HOP ON BOARD: ITS TIME FOR THE ANNUAL MONACO YACHT SHOW

Monaco will play host once again to the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show on the 28 September to 1 October 2016. The annual show is the playground for yachting enthusiasts and buyers, cementing Monaco as the destination of choice for the international yachting elite.  

Celebrating its 26th year, the event first launched in 1991 with 50 exhibitors and 30 yachts. It has since evolved into the largest superyacht event in the world. This year alone will see a fleet of over 121 custom-made superyachts sail into Port Hercules for a dazzling four-day show.

As the only yacht show in the world exclusively dedicated to superyachts, the event brings together superyacht builders, brokerage houses, yacht designers, state-of-the-art gadgets and cutting-edge designs from an array of developers.

This year, Aston Martin will be revealing its hotly anticipated AM37 –  a luxury leisure powerboat. The yacht’s carbon composite structure was created with the help of Dutch naval architects Mulder Design to ensure comfort and performance. Italian yacht designer Otam will also be launching the GIPSY superyacht; an 80-foot aluminium yacht, built to navigate waters as shallow as 2.2 meters below sea level.

The show is a chance for visitors to experience the luxurious Monegasque lifestyle as the city will be abuzz with DJs, cocktail evenings and pop-up bars aboard private yachts and parties in the Monaco Yacht Club.  

During the four-day event, the spectacular Hotel Hermitage will also be hosting the prestigious Top Marques Watches Monaco 2016 event, dedicated solely to luxury watches and bespoke jewellery.

With extra berths added, the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show is set to attract more visitors than ever before. A complimentary bus and boat shuttle makes exploring the 9,000m² exhibition space hassle free.

A daily pass costs €150 (approx. £125) per person and can be purchased at the MYS entrances. Children under 12 years old have free entry.
For more information visit http://www.monacoyachtshow.com

Monaco: Long known as the playground for the rich and famous, Monaco continues to shine as the place to seen in Europe, though offers a lot more than just glitz and casinos. The second smallest country in the world, it is recognised for its amazing Palace; some of Europe's finest hotels, including Hotel Metropole, Hotel de Paris and the Hermitage; legendary casinos; more Ferraris per capita than anywhere else; a raft of Michelin stars; and for the incredible Grand Prix race around its streets in May each year. However the Principality also boasts one of Europe's finest medical spas, and can be an affordable break as well as a great family destination, with hotels such as The Columbus, Novotel, Le Meridien and Monte-Carlo Bay Resort catering to a different audience. Monaco is home to the exceptional Oceanographic Museum with its famous Aquarium and 'Shark Lagoon', and an array of beautiful parks and gardens, such as the Princess Antoinette Park, the Japanese Garden, Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden, which all offer free admission. BA and Easyjet both operate daily to Nice and helicopter transfers can be arranged to/from Nice airport so that guests arrive in style and see the dramatic coastline of the Principality.  

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