28 September 2017

Wednesday 27 September marked the beginning of one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated meetings for the luxury superyacht industry.

2017, more so than any other year, has proven to be a turbulent time in the geo-political sphere but looking at today’s line-up, and the number of guests that passed through the show’s prestigious entry points, this world appears far from affected, or for at least the next few days anyway.

A show highly regarded for its large yacht debuts, it is widely known that it takes at least four years from conception to launch for a new build. Given that, the industry could have predicted that Monaco Yacht Show 2017 was going to be a special year. Yachts such as the 110m JUBILEE, the largest yacht to ever be exhibited in Monaco and the CRN 2017 CLOUD 9 were unveiled for the first time in a show setting.

Officially opening to public on Wednesday morning, the show launched its 2017 edition with the 4th Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards. Held at a glitzy soiree on Tuesday evening, industry greats came together to celebrate the yachts on display in this year’s show. Awards were handed out in several categories with JUBILEE, the largest yacht in show, winning the award for the ‘2017 MYS Finest New Superyacht’. The 110m Oceanco was launched in July 2017 to critical acclaim.

The Burgess team, flown in from each of the 13 offices globally were eager to show off the 13 CA yachts in show as the gates opened on Wednesday 28 September. The 1927 Camper & Nicholsons FAIR LADY proved a popular choice, as did the newly launched SARASTAR.

At 1830, Burgess hosted the first happy hour in association with Porto Montenegro, over 200 people joined the team to celebrate a successful first day.