Every year in late September, one of the world’s smallest countries by area hosts the largest megayacht event on Earth: the Monaco Yacht Show.
Created in 1991, the show has grown to become the ultimate luxury rendezvous for the international elite clientele. The MYS is the unique occasion in the year to visit an outstanding fleet of 115 custom-made superyachts & megayachts from 25 to 100 meters long, of which around forty new launches in world premiere, in the glamorous setting of Monaco in Monte Carlo.
On docks, the MYS exhibits 500 world leading luxury yachting companies: superyacht builders, brokerage houses, yacht designers, nautical suppliers, refit shipyards, luxury manufacturers and service providers, tenders or yachting federations and associations.
[source: the show’s website]
With an average attendance of 34,000 professional visitors, business decision makers and high net worth clients from worldwide, the iconic port Hercules becomes the international hub of superyacht business during four days. During which hundred of events are organized by the brands on board the yachts, on the exhibition or in the prestigious Monte Carlo luxury hotels.
Famed for catering to and providing only the very best, the Monaco Yacht Show has the privilege of benefiting from the recognition and the support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Two of the most revolutionary concepts ever presented to a yacht show, are this very floating island concept, accompanied by a submersible superyacht. With these, we are given the privilege to meet a futurist company named Migaloo Private Submarines. More mobile island than yacht, Kokomo is a floating, semi-submersed vessel with a level of luxury that rivals a four-star resort. According to renderings, the private floating habitat features multiple decks and amenities, a sky-high penthouse suite, and even a beach club.
The company behind it, Migaloo Private Submarines (of whom I might speak in the future), hasn’t received any orders yet, but it claims Kokomo can be built to specification — immediately — with existing technology. According to a spokesperson, “the price depends strongly on the clients wishes.”
Christian Gumpold, Magaloo’s Managing Director says that a vessel like this can be bought by an open-minded visionary owner. It hasn’t yet a price tag, but as the designs presented this year at the Monaco Yacht Show go besides multi million dollars, you can bet that the floating island’s price is going to be outside the budget of mere mortals, a billionaire toy, after all. The owner’s penthouse sits 260 feet above sea level with two elevators, a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi, a private beach club, and ocean views. Eight engines allow the platform to float along at speeds up to eight knots (about 9 miles per hour). The “jungle deck” features palm trees, vertical gardens, and even waterfalls. There’s also a spa deck with a gym, massage parlor, and beauty salons. The garden deck is for outdoor dining and lounging. The beach deck, is replete with multiple pools, barbecue areas, underwater dining, a shark-feeding station, and an outdoor cinema. Designed with infinity pools and and private balconies, the VIP and guest deck is under the beach deck. There is also a helipad, as you see in the picture.
The floating island is accompanied by a submersible private yacht, which comes in different dimensions, accordingly to the wishes specified by the future owners. The submersible yacht is more stable at the surface than a conventional submarine and offers extraordinary large interior spaces. It has all the features of a super-yacht, helipads, beach clubs, terraces, pools, without loosing the ability to dive.
That’s all for today, dear friends :).
This year is the 25th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. The program is as follows:
Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 September 2015 (10am–6.30pm).
Port Hercules – Principality of Monaco.
Main entrance: the Quai Antoine 1er entrance.
Other entrances: Quai Louis II and Parvis Piscine entrances.
Public: € 150 / day (on sale at the show).
Professional visitor: € 500 / 4-day access (professional pass).
Media: access upon press accreditation.
MYS 2016: from Wednesday 28 September to Saturday 1 October 2016.
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