Updated: Oct 23, 2019
Monaco Yacht Show 2019 was a dynamic week featuring an outstanding collection of 125 superyachts, of which 44 were new launches. This year’s fleet on display had a total worth of around €4 billion with an average asking price of yachts for sale of €37.8 million (source: analysis delivered by Superyacht Times on the basis of the yachts 30m-plus in length exhibited at MYS 2019).
MYS 2019 Review
During the week there were head turning surprises and celebrations, kicked off by the Inaugural MYS Opening Gala. The invitation-only occasion was an industry epicentre for 18 superyachts measuring 40m-plus competing for 4 awards that were presented at the Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards Ceremony, hosted at the Monaco Yacht Club. The winners of the 6th MYS Superyacht Awards were:
Winner of the 2019 MYS/RINA award was 64m M/Y Attila by Sanlorenzo.
Winner of the 2019 MYS Exterior Design Award went to 80m M/Y Excellence by Abeking & Rasmussen. Excellence also claimed the top prize of the evening, the MYS 2019 Finest New Superyacht Award.
Winner of the 2019 MYS Interior Design Award was awarded to M/Y Tis built by German shipyard Lürssen.
Amidst the impressive fleet of yachts on display at Port Hercules and at anchor, there was an enthusiastic atmosphere about various joint collaborations, superyacht unveilings, sustainable concepts and tech developments. Some of the breaking news at MYS:
Ferretti Group and Wally revealed the brand’s latest concept, the 50m 165 Wallypower - the result of a collaboration between respected yacht designer Espen Øino and Luca Bassani, founder of Wally Yachts.
Gulf Craft announced their Majesty 120 that will be the first Majesty vessel to feature 100% electrically operated services on board. Hull #1 is under construction in the Emirates and scheduled for completion next year.
Benetti presented the creation of their new line of compact, steel expedition yachts with the first hybrid yacht set to be the 37m B.YOND, that would be powered by the SISHIP EcoProp diesel-electric system from Siemens Marine combining eco-sustainable navigation with low fuel consumption.
Italian yacht manufacturer Perini Navi, Dutch studio Dykstra Naval Architects and UK-based Magma Structures took to the stunning vessel S/Y Maltese Falcon to announce their partnership to design and build the next generation of Falcon Rigs. Perini Navi also shared its plans to open operational bases in Monte Carlo and Hong Kong to support its international strategy in the future.
Luxury Yacht Entertainment: A Memorable Showcase [In Pictures]
With a focus on providing world-class entertainment, the 4 days of the show was a prestigious chance to partner with leading yachting companies and UHNWI clientele on special events. There were numerous highlights where Tony was invited to perform during Monaco Yacht Show:
Monday 23rd September Northrop & Johnson’s Captains’ Dinner at the spectacular Restaurant Monaco Cap d'Ail-A'TREGO.
Michael Payne, Managing Director Europe said:
"Tony was perfect- as usual. Everyone was smiling, laughing and enjoying the entertainment. He's exceptionally talented"
Wednesday 25th September Northrop & Johnson and NETJET’s Client reception on M/Y SOLO
CEO and President of Northrop & Johnson, Kevin Merrigan said:
"Tony is absolutely magic! A delight as a person and a magician!"
Wednesday 25th September Ocean Independence – Press and Media event on board ENDEAVOUR II at MYS.
Sales & Marketing Director, Toby Maclaurin, said:
“Tony was the perfect entertainment for our popular media event. He created a wonderful atmosphere with some breath-taking magic, in fact, everyone is still talking about it!”
Wednesday 25th September
Isle of Man Maritime Group annual drinks reception at their stand. During the reception representatives from the Isle of Man Maritime companies included: Aﬀinity, Baker Tilly, Boston MFO, Equiom, Finance.im, ICE Design, Isle of Man Ship Registry, KPMG, Marine Kleen Limited, MHG, OceanWeb, Sentient International and Trident Trust.
Wednesday 25th September
Tony ended his very busy Wednesday entertaining at The James Bond Party at the Monaco Yacht Club. As usual details are very hush-hush so if you were there you would've seen Tony working his magic! With thanks to Emmanuel Akintunde, Managing Director of GF Entertainment.
Thursday 26th September
TheLounge19 at the MK Club with superyacht supplier’s drinks reception, sponsored by David Store Navigational Management (DSNM), PHILIPS, MedAire, crs yachts superyacht insurance and Wilsonhalligan Recruitment.
Jennifer Shillitoe, Client Services and Events Manager from Wilsonhalligan Recruitment said:
"The event was a great success and Tony made it something very special."
Thursday 26th September
FRASER Captains’ Dinner & Awards Ceremony at the Monaco Yacht Club.
Raphael Sauleau, CEO of Fraser Yachts said:
“Tony is just the perfect addition to an event or a party as he brings that sparkle of magic which mesmerizes us all and he does it with style and class."
Friday 27th September
Riviera Yacht Support Captains’ Lunch at Quai des Artistes. A private event where Captains of large Superyachts were present, +80m, +90m and +100m Superyachts. Ulf Sydbeck, CEO of Riviera Yacht Support said:
"Tony was a great success at our event and very much appreciated by all! He is a fantastic magician, showman and in general a great man!"
Friday 27th September Imperial Yachts VVIP Entertainment outside M/Y AMADEA during a private event for The Blue Marine Foundation with H.S.H Prince Albert II de Monaco in attendance. The morning after the event, Mr. Steve Bailet, Head of Marketing Department said:
"Yesterday was fantastic with Tony... Once again, thank you very much."
Photo Credit: BREED MEDIA
Private UHNWI entertainment Tony had to catch a flight Friday evening due to an overseas booking commitment but enjoyed his time entertaining at the Monaco Yacht Show 2019. Throughout the week there were a number of exclusive intimate performances arranged by brokers for yacht owners including 2 private lunches and a private dinner sitting which were not photographed or recorded.
Guests who were unable to attend Monaco Yacht Show will be pleased to know they have the opportunity to see Tony at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) for one day only. He is making a special trip to entertain for AMELS onboard their flagship 83m M/Y HERE COMES THE SUN during an exclusive VVIP reception on Thursday 31st October.
Thank you to everyone for their exceptional hospitality ashore and on the finest yachts at Monaco Yacht Show – it was a pleasure for Tony to entertain esteemed guests, build his trusted reputation in yachting circles and continue to bring the allure of magic to the superyacht industry!
Thank you to our clients: