FunAir Loungers beach set up

Unforgettable Beach Days with FunAir at Monaco Yacht Show

In addition to the adrenaline pumping FunAir Yacht Slides, Climbing Walls and other superyacht toys built for action and adventure, FunAir also know exactly how to relax….. In partnership with the beach days theme at the official Captains and Crew Lounge at Monaco Yacht Show this year, FunAir will be launching three new to market products, perfect for an unforgettable superyacht beach experience.

Outside the Lounge on Quay Louis II visitors will be able to find the new Twin Escape floating on the water. Two detachable beach loungers sit on a stable platform that can float out in the shallows to enhance any beach excursion. The Twin Escape is 3.5m x 3m when deployed and comes with their patented Sea Stairs that help you elegantly step right out of the water and onto the relaxing Escape. Perfect for sunbathing, enjoying time with friends, or perhaps a private chat with drinks out on the ocean.

FunAir Twin Escape

If you like to feel the sand between your toes then you can detach the loungers for beach use and pair them with the second new MYS products launch; the Wave Lounger. FunAir have redesigned their superyacht beach lounger and created a unique, ergonomic flow that is stylish, eye-catching and comfortable. The inflatable Wave Loungers take just a couple of minutes to inflate and deflate, and allow crew to pack multiple loungers on even the smallest tender, making beach set up for larger groups quick and easy. The Wave Loungers can be colour customised and have optional luxury fitted covers available through a FunAir partner. They weigh just 10kg and are around 2.2m long and 85cm wide.

FunAir Wave Loungers

For the starfish amongst you the third product launching at MYS gives you even more space to sit back and beach out. The FunAir Daybed is a double width inflatable beach lounger that can accommodate couples in love, a hoard of kids or give those who like to sunbathe in style all the space they need to stretch out and starfish.

FunAir Inflatable Loungers beach set up

The day bed is an easy to lift 17kg and is 230cm long and 158cm wide. Also available in custom colours and with luxury fitted covers. The Wave loungers and Daybed will be on display outside the Captain and Crew Lounge during Monaco Yacht Show on the dock next to the on-water Twin Escape.

Visitors to the show are invited to come and try out the beach set up for themselves and to experience what total beach comfort really feels like. Captains and crew can also chill out on two loungers stationed upstairs in the private crew lounge where they will be complimenting the interior beach themed space.

To find out more about FunAir and their incredible inflatables head to www.funair.com

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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

 

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.

MYS2018 100 Days to Go

100 Days to the Monaco Yacht Show

On June 26th, 100 days before the 28th edition of the show, the Monaco Yacht Show launched it’s countdown with an exclusive cocktail reception at the Monaco heliport. One hundred guests including partners, exhibiting companies and private clients of the show were in attendance to discuss their participation in MYS2018, which promises to be a new and exceptional edition with the most outstanding superyachts on the planet exhibiting in Port Hercules.

Earlier in the evening Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of the MYS, held a press conference in which the show actions to attract future superyacht clients were presented.

Gaëlle Tallarida highlighted the projects reserved for private customers who will be visiting the show. The MYS VIP visit program and the public relations events hosted abroad to promote the show and the superyacht industry to a high-profile audience were included, as well as the Monaco Yacht Summit and the Sapphire Experience.

MYS2018 Monacair coacktail event

The 3rd edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit will be taking place on the eve of the show, 25th September. The event is attended by a delegation of pre-qualified participants interested in embarking on a yachting experience. The Summit includes mini-lectures and discussions with a panel of notable experts in the yachting industry, examining the questions future yacht buyers and charterers should be asking to ensure success in their ventures.

Developed by the Monaco Yacht Show this year, the Sapphire Experience is reserved exclusively for future superyacht charterers and owners to experience superyachting. With private visits of the show’s most magnificent superyachts, a VIP Monaco Bay boat visit, evening receptions of the show’s partners, lunch at the MYS official restaurant and the benefit of the VIP services during the show the Sapphire Experience promises to give a truly memorable first time superyachting experience.

MYS2018 & Monacair cocktail reception

The all new configuration for the 2018 floating exhibition, displaying 120 superyachts was also unveiled at the event. The superyachts on display this year average in length at 49 metres. Of these 120 yachts there will be around 40 new luxury yachts making their debut at the show. On the quays the exhibition areas will be dedicated to the yachting and luxury sectors, as well as thematic areas related to the superyacht lifestyle such as the Car Deck, Tenders & Toys and Starboard is back for it’s second time at the show. A brand new area will be introduced for MYS 2018, the Art Pavillion will be dedicated to the exhibition of sensational art works.

