yacht Show, here is our shortlist of those that stood out.
Motor Yacht Galactica Star – 65 metre – Heesen Yacht
Recently chartered by Beyoncé, this private superyacht sports a groundbreaking (or wave-breaking) Fast Displacement Hull Shape and a stylish hydrodynamic design that reduces the yacht’s impact on the environment by up to 30 per cent. With a cruising speed of 24 knots and a top speed of 28.8 knots, this ship is a marvel of both engineering and design.
Motor Yacht Quattroelle – 86 metre – Lürssen
Despite its massive size, Motor Yacht Quattroelle is stunningly beautiful and elegantly designed. The funnel, reminiscing of an air scoop of a Formula One car, emphasizes the sporty look of this new Lürssen masterpiece. Her interior is best described as “eclectic contemporary” and entirely customized. With six decks to choose from, guests can easily find a hidden nook to unwind in utter peace and quiet
Motor Yacht Chopi Chopi – 80 metre – CRN
Boasting an exterior design by Studio Zuccon International Project and CRN Technical Office, and an interior design by Laura Sessa Romboli, Motor Yacht Chopi Chopi was admired by all who walked along her imposing 80-meter hull. Serviced by a crew of 30, the vessel can host a maximum of 12 guests in six elegantly designed cabins.
The Monaco Yacht Show was a hit among both the rich and the rich in training. Anyone who missed show can still admire a myriad of superyachts in Florida, from October 3 to November 4, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Aquatic fantasies need to be fed.
About the Author: Roxanne Génier is the co-founder of LuxeInACity, a luxury travel magazine.