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Monaco Yacht Show 2021 preview

The Monaco Yacht Show is back after a year’s break due to the pandemic. From 22nd to 25th September, the most important boat show dedicated to megayachts (and supertenders) will be putting almost 100 boats on the water, many of which are world premieres. The average length is around 54 metres.
Here is an overview, albeit partial, of the yards exhibiting yachts launched in 2021

Advanced Yachts
The Milanese shipyard brings to Monaco Mindfulness, the third launched unit of the A80 series which is fresh from her launch at the end of July. With exteriors designed by Reichel Pugh and interiors by Nauta Design, the A80 is a 23.98-metre bluewater that combines generous volumes with exciting performance. 

The hull is built with fibreglass and carbon sandwich panels with unidirectional carbon reinforcements at the points of greatest load, impregnated with epoxy resins treated in an infusion process. The hull and deck are extracted from female moulds. The result is a very light craft with a perfectly smooth finishing skin in which the extensive use of unidirectional carbon fibres reinforces the most stressed parts.

Azimut Yachts
After the world premiere in Cannes, Azimut will bring to Monaco the first Azimut Grande Trideck, the shipyard’s new flagship at 38 metres. Characterised by large stern terraces sloping towards the sea, this hull has exteriors designed by Alberto Mancini and interiors by Achille Salvagni. Despite being called Trideck, this 38-metre follows the +One philosophy and becomes a four-deck yacht, each of which has its own identity. The on-board style is less formal than one would expect and the high level of technology also allows the Trideck to be environmentally friendly.

In addition to the Trideck, Azimut will also be bringing to Monaco the latest launch of the Azimut Grande 35-metre, one of the most successful hulls of recent years that can be considered the perfect synthesis of design and technology. She features exteriors designed by Stefano Righini, interiors by Achille Salvagni and a D2P (Displacement to Planning) hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio.

One of her strengths is the extensive use of pure carbon fibre in the construction of the superstructure and hard top, which has made it possible to guarantee generous volumes while keeping weight down.

Baglietto will bring two boats to Monaco: Club M and Panam.
Club M, with exteriors by Horacio Bozzo and interiors by Achille Salvagni, is a true masterpiece of design that, already multi-award-winning, is set to become a milestone in the history of yacht design and will certainly be one of the superstars of the Show due to her uniqueness. Developed on an ad-hoc naval platform, Club M is a 39.75-metre aluminium hull completely custom-built for an extremely demanding owner who asked for outdoor spaces that can be used even in less than optimal weather conditions and extremely refined and charming interiors.


Besides her sleek and aggressive Francesco Paszkowski exterior, the 40-metre motor yacht Panam stands out for her impressive performance. Enabled by her lightweight aluminum alloy hull in combination with her three MTU engines and three KaMeWa water-jets propulsion, Panam can reach a maximum speed of 31 kn. The interior is contemporary, finished with warm woods, a colour palette of light grey and taupe, adorned with onyx in addition with hand-selected marble, also designed by Francesco Pazkowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini.

Baltic Yachts
In Monaco the Finnish yard will display Path, a 44,60 meter by Judel/Vrolijk. Displaying the very latest thinking in super sailing yacht technology, the spectacular Path, resplendent in her dramatic grey and orange livery, reflects Baltic Yachts’ ability to build to the highest standards in advanced composites.

Designed to carry her experienced owner around the world, the 172-ton yacht features a large amidships owner’s suite featuring a full-size carbon fibre bath and a 2.7m video ‘wall’, while the combined deck saloon/cockpit forms the focal point of her accommodation.

Benetti returns to Monaco and chooses the world’s most exclusive boat show for the public premiere of the fleet’s flagship, 108-meter giga yacht “IJE”, the largest boat on display at this year’s event. 

IJE was launched in 2019 and should therefore not be on this list, but she rightfully enters it being the show’s flagship and still on her first public showing. The boat is displayed in collaboration with Burgess and is for sale.

Moored with this giga yacht will be the 65-meter mega yacht “Zazou” with her unmistakable Blu Carinthia steel hull. It’s a fully custom steel yacht that display one of the largest Sun Decks in the category. 

On display also the first unit of Diamond 44M, a majestic 44-meter fiberglass yacht. Both are making their international debut at the event. 

Bilgin Yachts
Bilgin Yachts has its crown jewel Tatiana’s world debut during the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show. Followed by two sister-ships in line, Tatiana has a 80-meter length which makes her the largest superyacht ever-built in Turkey.

Aggressive and sleek are the right words to describe her exterior lines and naval architecture designed by Unique Yacht Design and interiors by H2 Yacht Design. Having accommodation for up to 16 guests in eight cabins comprising the owner suite, she reaches top speeds of 19 knots and has cruising speed at 12 knots with the power of 2,560 kW twin engines and a generator.

Cantiere delle Marche

It’s RJ the yacht that Cantiere delle Marche chooses to display on the Monaco Yacht Show quay. RJ is a 40-metre steel and aluminium explorer yacht, featuring exterior and interior design by Francesco Paszkowski and naval architecture by Hydro Tec. She is the first model of the RJ range of which other three yachts are currently under construction at the CdM’s facility in Ancona.

RJ can host up to twelve guests. Owner stateroom is on the Main deck forward and there are four ensuite guest cabins on the Lower deck. RJ does not have a tender garage. A 5.2-metre Rupert RIB, housed on the upper aft deck, is launched and hauled with a crane integrated into the overhang of the sundeck.

Damen will have Time Off in Monaco.
Brand new for 2021, Time Off is the ninth of the popular 55-metre YS 5009 (182 ft) design by Damen Yachting. Time Off is for sale and available for immediate delivery. She follows in the footsteps of her sister vessel, GENE CHASER, delivered earlier in 2021.

Feadship will display Viva.
The owner of Viva set the target of keeping the environmental impact of this ground-breaking eco-friendly 94-metre pure custom Feadship at around the same levels as his previous Feadship, despite that being 32 metres shorter in length. One of the ways in which this highly ambitious goal was approached, has been to install an exceptionally advanced hybrid propulsion system. This will allow VIVA to travel a comfortable 12 knots on diesel-electric power in the pristine areas the yacht is set to explore.

The giant glass construction is a prominent feature in the remarkable exterior design by Feadship Studio De Voogt and Azure. They also obviously play a key role in the open beach-house-style interior by Peter Marino Architects. The owner’s ‘less is more’ philosophy has influenced every aspect of the design inside and out, with an abundance of clean lines.

Ferretti Group
The Ferretti Group will be in Monte Carlo with six of its most prestigious models: Wally WHY200, 43wallytender X, Pershing 140, Riva 110′ Dolcevita, Custom Line 106′ and Custom Line Navetta 33.
Among these, the only new model for 2021 is the incredible Wally WHY200 Game Changer which made her official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

With its wide body design, this 200 GT yacht offers large volumes plus a living space and stability that are definitely the greatest of the market segment. It essentially provides all the advantages of a catamaran but has none of its limitations. 

The innovative motor yacht combines the comfort and space of a much larger displacement yacht with the speed and performance of a semi-displacement boat. Measuring less than 24m loadline, the yacht is rewriting the rules to make volume the most important gauge of a yacht. The project was developed by Wally’s design team headed by Luca Bassani and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, who worked with Laurent Giles NA Ltd for the naval architecture and Studio A. Vallicelli & Co for interior design. 

However, the 43WallytenderX can also be considered a newcomer because, having been launched at the end of August 2020, it has never participated in the Monegasque boat show. 

In Monaco, Heesen will display Moskito, a 55m Steel with advanced naval architecture from Van Oossanen that utilises the FDHF hull form to ensure performance and power. Combined with exterior design by Omega Architects, she offers a spacious volume of 760GT.
The 55m Steel encompasses proven efficiency with sophisticated style.

