Running from September 19 to 22, the 22nd edition of the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show will be exhibiting an amazing fleet of 103 superyachts. A number of statistics were made from the list of yachts on display at this year’s event as well as from the data published by Superyacht Intelligence.
The conclusions of the analysis prove the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show’s fleet logically reflects the current state of the superyacht market.
Four-fifths of the global fleet are motoryachts
If the motoryachts represent 80% of the global market (so 20% of sailing yachts), the MYS distribution is quite similar with 85 motoryachts for 18 sailing yachts this year. Why choosing a motoryacht? Why choosing a sailing yacht?
If a superyacht remains the most ultimate luxury product, she especially reflects the owner’s character and how he wants to enjoy her: a sailing yacht is more associated to a sportive use which demands a stronger experience of sailing – and so reserved to a narrower target of owners that enjoy the journey as much as the destination; on the contrary, the motoryacht offers a calm sailing while reaching the most beautiful spots on Earth.
73 superyachts over 40 meters
This year, the average length of the superyachts at the Monaco show reaches 46.70 meters (Length overall) for 103 constructions exhibited. With 40 units, the 40/49.99-m segment is mostly represented, which is significant of the current market with an average length of 40 meters of yachts delivered and 47 meters for the yachts under construction.
If the 2012 edition stresses out the impressive figure of 73 superyachts over 40 meters, it clearly indicates the record of 6 megayachts exhibited (80.11 metres of average length), amongst which 4 new deliveries for the +70-m segment: the Oceanco 88.5m motor yacht Nirvana, the Feadship Van Lent 78.5m Hampshire II superyacht, the Hanseatic Marine 77m luxury yacht Smeralda and the Nobiskrug 73.51m megayacht Mogambo.
77m Superyacht Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine and Espen Oeino
A young fleet
The Monaco Yacht Show remains the world’s most awaited event in superyachting; it is the unique occasion in the year to admire the latest launches in yacht design and the new yachts praised by the industry in one and only spot. 61% of the yachts exhibited are less than 2 years-old.
As per September 15, 2012, 38 new 2012 deliveries have confirmed their participation at the MYS. These 38 builds represent 41% of the 2012 global delivery book registered by Superyacht Intelligence (93 units.) However, regarding the participation of older yachts delivered between 2000 and 2008 or before 1999, half of them is refitted (15 builds), amongst which 12 between 2009 and 2012.
The major nations in yachting at Monaco
Amongst the 103 superyachts at the 2012 MYS exhibited by shipyards or brokers, 93 come from the TOP 10 of building nations (per yacht deliveries). Logically, Italy and The Netherlands lead the ranking and represent a total of 65 builds in Monaco.
In a few words, the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show fleet has 103 superyachts, amongst which:
- 85 motoryachts of a 47.30-m average length,
- 18 sailing yachts of a 43.81-m average length,
- A total average length of 46.70 m (motoryachts + sailing yachts),
- 73 units over 40 metres,
- 6 megayachts over 70 metres (of which 4 over 77 metres),
- 38 new 2012 deliveries,
- 65 superyachts are less than 2 years-old (excluding 9 yachts refitted between 2009 and 2012).
THE LARGEST MEGAYACHT AT THE 2012 MYS
The largest megayacht on display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show will be the Royal Huisman 90m sailing yacht ATHENA. She will be exhibited at berth R01 (facing the Monaco Yacht Club).
Delivered in 2004, the 90m superyacht Athena is one of the world’s largest 3-mast schooners, with 2,500 sqm of sail. She can host 12 guests with 22 crews on board. She is currently available for sale for € 72,000,000.
Royal Huisman 90m megayacht Athena - Photo credit: Royal Huisman
THE LARGEST 2012 DELIVERY TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE 2012 MYS
Delivered in April 2012, Oceanco 88,5m superyacht NIRVANA will make her world debut at the 2012 MYS, in berth N10 (Quai de l’Hirondelle). Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, she features impressive volumes, notably with 6 decks, a 150m² owner’s suite, 5 guest cabins, a crew of 26, a fully equipped gym or a 3D cinema. Out of the ordinary, two vivariums with a chameleon, water dragons, bearded lizards, turtles and exotic frogs.
