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Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage Announced by International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine

The Monaco Yacht Show will thrill you with super yachts and a jet set ambience to match

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage


International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - YV&C announced today the details of its live coverage of the 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show.

YV&C is the first and only media company in Monaco Yacht Show's 15 year history, to bring a live coverage of this year's show through its live reports, breaking news stories, through the world's first and only branded yacht blog community authors at, and its revolutionary streaming television coverage (also introduced by YV&C for the first time to the marine media audience),  YachtChartersMagazine.TV.

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine is published by Kircaali Media, a subsidiary of SYS-CON Media, which is also know as the most powerful i-technology media company in North America. YV&C is introducing its superior and unique media technologies such as YachtBlogs and YachtChartersMagazine television to its readers with the Monaco Yacht Show coverage debut.

Monaco Yacht Show - Simply The Best in the Big Boat Business

For luxury yachting enthusiasts, what better combination than a display of the world’s best super and mega yachts anchored in the prestigious and fairytale port of Monaco with its magnificent views of the Alps and the Mediterranean sea, nestled between its equally exotic neighbours of the French and Italian Rivieras. The guaranteed weather is perfect for taking a test sail of these giant symbols of elegance and sailing perfection. The balmy temperatures also facilitate plenty of outdoor partying with an elite crowd, an added attraction for those who will gather this September from the 21st to 24th at Port Hercule for the world’s premier luxury yacht show.

The reason to visit is because the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is the only nautical trade show in the world with a focus on boats of 20m and over. It will not fail to impress you - the location alone is one of the keys to its success. Gigantic and sumptuous yachts with their tall masts reach up to the French Alps, shadowed by miniature skyscrapers that make up the small but richly endowed town of Monte-Carlo, which clings to cliffs that hover over a blue azure Mediterranean Sea.
This tiny principality of Monaco and its beautiful old town, Monte Carlo perched high on “the Rock” has traditionally drawn the jet set thanks to its privileged image, which continues to sparkle. Despite the sad passing away of their much loved head of state Prince Rainier III (husband to the late Princess Grace and founder of the Monaco Yacht Club) in April this year, Monegasques have found renewed life with the recent appointment of his only son Prince Albert II, who assumed state responsibilities in July. The special occasion was celebrated by throwing a huge outdoor party for residents. 
Another milestone was reached recently in June when the MYS organisers celebrated its 15th year anniversary with a splendid party at the exclusive Méridien Beach Plaza hotel, taking the occasion to announce changes that will improve this year’s show, if that is possible. The show’s success is already evident in the quality and volume of super yachts and international visitors that attend. For the past seven years it has seen considerable expansion but this year organisers have decided to halt the growth, limiting the total surface area to 14,000sqm, in favour of providing a more accessible and user friendly show for the 21,000 visitors expected.

What’s New this Year?
New features include increasing the size of the air-conditioned areas on Darse Sud and Parvis Piscine as well as confining the show to within the port’s perimeter for easier access. Luc Pettavino, the show organizer, states, “Monaco seems to be an obvious choice for holding a yacht show. It is an exceptional backdrop, which conveys an image of luxury and exclusivity.”

What’s So Special?
The common denominator that sets these yachts apart is not just their size, but that they are all outstanding in their class, and for the most part unique one-offs. The MYS is the biggest floating display of yachts from 20 to over 80 meters, of which 60% are between 40 and 50 meters, and 15% are over 50 meters.
The Monaco Yacht Show is the only international yacht show devoted exclusively to luxury yachting, featuring the biggest in-water display in Europe of super and mega yachts in an international showcase of luxury products and luxury yachting. You will also find every type of luxurious accessory and interior decorating idea with which to pamper your yacht from teak decks, Jacuzzis, and satellite telephone systems to mini-submarines.
The advantage of the MYS is that it brings together all sectors of luxury yachting, including many of the world’s leading shipyards, brokers, engine makers, naval architects, designers, tenders, equipment manufacturers, and a growing number of service providers - the full spectrum of the industry related to yachts over 20 meters is well represented.

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Paula Farquharson is an editor of The Riviera Times newspaper. Originally
from Ireland, she worked in New York and is now based in Nice, France,
where she learned to sail.

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