The Monaco Yacht Show is considered the most prestigious boat show in the world and one of the most exclusive events on the annual yachting calendar. Every year, the world’s richest visit the Principality of Monaco to be part of this spectacular event, view the finest superyachts and learn more about the luxury yachting lifestyle.
The 2022 Monaco Yacht Show was an especially exciting event, for the first time free from Covid restrictions. The yacht show was finally back to normal, and the atmosphere was truly electric. This year, the show featured over 100 yachts, including spectacular sailboats, superyachts, and some of the most advanced eco-friendly vessels on the planet.
Read on to learn more about some of the highlights of the Monaco Yacht Show 2022.
Without a doubt, one of the highlights of the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show was motor yacht AHPO. The 115m new build was put into the show by German superyacht builder Lurssen and had been the talk of the town since its arrival the day before the show commenced. The bespoke vessel was built to create an onboard atmosphere ideal for both family time and recreational activities.
Just some of motor yacht AHPO’s features include a full wellness area on the lower deck and a state-of-the art gym on the sky lounge. On the technological side, Lurssen was able to create a heat recovery system that reduces the amount of electrical power necessary to heat the pools, leading to lower emissions.
AHPO is a privately owned yacht but will be available for charter with superyacht brokerage Moran Yachts starting this winter in the Caribbean and in the Mediterranean in summer.
Quantum Marine Stabilizers
Talking about technology, another outstanding presence at Monaco Yacht Show 2022 stemmed from Quantum Marine Stabilizers. The US-based company, also famously featured on M/Y AHPO, came to the show with a full team and welcomed clients, friends, and ambassadors on their stand all week long.
Their Zero Speed Stabilizers are a highly sought-after development on the technical side of modern-day yachting. When asked about the company’s current success, Quantum founder John Allen said: “The zero speed is the key to everything. The absolute comfort of the clients and making a ship more comfortable is super critical.”
Being known for being at the forefront of innovation, Quantum also conducted an interview series with the biggest shipyards to discuss industry changes and the outlook on the future of yachting. The interview series will be available on Quantum’s social media outlets and website.
Riva and Laneva Boats
Lanéva is a Monaco-based company that creates, sells, and rents 100% electric luxury boats while being a pioneer in classic boat retrofitting.
One of their latest projects has been the partnership with the renowned company Riva. The primary purpose of this collaboration is for Riva to become the icon of zero-emission luxury yachting. The process includes removing the boat’s engine and replacing it with ultra-compact high-performance axial flux engines, similar to the ones tested in high-density battery cells and aviation.
- The charge lasts 3 hours for a speed of 25 knots
- Time to full charge: 1h30
- 13 t of CO2 saved per year
François Richard, CEO of Laneva Boats, said: “With the new protection of the environment regulations coming soon, we had to think of solutions.”
He added: “The Italian and Swiss Riva boat owners navigate on lakes most of the time, and they don’t necessarily want to change their cherished Riva boats. Some of them have been in their families for years. This new technology is ideal for them. They can keep their boats and continue to use them on lakes without polluting.”
Another exciting exhibitor at the Monaco Yacht Show 2022 was Deus Automobiles. The company was established in 2020 in Vienna, Austria and stands out in the increasingly competitive hypercar sector by offering its fresh and objective vision and innovative concepts in terms of luxury, performance, and exclusivity.
During the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, the company displayed Deus Vayanne, offering visitors cutting-edge experiences paired with the finest yachts. This is the second time Deus Vayanne was presented to the Monaco audience (The launch in Monaco was in June during Top Marques Monaco 2022).
Paola Lenti is an Italian design brand with a vast collection of elegant furniture pieces for outdoor and indoor spaces. The company was founded in 1994 in Italy and now boasts a collection of technical materials and exclusive fabrics available in hundreds of shades.
Paola Lenti has been part of the Monaco Yacht Show for more than 10 years now, and in collaboration with Sabrina Monte-Carlo (official distributor of the brand in Monaco), they have designed the most exclusive relaxation areas; the VIP entrances and some of the outdoor areas.
The company also displayed some of its newest products and timeless classics within the event in their dedicated exhibition area, which proved their ‘unmistakable attitude to create harmonious spaces, in which ergonomics, functionality and aesthetics coexist in perfect balance.’
Don’t miss out on the Monaco Yacht Show 2023, which will take place September 27th – September 30th, 2023.
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