Every year, Monaco welcomes boat experts and enthusiasts. The MYS2022 took place at the end of September and delighted visitors with a plethora of gorgeous yachts. This year was no exception – the MYS2022 presented everything, from yacht refit project straight from the superyacht marina in Italy and other ports to the presentations of new models and off-market boats.
The quality of the superyachts on exhibition was outstanding, but the draw of the world’s largest luxury yachting event extends far beyond admiration for the vessels on display. This year’s exposition gave visitors a glimpse into the bright future. Continue reading to learn more about this year’s highlights.
Design & Creativity
Several design concepts were introduced this year at the Monaco Yacht Show. Leading companies discussed their new collaborations, experiences, innovations, and more. Explorer yachts, as well as sustainable yachting, green catamarans, and increased integration of eco initiatives into the yachting sector, received a lot of attention. This year, The Yacht Design & Innovation Hub more than quadrupled its exhibit area. The event gives the next generation of yacht owners an insight into the world of superyacht design and developing trends. In conjunction with SuperYacht Times, live presentations were presented throughout the event. Visitors at the Yacht Design & Innovation Hub heard from around 25 yacht designers.
MYS2022 KEY POINT: AHPO BY LÜRSSEN
The show’s flagship was Ahpo, a 115-metre yacht built by German yard Lürssen with interior and exterior design by Venetian firm Nuvolari Lenard. It boasts outside lines that encompass the aesthetic aspects of yacht design over the previous thirty years, as well as a sleek and muscular bow.
The name of this boat has a Chinese spin to it. Ahpo is “the phonetic translation of the Chinese pictograph signifying Grand Lady,” according to the owner, an accomplished yachtsman of Chinese origin born in the Caribbean. Ahpo can also signify Grandma in Chinese dialects and is used in a number of different Stately Lady settings.
The appearance and interior of Ahpo were designed by Nuvolari Lenard for a repeat client who previously owned an 86m Lürssen and “needed top-notch design and engineering as well as seagoing comfort for his family.” Moran Yacht & Ship was in charge of overseeing and managing the project.