MYS Time again…Peter Franklin
As the world’s premier super and megayacht show bustles away in the Principality of Monaco, the team at Palmawatch are preparing for another busy refit season after an unusually long, sunny and dry summer for cruising and sailing in the Med.
Being based with their workshop and project management right alongside the new 1000-ton travel lift in Palma’s STP yard, puts Palmawatch in an advantageous position to offer the full spectrum of marine engineering, maintenance and refit services, right across the size range, for motor and sailing yachts coming to the yard this winter.
Some news bytes about MYS 2018.
Amsterdam based Superyacht Times points out, that in 28 years, the Monaco Yacht Show has grown from an event featuring 32 yachts to one which now includes over 120 superyachts, with no less than 40 of them making their debut. The show attracts 30,000+ visitors annually, and has evolved into the world’s premier yachting event.
According to CNN who previewed the show, more millennials are becoming millionaires, and they view yachting in a completely different way, which bodes well for the future of the superyacht charter market.
Johan Pizzardini, communications and media manager for the Monaco Yacht Show, says many millennials don’t want to be tied down by superyacht ownership, with chartering becoming a more appealing option.
“They’re more adventurous,” he told CNN, of a group of people now in their 20s and 30s. “New millennials say ‘I want to charter a boat this week and next week I’d like to be somewhere else in the world so I’ll have another boat.’
A few show highlights. (And Photos.)
Royal Huisman have been working jointly with the team of Frers Design on developing the PURA customised superyacht concept, which will be featured in Monaco.
The yard says their new concept is quite simply; “The choice is yours.”
PURA gives you almost unlimited potential to shape the hull, deck, superstructure and interior to suit your vision.
A simple formula: you share your ideas with their experts and they will present their ideas and interpretations. These proposals will be refined with you until you are confident the finished yacht will be the yacht you have dreamed of…both inside and out.
Meanwhile, Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS announced the sale of a 74-metre AMELS 242 superyacht (242 ft) from its Limited Editions range, literally hours before MYS got underway.
The AMELS 242 has become the world’s most successful yachts in the 75-metre segment with features such as: An entire private 374 square-metre Owners Deck with spectacular forward-facing Stateroom, a large swimming pool, and the award-winning full beam midships wellness and relaxing spa area with a unique 19.5 square metre folding beach platform.
The AMELS team will be at the show hosting the brand new AMELS 188, the first of this model from their Limited Editions range delivered as recently as July. The 57.7 metre (188 ft) yacht named Volpini 2, is the result of a design collaboration between Tim Heywoood, and Raymond Langton.
And, Italian yard Tankoa, is exhibiting the 72 metre (236ft) recently completed MY Solo(Yard no S701) at Monaco, where she’s already been announced by numerous media as the star of the four-day event.
Solo is not only a gorgeous looking yacht designed for her exterior lines by Francesco Paszkowski with interior by Paszkowski’s interior lead designer Margherita Casprini, she is also one of the most technically advanced yachts in her category with hull design by Professor Ruggiero.
At 72 meters long and 11.60 meters wide, Solo is 1,600 GT with a displacement of 1,120 tons at half load, and 1,240 tons at full load. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3516B main engines developing 1,825 kW, she is capable of 17.5 knots top speed.