Monaco Yacht Show opens in Monte-Carlo

Monaco Yacht Show

The world’s most important big-yacht show opens its doors today at the Port Hercules, as the annual Monaco Yacht Show returns for 2022.

The lavish 115-metre Lürssen superyacht Ahpo headlines the four-day show, marking the largest yacht in attendance in the show’s history.

There are a total of 117 superyachts over 24m on display this year, attracting an estimated 19,000 international visitors and 440 exhibitors from 28 September-1 October.

Ahpo. Image courtesy of Monaco Yacht Show

This year, the show has expanded with three new exhibition areas focusing on sustainability, adventure, and innovation.

Presented in partnership with the non-profit Water Revolution Foundation, the new Sustainability Hub is an incubator for companies that provide innovative or tried-and-true eco-friendly solutions, as well as for budding start-ups working on sustainable alternatives that fit in seamlessly with the yachting world.

The 200sqm exhibition is located at Darse Sud, the tent dedicated to nautical equipment and technology.

The new Adventure Area showcases a range of day-trip and sports tenders, luxury and off-road vehicles, water toys, high-tech gadgets, helicopters and tailor-made programmes to explore the planet’s most remote destinations. The exhibition spans two sites at Monaco’s Port Hercule: Quai Antoine 1er, and Quai Jarlan.

Also new for this year, show organisers have extended the Yacht Design & Innovation Hub to integrate the exhibitors of the Designer Gallery under one single exhibition, located at Virage Louis Chiron.


Following the success of previous years, Superyacht UK (SYUK) has returned to the show with a stand at Darse Sud, representing the UK industry via 11 companies showcasing their capabilities.

“Our members are at the forefront of superyacht development,” says association chair, Stephen Hills. “We offer global leadership in everything from naval architecture, design and engineering, new construction and refit, as well as the many skills and services necessary to ensure that superyachts are brilliantly managed and supported throughout their life.

“The Superyacht UK Pavilion has played a very important role for nearly two decades, providing a networking base for the many Superyacht UK attendees as well as supporting the global endeavours of individual British Marine members and driving business.”

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