An Insight into the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

The Monaco Yacht Show 2014 is going to be the biggest show to date, graced with the world’s finest crewed motor and sailing Superyachts. The usual venue of Port Hercules has been transformed in recent months with the construction of the new Yacht Club de Monaco, which has not only enhanced the amenities on offer but also opened up plenty of new berths available for Super and Mega yachts.

The Boatbookings Team will be attending the show on the lookout for the very best yachts for your next charter, whether throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Asia. The 2012 Acico crewed motor yacht NASSIMA, available for charter in the South of France is bound to be popular on Quai Chicane. Graced with contemporary living spaces, spacious decks and a can-do crew, NASSIMA is the quintessential modern day charter yacht.

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The Monaco Yacht Show is synonymous with bringing the yachting industry together and there is no better place to bring large groups of people together than on a boat! NASSIMA can respond to your desires and requirements, whether it is a relaxed al-fresco lunch with colleagues or formal dinners on the aft deck. Her elegant, sophisticated and stylish decor will satisfy even the most discerning charter guests, providing the platform for a very memorable time onboard.

Nassima Decks

September is a busy month in the South of France with the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Monaco Yacht Show and the prestigious Voiles de Cannes and St Tropez. The weather is stunning and the yachts are still in the water, so make the most of the rest of the summer rays!

Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Heading into its 37th year, the Cannes Boat Show is back under its new name, the Cannes Yachting Festival.’  With over 580 boats on show from 9th September until 14th September, it should be a busy week for all you yachting lovers!  The majority will be on display in the Vieux port of Cannes, but don’t miss out on the Port Pierre Canto side where the larger yachts can be found; there is a free shuttle service between the two.


One of the highlights this year will be OCEAN PARADISE – a 55m Benetti sleeping up to 12 guests in 6 elegant cabins. Owner, Singaporean Investor Adrian Lee’s love of contemporary styling is to thank for the stunning interior where the theme is of Zen gardens stylishly mixing with carbon fiber.  She offers an extensive range of toys from her original space invaders machines on the bridge deck saloon to the latest sea bobs.


After the Cannes show, head over to Monaco from the 24th until 27th September for the Monaco Yacht Show.  The world’s number 1 boat show will be showcasing 115 super yachts from 25m – 100m and around 30 luxury tenders.  With an increase in the demand for new builds over 100m, the Monaco Yacht Show, in its 24th year, will be the biggest yet! You will also find an extended exhibition hosting 500 of the world’s most refined suppliers in the industry.


One of the stars of the show will be Eddie Jordan’s incredible Motor Yacht BLUSH.  Launched in 2014, this Sunseeker 47m is sure to turn heads.  Reportedly costing €25m, no expense has been spared on this beautiful flagship Sunseeker.


She accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 deluxe cabins. Her immense sundeck was created with entertainment in mind, ready to house the best parties on the Riviera with her tremendous dining area and bar. Her sublime interior exudes both style and space, with floor to ceiling glass windows throughout.  Her chic dining room is fitted with side patio doors and balconies offering magnificent views of your surroundings


The team at Boatbookings are gearing up for the best September show season yet.  Please contact one of the team to plan next year’s charter on board one of these breathtaking yachts.  We look forward to seeing you in Cannes and Monaco!

ECSTASEA. The Ultimate Yacht to Match Monaco’s Ultimate Apartment

Monaco is the ultimate millionaire’s playground. A place where you can lose 1 million euros in the casino before driving away in your custom Ferrari and nobody will bat an eyelid. In terms of glamour and wealth, Monaco is pretty much unrivaled. This is underlined by the unveiling of the world’s most expensive apartment. For an estimated £240 million, you could own the top 5 stories of the brand-new Odeon Tower.


Square footage doesn’t come cheap in Monaco, with most apartments being very much on the small side. The super-sized flats in the Odeon Tower are therefore a diamond dozen in the Principality. Although you will have to wait until 2015 before you can move in, the wait just might be worth it when you slide out of your bedroom and into your pool 560ft above the ground.

Of course, you will need the perfect yacht to go with your perfect apartment. Shortly ECSTASEA will even have a slide to match. This is by no means the only highlight, however. ECSTASEA is 85m of pure extravagance and luxury and she is available to charter for the Monaco Yacht Show.


On board, the attention to detail is astonishing, particularly given her size. She is decorated with an African tribal theme throughout providing a magnificent mix of down-to-earth simplicity and indulgent comfort.


