Monaco: where the rich and beautiful come to play; where there are more billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the world; and where you will always find three things: supercars, superyachts, and supermodels. But there is a lot more to yachting than that.
Last month, the “Who’s Who” of the yachting industry converged in Monaco to celebrate the industry’s achievements and look to the future. With dozens of yachts on display, Haute Time takes a look at eight of the most anticipated, most talked about projects that are sure to keep the yacht world buzzing for quite some time.
Oceanco’s 90m A717 M/Y DAR
Fresh off the heels of its 2018 Yacht of The Year Award in Cannes, and this year’s MYS Exterior Design and Finest New Yacht Awards is Oceanco and Luiz DeBasto’s M/Y DAR (nicknamed Project Shark).
DAR’s unyielding grit, grace, and overall design are inspired by the hammerhead shark. Panoramic 2.3m (7.5 ft) floor-to-ceiling views at aft, port, and starboard, allow for unfettered access to the marine environment and the outdoor spaces.
The upper deck includes 12 staterooms, including a private owner’s apartment, an alfresco dining area, rich leather panels, 3-D lacquer, and bas-reliefs for decor, courtesy of Nuvolari Lenard. What is more, Project Shark features a waterfall over the pool from the deck above. And much like the striking beauty of the hammerhead, one doesn’t fully appreciate its magnificence until you are close up on it.
Turquoise’s 77m Flagship M/Y GO
Photo: Guillaume Plisson
Meet the much-anticipated 77m flagship, M/Y GO from the Turkish shipyard, Turquoise. Formerly Project NB63, GO is Turquoise’s contemporary, luxurious flagship and represents the shipyards most dramatic design to date. With its signature Turquoise painted hull, GO’s layout includes five spacious decks serviced by a central elevator operational from the beach club to open sundeck, including beach a lounge, bar, and massage room.
Crafted by H2 Yacht Design, the main deck hosts the salon, living and dining area, offers extensive group seating on the aft deck, 2 VIP staterooms, 3 large doubles, and 2 twin cabins. A 5m swimming pool gracefully joins the raised deck to the whale tail fins that support the main satellite domes. Were that not enough, GO sports a 12m garage for a 9.6m Pascoe Limousine tender and an 8.6m day tender. So, yeah.
Rossinavi’s 50m FLYING DAGGER
Flying Dagger, is the stunning 50m project from luxury Italian yacht builder, Rossinavi. Though technically a water jet boat, the fully custom designed yacht launched for sea trials in April of this year in Viareggio and was officially unveiled to the public at the Monaco Yacht Show. With exterior design from the Venice-based Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design, the robust silhouette is marked by a sporty, semi-displacement aluminium hull and superstructure.
The main salon features three floor-to-ceiling glass doors maximize onboard viewing; a grand master bedroom comes with a private terrace; four spacious external decks are spread across three floors allow for entertaining, dining and relaxing; and, along with the main deck, a sprawling sundeck features a metallic and woven metal canopy that protect from sunlight.
With a travel range of 3,300 nautical miles, a top speed of 31 knots and cruising speed of 24 knots, said design elements make the yacht incredibly versatile. Flying Dagger also boasts an 8.85m beam below the 500 GT mark, a draft of 2.19m, and has three MTU 16V 2000 M96L (2,600 hp) diesel engines.
Lurssen’s 92.5m KISMET
Although built by Lurssen in 2014 and designed by Espen Oeino, Kismet is still very much ahead of its time. Available for charter and sale for the first time with Moran Yacht & Ship, the brainchild of billionaire NFL franchise owner, Shahid Khan, the 95.2m (13.8m beam) Kismet is a custom motor yacht outfitted to accommodate 12 guests in 7 cabins (including 2 VIP suites), has three outdoor lounges spaces, a pool and hot tub complex that is every bit as opulent as its extravagant, high-profile passengers.