For more information about the show head to www.monacoyachtshow.com

 

Tunisia view sea mountains

Exploring Tunisia as a Superyacht Destination

Superyachts have been flocking back to the wonderfully exotic Tunisia after the over-cautious travel ban was lifted last year. We were very privileged to be invited for a tour by the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism and are happy to share the beauty of this northern African, French/British speaking country which is a mere 90 minute sail from Sardinia.

view over Sidi Bou said, Tunisia

Tunisia is blessed with several superyacht marinas, including Port Yasmine near Hammamet, Bizerte and Port Marina de Gammarth. They have been a popular destination, welcoming the Mediterrranean superyacht community for many years due to excellent quality duty free fuel, customs and immigration departments who make any paperwork as easy as possible, and as a provisioning stop to take advantage of Tunisia’s world class fresh local produce.

As well as the advantages of being a non-EU country so close to the Mediterranean, Tunisia is a hub of history and culture and makes a fantastic destination for owners and charter guests keen to explore outside the usual yacht spots. French is Tunisia’s second language and all residents are taught French from a very early age, as well as English in more recent years so there won’t be a language barrier with anyone you meet.

Street in Tunisia

Tunisia has a rich cultural heritage having been settled in by the Moors and the Romans. Carthage and its world famous ruins are breathtaking and only 30 minutes or so from popular Hammammet in the north. Hammammet also has fantastic shopping in both traditional souks and new, very modern shopping malls with lots of brands names you know and love.

view of ruins at carthage, Tunisia

The Bardo museum houses rich displays of Tunisian history within the walls of Husseinite palace, as well as an additional contemporary building added on to increase exhibition space. As well as Roman sarcophaguses, Punic jewels and precious cargo from a Roman ship wreck, the museum is home to the largest collection of mosaics in the world. These mosaics are astounding and must be seen in person to fully appreciate the sheer magnitude of work that went into these masterpieces.

Bardo Museum Mosaic

Sidi Bou Said is also very much worthy of a visit. This is the picture perfect, idyllic village you‘ll see in many depictions of Tunisia. Built on a hill over looking a lovely small leisure marina with stunning mountain ranges in view across the bay, this is the place to experience the Tunisian picture you probably have in your mind. Full of boutique restaurants you will be spoiled for choice and we definitely recommend visiting Café Sidi Chebaane for the best views, a great mint tea, and pastries to die for.

Beautiful top view of seaside and cafe terrace in Sidi Bou Said. Tunisia, North Africa

Moving south we start to find places made famous in some very recognizable TV and films. Monty Python’s Life of Brian was filmed in Monastir, in and around a Ribat (castle) that was also a monastery at one point. Whether you are a fan or not, we highly recommend a visit to this beautiful place.

Slightly further south, you will find El Djem and its huge and very well maintained amphitheatre. Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 the amphitheatre continues to be a cultural centre with theatre, opera and a range of classical and modern music performed there. The Romans seem to know a lot about building practical and beautiful structures and the ambiance and sound quality in this epic architecture are exquisite.

the Roman Amphitheatre of El Jem Tunisia

A little further south again and its back to film sets from one of the most famous films of all time. Located at a place called Tozeur  you will find the film set for parts of the very first, original Star Wars: A New Hope, and the fictional Tatooine is also named after the real life city Tataouine in Tunisia. Tataouine also appeared in The X-Files – in the end of the The X-Files movie as Foum Tataouine, making this a double movie buff destination!

Town featured in Starwars in the Sahara Desert, Tunisia

While you are in the southern part of the country, at the start of the Sahara desert, you can experience all sorts of desert activities. Night camping, camel riding trips and 4×4 motor cross days are very popular and usually come with a team of local residents who will cook you traditional Tunisian cuisine in stone earth ovens, or you can bring your own provisions if you prefer.

Camel caravan going through the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert, Morocco.

The sublime team at Yacht Services Tunisia are the best superyacht contacts you could have in this area. Founders Kim and Duncan sailed into Tunisia 12 years ago and never left. They know every corner of Tunisian life and can take care of everything you could possible need during your visit. They also have great taste in wine and food so be sure to take advantage of their recommendations.

YS Tunisia have offices in Port Yasmine, Bizerte and Marina Gammarth, have excellent relationships with customs and immigration and can deal with all the paperwork before you even arrive. Then they can arrange for bunkering, provisioning and organise the most fantastic trips to some of Tunisia’s famous places.

