Private yachts and jets have become valuable assets, especially for wandering souls like us, with planes pinned to the ground and cruise ships labelled COVID-unsafe.
Despite the cancellation of many major yacht shows in 2020, shipbuilders and designers continued to launch new exotic superyachts and state-of-the-art expedition ships, as well as produce incredible designs that topped all yachting ratings. Fortunately, this year’s Monaco Yacht Show provided our luxury international magazine with the opportunity to witness these majestic marine beasts in action.
Please enjoy our hand-picked selection of the most incredible yachts ever featured or soon to be featured in the show:
IJE, the largest boat on display at the Monaco Yacht Show, was designed in-house by Benetti and can accommodate up to 22 people. Underneath her never-ending pure lines that enchant and mesmerise is an explorer’s adventurous soul. This is not a yacht for shallow waters; instead, it should be released among dolphins, blue whales, and manta rays, far from ports and marinas. James Packer, an Australian billionaire, casino magnate, and inveterate superyacht collector, is the proud owner of IJE. He has meticulously selected his other marine babies, but the IJE is unquestionably his golden ticket. This sophisticated creation, designed by British design studio RWD and built in-house by Italian builder Benetti, deserves an Oscar for its amazing style, the stunning quality of its textured linens, cashmere and natural fabrics of the furnishings, and the upscale feel of its interior features. Having said that, the superyacht has become a stunning addition to the show, and it was literally the show’s brightest highlight.
This 85-metre marvel can sleep up to 12 guests in 11 guest suites. The renowned studio H2 Yacht Design designed the yacht’s elegant silhouette, which includes a 10-seat cinema, heated swimming pool, hammam, an aft deck jacuzzi, a cocktail lounge observation saloon, and a dazzling upper deck complete with a sky lounge. The yacht’s owner, a family man who prefers to remain anonymous, oversaw the designer’s quest for a balance between functionality and convenience for his loved ones and refined beauty that will satisfy charter guests’ desire for chic and swish. During the Monaco Yacht Show, Victorious has become a symbol of harmony: a surprising yet highly successful marriage between a traditional explorer with child-friendly features and a posh superyacht that draws attention from the first glance.
The unconventional 73.3-metre yacht Silver, born in Western Australia and raised on the ocean waves, is an elegant ode to industrialisation. At first glance, its grey, military-style design screams “don’t mess with me.” However, the yacht conceals a tender beauty and magnificent facilities that transform the ship into a marine gem that never ceases to delight. Silver is built of aluminium and is as practical as a Range Rover on water: it is modern, purposeful, and sustainable. Silver has a helicopter landing if you want to arrive at your yacht in style. Although the yacht has a plethora of luxurious amenities, one of the most appealing features is undoubtedly its navigation aids and cameras, which not only help you stay on the crest of a wave and avoid icebergs, but also allow you to contemplate marine beasts with “the dolphin cam” — a forward-facing underwater camera.