Kismet comes with its very own cinema, a full-service spa, indoor/outdoor dining spaces for twelve (bar included), and a formal interior dining room with a staircase that leads to the ballroom (as one would expect). There are also two helipads, one on the foredeck, doubling as a basketball court; the other, an outdoor lounge. The upper foredeck also boasts a large mosaic-tiled pool with an inset jacuzzi.
The Reymond Langton-designed “Champagne & Caviar” interior concept features a double-height main salon spanning the main and upper deck aft via a sweeping staircase perfect for nightcaps or a hot cup of morning joe. Cruising at 14 knots and a maximum speed of 17 knots, Kismet can effortlessly reach 6,000 nautical miles from 220,000 fuel tanks.
Burgess’ 55.7m GALILEO G
Galileo G, although one of 25 yachts on display from Burgess, stands out, not least because the 55.7m beauty is an ice-class Vitruvius expedition yacht that is instantly recognizable. Striking lines, a dark blue hull, and fully functional with ice classed capabilities, make Galileo G the penultimate seaworthy vessel.
Conceived by Philippe Briand, Galileo G is a proven off the beaten path explorer with a range of 9,000 nautical miles. She has a comprehensive diving set-up, a large inventory of tenders, and includes a fully customized 9.5m Zodiac Hurricane expedition RIB. Galileo G accommodates 10 guests in 5 cabins, a crew of 11, and reaches top speed at 16 knots; cruising speed, 12 knots. Other showings from Burgess include Anna I, Barbara, Cloud 9, Anna, and Excellence V, to name a few.
Hessen’s 51m IRISHA
Hessen’s Harrison Eidsgaard-designed 51m semi-displacement, fully customized motor yacht, Irisha, is on deck and does not disappoint. Snow White in colour, Irisha features a midnight blue main deck, characterized by a spectacular indoor-outdoor winter garden with sliding glass doors, a living area for spacious dining, seats 14 with an extension that accommodates 22 and reaches tops out at 25 knots.
The aggressive, fighter jet-inspired vessel boasts a sporty raised wheelhouse constructed in 3D curved glass sheets are among the largest produced in Europe; the hull features a custom metallic Pacific Blue which, in sunlight, transforms wonderfully from hues of metallic blue to dark olive-green; and the sky lounge comes with a cinema screen, projector, and—get this—a wet bar for those all-important tête-a-têtes. Timeless.
CRN’s 50m M/Y LATONA
This year, CRN and Ferretti Group announces the world premiere of M/Y Latona. At 50 metres in length, the Latona stands out for her classical, timeliness profile, style, and elegance. Delivered in May, the Italian Atelier’s latest masterpiece draws its inspiration from the ‘Superconero’ of the 1960s. Latona also marks the success of a new joint project between CRN and Zuccon International Project.
From the wide Mediterranean-style sundeck to the lounge area at the bow, the outdoor living areas and the al fresco dining area, located aft to the terraces, overlook the sea. Complete with four decks and an underdeck, The Latona can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests in five cabins, including the master cabin, two VIP cabins and two double cabins. Latona also fits a crew of 9, including the Captain.
Tankoa’s 72M S701 M/Y SOLO
Finally, Francesco Paszkowski‘s debut of Tankoa Yachts’ 72m S701 M/Y Solo won the MYS Environmental Award. Although reminiscent of the 69m Suerte (S693), Solo is 3m longer with a larger volume at 1,600 + GRT.
Other key differences include underwater exhausts allowing for a substantial gain of volume on all decks and a larger winter garden; larger aft deck with 6-meter transversal pool, glass bulwarks sections for unobstructed sea views; and a wide body upper deck allowing for an oversized panoramic salon.
Solo has accommodations for 12 guests in six cabins, including the master suite on the private owner’s deck, a VIP suite, four doubles, two of them convertible into twins. And by the way: the hairdressing/massage room and the owner’s study can also be converted into additional cabins as they are both equipped with an en-suite bathroom.
And as far as supermodels are concerned … .