MYS 2019. The trend in Monaco is the sustainability, ecology and philanthropy
Monaco remains the showcase for superyacht builders, designers, luxury manufacturers, market decision makers and major maritime agencies. A complete offer of state of the art water vehicles come together on this occasion with a greater objective: to minimize the impact on the environ-ment and the world's oceans; these oceans that inspire people to navigate.
In collaboration with The Superyacht Life Foundation, the trend is works to share the positive aspects of the superyacht community to a wider audience, championing the positive people, places and projects surrounding the superyachting good life.
Owners are increasingly worried about the oceans, to facilitate this the International Society of Sailors connects them with scientists, allowing them to use yachts as platforms for marine research. Industry leaders provide financial support to the Blue Marine Foundation, an NGO that has the mission of protecting 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.
Each year the Monaco Yatch Show exposes unique and exceptional yachts built by the largest shipyards and welcoming to the most outstanding yachting characters. In September 2019, the yacht industry met in the emblematic Hercules port of the Principality of Monaco, where around 40 launches were first worldwide, 600 exhibitors participated in the event.
The 18 units meet the criteria defined with the judges to compete for the four categories of the ceremony. The Organising Committee of the Monaco Yacht Show, represented by Gaëlle Tallarida, Show Managing Director, relies on the expertise in yachting and art of living of an eclectic panel of journalists to vote for their best. The candidates for the award have the characteristic of being new constructions of more than 40m delivered in the year or end of 2018 and unveiled by their shipyard in world premiere at the 2019 MYS.
Among the contestants we can mention the Amels shipyard participating with “Aurora Borealis” of 67m and “Here comes the sun” 83m; Benetti with “Metis” 63m; Baglietto with “Severin°s” 55m; Ferreti Group presents “CRN 135 ”79m, “Custom Line Navetta 42”of 41.8m and “Riva Race” 50m; Oceanco with “DreAMBoat”90 m.
MYS / RINA AWARD
The MYS/RINA award went to the 64m Attila, the largest yacht to date built by the Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo. Distinguished as this year’s MYS eco-friendliest superyacht according to the environmental standards established by the Italian classification company RINA.
MYS EXTERIOR DESIGN AWARD
The MYS Exterior Design Award was presented to Excellence, the new 80m superyacht delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen. With her striking bow and her visionary disrupting layout, she will certainly bring forward a new era for superyacht design according to the judges of the awards.
MYS INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD
TIS by the world-class German builder Lürssen took the Interior Design Award. The largest superyacht -111m- of the 2019 MYS was distinguished for the classical interiors recreated by Winch Design and inspired by iconic hotels and residences around the world.
MYS FINEST NEW SUPERYACHT AWARD
The MYS Finest new superyacht award, the most prestigious prize of the ceremony, was also given to Excellence. A second triumph in the evening for this new masterpiece of futuristic exterior shapes and modern interior design.
In this MYS 2019 it was observed the explorer yachts are provided out with all the high-level amenities normally associated with a super yacht – so that after a day’s heli-skiing, iceberg hiking or diving – guests can return to the comfort of the boat and enjoy massages, hot food or watch movies. For superyacht owners with a go-anywhere mindset, an explorer yacht is the best way to experience the most undiscovered parts of the world in comfort. Many of these yachts carry submarines and helicopters to ensure the adventures continue under the sea and off the boat.
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