Above deck you’ll find plenty of space to spread out and work on your tan and when the time comes to cool off, slide into the sea before zooming around on a jet ski or bouncing around on one of the small armada of water toys.


ECSTASEA really is the pinnacle of luxury. There is even a helicopter hangar, since leaving your helicopter on deck is obviously far too gauche. To charter ECSTASEA, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Boatbookings team.

Welcome Concept DP028: The Stunning Primadonna from Oceanco

Oceanco are renowned for delivering some of the most aesthetically pleasing superyachts in the world. From their headquarters in Holland and sales office in Monaco, Oceanco pride themselves on delivering products that are unbeatable in terms of design, quality and innovation. Oceanco’s impressive team work closely with some of the most talented designers in the world, ensuring that their yachts are always one step ahead of the rest.

Their new concept, DP028, is a remarkable 110 metre superyacht based on an Oceanco hull, which is complimented by black glazing to make the yacht seem larger than it is. Moreover, the darkened glazing makes the yacht appear increasingly streamlined, which is quite an achievement given its size!

Primadonna Oceanco SuperyachtOne of the most striking features about this 110m Oceanco crewed superyacht is her incredibly low stern, as well as her impressive deck structure. The design flow from the swimming pool on the main aft deck to the spa on the lower aft is visibly stunning, illustrating the attention to detail that has gone into the design of the whole yacht. Primadonna maximises the use of her decks, which flow beautifully into the entertaining spaces inside. This is clearly evident in the enclosed spa area on the lower aft deck, where guests can full relax, no matter what the weather is doing.

Accommodation is provided in 7 luxurious staterooms; the master suite takes precedent on the private owner’s deck, incorporating a large saloon, gym and even a private deck with its very own jacuzzi. The remaining 6 staterooms include 4 VIP cabins with private balconies, accommodating 18 guests in total. In terms of performance, Primadonna matches her luxurious accommodation with speed! The top speed is estimated to be 18.5 knots, which is achieved through the use of 4 x 4,290hp MYU 20V 4000 M73 engines.

Primadonna Reverse

The team at wait in great anticipation for the development of concept DP028. Oceanco will release a model of the stunning 110m superyacht in time for this years Monaco Yacht Showwhich is one of the most important and exciting yacht charter shows in the world. Stay tuned for all of the latest yachting developments, including yacht reviews, new releases and our comprehensive destination guides.

The Arrival of the New Benchmark for Superyachts

Leonardo di Caprio was in the news again this week after his quest to win his first Oscar once more ended in disappointment. Nominated for his role in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, di Caprio plays Jordan Belfort. For most of the 3 hour film, Belfort lives a life of staggering decadence, epitomised not in the least by his luxurious superyacht, known to us as LADY M. Belfort lost his ship in a storm before losing everything else when convicted and sentenced to prison.


Belfort’s life of indulgent luxury is now at an end… Your’s doesn’t have to be.

In February of this year Mangusta launched the latest of their 165 range. This 8th hull in the series, the 165 E (standing for Evolution) is Mangusta’s most refined yacht to date. The 50m flagship is capable of doing up to 40 knots, making her not only the fastest yacht to come out of the Overmarine Group’s wharf, but the fastest Maxi Open yacht ever to be built.


Since 2007 , Mangusta 165 superyachts have been the industry benchmark and this 8th incarnation is no different. Overmarine said of her that, “She knows no rivals in terms of comfort; the volumes of the yacht can be compared to a three-deck vessel of the same dimension, although this cannot be gleaned from the outside owing to her pure lines and sporty profile. The extraordinary combination of linear stress and expression of line gives this model an elegant character which is simultaneously distinctive and powerful. She is a masterpiece of distinctive, elegant, timeless design, conveying balance and dynamism.”

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From the outside the 165 E is stunningly beautiful. She is elegantly simple yet sleek and sporty. It is the interior where the Evolution really takes your breath away though. More than 10 different kinds of rare and valuable wood and lacquering, at least 7 types of marble, mother of pearl and onyx, to name but a few, all contribute to an interior of unreserved luxury.


Much has been written about the salon windows. Requested specifically by the new owners, the single pane of glass provides unrestricted, panoramic views whilst letting in plenty of natural light. The entire yacht is created entirely at the Overmarine Group’s own plants, as is standard for all Mangusta yachts, ensuring only the best quality. The new 165 boasts the pinnacle on onboard quality and comfort: soundproofing, vibration control, ergonomic layouts. Everything has been painstakingly designed, built and tested to create one of the most unforgettable yachts. See it for yourself later this year at the Monaco Yacht Show.