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Luxury Cars at The Monaco Yacht Show 2018

For the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 the third edition of the Car Deck exhibition is once again set to showcase the very best in tailor-made, luxury cars, customised to the requirements and tastes of their owners, in the same way the superyachts are.

From September 26th to 29th, show visitors, owners and lovers of superyachts and exquisite machinery will have the opportunity to admire a brand-new range of luxury vehicles on display on the Car Deck of the Monaco Yacht Show. This year the MYS has joined forces with manufacturers specializing in tailor-made and custom designed vehicles and hypercars.

BRABUS Classic MB

“The new superyachting clientele is looking for new lifestyle experiences, new sensations to share. When price is not an obstacle to getting what is best the wealthy younger generation seeks more personal experiences that reflect their own identity,” suggests Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of the MYS. “Building a big yacht remains the ultimate in made-to-measure. In the same way the Car Deck reflects the superyachting lifestyle with a display of superlatively luxurious vehicles transformed to order according to their owners’ desires.”

Ford GT40

The Card Deck, located on Quai Antoine Ier in Port Hercules, will present a selection of about a dozen cars and a motorbike that are as original as they are exceptional, manufactured in limited editions or as unique prototypes, some of which will be available for test drives by potential buyers.

For its first participation in the Car Deck, the Italian company ARES Design will unveil its superb redesigned two-door Bentley Coupé, based on the four-door Mulsanne 2017 model and built in very small numbers. The new look given to the Coupé by ARES Design involves a total transformation of the bodywork, mainly using hand-worked carbon fibre and aluminium. Prices for this model, for MYS participants, start at € 715,000.

ARES Bentley

Fans of 1960s British motor-cycles will certainly appreciate the ARES Design trial, based on the minimalist style of the latest BMW R nineT, with a sublime vintage look combined with modern performance levels.

ARES Design trial

ARES Design will most probably also showcase the finest version so far of the emblematic Land Rover Defender. A genuine rebuild for this exceptionally robust vehicle that combines a luxury interior with a very high level of performance thanks to a tailor-made turbocharged V8 engine. Prices for this ARES 4×4 built in limited numbers, only 53 to date, start at € 215,000.

ARES Land Rover Defender

This year MYS participants will have the unique opportunity to meet with Alexandre Danton, French automobile designer and artist. Starting with a given model, or even a wreck, Alexandre builds a chassis and bodywork from customized parts, making the vehicle a unique work of art. His company, Danton Art Kustoms, will present two outstanding hot rods: a unique version of the Lamborghini Espada Edition CHD (Super Cars V12) in pure neo-vintage style with an astounding and refined new exterior; and a 1987 Porsche 911 Targa which, with its aggressive aesthetics, flamboyant red paintwork and redesigned racing body, is customized with a Bentley Turbo engine providing exceptional power (400 BHP).

Danton Porsche

Hemmels returns to the Car Deck and will display the finest Mercedes-Benz SL series restorations. Whether it’s the iconic 300SL Gullwing or Roadster, the sporty 190SL or stunning 280SL Pagoda, each car is taken back to its bare metal beginnings. Every component is painstakingly returned to original factory specification, or beyond. In the spotlight too is a new generation of hypercars, including the spectacular Milan Red model. Built by the Austrian motor manufacturer Milan Automotive, the first and only hypercar producer in Austria, Milan Red is at one and the same time a very fast car, a design object and a source of exceptional driving sensations. This luxury vehicle, with a power output of 1,325 HP for a weight of 1,300 kilos, is limited to 99 units at 2 million euros each.

Hemmels luxury cars

For its second participation in the Car Deck, Gentleman Car, the official French dealer for genuine American Shelby cars, will present three prestige models. Hand crafted with total respect for the spirit of the original, the FIA of the Shelby Cobra 289 FIA Continuation Edition series reproduces the characteristics of the race car driven by Dan Gurney in 1963 and 1964 (prices from € 159,000). The Shelby Cobra 427 S / C Continuation is based on a robust chassis built from 4-inch tubes and equipped with a 7-liter Ford V8 engine (prices from € 148,500). The Ford GT40 MKII Continuation is a perfect clone of the car that won at Le Mans in 1966. 90% of the parts are interchangeable with the vintage model! It is also the only vehicle officially authorized to use the GT40 name, as the chassis number testifies (prices from € 218,900).

