The Monaco Yacht Show, which opens today in Monte Carlo, has the largest collection of custom superyachts anywhere. This year’s launches range from the 85-foot Dominator Ilumen to the 295-foot Oceanco Dar, with 40 others in between. Trade Only Today chose seven of the most interesting launches to show how custom superyachts are progressing with new designs. Plus, it’s always interesting to look into a world of boats that very few will ever board.
Dar is a 295-foot motoryacht built by the Oceanco yard in the Netherlands. It is the largest new yacht at Monaco this year, with an exterior shaped like a smaller motoryacht. The interior by Nuvolari & Lenard has six staterooms for 12 guests and quarters for 31 crewmembers. Dar has an elevator, a spa, a swimming pool, a beach club and a helipad. The owner also wanted Zero Speed stabilizers.
The 291-foot motoryacht was built by Pride Mega Yachts in China. The yacht’s interior was designed by Sinot Yacht Design and can accommodate up to 16 passengers in a master suite, two VIP staterooms, two double cabins and two twin cabins. Illusion Plus can carry 25 crewmembers in 15 cabins, as well.
Amenities include air conditioning, a helipad, a fitness center, an on-deck Jacuzzi, a swimming pool, a beach club, tender garage and an elevator.
Illusion Plus rides a displacement steel hull and has an aluminum superstructure and teak decking. It’s equipped with Zero Speed stabilizers, and power is provided by twin Rolls-Royce Marine 3,000-hp diesel-electric engines for a top speed of 17 knots and a cruise of 15 knots.
Built in 2018 by Tankoa Yachts, Solo measures 236 feet with a 38-foot beam. Francesco Paszowski designed the yacht’s interior and exterior.
Solo sleeps up to 12 passengers in six cabins, including a master suite, a VIP stateroom, two double cabins and two twins. She carries up to 18 crewmembers.
Amenities include a dance floor, a sauna, a swimming pool, a helipad, a Turkish bath, a massage room, a tender garage, an on-deck Jacuzzi, a fitness center, and stabilizers for underway and at anchor. Solo rides a steel hull and has an aluminum superstructure. Top speed is 17.5 knots, and cruise is 15 knots with a range of 6,000 nautical miles.
Built at the Turquoise yard in Tuzla, Istanbul, the 253-foot yacht was delivered to her owner this year and does not charter. H2 Yacht Design is responsible for her exterior and interior.
Go has nine cabins, including a master suite and seven double cabins, with crew accommodations for up to 20. She rides a steel hull and has an aluminum superstructure and teak decking. Go was manufactured to Lloyds Register 100 A1 SSC and MCA classification rules. Top speed is 17 knots, with a cruise of 15 knots.
Amenities include at-anchor stabilizers, a beach club, an on-deck Jacuzzi, an elevator, a swimming pool, a tender garage, a helipad, a gym, a spa and a steam room.
Built by the Pendennis yard in Falmouth, England, the 128-foot Hoek-designed sloop was designed for owners who wanted a fast sailing yacht. “The deck layout was reconfigured in line with the owners’ requirements, with the helm station in front of the aft deckhouse,” designer Andre Hoek said in a statement.
Vijonara has a private cockpit aft for the owners. The interior has a large open-plan stateroom in the stern for the owners. The designers also added a see-through oculus that extends through the bulkhead so the owners can see into the water and watch the marine life. The design includes a gym.
The Rossinavi yard in Italy builds only custom yachts. The new 161-foot Flying Dagger was designed by Team 4 Design. The yacht distinguishes herself with a sporty upper half that includes a sloped windshield, with long, extended windows built into the hull sides. The yacht is unusual in that it is powered by triple 2,600-hp MTU engines with waterjets. Top end is 27 knots.
The 244-foot Elandess was built by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany. The Harrison Eidsgaard design has such features as a Nemo Lounge with a window below the waterline, a 26-foot-long swimming pool on the sundeck and an interior with large open-plan spaces and floor-to-overhead windows. It has accommodations for 14 guests in seven cabins and quarters for 24 crewmembers.