Record attendance at the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show with over 33,000 participants at the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show. This is a clear sign of an upswing in the market, slowly but surely, business is picking up.
The yacht prices that have fallen significantly in the past four years and a wider choice. In this competitive situation brokers and shipyards brought out their best selection of superyachts for the four days of the Monaco show: 103 superyachts of an average 46.70m length, including six mega-yachts of more than 70m and 38 brand new 2012 models.
The official visit of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to the Monaco Yacht Show was the occasion this year for three superyachts to be awarded trophies:
The 2012 MYS design award went to sailing yacht Vertigo (67.2m, Alloy Yachts) for the outstanding work by French naval architects Philippe Briand and Christian Liagre. The trophy, a superb crystal glass sailing yacht, was made by MYS partner Baccarat.
The Green Star Class 2012 certificate for boats built in compliance with rigorous environmental standards was awarded to Better Place (50.5m, Wally) and Aslec 4 (45m, Rossinavi) by Italian ship classification company RINA.