The organisers of the Monaco Yacht Show have presently confirmed that 300 exhibitors will be participating. They have also announced that nearly 60 superyachts will be exhibited, including 40 brand-new launches by some of the most famous shipyards – not to mention regulars here at the MYS – including Benetti, Lürssen and Oceanco to name but a few.
As announced last February, the show will be focusing on offering superyacht’s end clientele a positively upmarket visiting experience.
The new Dockside Area, a part of the exhibition dedicated to companies directly linked with the construction or management of superyachts and tenders, will therefore be exclusively open to end customers (in possession of a “Discover”, “Advise” and “Sapphire Experience” badges) on Wednesday 22 September, before being opened up to all visitors starting Thursday.
The Dockside Area fits in perfectly with the way Monaco’s Port Hercule is divided up for the show: for several years now, each area of the exhibition has featured its own theme in order to better meet the visitors’ expectations.
This year, visitors will be treated to two new exhibitions: The first is dedicated to sailing boats, held on Quai l’Hirondelle where several crafts will be moored opposite the stands representing their respective shipyards, designers and specialist equipment manufacturers.
In addition to the show’s historic Designer Gallery, the MYS will feature a Yacht Design & Innovation Hub: a new space for the presentation of yacht design projects where visitors can also interact with designers.
These two areas perfectly compliment the luxury tender and water toys exhibitions at Tender & Toys (Quai Antoine Ier), in addition to luxury cars at the Car Deck (Quai Antoine Ier), luxury products (Parvis Piscine tent), nautical equipment manufacturers and the latest tech releases (Darse Sud and Quai Albert Ier).
Rest assured: the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show will be “Covid-safe”! An anti-Covid sanitary protocol will be respected throughout the entire show, from the first day of preparations to the dismantling of the last stand and, of course, during the 4 days of the show.
General Manager of the exhibition Gaëlle Tallarida stated: “We are following the evolution of the pandemic very closely, as well as the sanitary constraints applied in each of our visitors’ home countries. As organisers of the exhibition, our responsibility is to ensure safe and healthy conditions for each visitor, exhibitor, service provider and member of staff. The MYS will therefore be following the health measures instated by the principality’s government, as well as the “AllSecure” health security program, which is mandatory for all Informa Group events.”
It certainly looks set to be an actioned packed weekend in Monaco, one of a number of events taking place in Europe over the next few months. Stay tuned to motoryacht.com.au for updates and news from all of the events.