Innovative use of glass throughout provides an abundance of natural light and choice of panoramic vista after panoramic vista. The full beam sky lounge and main saloon embody this. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to outdoor seating, dining and relaxation areas, delivering a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor. At the heart of the design is the owner’s stateroom, where an 82-squaremetre retreat awaits on the main deck. Elsewhere, ten guests are accommodated across five staterooms – all with en-suite facilities.

A unique dedicated wellness area is accessible via the beach club, with the sun deck incorporating plenty of room for soaking up the best of the yacht life. Powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines, the 55m Steel achieves a top speed of 15.5 knots with a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots.

Two boats at the Monaco Yacht Show for Mangusta: the Mangusta GranSport 45 and the Oceano 50.
The Mangusta GranSport 45 is entirely built in aluminium and features a fast displacement hull and a propulsion system consisting of three 2600 Hp MTU engines with two shaft-line propellers and a central waterjet, allowing for long-range cruising – including transoceanic crossings – at a speed of 10/12 knots as well as to move at much higher speeds, up to 26 knots.

The Mangusta Oceano 50 is the flagship and is a displacement yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Her outer lines have been pencilled by Alberto Mancini, who worked side by side with the Shipyard’s Engineering Department to make the most of and optimise the vessel’s exterior and interior spaces while still falling within 500GT.

Next Yacht Group
The newly formed Next Yacht Group, which brings together the AB Yachts, Maiora and CBI Navi brands, will be presenting the AB100 Superfast in Monaco.

This is a sporty hull powered by three MTU 16V2000M96L engines with 2600 horsepower that allow it to reach a maximum speed of 60 knots without any vibrations or noise, offering unmatched seakeeping and comfort. Built at the Viareggio yard, the AB100 Superfast is a custom yacht with a personalised interior. The standard layout includes four cabins (one owner’s, one VIP and two doubles) for a total of eight people. But each owner can customise the layout to suit their own needs.

Palumbo Group

The Palumbo Group will bring two boats to Monaco: the Extra96 Triplex and the Columbus 50 Sport K2 which will make its official debut at the show.

Designed by Luca Dini, who designed the interiors and exteriors, and the genius of Sergio Cutolo, who did the naval engineering, the Columbus 50 Sport K2 fwatures several new solutions designed to the specific request of its experienced owner and accommodates 11 guests in five comfortable cabins and 11 crew members sharing seven cabins. 

From the naval engineering and architecture point of view, the lines of K2 are characterized by a razor-sharp vertical bow, with double-edged cross sections to improve seaworthiness and keep the boat dry even in rough sea conditions. The interior layout has attractive outdoor spaces ideal for conviviality as they provide the flexibility of enjoying various daytime activities. To maximise the versatility of each area, great attention was paid to shading solutions.

The X96 Triplex, on the other hand, is a hull in which on-board spaces are sublimated in terms of both volume and elegance. One of the main objectives of the EXTRA X96 is to raise the standards for yachts under 100 feet in length even further, especially in terms of usable space, comfort, volumes, liveability on board, low fuel consumption and long range cruising.

Built in composite, in compliance with RINA standards and CE certifications, this 28.6 metre yacht accommodates up to ten people in five cabins, including a full beam master suite on the main deck and two large VIP cabins, as well as two double guests, all with en-suite bathrooms.

The Viareggio yard will be bringing its flagship to the show: the 70-metre Polaris. This 1542 GT hull has been designed to navigate effortlessly from the warm waters of the Caribbean to the most extreme conditions, even at the poles, so much so that it has been awarded Ice Class certification. 

The exteriors and interiors were designed by Enrico Gobbi’s Team for Design, which succeeded in transforming an Ice Class into a hull with elegant, sophisticated lines. The interiors are also extremely sophisticated, with, among other things, a backlit waterfall in the main saloon, a cinema room and a wellness centre with gym, sauna, massage room and yoga area. The naval architecture is by Arrabito Naval Architects.

