Glass visits the Monaco Yacht Show 2017

TO PICTURE luxury is to picture the Monaco Yacht Show. The annual event is the highlight of the city-state’s year and sees the most extraordinary yachts, super yachts, even submarines, being showcased and exhibited at the picturesque Port Hercules.

As the crowds mingle, socialise and network, the super yacht show becomes so much more than just a exhibition of boats. The Monaco Yacht show gives guests the  chance to appreciate the sublime scale of such an investment and wonder where one would venture into the seas with such a purchase.

Almost surreal, the ships are sleek inside-out and range in a variety of sizes, speeds and designs. Glass explored some of the most breathtaking yachts that sailed from global shipyards to Monaco for the four-day spectacular.

 The exterior of the yacht, Home

Heesen 17850 Project NovaThe interior of the yacht, Home

ST1_UPPER-SALOON_V4_01Another interior view of the yacht, Home



TOP SPEED: 16.3 knots

RANGE: 3,750nm


INTERIOR: Cristiano Gatto Design

EXTERIOR: Omega Architects

The Home is the first of a new breed of Heesen super yachts; cleaner quieter and more fuel efficient. Having Home win the most environmentally friendly luxury vessel award at the Monaco Yacht Show which additionally boasts a innovative silent-cruise mode, it is clear the Netherland shipyard are sailing their products towards a brighter future.

Home’s impressive aluminium exterior encases ultra-modern spaces that contrasts warm wood against polar white surfaces, appearing both contemporary and unsurprisingly, homely.

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The exterior of the yacht, Areti

ARETI_Spa©KlausJordan170729-0675The interior of the yacht, Areti

ARETI_VIPsuitejade©KlausJordan170729-0539A bedroom on the yacht, Areti



TOP SPEED: 17 knots

RANGE: 6,000nm


INTERIOR: Winch Design

EXTERIOR: Winch Design

Intimate and cosy on the inside, young and sporty on the outside, Lürssen’s new 92m super yacht Areti is objectively attractive as it is created upon quality craftsmanship. Infused with a comforting neutral palette and incorporated accent colours to lift the spirits, the boat encourages boarders to unwind and feel at ease within its stress-relieving spaces.

Areti is pure indulgence heaven with its on board treatment room and lower-deck relaxation spa, beautified with a mosaic created by Serbian artist Andjelka Radojevic. Featuring a snug television area, impressive sky-lounge and marble heated flooring, it would be easy to loose one’s self in such a soothing environment floating the seas.

Aquarius-Launch-Copyright-Feadship-10The exterior of the yacht, Aquarius

Aquarius-Launch-Copyright-Feadship-23-1The exterior of the yacht, Aquarius

Aquarius-Launch-Copyright-Feadship-20-1The exterior of the yacht, Aquarius


SHIPYARD: Feadship

TOP SPEED: 17 knots

RANGE: 5,500nm

LENGTH: 92 metre

INTERIOR: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

EXTERIOR: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

Aquarius – the constellations of stars, the water-bearer and the name of the new Feadship super yacht. Shining bright with its abundance of glass and superb LED lighting system, Feadship believe the Aquarius sets the future benchmark for global super yacht excellence.

Representing a “perfect marriage of interior and exterior”, the owner, an avid art fan and hospitality expert, has focused on perfecting his gallery to display his own private collection as well as the areas for staff and the catering facilities  With a user-friendly layout perfected to the highest possible standards, meticulous attention to detail is how the Aquarius stands out.

vb878845_RunningShot13_previewThe exterior of the yacht, Cloud 9

vb878863_UpperDeck_Uppersaloon1_previewThe interior of the yacht, Cloud 9

vb887847_UD_foredeck2_previewThe interior/exterior of the yacht, Cloud 9


TOP SPEED: 16.5 knots

RANGE: 6,000nm


INTERIOR: Zuccon International Project

EXTERIOR: Winch Design

Cloud 9, defined as a state of complete happiness, is a feeling that shipyard CRN believes they can recreate when sailing with their new super yacht of the same name. Composed of a free-flowing layout, elegant aesthetics and harmonious symmetries makes for a sanctum of serenity.

Offering exceptional open-areas for al-fresco enjoyment, spacious spa areas, and even being equipped with teppanyaki-style dining spaces, the sleek ship is based upon harmonious symmetries and linear patterning. Most notably the super yacht features a sun-deck with jacuzzi, pool and waterslide and a saloon that can be transformed into a cinema. Inspired by the skies and the seas within its interior, Cloud 9 is cutting-edge cool.

 Aurora-1The exterior of the yacht, Aurora

Aurora Interiors-3The interior of the yacht, Aurora

Aurora Interiors-2The interior of the yacht, Aurora

SHIPYARD: Rossinavi

TOP SPEED: 21 knots

RANGE: 3,800nm


INTERIOR: Achille Salvagni

EXTERIOR: Fulvio de Simoni

Aurora is defiant state-of-the-art sea travel. Featuring a modern sensuality blended with traditional noble materials and techniques, Italian shipyard Rossinavi “juxtapose the owners passions for sport and adventure with luxuriously detailed and modern interior living”.

Mixing the newest technology with limed sycamore veneer walls, dark polished ebony details, all embellished with bronze and Carrara marble mixes classic and modern opulence, worthy to grace the seven seas. The super yacht is its own kingdom with an ob-board advanced gym and private beach salon. Perfect for both residing in and using as a means for escape, the Aurora is polished with precision.

Benetti MY Seasense Navigation (3)The exterior of the yacht, Seasense

Benetti MY Seasense Main Deck Beach Club (4)The pool on the yacht, Seasense

Benetti MY Seasense Main deck Dining area Beach Club (3)The interior of the yacht, Seasense



TOP SPEED: 15.5 knots

RANGE: 5,000nm


INTERIOR: Cor D. Rover


Benetti’s Seasense is a complete spectacle. Dip in the 10x4m pool, work out in the sun deck’s gym, choose an outfit in the walk-in-wardrobe, prepare yourself at the vanity desk and watch the waves after feasting at the indoor-outdoor dining area. Highlighting the use of materials used, there is no repetition of resources used throughout the vehicle that has encouraged the interior designers Cor D.Rover to get creative. The assortment of fabrics is fused with a colour scheme that recalls the seas varying shades of blue to keep the décor harmoniously consistent.

The secluded conversation area is characterised with an American bar and a word burning pizza oven, perfect for gathering with guests, even better when taking into consideration the stabilising system to help reduce rolling in rough seas. The highly desirable super yacht is owned by enthusiastic art collectors and the design is finished to complete excellence.

Project Neptune (2)Aston Martin x Triton Submarine

Project Neptune: Aston Martin x Triton

As if the 125 super yachts aren’t enough to blow the mind, Aston Martin have teamed up with submarine experts Triton to collaborate on a project codenamed Neptune which was announced at the Monaco Yacht Show. The submarine is stylised by the British manufacturer to create a futuristic vehicle to roam under the seas. Planned to have a “sleek, elegant interior”, the two brands have recognised a gap in the market for luxury underwater travel which feels extremely forward-thinking and keeps us anticipated to see the results in 2018.

by Joseph Furness


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