Finest New Superyachts at the MYS Since 2017

By Jenna Mehdi

The Monaco Yacht Show 2021 is drawing nearer, with just two months to go before the horns blast to mark the start of this year’s long-awaited show. As the industry looks forward to an overdue reunion on the docks of Port Hercules, we took a look at the winners of the ‘Finest New Superyacht’ awards at the last three editions of the MYS.

EXCELLENCE - Abeking & Rasmussen - 2019

At the most recent inauguration of the Monaco Yacht Show, the fittingly named 80m EXCELLENCE stole the show. Built by Abeking & Rasmussen and designed inside-and-out by Winch Design, Excellence turned heads for her distinctive reverse bow, abundant use of glass and striking profile that manages to look at once elegant and extraterrestrial. ‘Throughout the yacht we incorporated various elements of iconic vehicles, cars, and we subtly introduced those into the interior,’ Winch Design’s Aino Grapin told the Superyachts.com Breaking News Centre. ‘t’s a remarkably well-thought charter yacht and an owner’s yacht as well. It ticks all the boxes.’

DAR - Oceanco - 2018

Utterly unsurprisingly, Oceanco icon 90m DAR scooped a number of awards the year she was delivered in 2018, including Finest New Superyacht at the MYS. Her head-turning black profile is designed to resemble a shark, with intelligent glasswork by Luiz DeBasto to create utter privacy within while guests enjoy unobstructed panoramic views. DeBasto told Superyachts.com: 'You feel like you are in the water. The dark glass outside has no effect on her interiors. You can’t believe people can’t see in!’  A benchmark in more ways than one, DAR’s interiors were appointed by Venetian studio Nuvolari Lenard. 

JUBILEE - Oceanco - 2017

Another Oceanco yacht and the largest superyacht to ever attend the Monaco Yacht Show at the time, 110m JUBILEE was crowned the Finest New Superyacht at the 2017 edition of the show. Having since been refitted at Lurssen and re-named KAOS, JUBILEE’s unconventional curvature continues to capture the attention of yachting enthusiasts worldwide. JUBILEE was the second yacht designed by Igor Lobanov of Lobanov Design, with interiors by Australian designer Sam Sorgiovanni.

The last three years of show winners have proven benchmarks in design and innovation in an enduring way. But who will steal the show this year? Stay tuned for more updates from Superyachts.com as they come in.

 

"Throughout the yacht we incorporated various elements of iconic vehicles, cars, and we subtly introduced those into the interior."

Aino Grapin, CEO Winch Design

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"Throughout the yacht we incorporated various elements of iconic vehicles, cars, and we subtly introduced those into the interior."

Aino Grapin, CEO Winch Design
By Jenna Mehdi
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