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25th Anniversary Monaco Yacht Show to feature new exhibition layout

February 05, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

To be hosted by the glamorous Monaco yacht charter destination from September 23 to 26, this year’s edition of the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) will underline the beginning of a new cycle as the event will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Moreover, the 2015 MYS will feature a new look, with extra berths as well as a reorganisation of its exhibition area.

MYS 2015 General Map

MYS 2015 General Map

Relocation of the Darse Nord at Quai Antoine 1er

The new setting of the 2015 MYS results from the decision of the Monaco Government to start the renewal works of Port Hercules for the construction of new underground car parks and the repositioning of the Museum of the private collection of antique cars of HSH Prince Rainier III.

As a consequence, the historical exhibition area of the Darse Nord will move on Quai Antoine 1er. Quai Antoine 1er will therefore be able to deliver an aggregate of 2,825 sqm of surface area – divided into two air-conditioned exhibition tents (Quai Antoine 1er A – 2,425 sqm – and Quai Antoine 1er B – 400 sqm) – to relocate most of the exhibitors of the former Darse Nord tent.

Extension of the afloat exhibition up to the Quai Rainier III

The information had been disclosed in July 2013 during the announcement of the partnership between the Monaco Yacht Show, the Yacht Club de Monaco and the Société d’Exploitation des Ports de Monaco (S.E.P.M.): from 2015, the MYS will offer three berths alongside the Quai Rainier III to welcome very big units over 100 metres long. This will take the afloat exhibition capacity to 121 super & megayachts.

As a matter of fact, this new setting on the southern side of Port Hercules will require the reorganization of a coherent and homogeneous traffic flow between all the existing and new exhibition areas.

Once you’re in, you can go anywhere!

With the show that will be extended from Jetée Lucciana down to Quai Rainier III, the 2015 MYS will reinforce its reception, information and transportations services on the venue for an uninterrupted visit along the whole Port Hercules:

‒ The MYS Darse Sud main entrance and the show’s VIP courtesy car service will move to the end of Quai Antoine 1er (facing the former Yacht Club de Monaco),

‒ A new service of golf carts to drive the visitors from Darse Sud to the Quai Antoine 1er entrance,

‒ The MYS shuttle boats – with a boat for 50 passengers – will transport the visitors across the port, linking Quai Antoine 1er and the northern side of the Port (Quai des États-Unis, Quai de l’Hirondelle and the new Yacht Club de Monaco),

‒ During the show, more MYS crews will give information about the exhibition areas to the visitors,

‒ More MYS information signage on site to easily reach the new exhibition areas,

‒ Two parkings will be located next to the new entrance. Parking des Pêcheurs and Parking de la Digue have 600 parking spaces available,

‒ A project of pop-up bar close to the Quai Antoine 1er tent is in progress. It will offer an area for meetings between the exhibitors and the visitors on this new zone.

For 25 years, the MYS Organisers have achieved to keep on delivering and developing one of the superyachting community’s favourite market hubs. Every year, 85% of the exhibitors renew their spaces in Monaco. In 2015, more than square metres, they have more importantly renewed their trust in the show. And for this, the show’s organisers guarantee they make every effort to listen and meet the needs of each of them with the finale perspective of celebrating the fascinating superyachting industry altogether.

UIM World Champions Awards Giving Gala to take place on March 7, 2015

February 03, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is delighted to announce that the sixth edition of its World Champions Awards Giving Ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at the prominent Sporting Monte-Carlo, in the popular Monaco yacht charter destination, nestled in the Mediterranean.

UIM World Champions Awards Giving Gala to take place on March 7, 2015

UIM World Champions Awards Giving Gala to take place on March 7, 2015

The whole Powerboating and International Sport Community will gather once again to reward the World’s best drivers and to celebrate the success of the last season. The Gala event will be attended by VIP guests and by top representatives from UIM Member Federations, International Sport Federations, Institutions and Industry coming from all over the world.

This year’s edition will be truly special as it will inaugurate a brand new format which will culminate with a glamorous Gala dinner taking place at the Salle des Etoiles, at 8.00 pm. It will be the perfect occasion not only to celebrate last season’s Champions but also to present the UIM Special Awards such as the Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy, the Safety Award, the Sam Griffith Memorial Trophy, the UIM Environmental Award and Special Mentions and the brand new UIM Innovation and Technology Award.

Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, UIM President stated: “The annual UIM Awards Giving Gala is a great opportunity for the Powerboating Community to celebrate its legends and champions that are our everyday source of inspiration. We are very proud to bring together our World Champions and key stakeholders once again in the most prestigious venue, the Sporting Monte-Carlo and I am looking forward to another memorable experience together”.

Motor Yacht LA BELLE concept by Lidia Bersani Luxury Design

January 30, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Motor yacht La Belle concept has been proudly unveiled by Lidia Bersani Luxury Design from Monaco. The impressive and breath-taking superyacht La Belle is an elegant and feminine 80-metre vessel, representing the first Mega Yacht designed for a Lady.

80m mega yacht La Belle by Lidia Bersani Luxury Design

80m mega yacht La Belle by Lidia Bersani Luxury Design

The interior of luxury yacht La Belle is full of opulent and comfortable elements, including flowers, gold mosaic, mother of pearl, Swarovski Crystal, Gemstones, onyx and bespoken wooden furniture, as well as unique decorations. The colors in white, ivory and gold are predominant.

LA BELLE Yacht

LA BELLE Yacht

Super yacht La Belle is designed to comfortably sleep up to 12 guests in six deluxe cabins. These include a large master cabin on the second deck, with round king size double bed with baldachin and private terrace, providing fantastic views. In addition, there are 5 gorgeous guest suites.

Superyacht LA BELLE - aft view

Superyacht LA BELLE - aft view

Spanning over five impressive decks, the 80-metre La Belle superyacht boasts a wide range of special features, including a few lounges and dining places with facilities for live music; spa area with hydromassage pool, sauna, hammam, infrared sauna, snow room and ice fountains; small fitness club with outdoor Jacuzzi;  library with fireplace; beauty center, disco club, cinema – theater, as well as a few bars.

Luxury yacht LA BELLE from above

Luxury yacht LA BELLE from above

Each deck of La Belle yacht has a beautiful outside area for relaxing, tanning, observing and just spending time. For the comfort, the vessel is fitted with glass, round and chique lift and stairs around it. Moreover, there is a Helicopter Landing Pad on the top of the vessel.

LA BELLE superyacht - Interior - Main Deck

LA BELLE superyacht - Interior - Main Deck

Mega yacht LA BELLE - Cinema Deck

Mega yacht LA BELLE - Cinema Deck

Luxury yacht LA BELLE - Master Cabin

Luxury yacht LA BELLE - Master Cabin

The idea is to equip La Belle superyacht with ultra-modern stabilizing system and state of the art machinery as well as equipment.

Overmarine to attend Miami Boat Show 2015 with motor yacht MOONRAKER on display

January 27, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The Overmarine Group will be present at the 2015 Miami Boat Show, running in the lovely Miami yacht charter location from February 12 to 16. During the event, the company will showcase the 50-metre motor yacht Moonraker. Luxury superyacht Moonraker will be docked on Collins Avenue, Ramp 24.

Mangusta 165E super yacht Moonraker

Mangusta 165E super yacht Moonraker

Launched in February 2014, luxury yacht Moonraker represents the eighth unit of Maxi Open Mangusta fleet. Called 165 E, where ‘E’ stands for “Evolution”, she made her world debut at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.

Moonraker superyacht - Exterior

Moonraker superyacht - Exterior

Superbly penned by Stefano Righini, the 50-metre Mangusta 165 E super yacht Moonraker boasts a distinctive, elegant and timeless design, conveying balance and dynamism, and at the same time, offering extremely high levels of onboard comfort, safety, as well as practicality.

Mangusta 165E Yacht Moonraker - Interior

Mangusta 165E Yacht Moonraker - Interior

Below is a selection of the beautiful charter yachts built by Overmarine.

Superyacht CASA concept – A Brazilian house on water designed by Vripack

January 27, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

One of the latest designs unveiled by the prestigious Dutch design and naval architecture studio Vripack is superyacht CASA concept, for which the design brief was to incorporate typical Brazilian house features aboard a vessel. Luxury motor yacht CASA concept was introduced at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.

