The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Taking a visit to Monaco by air or sea? From the 125 plus yachts making an appearance, here are 8 that you need to know about...

Port Hercules, Monaco – right now the epicentre of everything that matters in the yacht world. A place to congregate: for owners (current and future), charterers, designers and decision-makers, and of course the boats themselves.

Last week, we brought you the 6 trends to look out for at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018, alongside an entire Yachting Forecast in the September/October issue of Gentleman’s Journal. And now’s the time to get down to business, the business of the boats themselves, as 26th September is almost upon us.

With over 125 on display, including 40 new launches, even the most dedicated may struggle to take it all in. So let the Gentleman’s Journal point you in the way of 8 boats not to miss, from the all-out luxury superyachts to the smaller, speedier superstars.

For a touch of timeless glamour: Haida 1929

The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Courtesy of: Krupp Germaniawerft, Adam Lay
Chartered by: Edmiston
The lowdown: Over 90 years old and still epitomising all that is class on the seas, Haida 1929 has been beautifully restored, to include 3 cinema areas and even a barbershop. She’s a new kind of timeless, as our GJ produced film proves. Sail back in time with her.

Vital stats

  • Length: 71m
  • Sleeps: 12 guests, 7 cabins, 18 crew
  • Top speed: 11.5 knots
  • Cruising speed: 10.5 knots
The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

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For where the party’s at: Herculina

The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Courtesy of: Feadship, Glade Johnson Design
For sale from: Cecil Wright
The lowdown: “She is a phenomenal example of the over engineered Feadships of the late 1990s,” Henry Smith, Yacht Broker at Cecil Wright, tells GJ. “She has been upgraded and updated, her hull and superstructure completely repainted and new teak laid throughout in 2016. A highlight? Her expansive sundeck, featuring a bar and a large Jacuzzi, is outstanding for a yacht of this length.”

Vital stats

  • Length: 49m
  • Sleeps: 10 guests, 5 cabins, 11 crew
  • Top speed: 16 knots
  • Cruising speed: 15 knots
The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Herculina

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For raising both your pulse and your profile: Checkmate

The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Courtesy of: Wally Yachts
For sale from: Ocean Independence
The lowdown: Just look at her, and then look again. This fully custom built, 51-ton vessel wouldn’t be out of place with Bond or, indeed, a Bond villain at the wheel. With her Kamewa jets, this stunning Wally Power 75 can reach speeds of up to 42 knots, so be sure to hold onto your hat (or Martini, shaken not stirred)!

Vital stats

  • Length: 22.9m
  • Sleeps: 8 people, 4 staterooms, 2 crew
  • Top speed: 42 knots
  • Cruising speed: 30 knots
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For your own floating beach club: Aquarius

The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Courtesy of: Amels, Terence Disdale
Chartered by: Edmiston
The lowdown: A craft with masterfully navigates the tricky balancing act of maintaining a low-profile, sleek shape — whilst packing a serious punch once you step inside. With a staggering amount of space, the extended 27 metre sun deck shades the main dining area which can comfortably seat 18 guests. A swim-jet pool, jacuzzi, cinema screen, and quadruple sunbed with a dining area create the atmosphere of an exclusive beach club. For those looking to get a little adventurous, it’s also equipped with a vast array of water sports equipment including a 10 metre water slide.

Vital stats

  • Length: 67m
  • Sleeps: 12 guests, 6 cabins, 17 crew
  • Cruising Speed: 15 knots
  • Top Speed: 17 knots
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For adventures in sea, sand and sky: Planet Nine

The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Courtesy of: Admiral, Tim Heywood
Chartered by: Edmiston
The lowdown: One for explorers, coming fitted with a superb specification including her MD 902 Explorer helicopter, hangar and landing pad. Inside you’ll find a lift connecting all five decks, with the owner enjoying an entire level that creates a private 3000 sq ft apartment. As you walk to one of five double suites, you will pass the steam room and beach club with its spectacular sea terrace. Designed for extreme conditions, this craft is perfect for local exploration or just a lot of fun. Go inside yourself with our GJ film.

Vital stats

  • Length: 73m
  • Sleeps: 12 guests, 9 cabins, 20 crew
  • Cruising Speed: 14 knots
  • Top Speed: 16 knots
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For going big across the board: Illusion Plus

The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Courtesy of: Pride Mega Yachts
For sale from: Y.CO
The lowdown: Subtle? With four interior lounges, two dining rooms, two jacuzzis (including one with a waterfall), a gym, sauna, steam room, massage area and a four-deck elevator, this offering is anything but. But that’s not all that lies within – Pride also worked closely with Rolls-Royce to create a diesel-electric propulsion system, so Illusion Plus is ultra-efficient and quiet, without compromising on speed.

Vital stats

  • Length: 88.5m
  • Sleeps: 12 guests, 8 cabins, 25 crew
  • Cruising Speed: 15 knots
  • Top Speed: 17 knots
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For exploring unchartered waters: Galileo G

The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Courtesy of:Perini Navi, Philippe Briand
For sale from: Burgess
The lowdown: If you’re looking for a yacht to reach the hitherto unexplored areas of the oceans then this is the one you need to check out at this year’s MYS. This ice-class Vitruvius expedition yacht comes fully equipped with a full set of tenders including a fully custom 9.5 metre Zodiac Hurricane expedition RIB.

Vital stats

  • Length: 55m
  • Sleeps: 10, 5 cabins, 11 crew
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots
  • Top speed: 16 knots
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For a breath of fresh air: OKTO

The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

Courtesy of: ISA Yachts, Alberto Pinto
For sale from: Camper & Nicholsons
For charter from: Y.CO
The lowdown: We’re not just talking about a breath of fresh sea air; OKTO looks like nothing else on the water. Broker Alex Lees-Buckley tells us a little more about it: “This is built to the highest standards for worldwide cruising, offering accommodation for 11 guests in six cabins with Alberto Pinto decor and striking lines. It’s very attractively priced.” This is a distinctly modern machine; chromium exterior spaces lead into Pinto’s interior of modern, Art Deco-influenced design. It’s a refreshing alternative to the many yacht interiors that are dominated by an overabundance of gold.

Vital stats

  • Length: 66.4m
  • Sleeps: 10 guests, 5 cabins, 17 crew
  • Cruising speed: 16 knots
  • Top speed: 18 knots
The most talked-about boats at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show

OKTO

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