Luxury car BRABUS-900-Cabrio

BRABUS will show a selection of customized Mercedes models. This German company is the largest specialist in the transformation of Mercedes vehicles and one of the leaders in the development and integration of innovative, functional business multi-media systems for vehicles. This manufacturer is well-known for its tailor-made luxury cars, combining outstanding performance with interior fittings of the highest quality (the models to be displayed will be announced shortly). Alongside its vehicles BRABUS will also be displaying its luxury 11-meter “hyper”-tender, the BRABUS Shadow 800, as part of the Tenders & Toys floating exhibition. Built in partnership with Axopar Boats the tender is distinguished by its use of the latest high-tech components and its thoroughbred exterior design in BRABUS’s distinctive signature color: black. For the first time on the international stage MYS visitors will be able to test the BRABUS Shadow 800 in the water.

http://www.monacoyachtshow.com/en/discover/car-deck.html

 

Schiller Water Bike racing in Monaco

Schiller Water Bike Races at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff

Following on from the epic Riviera Water Bike Challenge in June which saw 44 pro-athletes racing Schiller Water Bikes in Monaco, the San Fransisco based company has joined forces with the Extreme Sailing Series to host two days of water bikes races alongside the pro sailing championship.

Paula Radcliffe racing a Schiller Bike in Monaco

Paula Radcliffe

At the end of August the Extreme Sailing Series™, now in its 12th year, arrives in Cardiff Bay, UK and from 24th – 27th August an array of Olympians, world champions and America’s Cup superstars racing on identical hydrofoil catamarans called GC32 will battle it out to win the only UK leg of the ultimate stadium sailing race global championship.

Extreme Sailing Series race yachts lining up

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, the revolutionary Schiller Bikes will also take to the waters in Cardiff Bay. A series of water bike races will be held, with the winner riding away on their own Schiller Water Bike.

A mix of the superstar sailors, VIP guests and members of the public will compete in 20-minute relay races in a knockout tournament from 5-7pm. The winner with the fastest time over the two days will receive a Schiller bike to take home.

If you are interested in taking part in the Schiller Bike races, there are a few spaces left and you can can email martin.evans@ocsport.com to get involved.

Schiller Bike race with Sailing Yacht A in view

The Extreme Sailing Series™ began in 2007 as the original Stadium Racing sailing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore at a free-to-enter Race Village and allowing guests to feel part of the action. Some of the world’s top sailors take part, racing the hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses, covering the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

Team of Pro sailors on GC32 sailing yacht

Hailed as “the world’s most radically redesigned bicycle” the S1-C is constructed out of marine grade alloys and stainless steel, it has proprietary propulsion, a high gloss carbon fibre outdrive, integrated handle bar steering and rugged high-pressure, drop-stitch pontoons that allow for easy transport, assembly and breakdown. Cruising speed is 4-5 mph and the S1-C can achieve speeds of approximately 10 knots per hour (10 mph / 16Kph) depending on rider ability.

Schiller-bike on land with prop turned up

Come and meet the team, take the ride of your life on a Schiller Water Bike and watch some world-class extreme sailing in Cardiff!

www.schillerbikes.com

www.extremesailingseries.com/events/view/cardiff-uk-2018

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

ENHANCEMENTS PLANNED FOR 59TH ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW

As the guests arrive at the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), an array of changes to form and function will offer a fresh approach to enjoying the largest in-water boat show in the world and an even more successful sales environment for exhibitors.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show superyacht on display

One of the most noteworthy changes to the 2018 show, set to take place October 31 to November 4, is the redesign and repositioning of the main entrance several hundred yards to the north end of the Bahia Mar Hotel and Marina property, along Seabreeze Boulevard, just south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Marina. The brand new, professionally designed entrance will feature a plaza-like configuration, efficient security and a VIP and exhibitor gate. The previous main entrance will be used for exhibitor move-in, move-out and other show logistics, improving access for both show guests and exhibitors.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show superyacht visitors walking along the dock

“Informa is focused on evaluating the overall show experience and how FLIBS is perceived by people who arrive from many different places and spend time at the show each day,” said Informa U.S. Boat Shows General Manager Andrew Doole. “First impressions are crucial, which is why we are creating a professionally designed, dedicated show entrance with a thoughtful layout and other elements of convenience for guests and exhibitors.”

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show superyacht at dusk

Varied and easy to obtain food and drinks options are part of the plan, with emphasis on quality and convenience. A new culinary provider will offer fresh, farm-to-plate fruits and vegetables, sustainable seafood, and natural, organic meats through partnerships with purveyors of locally-sourced, organic and sustainable products.

“Wherever you are in the show, and whether you want to grab a cold drink, a snack or a gourmet meal, we want it to be easy and satisfying,” added Doole.

About The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is recognized as the largest in-water boat show in the world. FLIBS spans more than three million square-feet of exhibit space across seven waterfront locations that are connected by an intricate network of water and ground transportation services. The five-day show attracts approximately 110,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors representing 52 countries with more than 1,500 boats on display each November.

For more information, visit www.FLIBS.com.