100 days before the opening of its 28th edition, the Monaco Yacht Show launched its countdown for this year's event in the Monaco heliport. A hundred guests, including partners, exhibitors, private clients and media were invited to a cocktail reception to discuss their participation at MYS from 26-29 September.
General Manager, Gaëlle Tallarida, highlighted a number of key events for private guests including the return of the Monaco Yacht Summit and the Sapphire Experience, a VIP tour of the Show. Luxury lifestyle exhibits will include the Car Deck and a new Art Pavilion, designed to attract a broader range of high caliber visitors to the Show.
There will also be a new setting for the floating exhibition of 120 superyachts. Taking advantage of a restructuring of Quai des Etats Uni, this will give priority to yacht designers, builders and brokerage houses to exhibit in front of their superyachts for sale or charter.
The popular Tenders & Toys zone, launched in 2017, will still be situated on Quai Jarlan but this year it will extend to Quai Antoine Ier.
Transport networks will be optimized to provide access to all areas of the Show and shuttle boats will serve the main quays. Electric golf carts will shuttle between Quai Antoine Ier and the Quai Albert Ier tent, with the entrance being more centralized. Floating pedestrian access will also continue to link the T Central to Quai Antoine Ier.
Outside the show venue, the MYS has renewed its partnership with the Monaco Bus Company allowing all participants to use the buses free of charge during the show.
Click to see the new layout for MYS 2018.
Rounding off the evening, and in true Monegasque style, the winners of the evening's quiz were treated to a helicopter ride courtesy of Monacair, taking in a panoramic view of the marina and the Bay of Monaco.
About the Monaco Yacht Show
The Monaco Yacht Show has been the most hight profile event in the superyachting calendar since 1991.
Each September in the iconic Port Hercules, against the glamorous backdrop of Monaco, the world’s most respected shipyards display 120 extraordinary one-off superyachts and megayachts, including 40 new launches making their worldwide debut. Over four days, the show attracts yacht owners, buyers and charterers and decision-makers across the yachting and luxury industries.
The Monaco Yacht Show is owned and managed by Informa with the recognition and support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. The official sponsor of MYS is luxury watchmaker, Ulysse Nardin.
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