Monaco Yacht Show 2018It’s that time of year once again where we can kick back, relax and stare at things we’ll never own. Well, provided you don’t stray into the sub 50m kiddy pool at least. That’s right, it’s time for the Monaco Yacht Show, the biggest celebration of superyacht lifestyle in the world! Sorry Fort Lauderdale, but it’s true.

This year expect to see Burgess take over half the marina by themselves, to be unable to stop yourself investing in a Ulysse Nardin, the event’s horological sponsor, and to spend way too much at the Casino Monte Carlo. Of course, these are all just the cherry on the cake, with the cake being the exceptional superyachts on show. To give you a taste of what to expect, we’ve listed a few of the most noteworthy yachts attending MYS 2018…

The Monaco Yacht Show runs 26-29 September at Port Hercules, Monaco. Tickets are on sale now.

Heesen 51m Irisha

Heesen 51m Irisha

Heesen have more fun with their designs than most yacht builders. Well, other than perhaps Princess’ multicoloured new launch. Still, if there’s a single vessel out there that looks like it could run faster than a fighter jet it’s the 51m Irisha. In fact, that’s precisely what inspired it.

Oceanco 90m Dar (ex Project Shark)

M/Y DAR 90m Yacht by Oceanco
© Francisco Martinez Photography

Previously titled Project Shark, the 90-metre motor yacht Y717 Dar from Oceanco which launched earlier this year is the second largest yacht on our list. Designed by Miami-based designer Luiz de Basto and built in the Netherlands at their Alblasserdam shipyard, Oceanco has stated it will not be available for public viewings. However, exceptions will be made for the right client who is seriously interested in buying this incredible vessel.

Lürssen 95m Kismet

M/Y DAR 90m Yacht by Oceanco

First built in 2014, the Kismet fromLürssen Yachtsisn’t the newest kid on the block, but it is still the largest yacht attending this year at a whopping 95.2-metres. The custom motor yacht features a ‘Champagne and Caviar’ themed interior which has been designed by Reymond Langton Design, varying from art nouveau/deco to Japanese influences. Another stand out feature is its ability to host up to 270 guests at parties, making it easily one of the must-see yachts at this year’s event.

Y.CO 88.5m Illusion Plus

Y.CO 88.5m Illusion Plus

Known for being Asia’s largest yacht, the Illusion Plus from yachting company Y.CO measures at an impressive 88.5-metres. Spread over six-decks, the new Pride Mega Yacht build can accommodate 12 guests over 8 en suite cabins while offering on-deck amenities such as a jaccuzzi, swimming pool, in-built cinema, spa area, steam and massage room, large tender garage and touch-and-go helicopter landing pad, perfect for all your partying/relaxation requirements. The exterior, with its sleek modern lines, was designed by British studio Rainsford Saunders Design who has referenced classic Rolls-Royce cars for inspiration.