On 25th September the sixth edition of the Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards was held at the Yacht Club de Monaco. There were 18 candidates for the four categories, with three yachts deservedly taking away awards.
MYS / RINA AWARD
Winner of the MYS/RINA award was 64-metre Attila built by the Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo. Atilla was the most eco-friendly superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show according to the environmental standards established by the classification company RINA.
MYS EXTERIOR DESIGN AWARD
The MYS Exterior Design Award was won by the 80-metre Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Excellence. The judges agreed that her striking bow and visionary disrupting layout mark a new era in superyacht design.
MYS INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD
The third award of the evening was presented to TIS. The largest superyacht the the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show won the award for her palatial interiors inspired by iconic hotels and residences around the world.
MYS FINEST NEW SUPERYACHT AWARD
The most prestigious prize of the ceremony, the MYS Finest New Superyacht award, was also presented to Excellence. A well deserved second win for this incredible superyacht featuring futuristic exterior shapes and modern interior design.
125 superyachts featured at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show, 44 of which were new launches. This represents the largest fleet exhibited since 1991.
The FunAir Toy Island is a brand new yacht inflatable which will be launched at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show which runs from 25 – 28 September in Port Hercule.
The Toy Island is designed to dock a variety of watercrafts and can be attached to a superyacht as an extension of the swim platform or tethered to trail behind. Alternatively, it can also be tethered from a beach or jetty and used to securely dock watercrafts during beach days.
Along with the usual Jet Skis the Toy Island is engineered to fit foiling boards and sailboats that have fins. It features a V shape indent which allows the user to moor their e-foil or foiling sailboat close to the Toy Island with the fin sitting safely in the V.
The Toy Island can hold four Jet Skis or sailing dinghies, two SeaBobs, two eFoils, Jet Surf or SUPS and several guests. It features a central seat so owners and their family can sit down to rest between activities, swap safety gear, add flippers or wait for other guests. Guests can easily walk up and out of the sea thanks to the FunAir Sea Stairs included on each Toy Island.
All FunAir products including the Toy Island are designed to pack light and tight and are easy for crew to deploy. The packed dimensions are 120 x 80 x 40cm, with a weight of 105KG. Inflated the Toy Island measures 6m x 6m at its largest points.
Visitors to the Monaco Yacht Show can see the Toy Island deployed on the water outside the Captains and Crew Lounge, next to the Monaco Yacht Club. FunAir are an official partner of the show and have exclusive use of the in water display and dock area at the C&C Lounge. They will also have their beach set up with loungers and day bed set up on the dock for visitors to come and relax during the show.
Year round sunshine, exotic landscapes and exhilarating water sports conditions are not the only reasons to visit this newly popular superyacht destination.
The Canary Island of Lanzarote is perfectly placed en route from Europe to the Caribbean and is the closest land to the Atlantic crossing. Three luxury marinas and the Tourism board on the island have partnered to form Lanzarote Superyacht Destination having extended their superyacht services and shipyard facilities to accommodate superyachts up to 110 metres.
Long and short term berthing is available and the experienced shipyard can accept extensive refits and repairs, meaning the island is already earning a solid reputation within the yachting community.
Always a popular destination for the sailing community who like to take a break and source provisions before sailing to America or the Caribbean, Lanzarote is celebrated for the near perfect year round climate and water sports conditions as well as having excellent tax benefits.
Three established luxury marinas each with its own personality and selection of world-class restaurants, bars and international stores provide a total of 1368 berths and 34 convenient superyacht berths.
The recently upgraded shipyard now has hoisting facilities that include a giant 820-tonne travel lift, over 20,000m² of yard area, two deep keel pits and a range of specialist services.
In 2015 Lanzarote was the first destination to receive Biosphere Responsible Tourism certification as a fully sustainable destination. The eco-friendly culture is ingrained into daily life on the island. You will be offered sustainable alternatives to most throw away items, provisioning can be done with minimal packaging, and for those yachts staying a while for a refit or repair, there is no better place to research and find materials that sit well with your own green policies.
Lanzarote has a gentle and temperate year-round climate, protected from major weather systems, making access for yachts easy throughout the year. The small amount of annual rainfall brings a welcome advantage for completing external painting or lengthy varnishing jobs, and offers ideal conditions for experiencing some of the curated superyacht island experiences now available.
Visiting the unique national parks full of extinct volcanoes should be high on your to do list, as well as enjoying some of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions in the world. Perhaps shopping at Dolce and Gabbana or Gucci without leaving the marina is more your bag, or having your own private tour of the most unusual vineyards you will ever have the pleasure of visiting.
foodies amongst you will find Spanish and South American dishes intertwined
with traditional berber recipes and elegant Mediterranean flavours.
Bib Gourmand restaurants blend world cuisine with traditional favourites that focus on locally sourced, organic ingredients and deliver simple dishes that are all about the taste and less about the ceremony.
The local white wine is truly outstanding and really must be tasted. The volcanic soil brings a uniquely fertile taste and the island has a number of hugely successful vineyards. The local cheeses compliment this wonderfully and are a delicacy in their own right. Delicious craft beers are a recent development with several emerging breweries creating beers each with their own personalities.
This wonderful destination will be hosting a celebration during Monaco Yacht Show at booth DS1 just inside the entrance closest to Rascasse. Please join the team and share their famously delicious Lanzarote wines and cheese, complimented with music played by world class DJs. The celebration starts at 17:00 on Thursday 26th September. See you there!