Super yacht CASA concept by Vripack

Super yacht CASA concept by Vripack

Conceptualising some one’s new yacht is a special undertaking for any design team. Especially when the owner’s wishes are simply crazy at first glance. Not shying away from any challenge thrown at them the Vripack’s bold holistic team faced the question; “Could you design a yacht with all the features of our traditional Brazilian house?” Their reply; yes of course, why not?

Robin de Vries, designer at Vripack explains; “The owner is in a time of his life where his children are old enough and his parents are young enough to join him on long voyages. They are active adventurers who will be cruising to harsh environments, so naturally they require the ability to be comfortably inside together while still enjoying the outside ambiance in its entire splendour. With three generations, plus captain and crew, there’s definitely a lot happening on this boat. The layout of this globetrotting vessel is therefore one of its key features.”

Luxury motor yacht CASA concept

Luxury motor yacht CASA concept

“Without proper guidelines this could easily lead to something extremely modernistic. For the owner it still has to look like a yacht. Not just a fancy object. It needed to be fresh and modern yet keeping traditional yacht lines. It isn’t a building; it’s a ship and it needs a bow”, adds Marnix J. Hoekstra of Vripack.

The Dutch designers studied the opportunities to incorporate ideas from contemporary Brazilian house architecture and combined this knowledge with two major trends from VriThink; ‘Transparency’ and ‘We are Nature’.

Arriving on board from the stern they designed a lofty one-and-a-half-story welcome lounge with lazy spiralling stairs and a stepless connection to two senior VIPs. The quintessential Brazilian house caters to both privacy and openness with a long and open interior layout and a loft element.

Luxury yacht CASA concept - Interior

Luxury yacht CASA concept - Interior

“The layout allows for the several different functions of a multi-generational family. She will sail all around the world, whether it is the Amazon or the Arctic and the Brazilian house architecture gave something unique to our yachting industry; the Hortus”, explains Robin.

“We basically shifted the traditional Sky Lounge backwards creating a full glass observatory. In front of that we placed the Hortus which functions as a breeze way. Surrounded with glass bulwarks the area is open to the sides. The Hortus can be easily cooled down, heated but better yet while sailing or at anchor you can be safe with the kids in the elements, thus experiencing the great outdoors as never before.”

Following the “we are Nature” trend, Vripack took inspiration of the shapes of leaves as a pattern for the deck and integrated furniture giving the feeling of openness and spaciousness. Below decks, the layout features a large parents’ room which directly connects to two kid’s rooms. There is the option to keep all rooms open as one giant family suite. The main deck aft remains obstruction-free, which ensures ample space for numerous toys and tenders as well as the elderly and tricycles.

CASA Yacht Concept

CASA Yacht Concept

“We have a tremendous amount of experience in modern explorers, but it’s the new degree of contemporary architecture in this concept that’s so exciting for us. With the lack of a traditional aft deck and the addition of a Brazilian-House-inspired open middeck the owner lets us know that we crafted a contemporary globe trotter that sets a new standard yet again,” concludes Marnix.

Technical Specifications of luxury yacht CASA concept

Current name: Casa

Type of vessel: Semi Displacement Motor Yacht

Design number: 7069

Year of built: 2014

Designer: Vripack

Naval Architect: Vripack

Structural Engineering: Vripack

Mechanical Engineering: Vripack

Interior Design: Vripack

Hull type: Round bilge

Materials: Steel, Aluminum

Engine: 2x Caterpillar C32 ACERT (A-Rating)

Speed (max/cruising): 10 knots

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts with design by Vripack.

New 92m mega yacht X-BALLET concept design by Pastrovich

January 16, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The impressive 92-metre mega yacht X-Ballet concept represents the latest design, proudly unveiled by Monaco-based design studio, Pastrovich. Luxury motor yacht X-Ballet project can be scaled from 50m to 92m in length, and belongs to ‘Dressage Class‘ – one of four New Unconventional Vessel Classes, each representing a kind of Owner’s personality.

New 92m mega yacht X-Ballet concept by Pastrovich

New 92m mega yacht X-Ballet concept by Pastrovich

Since the establishment of the company, Pastrovich focused their design strategy on “Totally Custom” project. Tailor made on each client. Parallel to this mission they never stopped to invest their energy in Research & Development concepts projects because they deeply think that R&D it’s the base to strength the DNA of the company. With these investments the studio keep growing their design key points with the awareness that there are no “fixed points” but everything is evolving and destined to mature. Ideas that 10 years ago might have seemed absolutely cutting edge are now completely obsolete, that’s why they never stop thinking that the design must be endless in all his parts.

