Since its foundation in 1991, MYS has grown into far more than just a parade of pleasure boats; it is now used as a platform for high-end brands to showcase their products in front of a captive audience of yacht owners and luxury consumers.
Within the show itself, a wide range of brands will be offering inspiration on anything from yacht interior furnishings to the hottest champagnes and liquors to stock in your on-board drinks cabinet.
Then of course, there is the smorgasbord of temptations in Monaco itself, from haute couture and jewellery boutiques, to the world famous Monte Carlo Casino, to an array of fine dining restaurants and exclusive bars. This is, after all, the place they call the Millionaire’s Playground – and for good reason.
Where to shop:
The glitter of Cartier and Van Cleef, the aromas of Davidoff and Dior, the style of Valentino and Gucci – name a luxury retailer and you will be sure to find them in Monaco. The epicentre of luxury shopping is the famous Cercle d’Or while the galleries of the Métropole shopping centre, the Allées Lumières, and the Fontvielle Shopping Centre are also home to stores.
Where to eat:
Of all the renowned gastronomic names to ply their trade in Monte Carlo, perhaps the most distinguished of all is Joel Robuchon, owner of a staggering 26 michelin stars across the world. For a truly world class dining experience, you will not beat his eponymous restaurant situated in the Hotel Metopole. Guests can enjoy refreshments on the restaurant’s terrace while looking over Port Hercules marina and the vibrant streets of Monte Carlo.
Where to party:
A Monaco institution, The Living Room is a sophisticated mix of piano bar and disco. Dress code is strict and the club doesn’t get started until almost midnight, at which point the resident DJs begin working their magic. Music is eclectic and there is a good food menu along with a heated, year-round terrace.
What is a superyacht without luxury trimmings? This is where the Monaco Yacht Show comes into its own, offering a dazzling array of luxury items that will augment your yacht and the experience enjoyed by its guests. Champagne brand Taittinger are at Monaco this year, hoping to convince yacht owners that theirs is the tipple to serve on-board,
But by far the best represented luxury sector will be interiors bands – hardly a surprise given how the fitting out of a yacht’s interior is such big business. Among the companies exhibiting in Monaco will be Boutsen Design, Club Pierre Brochard, Crystal Caviar and Guarda Marbles & Stones.
The 2015 Monaco Yacht Show takes place from September 23rd to 26th.