Rows of colourful spices piled high in the Tunisian Souk

We particularly like the YS Tunisia ‘Follow Me’ program for yachts that wish to experience everything Tunisia has to offer. They meet you in the northern tip of Tunisia usually in Bizerte, and then follow your yacht along the coast line meeting up with you along the way to take you and your guests on cultural trips, picturesque viewpoints, shopping in the souks, and out to experience the delectable Tunisian foods at the very best restaurants. The same team follows you for the entire trip and is on call to help with anything you might need at a moments notice.

We can’t finish without mentioning the taste sensations on offer. Tunisia doesn’t import very much food at all and are almost self-sufficient. Most foods, herbs and spices are freshly and organically grown in their rich soils. They have excellent, I mean really excellent olive oil and their beef, lamb and chicken is also free range and chemical free. Tunisia is named after the Tuna run and the Med’s finest tuna skirt the coast and end up on the plates of locals and visitors alike.

Le Pirate Restaurant Sidi Bou Said Marina

We love that almost every coastal restaurant has its own little fishing team. Rather than commercial fishermen bringing in the catch of the day, each restaurant goes out in a little boat sand catches the fish they will need. The seas are clean and well stocked throughout Tunisia, and we enjoyed some of the finest fresh fish we have ever tasted. Yacht chefs regularly come and stock up their freezers with meat and fish and save an absolute fortune whilst buying some of the best produce in the world.

We hope you add Tunisia back into your travel itinerates for 2018 and for anything you need at all, we recommend you contact Kim and Duncan at Yacht Services Tunisia by emailing info@ys-tunisia.com, calling +216 98364875 or visiting their website ys-tunisia.com.

FunAir Yacht Slide

Yacht Slide delivered in time to save a Superyacht Charter

The FunAir Hanger Yacht Slide is part of the in stock, QuickShip range at FunAir and fits all mid range superyachts with a rail to water height of four to six metres. It’s the lightest, fastest and easiest yacht slide to deploy for charter guests. Purposely engineered to provide maximum fun on the yacht, while taking minimal storage space and effort to deploy for crew.

Having saved many charters over the last three seasons, this FunAir Yacht Slide can be shipped globally within 24 hours. This means if you are a charter broker with a potential client who specifically asks for a slide, and the charter booking depends on it, only FunAir can ensure their dreams are delivered in plenty of time.

If you are a yacht owner, Captain or senior crew-member who needs a slide in a hurry to inflate the fun, then FunAir has the Hanger Yacht Slide in stock, in multiple locations globally to get you what you need, faster than ever before.

Special Features
Set up time is just 30 minutes.

You’ll find non-slip material on the steps for worry free fun.

The slide is made from ultra-slick, commercial grade vinyl with FR and UV ratings giving guests smoother sliding and even more fun.

There is no need for a cover sheet, which reduces weight and pack down size, and removes those sneaky, hidden areas that can trap water and risk mould on other products.

Rapidflate™ is FunAir’s patented system that Inflates and deflates FunAir slides six times faster than traditional methods.

316 stainless steel crane straps and reinforced crew lifting handles make sure handling is super easy, and there is minimal risk of rips or tears.

Integrated water distribution with a simple hose connection provides continuous water flow for the fastest sliding.

Every FunAir inflatable comes with a three year limited warranty.

Dimensions
Slide: 4M – 6.5M
Packed: 110cm x 90cm x 80cm, 158kg.

Accessories:
Rapidflate™ Pump
Blower
Storage Wrap
Repair Kit
Unbeatable customer service.

To find out more about custom Yacht Slides visit www.funair.com/products/yacht-slides

The Superyacht Show advert with a lady sat on a yacht looking out to sea

The Superyacht Show

Barcelona and One Ocean Port Vell continue to be in the superyacht limelight with the recent announcement of The Superyacht Show hosted by the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) to follow straight on from the MYBA Charter Show (23 – 26 April 2018), and the Palma Superyacht Show (27 April – 1 May 2018).

The Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) has revealed plans for an exciting new superyacht show with a fresh, unique and appealing format. THE SUPERYACHT SHOW will take place from 2-5 May 2018 in OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona. It will offer buyers and charterers, as well as their brokers and representatives, the opportunity to step on board some of the finest superyachts in the world, in an exclusive and private setting. Complementing the on-water display will be a hand-picked selection of some of the world’s premier luxury products and lifestyle brands.