Motor yacht X-Ballet concept from above

Motor yacht X-Ballet concept from above

The Concepts Projects also help to reinforce and consolidate the Pastrovich Identity.

Luxury yacht X-Ballet concept - aft view

Luxury yacht X-Ballet concept - aft view

The 92m superyacht X-Ballet is precisely a result of this strategy. The superstructure is all moved forward to maximize the aft volume and the beautiful “terrace on the sea”. Pastrovich decided to point on this element because they believe that nowadays owners need to come back to the real “life-at-sea” and the closeness and direct access to the sea are essential elements to achieve this important goal.

Superyacht X-Ballet concept - front view

Superyacht X-Ballet concept - front view

Pastrovich followed their philosophy to define a connection between interior and exterior spaces to develop and increase human emotions on X-Ballet yacht. As you can see from the interior renders the connection between the aft salon and the exterior terrace create a feeling of great openness and freshness, where the exterior and the interior become finally one.

X-Ballet Yacht Concept - Exterior

X-Ballet Yacht Concept - Exterior

There is also another really important connection that Pastrovich established on luxury yacht X-Ballet, the one between the boat itself and the water: in the aft part in fact there is a floodable dock that can accommodate a small private submarine that offer the possibility to explore the sea even beneath its surface.

Aboard X-Ballet superyacht concept

Aboard X-Ballet superyacht concept

X-Ballet superyacht is a project strongly suited to exploration and in addition to the submarine seats on board one or two different sailboats and a wide variety of toys for all numerous activities. To ensure accessibility in every place on the planet and the total freedom of movement for the owner, in the aft part there is also a helicopter platform.

Luxury yacht X-Ballet concept - Interior

Luxury yacht X-Ballet concept - Interior

The interiors are characterized by a “beach house” style: comfortable, easy in its sophistication and not particularly demanding. Pastrovich also opted for an extensive use of loose furniture so that the layout can change depending on the owner needs.

X-Ballet yacht concept - Interior

X-Ballet yacht concept - Interior

On X-Ballet yacht there are also a fully equipped gym (with a climbing wall) overlooking the sea and a complete wellness center.

Technical Specifications of luxury super yacht X-Ballet concept

Lenght overall: 92m

Beam: 16,2 m

Draught: 5m

Crew: 38

Speed: 18 knots

Accommodation: 18 guests in 9 cabins

New 90m Mega Yacht Concept developed for Nobiskrug by Impossible Productions Ink LLC

January 15, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

New York-based design studio, Impossible Productions Ink LLC, is proud to unveil their new cutting edge 90-metre mega yacht concept, developed for the premier German shipyard, Nobiskrug. Introduced by Nobiskrug at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, the 90m Nobiskrug superyacht concept has been designed for the yard’s existing and proven 90 Meter Platform. It has been developed closely with the shipyard, in order to produce a very realistic and buildable vessel.

New 90m Nobiskrug Yacht Concept designed by Impossible Productions Ink LLC

New 90m Nobiskrug Yacht Concept designed by Impossible Productions Ink LLC

The 90-meter Nobiskrug Yacht Design sets itself apart from others in this range through her truly contemporary exterior styling, mainly down to the innovative use of structural glass, which is utilized not only as a styling component but to really enhance the life on board. All forward facing interior spaces have overhead glazing, increasing the vertical effect in all spaces. The forward facing owner space benefits the most from this glazing and allows for truly unique views and luxurious penthouse living. This Yacht is currently equipped with 6 Guest Suites and an array of day and night time entertainment spaces, lending itself for entertaining your guests.

90m Nobiskrug superyacht concept - side view

90m Nobiskrug superyacht concept - side view

Measuring 90 meters in length and with a beam of 13.75 meters some of the most spectacular features are the cantilevered glass bottom infinity pool on the aft bridge deck, overlooking the dining and entertaining area of the main deck below, along with the forward facing 360 degree observation lounge in the bow with a large retractable skylight on to the main deck, and an outdoor 3D cinema on the main deck.

