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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

Who Is Attending?
Apart from the Prince, who traditionally makes an appearance, amateur enthusiasts, wealthy owners and shipping magnates, there will be 590 exhibitors and 93 yachts (up from 65 yachts 5 years ago). Potential clients will be present for the world previews of 30 to 40 motor and sailing yachts on their world premier launches or being delivered in 2005. There will also be 37 brokers, 46 naval architects and interior designers in the designer gallery, 15 refit and repair shipyards, 202 equipment manufacturers, 74 service providers, 17 luxury brands, 16 tenders and 12 federations – enough to educate you on all aspects of the business and discover new and exotic charters and destinations to steer that dream yacht. Don’t forget despite the mega sizes in evidence at this event there is an entry level for everyone in chartering. Expect to hear the chatter of multiple languages around you as exhibitors in attendance will be representing more than 38 nationalities, but English is widely spoken.

High Purchase Power Shopping
Behind the relaxed feel to this superb show is a flurry of high level negotiating for the purchase and sale of some of the most expensive yachts in the world.  Potential customers are invited to seminars, dinners, drinks parties on board or in any of the prestigious restaurants and night life haunts that echo the jet set and tailor-made lifestyle yacht owners enjoy. So if you are shopping for a yacht, expect top notch treatment from those trying to woo you to buy. Add to that the thrill of a test drive of one of these big babies and you are in for a few days to remember. But most exhibitors are happy to let anyone visiting the show to step on board for a browse – it’s not necessary to flash a platinum credit card.
So why not mark the date in your diary and look forward to a unique experience with a cocktail of mega yachts, Riviera revelry and sightseeing opportunities unique to this sought-after part of the sailing world. 

A selection of the big yachts to be seen:
  • Tiara (2004): 54.27 meters sailing yacht from Edminston & Company at Berth E10.
  • Ambrosia III (2005): 65 meters motor yacht from Benetti at Berth EO1
  • Admiral 31 (2005): 31.5 meters from Admiral CNL at Berth N13
  • White Lie (2005): 47.5 meters motor yacht from Camper & Nicholson International at Berth EO5
  • Blue Moon (2005): 61 meters motor yacht from Feadship at line
  • Blue Moon (2000):  51.29 meters motor yacht from Fraser Yachts at Berth E13
  • Floridian (2002, refit 2005): 66.44 meters motor yacht from International Yacht Collection at Berth TO2
  • Phocea (1975, refit 1997/99): 75.15 meters sailing yacht from Nigel Burgess Group at Berth N01
  • Salacia  (2005): 33.7 meters motor yacht from Nigel Burgess Group at Berth T Central 2nd Line
  • Haida (1929, refit 2005): 71.1 meters motor yacht from Ocean Independence at Berth T Central 2nd Line
  • Lady Christina (2005): 62 meters motor yacht from OceanCo at Berth T03
  • Annaliesse (2004): 85.3 meters anchored outside the harbour
  • Shiver (2005): 32.9 meters motor yacht from Sunseeker International at Berth CO3

Monaco Yacht Show
57, rue Grimaldi
Monte-Carlo 98000
Tel: +377 93 10 41 70
Fax: +377 93 10 41 71

For private individuals the entrance fee into MYS is €40 Euros per person, per day. Under 12 year-olds are free. For yachting professionals, a 4-day package costs €40 per person.

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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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