Traditionally, boat shows have a strong business-to-business element whereby industry professionals come together to trade specialist products and services. These are essential elements for builders and operators, but they’re not conducive to creating a truly “luxury experience” for yacht buyers. THE SUPERYACHT SHOW will be a client-centric showcase that delivers the optimum buyer experience by attracting the highest quality superyachts and yachting companies, the most prestigious sponsors, global luxury brands, and the most discerning visitors. The quayside experience for the ultra-high net worth clients and their representatives is specifically designed to be relaxed, elegant and enjoyable.

Jonathan Beckett, President of LYBRA comments: “Our long-term plans are ambitious but also realistic. The idea of a client-focused show was put forward several years ago and we’ve been working on the details for quite some time. We have a great team in place and while our expectations for the first year are modest, I’m confident we’re laying a very solid foundation for the future. 2018 will see the participation of all our member companies and in 2019 we aim to incorporate a number of top quality shipyards and other exhibitors. Everyone is welcome to visit the show since our ultimate aim is to benefit the clients, brokers and the industry as a whole.”

Eric Blair, Secretary General of LYBRA adds: “The collective fleet of superyachts that LYBRA members represent for sale and charter is hugely significant. Our members are acutely aware of their responsibility to exhibit their client’s vessels at a time and place that is most likely to produce serious enquiries from qualified buyers. Over time, we therefore plan to develop the show into the definitive, pre-summer buying opportunity in the Mediterranean. The LYBRA members have both the ability and desire to bring together a world-class display. Our members’ long-term vision is not simply to create another superyacht show; their vision is to create THE SUPERYACHT SHOW.

The inaugural event will be held in the private marina of OneOcean Port Vell in the heart of Barcelona. Ignacio Erroz, General Manager of OneOcean Port Vell observes: “The luxury world is changing. Affluent clients are now increasingly driven by lifestyle experiences, creativity and individuality. They seek experiences that are inspiring and interesting. OneOcean Port Vell and our beautiful, vibrant city of Barcelona can offer an abundance of incredible things to see and do. We’re delighted to welcome THE SUPERYACHT SHOW and to host a world-class fleet that adds yet another attraction to the myriad wonders of our city.”

A strictly limited number of exhibitors and sponsors are being invited to participate in 2018. If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please visit: www.thesuperyachtshow.com

Porto Mirabello

Porto Mirabello is the Ideal location for for winter berthing

Porto Mirabello would like to encourage yacht owners to consider berthing their yachts in their marina during the winter. There are many benefits to choosing Porto Mirabello including protection against weather conditions, security and the beautiful area in which the only dedicated luxury marina in Italy is situated.

Protection against the elements

Porto Mirabello sits safely in the middle of the Gulf of Poets, one of the most protected bays in Europe, without depth problems. The natural shape of the Gulf of La Spezia, the depth of the bay and the breakwater offer optimal protection against any adverse weather conditions, and the surrounding mountains maintain a mild climate and a breeze that is perfect for sailing.

Security

There is guaranteed maximum security in the port via 90 of the latest generation surveillance cameras that are active 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year and the port is ISPS compliant (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code), which calls for a series of procedures to ensure a safe and serene stay for guests.

 

Porto Mirabello

Great Location

Porto Mirabello is a megayacht hub with a concentration of world-class shipyards within 22 nautical miles of the marina. Part of the most important Italian nautical region, there is also a smaller local shipyard in Port Mirabello itself.

Linked by a graceful footbridge to the town of La Spezia, the port is very close to tourist destinations of enormous historical and natural value like Tuscany, Lerici, Porto Venere, Cinque Terre and Portofino.

Porto Mirabello is alive all year round with many facilities both in and around the port for Owners and crew, including:

  • Poets Lounge terrace in the private Megayacht Quay.
  • Multilingual concierge always available to organise weekly sports, recreational activities and excursions.
  • Customs office for clearance.
  • Technogym® fitness centre.
  • Restaurants and bars open in shifts throughout the winter.
  • Glamorous shopping destination Forte Dei Marmi is a short drive away.
  • Milan can be reached by helicopter in less than 45 minutes.

To find out more about winter berths and making Porto Mirabello your home from home please email portomirabello@globalsuperyachtmarketing.com

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Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Tenders and Toys

Monaco Yacht Show launches Tenders & Toys: A new exhibition devoted to superyacht tenders and toys

Visitors to the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show will discover a brand-new exhibition area devoted entirely to the trendiest luxury tenders and water toys on the market.

The creation of the Tenders & Toys zone at the 2017 Show is the MYS’ response to the yachting industry’s goal to attract a new, younger, superyacht clientele. Entertainment is one of the leading criteria in the selection of a yacht to buy or charter with the new generation of superyacht enthusiasts. 

Brokerage companies recognize that one of the criteria of a successful charter experience depends on the diversity of the leisure equipment and water toys available on board.

Located on Quai Albert Ier, Tenders & Toys will display fifteen or so tenders on two sites, one on the quay (in the extension of the Dutch HISWA pavilion) and the other on the water (opposite the Car Deck and the Starboard). Yacht owners, skippers and future clients will be able to choose their tenders from among the variety of products on view in Tenders & Toys. A wide range of tenders exists, with different characteristics for different functions – transfer to a marina, beaching on a wilder coastline, a gentle jaunt or a sportier outing – but the trend in the market is towards ever-larger boats offering performance and comfort equivalent to that of superyachts.

Tenders & Toys will thus raise the curtain on the elegant Mazu Yacht Thirtyeight, a 12m open launch for sea-going trips, or the latest Gozzo model from the Italian yard Apreamare, just introduced on 1 September. Maori Yachts will launch its new 17m tender whose ingenious design and superb performance should fulfil even the wildest dreams of its clients.

Cox Marine is coming with its new diesel engine, already hailed as a genuine revolution with a range three times greater than the average for conventional petrol engines. For its first participation in the Monaco Yacht Show Compass Tenders, double prizewinner at the Showboats Design Awards, will be highlighting its expertise in the manufacture to order of one-off tenders for superyachts. As for water toys, Tenders & Toys will present in particular a sea-kart, the new all-carbon version of which will be unveiled at the MYS, an electric surf board, and the very first underwater drone, along with a whole range of nautical accessories and inflatable structures for fun with friends or family.

The new Tenders & Toys zone will complement the range of tenders exhibited for some years already at the Monaco Yacht Show. Visitors can see another 21 tenders afloat on the Quai Jarlan, a private submarine by U-Boat Worx in the Darse Sud Plongeur zone or that of the American manufacturer Triton displayed at the entrance to the Parvis Piscine tent. And of course, two helicopters, the Agusta AW 169 (Tenders & Toys) and Bell Helicopter’s Bell 429 (entrance to the Parvis Piscine tent)!

Practical information:

Tenders & Toys

Site: Quai Antoine Ier – Port Hercule

Opening times: 10 am – 6.30 pm

Access: On presentation of a valid accreditation (Quai Antoine Ier entrance)

Full list of exhibitors: www.exhibitors.monacoyachtshow.com

Porto Mirabello superyacht marina

A Season of Success for Porto Mirabello, La Spezia, Italy.

Still a relatively new marina, built out of the sea in 2010, Porto Mirabello is enjoying a very busy and successful summer season in 2017.

This year they have noticed a marked increase in seasonal transits hosting 55 % more superyachts in 2017 compared to the previous year.  As the only dedicated luxury marina for superyachts up to 130m in Italy, many of the most exclusive yachts have stayed at the port in the last few months including MY Savannah, MY Main, MY Grace E, MY BookEnds, MY Just J’s, MY Achillies, MY Emuna, MY Romea, MY Samar and MY Serenity.

Owner of the marina, Alessandro Menozzi commented, “We have worked hard to ensure our marina has all the services and facilities needed for busy yachts. We make life easy for Captains who visit the marina, providing a 7* multilingual concierge team who will solve any problem, and help to make staying at the marina the preferred choice for every yacht.

Our Wellness Centre, 11 restaurants and bars, 25m swimming pool, private BBQ terrace and gourmet food delivery service mean that crew can facilitate a quick turn over between charters, and find time to relax in the marina.”

 

Porto Mirabello, Poets Lounge Terrace

 

Location plays an important role in deciding which port to visit, whether you are a charter or private vessel. Porto Mirabello, in La Spezia is in the middle of a city full of cultural highlights, and next to the most prestigious locations in Italy such as Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio and Portofino. Porto Venere is just 2NM, Forte Marmi a short car journey and you can be in Milan in 45 minutes from the helicopter pad. The marina, nestled in the Gulf of Poets, is also among the most sheltered in the world.

Security has been an important factor in why more yachts have stayed at Porto Mirabello. The team has achieved the approval of the Port Facility Security Plan, which is necessary for the alignment of the harbour structure for the International Ship and Port Facilities Security Code certification. This means the marina has greater control measures in place for access to areas intended to host yachts greater than 500 tons, and owners and Captains can enjoy a completely private space in the Megayacht Quay and Poets Lounge and Terrace.

Porto Mirabello offers a unique combination of an elegant, clean and luxurious marina with top level superyacht services, packaged with the convenience of having a dedicated shipyard on site, and the back up of 80% of the most important Italian shipyards within 22 NM of the port.

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