2021 Monaco Yacht Show:
The show goes on in the yachting industry
Posted on 24/ 06/ 2021
With 3 months to go before the opening of the 2021 edition, the Monaco Yacht Show is fine-tuning its brand-new format dedicated to superyacht end users. The show will be set in a safe environment, with the participation of major players from across the industry.
The organisers of the MYS have presently confirmed that 300 exhibitors will be participating. They have also announced that nearly 60 superyachts will be exhibited, including 40 brand-new launches by some of the most famous shipyards - not to mention regulars here at the MYS - including: Benetti, Feadship, Lürssen, Oceanco, etc. (full list at the end of the press release).
As announced last February, the show will be focusing on offering superyacht’s end clientele a positively upmarket visiting experience.
The new Dockside Area, a part of the exhibition dedicated to companies directly linked with the construction or management of superyachts and tenders, will therefore be exclusively open to end customers (in possession of a "Discover", "Advise" and "Sapphire Experience" badges) on Wednesday 22 September, before being opened up to all visitors starting Thursday.
The Dockside Area fits in perfectly with the way Monaco’s Port Hercule is divided up for the show: for several years now, each area of the exhibition has featured its own theme in order to better meet the visitors' expectations.
A more varied exhibition
This year, visitors will be treated to two new exhibitions:
The first is dedicated to sailing boats, held on Quai l'Hirondelle where several crafts will be moored opposite the stands representing their respective shipyards, designers and specialist equipment manufacturers.
In addition to the show’s historic Designer Gallery, the MYS will feature a Yacht Design & Innovation Hub: a new space for the presentation of yacht design projects where visitors can also interact with designers.
These two areas perfectly complement the luxury tender and water toys exhibitions at Tender & Toys (Quai Antoine Ier), in addition to luxury cars at the Car Deck (Quai Antoine Ier), luxury products (Parvis Piscine tent), nautical equipment manufacturers and the latest tech releases (Darse Sud and Quai Albert Ier).
Rest assured: the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show will be "Covid-safe"!
An anti-Covid sanitary protocol will be respected throughout the entire show, from the first day of preparations to the dismantling of the last stand and, of course, during the 4 days of the show.
General Manager of the exhibition Gaëlle Tallarida stated: "We are following the evolution of the pandemic very closely, as well as the sanitary constraints applied in each of our visitors' home countries. As organisers of the exhibition, our responsibility is to ensure safe and healthy conditions for each visitor, exhibitor, service provider and member of staff. The MYS will therefore be following the health measures instated by the principality’s government, as well as the "AllSecure" health security programme, which is mandatory for all Informa Group events."
Sanitary measures at the MYS
The pandemic has nevertheless brought about societal upheaval and direct changes to the way we live - not to mention consume. For the yacht sales and charter markets, 2020 turned out to be a fabulous year, reflecting a hedonistic drive among society’s wealthiest tiers. Today more than ever, people want to enjoy life and get back to basics: true human relationships.
This is especially true in a world as demanding and exhilarating as superyachting. Establish a real trusting and loyal relationship with the expert in charge of your yacht project and be sure to meet them in person.
In the end, yachting is all about emotions and senses: you need to see the yacht, touch the noble materials from which it has been crafted, picture all the great times you could share on board, feel safe and at home with your family and more. Yachting is a positively human adventure in which the virtual world is intrinsically limited… An adventure that lies just past the gates of the Monaco Yacht Show.
Information by the Monaco Government for visitors
List of builders on exhibit at the 2021 MYS (as per June 24, 2021):
Ab Yachts, Abeking & Rasmussen, Alia Yachts, Arcadia Yachts, Azimut Yachts, Baglietto S.P.A., Baltic Yachts, Benetti, Bilgin Yachts, Columbus Yachts, Conrad Shipyard, CRN Shipyard, Damen Yachting, Delta Marine, Extra Yachts, Feadship, Ferretti Group, Fincantieri Yachts, Gulf Craft, Heesen Yachts, Icon Yachts, ISA Yachts, JFA Yachts, Kusch Yachts, Latitude Yachts, Lloyd Werft, Lürssen, Maiora, Mangusta Yachts, Mondomarine, Nautor's Swan, Nobiskrug, Ocea Yachts, Oceanco, Rossinavi, Royal Hakvoort Shipyard, Royal Huisman, Sanlorenzo, SES Yachts, Silver Yachts, Sunreef Yachts, Southern Wind, Tankoa Yachts, Turquoise Yachts, Vitters Shipyard, Wally, Westport Yachts.
List of broker companies on exhibit at the 2021 MYS (as per June 24, 2021):
Burgess, Bluewater, Camper & Nicholsons International, Edmiston, Fraser, G-Yachts Sarl, Imperial Yachts, Merle Wood & Associates, Moran Yacht & Ship, Peter Insull's, Sunseeker Monaco, Y.Co, Yachting Partners International (Ypi)
Marco Valle, CEO of Azimut|Benetti Group
“We are happy to be returning to this prestigious event to show our most important novelties and even more to see all of our friends and clients face-to-face again. The Monaco Yacht Show is for sure one of the key events for super yachting and we are really happy to introduce some of our new models after a very satisfactory sales season, probably one of the best of the last 10 years. We also hope that the nautical industry, which is experiencing a great moment on an international basis, may play its part and contribute to the world’s economy recover”.
Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess Yachts
“Burgess is a long-standing exhibitor at the Monaco Yacht Show and we’ve followed its evolution over the three decades. We are supportive of the organisers’ new approach to upgrade the visitor experience for our demanding customers and feel confident that the 2021 MYS will meet our expectations. Burgess is happy to be back in Monaco for 2021. We’ll bring a high-quality selection of our listed yachts and we look forward to welcoming clients at our historical exhibition area on Quai L’Hirondelle.”
Farouk Nefzi, Marketing Director of Feadship
“As a major superyacht and megayacht builder, Feadship was involved in the discussions with the Organisers of Monaco Yacht Show to deliver an event that will enhance the journey of the visiting superyacht customers. This September show promises to be a top-notch superyacht lifestyle event and the confirmation of our participation has created lots of enthusiasm at Feadship, for our clients and our team”.
Michael Breman, Sales Director of Lürssen
“We are happy to be back at the boat show and even happier to be able to showcase our latest delivery - the 56 m project 13800. We are hopeful that the revamped show concept is a success and that we will have the opportunity to engage with many new build customers”.
Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of Palumbo Superyachts
“The Monaco Yacht Show 2021 represents an important event for Palumbo Superyachts and for our brands ISA Yachts and Columbus Yachts that during the show will be exhibiting 3 different previews of 45, 50 and 65 metres. We expect a brushed up show capable of providing visiting customers with a unique experience, thanks to the various innovations on display, the level of services provided and the exclusive location in which we’ll be placed. The show will also be our opportunity to present the projects we are developing such as the new ISA Ayrton and Columbus Atlantique line”.