Sanlorenzo will be in Monte Carlo with the eighth unit of the 500Exp launched this year in early June and with the first unit of the 62Steel, delivered at the end of April.
The 62Steel is a yacht with a profile developed by Sanlorenzo’s Technical and Style Department and marked not only by the bow, but also by the straight, taut lines of the aluminium superstructure (the hull is in steel) and the long windows that mark the three upper decks.

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Added to these elements is the work on the naval platform that has taken this 1,300-ton superyacht to a top speed of 16.5 knots. Performance that adds up to an oceanic range. Another characteristic of this hull is the immense space available to guests. Just to give you a few numbers, the owner’s suite on the upper deck is 215 square metres, and the beach club is 92 square metres, plus 40 square metres of folding terraces. The interiors were designed by Paszkowski Design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini.

Southern Wind Shipyard
SWS will display in Monaco Taniwha, a wonderful SW105GT.
Christened in Cape Town in April 2021, Taniwha makes her worldwide premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show. She is the fourth unit of our versatile SW105 project. Just like a classic Gran Turismo car is designed for speed across long distances, this project is conceived as an elegant and fast bluewater sailboat that can also be enjoyed for shorter jaunts. Taniwha can be considered a Southern Wind smart custom yacht with strong character and an elegant and unmistakable style.

She offers a light configuration with a generous sail plan; she features a lifting keel with a 3.8 to 5.9m draft that includes a reduced bulb weight resulting in a fine-tuned balance between upwind and downwind performance. SW105 GT has a full carbon hull and Nomex and prepreg foredeck and cockpit. The SW105 GT is a fast bluewater sailboat devoted to performance. To optimise weight savings the owner implemented materials that are high-tech and lightweight both in the interior and exterior.

Sunseeker will be at the quayside with four boats: the 95, 116 and 131 from the yacht line and the 90 Ocean. Only the latter, however, is a new 2121.

The 90 Ocean it’s a yacht that breaks new boundaries and creates a spectacular yacht that boasts a remarkable 20% increase in overall volume and nearly 30% more deck space, thanks not only to her substantial beam but also her upright bow that brings interior volume forward. The spacious Beach Club measuring over 6m x 4m is perfect for family and friends to socialise close to the water, perhaps utilising the built-in BBQ.

The adjoining hydraulic platform provides ample space to house and launch a Jet Ski, a Williams 460 SportJet and two SeaBobs, housed in dedicated self-draining lockers. The flybridge is a staggering 25% larger than a comparable yacht, and owners can select an infinity spa pool and sideboard with a second integrated BBQ. The carbon fibre hardtop with a full-width retractable canopy provides the shade for exceptionally generous seating and dining area that can be configured or left open-plan depending on the owner’s exact requirements.


Swan will display two boats to the show, both launched this year: the Swan 98 Alix II and the Swan 120 Audry the First.
The Swan 98 is a 21st Century superyacht, representing the best in contemporary performance cruising yacht design. Designed by Germán Frers with the interior design by the Misa Poggi , the 30 metre Swan 98 is redefining high performance cruising by delivering unrivalled quality, comfort, safety and reliability.

With two interior layouts available (Owner Aft and Owner Forward staterooms plus 3 guest cabins each with ensuite bathroom) and an extensive list of options no two Swan 98s will be the same, each is a semi custom superyacht reflecting her owner’s unique style.
The Swan 120 resets the bar for this sizeof yacht with the naval architecture by MaestoGermán Frers, house designer for Nautor’s Swan. Featuring the latest construction techniques and materials, along with an innovative range of solutions, the Swan 120 is aimed at defining the next generation of performance super yacht design.

Shaping the present, influencing the future. The shape of the Swan 120 reflects the elegance and style Frers brings to all his yachts, particularly Swan yachts where the lines are instantly recognizable and make a statement in every harbour and on every ocean.

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