90 Nobiskrug superyacht concept from above

90 Nobiskrug superyacht concept from above

She also offers a helicopter pad, expansive beach club with fantastic views and direct access to the ocean, a large gymnasium and spa area (with sauna, haman, lunge pools and massage areas), a large tender garage (to fit a 12 meter tender), expansive outdoor deck spaces facing forward and aft (some of which are more open versus others which are more sheltered), large interior spaces for entertaining (including a show kitchen, chefs table, sushi bar, cocktail lounge, etc.) and the all-encompassing panoramic lounge spaces.

90m Nobiskrug mega yacht concept - top view

90m Nobiskrug mega yacht concept - top view

This current layout is designed to show the opportunities of the 90m Nobiskrug superyacht design, but is completely flexible, and due to sufficient volume can accommodate all and any client requirements in terms of number of guests and crew. The design studio is anticipating a full redesign of the interior spaces to create a custom one-off vessel for the client, tailored specifically to their needs and demands, to further make it truly stand out from anything currently on the market.

90 Nobiskrug motor yacht concept - aft view

90m Nobiskrug motor yacht concept - aft view

90 Meter NOBISKRUG Yacht Design Features:

1 Owner Suite (Whole Deck, with 2 Private Outdoor Deck Spaces)

6 Guest Suites

27 Crew

Length Overall: 90.0m

Length on Waterline: 86.0m

Beam Molded: 13.75 M

Draught: 3.97m

Hull Type: Twin Screw Full Displacement Motor Yacht

Exterior & Interior Design: Impossible Productions Ink LLC

Hull Material: Steel

Superstructure Material: Aluminum Alloy

Glass Bottomed Swimming Pool

Outdoor 3D Cinema

Expansive Beachclub

Gymnasium, Sauna, Plunge Pool and Massage Areas

Tender Garage

Observation Lounge at Bow with Openable Glass Walls and Ceiling

Helicopter

Expansive Outdoor Deck Spaces

TV Lounges

Show Kitchen

Sushi/Cocktail Lounge Space

Expansive Panoramic Lounge Spaces

90m Nobiskrug super yacht concept by Impossible Productions Ink LLC

90m Nobiskrug super yacht concept by Impossible Productions Ink LLC

Teaser video of 92m Dressage Class motor yacht X-BALLET concept design by Pastrovich

January 15, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Monaco-based design firm, Pastrovich, has published a teaser video of their new 92m motor yacht X-BALLET concept design. Luxury mega yacht X-BALLET concept design belongs to ‘Dressage Class‘ – one of four New Unconventional Vessel Classes, each representing a kind of Owner’s personality. The project can be scaled from 50m to 92m in length.

Latest 140m mega yacht IPI140 concept unveiled by Impossible Productions Ink LLC

December 30, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The truly unique 140-metre mega yacht IPI140 concept is the latest design, superbly penned by the New York-based design studio, Impossible Productions Ink LLC. Luxury motor yacht IPI140 concept was unveiled at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.

New 140m mega yacht IPI140 concept by Impossible Productions Ink LLC

New 140m mega yacht IPI140 concept by Impossible Productions Ink LLC

With Globe Regal Yachting acting as the exclusive broker, superyacht IPI140 concept sets itself apart from others in this range through her truly contemporary exterior styling, mainly down to the innovative use of structural glass, which is utilized not only as a styling component but to really enhance the life on board. All forward facing interior spaces have overhead glazing, increasing the vertical effect in all spaces. The forward facing double height/ mezzanine owner space benefits the most from this glazing and allows for truly unique views and luxurious penthouse living. This Yacht is currently equipped with 22 Guest Suites and an array of day and night time entertainment spaces, lending itself for large parties of guests and an owner who loves to entertain.

140m super yacht IPI140 concept underway

140m super yacht IPI140 concept underway

Measuring 140 meters in length and with a beam of 19.6 meters, she also offers two helicopter pads (with helicopter storage), the grand double height entrance lobby (with full height aquarium), two expansive tender garages, a spectacular casino and bar space adjacent to the double height nightclub (with glass bottomed pool and open able hull doors), a full height pool in the spa space (with open able hull doors), the expansive gym and sauna space (with open able hull doors), a 3d cinema space, the large outdoor swimming pool, two outdoor jacuzzis (which extend out past hull, over open water), the mid ship access to water via stairs in hull, a smoking cocktail lounge, the two floor beach club space, three show kitchens (tank deck, guest deck, bridge deck), an expansive humidor and showcase wine vault, a gorgeous formal dining space (to cater 50+ guests), three separate meeting room spaces, and a Jacuzzi and lounging area in the bow above the 270 degree observation lounge at bow.

