The Monaco Yacht Show is the world’s most impressive display of superyachts each year. Monaco is the place where show-goers can expect to see the most anticipated new builds from top shipyards worldwide—a who’s who of superyachts, if you will—along with all the glitz and glamour that comes with them (which always includes more than a few celebrity sightings). Here’s a look at the five most amazing yachts at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show.
361-foot Oceanco Jubilee
Jubilee, at 361-feet, is the largest yacht ever to attend the Monaco Yacht Show, as well as the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands. Oceanco built Jubilee to the Passenger Yacht Code, which means she can charter with more than the usual 12 guests. Burgess Yachts, which is offering Jubilee for sale (price on request), says the superyacht can accommodate as many as 31 guests in 16 staterooms. There also are 39 crew on board. Among Jubilee’s features are a dedicated owner’s deck, a helipad, and a pool deck with a built-in aquarium.
280-foot Lurssen Areti
Also built to the Passenger Yacht Code, the 280-foot Lurssen Areti made her world debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, following delivery to her owner earlier this summer. She can reportedly accommodate 18 guests in nine staterooms. Details have been slim about Areti, but exterior photographs show a sizable helipad on her foredeck. Her exterior is by Winch Design, and the shipyard says that Areti has an onboard spa with sauna, hot tub and plunge pool.
170-foot Sanlorenzo Seven Sins
Seven Sins is the first 52Steel from Italian builder Sanlorenzo. With a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, Seven Sins made her world debut at the Monaco Yacht Show—where she earned a Best Interior Design award in the Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards. The 52Steel is Sanlorenzo’s new flagship, with three more hulls already in build. Seven Sins has a tender garage that, when the tender is out, can flood to create a protected water-enjoyment area for guests. Inside, the staircase aboard Seven Sins is made of Carrara marble.
164-foot Tankoa Vertige
Vertige is the second yacht ever built by Italy’s Tankoa shipyard. She was delivered to her owner earlier this year and spent her debut season chartering in the Mediterranean before making her public premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show (She’s available for Caribbean yacht charter this winter, taking 12 guests at a lowest weekly base rate of $250,000 with Northrop and Johnson). The master suite aboard Vertige has not one, but two private balconies that open onto the sea. In an unusual layout, both the master and the VIP stateroom are located forward on the main deck. The remaining guest staterooms are in the traditional location belowdecks. Also on board are a cinema and gymnasium.
Dynamiq GTT 115 Hybrid
Dynamiq launched its first GTT 115 Hybrid yacht just a few weeks before the Monaco Yacht Show, where the builder heralded the build as “the most innovative” among all the yachts on the docks. The GTT 115 Hybrid was designed by Studio F.A. Porsche. She has a hybrid pod-propulsion system with three variable-speed generators; the system reportedly gives the yacht a range of more than 3,400 nautical miles. Dynamiq also developed a stabilization system specific to the GTT 115 Hybrid, with four fins as well as interceptors. Dynamiq says that only seven hulls of the GTT 115 will be built, making her, in the yard’s words, a “collector’s item.”