Kicking off the yachting season in the best way possible, the Monaco Yacht Show saw over 100 of the world's best designed vessels; from tenders to gigayachts. The largest gigayachts were anchored offshore and the beautiful hills of Monaco served as the perfect backdrop.
Here are some of the best yachts in the show:
The newest flagship of the Azimut Grande is the newest Azimut 35 Metri. Designed by Stefano Righini, the design features a sculpted exterior with dark tinted windows that creates a sleek look, reminiscing performance yachts. The superstructure is built out carbon fiber for better weight reduction. Thanks to the lightweight construction, Righini managed to create a spacious interior without impacting the 25.5 knot top speed. Cruising at 10 knots, the Azimut 35 Metri will take you 1,500 miles into the open sea.
Lürssen is well known for stealing the crowd at the Monaco Yacht Show, and this year was no different. The 279-foot Areti yacht comes in a cream colored scheme, combined with the white superstructure and the grey accents. Penned by Winch Design, the Areti features a classical profile and a "beach chic" design. Private terraces, spas, hot tubs and pools are just a few of the dozen amenities in the yacht. Built according to the Passenger Yacht Code, the vessel has eight staterooms and a full-beam master suite.
The newest Riva; the 56 Rivale enters the show as the ultimate cruiser. It features a high, protected bow and planing hull for maximum performance. Powered by twin 1,200 hp MAN engines, the 56 Rivale can sail with speeds up to 38 knots. You can relax in the double-size white sun bed, surrounded by teak stairs on both sides. The Rivale is characterized by Riva's traditional elegance, with two lounges sitting along each other by the port side of the hull. As usual, Riva remains the king of details.
The Feadship Aquarius was one of the centers of attention at MYS; not just because of its gigantic size, but also sleek looks. Created by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, the retro look of the yacht is blended with modern details like "floating" upper decks sitting atop glass panels and through-hull windows. Owned by a serial yacht owner, asked for Aquarius to be bathed in natural light to expose his private collection. The owner suite has his-and-her bathrooms, a private balcony and a media room. There are also five other guest suites. The 31 man crew is housed in 14 crew cabins, a captain's stateroom and two cabins for the owner's staff.
The Monaco Yacht Show was full of amazing vessels of all ranges, but the yachts mentioned above were among our favorites. Which were your favorite yachts in this year's MYS?