140m luxury yacht IPI140 concept from above

140m luxury yacht IPI140 concept from above

This current layout is designed to show the opportunities of this vessel, but is completely flexible, and due to sufficient volume can accommodate all and any client requirements in terms of number of guests and crew. The design studio is anticipating a full redesign of the interior spaces to create a custom one-off vessel for the client, tailored specifically to their needs and demands, to further make it truly stand out from anything currently on the market.

140m motor yacht IPI140 concept - aft view

140m motor yacht IPI140 concept - aft view

Features of the 140m super yacht IPI140 concept:

1 Owner Suite (over 2 Floors) & 2 Private Owner Decks

1 VIP Suite & Private VIP Deck

22 Guest Suites

64 Crew

Length Overall: 140.0m

Length on Waterline: 139.0m

Beam Moulded: 19.6 M

Draught: 5.4m

Top Speed/ Cruise Speed: 20 Knots/ 16 Knots

Hull Type: Twin Screw Full Displacement Motor Yacht

Exterior & Interior Design: Impossible Productions Ink LLC

Hull Material: Steel

Superstructure Material: Aluminum Alloys

2 Helicopter Landings (with 1 Helicopter Storage)

Grand Double Height Entrance Lobby (with Full Height Aquarium)

2 expansive Tender Garages

Casino and Bar Space

Double Height Nightclub (with Glass Bottomed Pool) (with open able Hull Doors)

Full Height Pool in Spa Space (with open able Hull Doors)

Expansive Gym and Sauna Space (with open able Hull Doors)

3D Cinema Space

Outdoor Swimming Pool

2 Outdoor Jacuzzis (extends out past Hull, over open Water)

Mid Ship Access to Water via Stairs in Hull

Smoking Cocktail Lounge

2 Beach Club Spaces (both facing Aft)

3 Show Kitchens (Tank Deck, Guest Deck, Bridge Deck)

Expansive Humidor and Showcase Wine Vault

Formal Dining (to Cater 30+ Guests)

3 separate Meeting Room Spaces

Bow Jacuzzi and Lounging

270 Degree Observation Lounge at Bow

140m IPI140 yacht concept

140m IPI140 yacht concept

A Busy Boat Show Season 2014 for Scorpion RIBs

December 12, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Three boat shows in three weeks was always going to be a tough challenge, but the effort has certainly paid dividends for the renowned UK luxury yacht tender manufacturer, Scorpion RIBs.

Scorpion 98 Chase Boat and mothership superyacht Sea Bluez at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

Scorpion 98 Chase Boat and mothership superyacht Sea Bluez at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

The Cannes Yachting Festival was the first of the shows, and the fantastic Scorpion Stealth yacht tender fitted with a single 300hp Mercury Verado impressed SuperYacht owners and Captains; many of whom experienced the incredible ride of our twin stepped hull in the bay of Cannes. It was great to hear many exalt Scorpion as the best boat they had ever driven.

Just a few days later, and Scorpion was exhibiting again; this time at the Southampton Boat Show, where they revealed the latest addition to the Ben Ainslie Racing stable. Designed and built specifically to support BAR’s new AC45 catamaran, the custom Scorpion Serket 98 superyacht tender is rigged with additional sophisticated telemetry to provide detailed performance data for the BAR team in their America’s Cup preparations.

Last but not least came Scorpion’s second year exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show, where once again the Scorpion Stealth yacht tender received a great reception. Again Scorpion was delighted to take many customers into the bay to show off Scorpion’s unequalled sea-keeping performance. This year, it was even more satisfying to see many existing Superyacht customers, and to see them using their Scorpions to carry crew and owners to the visitor’s pontoon in Port Hercule.

Ultimately the proof of any show is in the orders that they generate; and Scorpion is certainly delighted with their few weeks on the French Riviera. With a full factory and an order book stretching well into next summer the company has already booked their space at both Cannes and Monaco for 2015.