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14 May 2019

Top Marques Monaco goes green, with more ecological exhibitors than ever on display when the show opens later this month - including a 100 % electric

Experience the Power of silence: the extraordinary Eelex, a luxury electric craft by the Swedish company X Shore, will be present on the Esplanade outside Monaco's Grimaldi Forum for the
duration of the 16th Edition of Top Marques, from May 30 to June 3.

First and foremost a supercar show, Top Marques has traditionally showcased a handpicked selection of the most exclusive superboats and tenders each year.

And this year, the first under the management Monaco Check-In, visitors will be able to see, and buy, one of the world's very first fully-electric boats. The Eelex is one of a large number of
eco-friendly exhibitors participating at this year's event, sponsored by Barclays Bank.


Capable of speeds of up to 40 knots and a range of 100 nautical miles, the Eelex is the brainchild of X Shore founder Konrad Bergstrom, also one of the founder members of Zound Industries, pioneers of
the Urbanears and Marshall headphones.

The pioneering boat - which promises no more noise, fumes and offers a sailing experience without the wind - is an electric revolution combining design technology and sustainability.

After a successful unveiling at the Dusseldorf Boat Show earlier this year, X Shore will open its first official subsidiary and test center in Monaco.

There will be yet more firsts this year at Top Marques with the world premiere of the BAGHEERA 50 GTS 3500 HP, a concept superboat designed by Saint-Tropez boatbuilders King-Boat. 

The company's promise is that the Bagheera 50 GTS 3500 HP will cross the Mediterranean from Monaco to Calvi in less than one hour!

Its unique design ensures perfect stability on the water, thanks to its center of gravity which has been moved forward and its dual in-board engine placed in the heart of the structure. This design
cancels the effect of the take-off. The cost of this sensational superboat is expected to be around 3 000 000€!

For the slightly less eye-watering figure of 300,000€, visitors to Top Marques will be able to snap up the Fjord 38 Xpress, a superboat which originated in the Scandinavian peninsula but is perfect
for Mediterranean cruising.

Presented by BC Yachting Monaco [3], the luxury tender or day-cruiser has an avant-garde design, breathtaking performance up to 43 knots with 700 hp, as well as an equipped galley, double berth and
bathroom, making it the ideal weekend away boat for two.

Amongst supercar exhibitors confirmed for this edition are iconic brands Aston Martin, McLaren, Ferrari, Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche and Lamborghini. Also participating this year is BRABUS, a German
tuning manufacturer who will be present inside AND outside the Grimaldi Forum with its BRABUS G Class Mercedes and waterborne companion, the BRABUS Shadow 800 by Axopar.

The powerful crafts are fitted with bespoke BRABUS finishings such as an opening sunroof, high-end Garmin electronics and a pair of Mercury Racing 400R Verado outboards with a joystick. Yours for the
price of 440, 000€.

For the man who has everything - Luxury Water Toys  will be present with its selection of super gadgets for the sea such as the ESURF - the fastest and lightest electric surfboard in the world
which can go at speeds of up to 60 km/h for 45 minutes. Fly through the waves on this feather weight surfboard and reach 0 to 64 km/h in just 3 seconds!

Tickets for Top Marques Monaco, priced between 40 and 70 euro, are available via the website or at the ticket office of the Grimaldi Forum. 

A VIP ticket offering access to a VIP Lounge and Private Terrace is also available throughout the four-day event for 120 euro per day. For the first time ever, Top Marques will be held over 5 days
with the fifth day being an invitation-only occasion.