The garage aboard Nirvana megayacht hosts a large array of tenders and water sports equipment: two 11m tenders, one 8.5m ski boat, six jet skis and 4 wave runners. Adjacent to the garage is a water sports storage with diving equipment.
Oceanco 88,5m superyacht Nirvana
THE GREATEST DESIGN
For her very first association to the French Designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liagre (who notably worked on the interior home designs of Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld or Kenzo), Alloy Yachts shipyard signs with the 67,2m sailing yacht Vertigo the technical achievement of 25 years of experience in yacht building.
The largest construction by the NZ shipyard, the 2011 superyacht Vertigo was praised by the industry at the 2012 Showboats Awards with three awards. She will be showcased in berth T03 (Quai de l’Hirondelle).
Alloy 67,2m sailing yacht Vertigo
MADE FOR SPORTS!
The briefing of the owner was simple: have fun on board. Delivered in 2012, the 78,5m superyacht Hampshire II was built this way by Feadship, with a helipad that can be converted into a platform for baseball, basketball, tennis as well as soccer, thereby greatly bringing to light the designers’ emphasis on sports activities. Even a giant net is placed around the deck to ensure continuity of the games! She will be exhibited in berth T40 (T Central).
Feadship 78,5m megayacht Hampshire II
THE WORLD’S LARGEST CARBON-FIBRE SLOOP
Bearing the distinctive Bugatti blue on her exterior lines, the Wally 50,50m sailing yacht Better Place is first the world’s largest carbon-fibre sloop ever built. She’s also the first sailing yacht to meet the environmental requirements of RINA’s Green Star class. She will be on display in berth C11 (Quai Chicane).
Wally 50,5m superyacht Better Place
RINA, the Italian company for ship registry, associates to the Monaco Yacht Show to deliver the 2012 ‘Green Star class’ to the yacht that meets strict environmental requirements. For 2012, two yachts receive this certification: the Wally 50,50m superyacht Better Place and the Rossinavi 45m motor yacht Aslec 4.
Luxury yacht Aslec 4 is this new generation of yachts that embrace today’s priorities: environmental respect, economic performance and considerable space without unnecessary bulk. Aslec 4 is the second yacht by Rossinavi shipyard to receive the Green Star Class certification, after M/Y High Power III (ex Numptia) at last year’s show. She will be on show in berth N04 (Quai de l’Hirondelle).
Rossinavi 45m superyacht Aslec 4
Presented in world premiere at the 2012 MYS, the La Pellegrina superyacht’s hull is the biggest piece entirely of composite and Kevlar ever moulded in France using the specific one piece infusion process. 160 000 working hours were required. The Couach 50m La Pellegrina has a 500 sqm of living areas and 500 sqm of terraces and decks. She will be exhibited in berth T31 (T Central).
Couach 50m motor yacht La Pellegrina
Winner of the 2011 MYS Design Award when she was exhibited by Heesen Yachts and best interior design in the semi-displacement motoryacht category at the 2012 Showboats Awards, the 49,8m superyacht Satori is back at the MYS in berth T43 (T Central).
Heesen 49,8m luxury yacht Satori
Named as such by her owner, fan of James Bond, the elegant 61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever launched by Benetti in November 2011 is a balanced combination of traditional design elements and modern innovative stylistic solutions which have become the signature of the Italian shipyard. She will be showcased in berth E01 (Quai des Etats-Unis).
Benetti 61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever
Delivered by the German shipyard Nobiskrug in October 2011, the spectacular megayacht Mogambo will present impressive volumes and a length of 74 m in aluminium. She will be on display in berth T04 (T Central).
Nobiskrug 74m luxury motor yacht Mogambo