monaco yacht show elite living africaThe 2017 edition of the show opened its doors to 36,400 participants. (Photo: Monaco Yacht Show)The 27th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show kicked off with the MYS Inaugural Gala Party, held this year at Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel

The event welcomed 400 guests, during which three superyachts won awards: Home (49,8m, 2017, Heesen Yachts), winner of the 2017 MYS/RINA Award, given to the most environmental-friendly yacht at the MYS; the Italian superyacht Seven Sins (52m, 2017, Sanlorenzo), winner of the 2017 MYS Interior Design Award; and the megayacht Jubilee (110m, 2017, Oceanco) which received two awards: the 2017 MYS Exterior Design Award and the 2017 MYS Finest New Superyacht Award.

“The exhibitors were busy from Wednesday morning with business meetings on their stands and a full list of bookings for yacht visits. We felt that the whole industry was concerned by an event they’ve been preparing for months, with high trade expectations,” says Gaelle Tallarida, managing director of the show. 

This year’s show welcomed 36,400 participants including an international business clientele, with around 400 appointments on board were scheduled with the yacht’s representatives. Some new exciting features were added to this year’s edition Quai Antoine Ier with Tenders & Toys, a new exhibition dedicated to the trendiest luxury tenders and water toys on the market.  The Car Deck exhibition also made a return this year, proving to be a huge success, presenting 16 exclusive thoroughbred cars including the Continental GT by Bentley unveiled for the first time in Europe at the show.